Right after Nina Davuluri won the Miss America pageant, Elle Magazine did a write-up on Bollywood dance and its increasing use for fitness/workout. We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this article!

A little excerpt from the article:

“[Bollywood] gets inspiration from all around the world,” Ajanta Chakraborty, the founder of Bollywood Groove in Chicago, told me. “India is a huge country with massive cultural diversity. Anything and everything that the population wants gets assimilated into Bollywood.”

Bollywood dance features a lot of high–energy movement, which means it also torches calories and has been marketed as a workout. Chakraborty offers 30 Bollywood–inspired fitness classes per week at her studio and says that on some days she gets up to 50 students in a class. She has even begun offering training courses and certifications to potential Bollywood fitness instructors around the country.