Namaste India Dance Workshop for Tourists in Delhi

Updated on Dec 15, 2014

A 2 Hour Dance Workshop Designed for Foreigners and Travellers (Now With Excellent Reviews on Trip Advisor!)

NOW with and  , Delhi has another tourist attraction... 

The Namaste India Dance Workshop for Expats and Tourists by Delhi Dance Academy!

(formerly the Incredible India Dance Workshop) 

LOVE DANCING? For tourists who are looking to gain an insight into the Indian dance scene or who generally want to have fun dancing for 2 hours, this is a “must do” to get introduced to 4 new Indian dance forms and get a video recorded in full Bollywood attire to take away as a souvenir. Details: This special workshop is designed for tourists who are travelling in and exploring India and is called “The Namaste India Dance Workshop”. It is a 2 hour crash course on 4 different Indian dances where we teach our guests Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly Dance and Garbha with Dandiya(an Indian folk dance). We teach each form for about 25 mins which covers about 30 seconds of choreography on a popular song. We then record a 2 minute video with you performing all 4 dance forms and upload as a private video (a video that can be only viewed by you) on Youtube for you to watch and share when you go back home.

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“Here is the experience of Stefan and Sebastien of of their Namaste India Dance Workshop with us in October, 2014 when they were dancing in Delhi” – Dancing in Delhi.

Featured Amongst the “top 10 things to do in Delhi” by Guardian Newspaper



Rs 2000 per person without costumes

Rs 2500 per person for costume hire

(costumes rented or the duration of the workshop – only available for bookings at least 1 week in advance)


  1. Guests arrive at Delhi Dance Academy’s center at E238, Amar Colony, South Delhi 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.
  2. Guests register for the workshop by filling out a form, providing a copy of the passport (we have a photocopy machine in studio) and paying.
  3. The manager gives a little history of the dance forms that they will learn today.
  4. The guests are introduced to the instructors who will conduct the workshop.
  5. If the workshop is a full costume workshop, then the guests change into the Indian costumes provided on arrival.
  6. The workshop begins with 25 minutes dedicated to the first genre which can be one of the following 4 – Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly Dance (for girls), Folk (for guys) or Garbha/Dandiya.
  7. After the first 25 minutes, the guests learn about 30 seconds of dance choreography.
  8. This is repeated 4 times for the 4 different dance forms creating a total dance choreography of about 2 mins. This includes a brief drink/snacks break where the guests can order soft drinks or sandwiches.
  9. After completion, the approximate 2 mins of dancing is recorded with a Canon HD camera and a pic with the instructors is clicked.
  10. This raw footage is then edited and sent to the guests within 2 weeks of being shot.
  11. Guests leave having explored 4 Indian dance forms and knowing about their origins and history.
  12. Since Delhi Dance Academy conducts regular classes in these dance forms, guests can choose to take regular dance lessons in their chosen dance form. The latest schedule will be available in the office.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need dance experience to participate in the workshop or do I need to be a good dancer?Answer: No, the dance workshop is for everyone and the intention is to give you an insight into the history and styles of dance forms that originated in India. We design the choreography based on your ability to pick up moves. The instructors are good at gauging what would be doable for you and will teach you moves that you will be able to do in the 25 mins. You don’t need prior dance experience, but having good body-music coordination (where you can follow the beat) is important.
  2. How do I book? Answer: To book, simply call us on 09910222770 (Arjun) or on 09953835088 (Anant) or 09811555359 (Ishani). We will check studio availability on your preferred date and confirm the booking. You can also give any special requirements at the time of booking. If booking is not immediate, you can also email us on with your preferred dates.
  3. How many people minimum and maximum please? Answer: Minimum 1 person, maximum 15 people (because of limited studio space). For very large groups, please call and discuss as we will need to hire an external venue to conduct the workshop and will incur extra charges.
  4. Which locations can I take the Namaste India Workshop at? Answer: We have 2 locations – Amar Colony, New Delhi and Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon. For big groups, we can do workshops at hotels and other external venues for which we charge extra for travel.

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When and Where?

Normally the workshop needs to be booked in advance by calling Arjun on 9910222770, Anant on 9953835088 or Ishani on 9811555359 to make sure we have studio space. We have 4 studios in the Delhi centre and 2 studios in the Gurgaon centre. Morning/Afternoon times 10am-12pm, 11am-1pm, 12pm-2pm, 1pm-3pm and 2pm-4pm timings are usually available as the studios get busy in the evenings. You can tell us your preferences when you call us to book. Venues options are: 

  1. E238 Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4 (closest Metro stations: Moolchand and Kailash Colony) opposite Tagore International School.
  2. C-18, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon (HUDA City Centre Metro Station 7 mins walk away).


We can arrange a mini version of this workshop for 1 hour where we can teach just 2 dance forms most commonly Bollywood and Garbha/Dandiya. This is priced at Rs 1000 per person or Rs 1500 per person with costume hire or Rs 2000 per person for take home costumes. We have received wide acclaim for our brand new Namaste India Workshops and some raving testimonials ! Come and learn something new!


Brad and I would love to thank all the guys at the Academy for giving us an 
amazing workout and a fantastically fun story for our holiday from Australia.
We Had a wonderful time learning the different dances in our Bollywood Dance
Class. You were all very welcoming, and made us both fell very welcome. We
would also like to send a special thanks to our wonderful dance instructor
who was very talented and patient with both of us especially with Brad who
was being a wonderful fiance and participating because I was so excited to
do the class. We had a fun time, great dances, laughs, and wonderful people,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to seeing the video.
-Thank you Jacqui and Brad xxoo
I had a lot of fun attending the dance session last week, many thanks and hope
to see you guys again in the near future, i hv just posted the session's video
on my facebook, have a good day guys =) - Raynard

These testimonials can be verified at our Facebook page: and more reviews can be found on’s Delhi Dance Academy Attraction Page.  

6 Comments + Add Comment

  • sir i want to join your dance class. I live in Nepal and I teach contemporary, lyrical hip-hop, locking, popping, b boying and bollywood. Please I want to join your group.

    • Dear Sky, thank you for your interest in Delhi Dance Academy. You seem to be very talented to be teaching all these forms at the same time. How is the dance scene in Nepal? You can come to Delhi to further your education with us and learn here. Please contact me on 9910222770 to discuss this in more detail. Regards Arjun

  • I am looking for a choreographer who can make a gymnastics floor routine Bollywood style.

    • Hi Angelica!
      We can definitely arrange a choreographer for you.
      Kindly share your contact details or do give us a call on 9910222770 (Arjun) or 9953835088 (Anant).

      Regards ,

  • HI,

    I will be in Delhi on August 19th and August 26th (both Mondays) with my husband and daughter (19 years old). We are interested in taking an hour of the Incredible India Dance workshop. Would that be possible?

    Thank you,


    • Hello Vessela, we’d be delighted to have you for the Incredible India workshop. All you need to do is call me on 9910222770 to book. Best regards Arjun

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Dance Away that Flab

Can't decide between the gym and dancing to lose that extra weight or to stay fit in general? Here's a list of dance forms taught at Delhi Dance Academy with the average calories burnt in 1 hour:

Zumba: 500-1000
Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
Bharatnatyam: 400-600
Hip-Hop: 350-550
Belly dance: 250-450
Bollywood: 300
Salsa: 200-300

These numbers vary with your body weight and the amount of effort you put in.

How can I lose weight?
You lose weight when you consume or burn more calories than you take. Burning 3500 calories means you lose 1 lbs or 450 grams (almost half a Kilo) of weight.

In other words, if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day or burn 500 calories working out or dancing, you would lose 0.45 kgs in a week. :)

At Delhi Dance Academy we can also talk to you about your daily diet and recommend changes to help you lose weight.

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