" My first experience of Bollywood Funk NYC was as a spectator at a monthly performance night, and I was blown away by the expressions of the dancers. It looked like they were having so much fun, and I had to take a class and find out for myself. One month of warm welcome and exciting choreography later, I was dancing at performance night myself and understand exactly why everyone looked so happy: the BFunk experience is indescribably exhilarating! I haven't looked back since."
"I have been associated with Bollywood Funk only for a month now but the experience has been exhilarating. The classes are well structured in order to suit everyone from novice to Advanced learners.The instructor Ayesha is extremely inspiring and gives individual attention to all the students and motivates them to do better which is hard to find in any of the other dance schools where I have been to. She ensures that the classes are full of enthusiasm and I look forward to my dance sessions every week. The dance numbers are very tastefully selected to make the experience even more enjoyable. I would definitely give them five stars and would recommend them to anybody who love to dance for the fun of it, or group with like minded people who love to dance or to someone who wants to be a hard core dancer and learn the nuances of Bollywood dancing. This place is the ultimate answer for all. Keep up the good work Bollywood Funk!"
"I was looking to join a bollywood dance group for quite some time. While doing research online, Bollywood funk nyc stood out very clearly. I spoke to Ayesha on the phone and decided to give it a try. 3 classes in and I am already daydreaming about performing with fellow bfunkers at different venues. The classes are a lot of learning and fun. Classes are not at all crowded which means individual attention to each student. They choose a variety of songs and I love their dance sequences."
"Bfunk NYC- where I refresh myself with joy, learning, motivation & energy through my love-dance. My day/night dreams of moving my body to SRK , Salman and lot other's tunes gets fulfilled here. I love all of the classes, especially NAACH!! Where I am completely lost in the world of dance. Bfunk helped me to continue my passion with a bang. Never thought I could give myself so much time as a dancer in this busy worklife. Now I don't want to take any time away from these classes and want to give more time and hardwork to overcome any challenging choreographies. Thanks to everyone (crew, students, and instructors) who are a part of this, especially Zen! For creating such an inclusive environment. #LoveToSweatWithFun."
"I was looking for a fun dance workout school!! I was desperate to join the best from the many many options in NYC. I did not spend too much time until I found the one- Bollywood Funk!!! I bought a 5 class card, and jumped into a Saturday class. I was a little embarrassed walking in a few minutes late while the warm up was running. But besides that, the interaction between the trainer and dancers surprised me in a good way. The class ran for an hour but it felt much shorter as everyone was so into it. I got a personalized email from the trainer after class saying” Good to have you in class!” I was amazed by that and ever since then, she became my best mentor. I walked into Ayesha’s class (Founder and Director) during my 3rd or 4th session and never found someone so talented and such a creative leader than her. She is so friendly and close to each one present in the room; full of people skills. There were many pleasant surprises for my first choice of a dance school! I never moved on, I don’t think I can! Bfunk is a great platform, for dancers, dance admirers, dance lovers, and fun seekers. Here you not only enjoy and have fun but also make friends too. There never was, is and will be any classification of a good or bad, advanced , basic or intermediate dancer, it’s just Bfunkers. And they all keep it up. they face the challenges of the weather, their health, their confusions or difficulties and they are the precious gems of Bfunk. All my fellow dancers are sweet and always smiling. Everyone is so dedicated yet welcoming, one hardly feels the 1st day hesitation. I wake up and wait for Saturdays and Wednesdays. Its a great place to workout and feel de-stressed."
"I have been going to dance classes at what I would call the most incredible Bollywood dance academy in the New York City / Jersey City area. I say this for three reasons – the passionate instructors, the learning-packed classes, and the flexible class schedule. Though I grew up dancing to Bollywood music, since I joined Bollywood Funk NYC, I realized just how much I did not know about Bollywood dancing, and how much the classes can teach me about technique and expressions. I have never met instructors who are so vested in our learning and growth – whether you are completely new to this distinct style of creative expression, or whether you, like me, have grown up inhaling Bollywood movies – the instructors have a way of transforming every individual student’s dancing journey. Every instructor of this academy formed a personal bond with me, closely observing my strengths and advising me on my development areas. I hear comments such as, “Point your toes!”, “Engage your core!”, “You need to lean in more!”, and “You can kill this!” in every class. The instructors can be strict when it’s time to get work done, however, are loving and hilarious most of the time. I learn something new about myself in every class – what started out as a weekly workout through the Naach Express drop-in sessions has now become a highly anticipated rigorous weekly routine through the Basic Beginner and Advanced Beginner choreography sessions. The amount of thought and creativity that the instructors put into each class is unparalleled. Each word of every line of each song is translated. Every expression is taught with interesting and meaningful analogies. Never before had I thought about songs so visually. My weeks now begin on Wednesdays when I attend the energy-packed Naach Express and Advanced Beginner choreography classes in New York City. Saturdays are the highlight of my week when I get to learn from the fantastic instructors and improve my technique and expressions in Basic Beginner choreography classes. I love the fact that this academy has dance classes on practically every day of the week – each “lesson” is taught almost every day of the week, allowing me to attend any day of the week schedule-permitting."
"I never thought I would take up dancing but here I am, renewing my card for the next set of classes and let me tell you... Bfunk is totally worth it! It's fun, lively and energetic. The instructors are wonderful and take time to teach the steps. They break it down to your level and that takes away the stress of having to perform. The emphasis is largely on fun and that makes every moment there worthwhile! I am so glad I got the opportunity to be a part of this class ! Go BFunkers Go!!"
"I'm so happy I started the Bollywood Funk beginner class! I used to do Bollywood fitness in Paris (and even had an apparition on French TV!) and wanted to continue as I moved to NYC. And I just love Bollywood Funk! The teachers have an incredible energy and smile, the choreographies are a real workout but way more fun! I don't see a better way to deal with stress and bad days - I always leave the class with a big smile on my face! My Mondays have become a #mondayfunday thanks to Bollywood Funk classes."
A lot of people think dance is really easy. It’s TRUE when you join BFunk classes. I am so proud to be able to say that I have found something that I truly love to do, and I have to thank my choreographer Ayesha for that. She brings this massive energy to the class and teaches me more than simply technique. As a beginner I was trying to hold on the balance, rhythm and she helped me learn by dividing the complicated movements into small pieces and made them easy to learn. The class is so much fun that I’ve kept attending. I have improved a lot in dance and also learning to connect with different people, how to balance my time and most of all - how to have fun... Dance classes make me twinkle and happy inside. I love learning new steps because it's fun and hard, and that's what I like about dance. If you are interested in learning to dance, as a fun way to exercise or challenge your brain or simply to have fun with nice people, I would say “Welcome to the BFunk family!!!
"Work from 9 to 7. Go home. Have dinner. Sleep. Repeat and repeat. This was a typical weeknight until I discovered Bollywood Funk. With weekly class and daily practice, BFunk has spiced up my evenings. I performed a lot in high school and college but never anything like this. I began my first session extremely nervous and stressed out but just completed my fourth class with a smile on my face and tons of confidence. I thank Pooja Rane for introducing me to this school and Ayesha for showing me a completely new world of dance. I can't wait to see what all the future sessions have in store! What a great way to stay fit and have tons of fun!"
"I have just moved to New York 2 months back and am a stay-at-home-mom. Bfunk started off as just a way to get a workout.. but boy was I surprised! It's not just a physical workout but a mental one too; you need to remember the super-fast changing steps - believe it or not the steps change with every beat..! It's NOT easy and that's what I like. That is what makes it fun for me. Having danced bollywood all my life at punjabi weddings and parties I thought I knew the dance form but Bfunk was an eye-opener. There is so much precision and technique involved; really interesting to see. It's also amazing to see people from different walks of life come for the class and sweat it out. Makes me realize how like-minded people can be despite completely different lives, nationalities, careers etc etc .. Having said all this though - my favourite part about Bfunk is that it really makes the cut as my "me-time" and I love it!"
"I only moved to New York a few months ago, and stumbled across Bollywood Funk while looking up dance classes to try...I am so glad I gave it a shot..I've met great people and learned some really fun new moves. My weekly Wednesday class is the perfect antidote to the hump day slump and office chair stiffness!..I always leave energised and with a smile on my face. At first I thought there was no way I would be able to learn and perform a routine..I never did any formal dance training growing up and had only pulled a few Bhangra moves on the dance floor at family weddings..and there I was 4 weeks later at the performance night dancing front and centre..it didn't matter if you didn't get it exactly right..it was just so much fun to have everyone come together and dance ..the energy and smiles were truly contagious! I look forward to 'busting many more moves' with Bfunk in the future ! "