Ghar More Pardesiya Choreography

My choreography for the very popular song Ghar More Pardesiya from the film Kalank… I use all sorts of influences – including Bharata Natyam, Kathak, folk, contemporary – a real “Khichidi” – which is often what Bollywood dancing is! Here is the song and dance from the film Kalank featuring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt…

Music for Spring 2012

These are the songs that Just Jhoom! Instructors Shalini, Beccy and Lindsay have been teaching in Surrey for the last 3 months…. Section Song Film You tube link Warm-up 1 Jhoom Jhoom Baraber Jhoom (2007)  Pulse Raisers Mere Brother Ki DulhanMere SangI Hate Luv Stories   Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)New York(2009)I Hate Luv Stories  (2010) More →

Songs for Just Jhoom! classes Autumn 2011

Songs Film Sadi Gali Tanu Weds Manu (2011) Jalebi Bai Double Dhamaal (2011) Character Dheela Ready (2011) Parda Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) Galyan Sankli Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) Chammak Challo Ra.One (2011) Rola PeGaya PatialaHouse (2010) Desi Beat BodyGuard (2011) Main Chandigargh Ki Star BBuddah Hoga Tera Baap (2011)

Music in Just Jhoom! Classes

Music can make or break a dance-fitness class. So, at Just Jhoom! we take a lot of time and care over the songs we use. During the Instructor Training programme we spend quite a lot of time listening to music, analysing the structure and choreographing moves to suitable songs. Although we cannot give Just Jhoomers the music (for legal and More →

Looking at Dance in the classic film Chandni (1989)

In 1989 the film Chandni was released. It had nine songs some of which were filmed in Switzerland and the choreography was by Saroj Khan. The film starts with Rohit, (Rishi Kapoor), meeting Chandni, (Sridevi), at a wedding. Rohit is particularly struck by Chandni’s charm in the song Mere Hathon Mein which she performs in front of an all-female audience More →

Bollywood music for dance-fitness

Music is such a subjective thing! Some of the stuff I listen to my friends can’t stand – and vice versa! So, when it comes to choosing music for Just Jhoom! dance-fitness classes – I can honestly say it is a daunting task! Imagine a room full of women – and the occasional man – all from various backgrounds, a More →