Last Just Jhoom! Class in Cranleigh

And so it was…the last Just Jhoom! class in Cranleigh. After teaching Bollywood dance there since 2005, and launching Just Jhoom! in 2010, I taught my last Just Jhoom! class on Saturday 14 September 2019. It really felt like an end of an era! For 2 hours, Jhoomers and Just Jhoom! Instructors jhoomed to 24 Bollywood tunes. From the ubiquitous More →

Just Jhoom! – 9 Years on…

As we mark 9 years of Just Jhoom! I thought it was prudent to highlight some of the main changes that the company has gone through in the past year or so… Thank you for all your support these past 9 years. I hope you will continue to accompany me on wherever the Just Jhoom! journey takes us next….

Chan Kitthan…A dance tribute to Jeremy

The last photograph Jeremy ever took was that of the moon. Every time I look at the moon I think of him – and feel as if he is looking after me as the moon’s light and rays fall over me. So, I choreographed this dance in tribute to him for the 18th of May 2019 – what would have More →

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…

Always With You – Book Club Offer

My offer to you and your book club I want to share my story with you and your friends and I’d love Always With You to be included in your book club reading list in 2019. I’ve created a Special Book Club Package, which I hope will help bring my story to life and inject a bit of extra pizazz More →

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 →

Bringing Bhangra to the Bard

5-Stars***** “I loved the idea of setting Bohemia in India with Polixenes a majestic Rajah and with colourful costumes and vibrant dancing. At one point bhangra dancing is taking place all around to the sides, front and back of the audience. I literally did not know where to look.” Sally Knipe In November 2015 I was really fortunate to be More →

Depression, Just Jhoom! and Me!

Yesterday I was at the Houses of Parliament! Oh yes I was! Sooooo exciting to be on a panel for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health. But it was nerve-wracking too, as I was telling a very personal story about my falling ill with depression and how dance helped me through it. I have shared this story on More →