Wed, Sep 29|
X Miami Apartments
Bollywood Nights: Dance Class + Indian Food Tasting
Spice up your week and join us with a special cultural evening with a Bollywood dance class + Indian food tasting with Namaste Miami Restaurant. Grab your sneakers and get ready to move with Pooja Uberoi!
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
X Miami Apartments, 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132, USA
About the Event
Get ready Miami! Join us on Wednesday, Sept 29 at 6:30PM for a special Bollywood Nights cultural evening at X Miami rooftop. Learn something new, meet new people, and have fun! Enjoy Indian bites after class from Namaste Miami Coral Gables restaurant.
- Learn how to dance, Bollywood style with dance teacher Pooja Uberoi (@ikigaiusa)
- Pop-up Henna art station to benefit the Vathsalya Happy Home Orphanage (Odisha, India)
- Sample Indian appetizers (veggie samosas, kathi rolls, and nimbu paani/Indian lemonade) from Namaste Miami Coral Gables after class
- Shop Rupees - Indian goods, apparel and more!
No dance experience is necessary. Come ready to have fun and meet new people.
6:00-6:30PM Check-In Open + Henna Art
6:30-6:40PM Introduction + Ice Breaker + Opening Performance
6:45-7:45PM Dance Class (beginners welcome!)
7:45-8:30PM Eat + Shop + Connect
Henna Art Design
We will have a special pop-up Henna art station with Pooja Gupta from Vathsalya Henna. Henna tattoos are a form of body art and temporary skin decoration in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. All of the Henna proceeds will be going to Vathsalya Happy home Orphanage located in Odisha, India. Suggested donation $15-20.
What is Bollywood?
Bollywood Dance originated from the Bollywood (Hindi) Movie Industry as a free style dance fused with elements from Indian classical and folk dance forms. It has been and still a song and dance sequence with larger than life expression through various different moves, grandeur sets, picturesque locations and large ensemble.
BollyJazz - This fusion dance class brings you the best of the expressive beauty and contagious energy of Bollywood's most stylized dances and mashes them up with the influences of hip hop, Latin, jazz, funk and street styles.
About Pooja Uberoi
Pooja was born and raised in New Delhi, India and later moved to Mumbai to work in film and television as a Choreographer and the head of one of the biggest Jazz schools in India. Pooja will share her experiences as a dance instructor while growing up in India. After spending 2 decades in the dance world in India she moved to New York and started Ikigai USA and BollyJazz. Pooja is a trained E-RYT 200-Hr Hatha yoga teacher from an institute in Bangalore, India. She has been inspired by her own journey to create something for the world through dance. She believes dance has the power to heal and connect the world and must be part of everyone's life. Her company, IKIGAIUSA, helps and encourages people to follow their passion and mission by encouraging them to follow their IKIGAI. Pooja currently shuttles between New York City and Miami to teach students in both cities. Pooja also teaches Bollywood as part of various public school dance residencies in Brooklyn, NY.
Unfortunately no refunds are allowed and tickets are non-transferable. Note: If you are ill with COVID, please contact us to arrange an event credit.
Bollywood Nights will be held at X Miami Apartment, 230 NE 4th St, at the rooftop pool deck (p-level). Street parkign is available on 3rd and in front of the building. This building is a hotel and residence. Please go to security to be sent up to the main pool deck.
Regular Admission$35.00+$0.88 service fee
Bring a Friend (2 tix)
Two tickets for $55$55.00+$1.38 service fee