Bollywood Freestyle Dance

Rita Joshi introduces Bollywood Freestyle Dancing at

Introduction to Bollywood Freestyle Dance

Bollywood is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. The name is a conflation of Bombay, the old name of Mumbai, and Hollywood, the center of the United States film industry. Time Magazine recently cited that the Indian movie industry produces over 1000 movies every year—nearly four to five times the output of Hollywood—making it the largest film industry in the world. Bollywood dance is the dance performed in Bollywood movies. Bollywood movies are mostly musicals and contain very catchy music in the form of song and dance numbers typically seen in Broadway musicals. 

The Bollywood dance style is a beautiful blend of all Indian dance styles be it classical Indian dance, folk Indian dance or the more current R&B, hip hop music.  Some people love Bollywood dances because there are no defined rules like classical dance styles. Some people love Bollywood because it exposes them to Indian culture.  Others enjoy the vibrant music and colorful outfits.  Whatever the reason, Bollywood dancing is a small glimpse into Indian culture that everyone should experience! Life is happy when you dance! Blend of various dance forms like Kathak, Odissi, Garba, Lavni to name a few.

Great way to escape from stress and stay fit.  



  • Makes you happy
  • Increased flexibility
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Protection from injury


Need to have

  • Enough and clear space for movements

Good to have

  • Calm surrounding
  • Show on TV for best appearance or put computer on the floor