LOOK out Ballarat, Bollywood is heading our way.
After five years of teaching as part of the world’s biggest Bollywood dance academy in Melbourne, dancers of the world famous Shiamak Dance Academy are coming to Ballarat.
The academy held its first ever workshop in Ballarat on Saturday, the start of what is hoped will become a permanent fixture.
Dance instructor Vihang Nikalje, who has lived in Australia for five years, said he hoped the dance would catch on in Ballarat in a similar way to what it had in Melbourne.
In Melbourne he teaches 350 people on a weekly basis.
As a trainer for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, he was a teacher for 600 dancers at one time.
“We’ve never had a chance to come down to Ballarat and showcase it so we are glad to be here,” he said.
“Hopefully it catches on like it did in Melbourne. It’s great exercise for people, but they also get to have a lot of fun while doing it.”
Organisers hope to hold further dance lessons in the near future.
Visit www.facebook.com/shiamakmelbourne or call 0403 137 963 to learn how to get involved.