Chapter 9 – Just Jhoom! (Excerpt 6)

A paragraph from Chapter 9 Just like Just Jhoom!, Jeremy and I shared a relationship that took the best of both our worlds and combined them together to create something entirely new. My mother’s fears of us experiencing a culture clash and a lack of common understanding proved to be unfounded. Jeremy and I enhanced each other’s understanding and embraced More →

Farewell Just Jhoom!

I bring you this blogpost with a sense of great sadness and yet hope for the future. Over the last few months I have made the difficult decision to close down my beloved business – Just Jhoom! As some of you may know, the last two years have been difficult for me with the passing of my beautiful, lovely husband and More →

Eight Jhooming Great Years!

27 May 2010 – Launch of Just Jhoom! 9 July 2010 – Just Jhoom! receives accreditation from REPs (the Register of Exercise Professionals) making it the first Bollywood dance-fitness instructor course to get accreditation from the fitness industry in the UK. This strong external endorsement from REPs establishes Just Jhoom! as the UK’s leading Bollywood dancercise specialist. October 2010 – More →

Celebrating 6 years of the Just Jhoom! DVD

It’s six years ago today that we filmed the Just Jhoom! dance-fitness DVD using some fabulous Bollywood music tracks from  blockbuster movies. And, even after all this time, the DVD is still relevant, fun and a must have if you are a Bollywood dance workout fan! Here is the making of the DVD – and to own your very own More →

Why I created the Teach Bollywood Dance! online course.

Around 2 years ago my partner Jeremy was diagnosed with cancer. It blew my world apart. Many of you will know that I was travelling around the country training Just Jhoom! Instructors at the time – spreading the Joys of Jhoom! After the diagnosis I realised that I didn’t want to travel as much – I needed (and wanted) to More →

5 Top Ways To Make Even More Money Teaching Bollywood Dance

Dance classes When you become a Bollywood Dance Teacher the obvious way to earn money is to start Bollywood dance classes. But that’s only half the story! I earn so much of my income doing a variety of other events, workshops and teaching gigs. Not only does this work out to be hugely lucrative, but it keeps things varied and More →

10 top tips to teaching Bollywood dance in schools

I first started teaching Bollywood dance to children when I was in my early twenties. Nearly twenty years later I finally have it figured out! And, I wish someone had given me these tips all those years ago. It would have saved a lot of pain, sweat and tears. Ok – so it’s not been that bad! But, it really More →

Why is Mindfulness so relevant to Just Jhoom!?

Dancing, by its very nature is a mindful activity. You are engaged in the activity in the here and now – and it is difficult to have thoughts about the past or future as you engage in the dance movement. Just Jhoom! with its hand and arm movements, Bollywood and Bhangra footwork and hand and eye co-ordination is a really More →