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January 30, 2021

Saturday | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Instructor: DJ Anjali

Location: Online

Bollywood for Beginners: 1 Hour Dance Class

Turn up your speakers, clear some space in your living room, and get ready for the bold and beautiful world of Bollywood Dance. Students of all experience levels and ages welcome and encouraged!

Dates: Saturday, January 30th, 2021 5 pm -6 pm PST
Instructor: DJ Anjali
Age: This course is for ALL AGES


Anjali is a DJ, Dancer, and Artist. Her work is primarily concerned with creating a collective memory through songs, dance, and imagery while pushing forward a working-class, immigrant feminist agenda on the dance floor. As a DJ and dance floor instigator, she promotes the future and vintage sounds of the South Asian “Desi” Diaspora as well as the Afro-Latin Diaspora. She is a Dancer and choreographer, blending her influences as the daughter of a classically-trained Indian Kathak dancer with the powerful folk dance styles of Panjab, mainly Bhangra and Giddha. She moves between two styles of performance, from behind the decks as a DJ to the front of the stage as a Dancer, all the while exploring her own identity through the power of sound and dance.

As a woman working in a mostly white male-dominated music industry, she is hyper-aware of her voice. She uses this power to amplify her existence as well as other immigrant voices. Bringing folks together as a non-Hindu working within the confines of a caste conscience diaspora, she works tirelessly to feature other Queer & Femme Artists.


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