Program “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor”
The Master Training Program “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor” offers participants the ability to acquire the set of skills for becoming a professional in the spectacular dance of Bollywood!
With the appropriate training, consistency and personal effort, participants now have the chance to become certified Bollywood Dance Professors, via the program offered by the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece that has been running since December of 2013.
The process for acquiring the diploma is divided into 3 levels.
Upon the completion of each Master Class, the candidate is assessed by a Bollywood Master Teacher and given the appropriate level certification, so that he/she can pass to the next level. After all three levels have been completed, the candidates will have to present themselves for examination in front of a selected committee. The prospective Bollywood teacher will be examined on a theoretical level (based on the theoretical material provided by the Academy) as well as on a practical level (a video choreography assigned by the Academy).
In order to complete each level, the participant must attend the Master Class that takes place every 6 months, as well as the weekly classes of 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece. Special intensive training courses are being offered by Anna Dimitratou and Sumon Rudra every two months, in order to accommodate participants living outside of Athens who are not able to attend the Academy lessons on a weekly basis.
The monthly subscription is 30 euros. The Academy is obliged to send its members all the necessary videos, music and choreography material, as well as to provide all kinds of support, advice and assistance.
There will be no extra charge for the non-Athenian members of the Academy for the intensive training courses that take place every two months. The intensive courses are free for those who cannot participate weekly but pay their monthly subscription.
Participants must complete all Three Master Trainings – regardless of the sequence. In this case, it is common sense that he/she will be examined theoretically and/or practically only until after the final master certificate has been completed.
The prospective teachers, upon completion of their training – which includes all of the intensive courses offered every two months, as well as the three master trainings – will have a month’s time to prepare and send the Academy a video of a 2-minute or 3-minute choreography of their own.
Moreover, in order to be certified internationally they have to be accredited members of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO). The Academy is obliged to suggest the membership of participants to the International Dance Council as well as their international certification. The annual subscription to the CID amounts to 30 euros.
In order to continue, the candidates will be examined both in theory and practice – i.e., perform their choreography – before a Committee of internationally renowned teachers and artists that will be formed specifically for this purpose.
The fee for the exam is 50 euros, and covers the costs and payment of the committee.
Examination dates as well as the ceremony for awarding of the Certifications to the successful graduates will be scheduled by the Academy.
2015 is an important year for the Academy, having created through the “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor” Program the first accredited master teachers of Bollywood dance in Greece. The diplomas were awarded at a special ceremony during the “3rd Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” in Technopolis, Athens.
Since then – after systematic training – new teachers of Bollywood Dance have been accredited. The awards for master’s degrees are held at a special ceremony during the “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” at the Dora Stratou Theater.
The certified teachers of 3rd level can dance at the 4th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival, either in collaboration with the Academy or with their own troupes, presenting their own choreography.
Finally, even teachers that have participated in just one master training will qualify for participating with their troupes in the 3rd International Bollywood Dance Competition (to be held within the context of the 4th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival).