THE ACADEMY

The 1st BOLLYWOOD DANCE ACADEMY GREECE

“Let’s Bollywood Greece”
Feel your body, Free your spirit, Get the energy!

The 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece was founded in 2013 by Anna Dimitratou, actor, dance teacher and Creative Director of ARTISTIC STUDIO ORIENTAL EXPRESSION.

The Main Goal of the Academy is to spread and expand the Indian Culture and the REAL Bollywood Dance in Greece. For this cause the Academy collaborates with the Best Master Teachers from Greece and Abroad.

At the same time, in collaboration with the International Dance Council (CID – Unesco) the Academy gives the opportunity to each member to obtain International Diplomas of this extremely and rapidly expanding dance.

The Academy addresses to professional and amateur dancers from not only Athens but from the whole country, who are truly interested.

Members will be able to participate in Festivals, competitions, video clips, documentaries and movies, as also in presentations and professional shows.

Academy’s educational program consists of:

* Classes of Beginners, Advanced and Kids that are already taking place at Artistic Studio Oriental Expression.
See our weekly timetable here.

* Every two months intensive trainings are held by Anna Dimitratou, so that people from other cities or those who can’t participate every week can learn techniques and choreographies of Bollywood Dance.
Information for our Intensives Trainings you can find here.

* MASTER TRAININGS of “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor” Program for those who want to become Certified Bollywood Dance Professors.
More information about this program you can find here.

Already the Academy presents a lot of activities in its field:

* Presentations, Shows and interviews at the biggest Mass Media.

* The 1st Bollywood Flash mob in Greece. It was prepared for the National Dance Day (April the 27th, 2013) in Greece and was held in Kerameikos Square with great success.

* Participation of the Academy at the 1st (June 2013) and the 2nd (June 2014) “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” that were organized by Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, in collaboration with the Indo- Hellenic Society for Culture and Development, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the International Dance Council (CID- Unesco), at Dora Stratou Theatre.

* Participation of the Academy at the 3rd (3-5 July 2015) “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” in Greece, that was organized by Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, in collaboration with the Indo – Hellenic Society for Culture and Development, under the aegis of International Dance Counsil (CID – Unesco) and Greek National Tourism Organisation, at Technopolis – City of Athens.

* Participation of the Academy at the 4th (1-3 July 2016) “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” in Greece, that was organized by Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, in collaboration with the Indo – Hellenic Society for Culture and Development, under the aegis of International Dance Counsil (CID – Unesco), at Dora Stratou Theatre.

* The 1st Greek production Bollywood Musical “India – The Land of Love”, that was presented during the 3rd “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival”, at Technopolis – City of Athens. Over 50 dancers participated in the Musical. The key roles were held by actor George Hraniotis (Narrator), the well-known Indian choreographer and teacher George Jacob, Anna Dimitratou, George Tomboulis and Kleoniki Karachaliou. (https://youtu.be/_qeMshyvsDU)

The first accredited Teachers of the Academy

2015 and 2016 there were created the first accredited Master Teachers of Bollywood Dance in Greece. The commencement took place in special ceremonies during the “3rd and 4th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival”.
Read more here.

– Registrations to participate in 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece are open daily at Studio’s Secretariat.