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Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009/09/17 - The exuberant Honey Kalaria, known affectionately as ‘The UK’s Bollywood Ambassador’ is opening the doors of her academy for the new term, from 21 September 2009 with the world's first Bollywood dance syllabus.
Fresh from the BBC Proms and Indian Voices Day - where Honey choreographed students from Honey’s Dance Academy for their performance alongside Shaan - Honey is continuing her campaign to make Bollywood accessible to all.
Renowned as the leading British Asian Dance Academy, Honey’s Dance Academy (HDA) provides the highest level of professional Bollywood dance training to students of all ages. This reputation as a centre of excellence is further enhanced by the introduction of the world’s first Bollywood dance syllabus, available exclusively at HDA from September onwards.
The syllabus, devised by Honey herself, has been accepted by the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA), allowing students to take fully accredited professional Bollywood dance exams. The first exams will take place at the academy in December, at the end of the twelve week term, where students will be assessed by UKA external examiners and Honey hopes that further dance institutions around the country will follow suit. “It’s very exciting to see the syllabus being used. The aim of it is really to establish, maintain and monitor standards within Bollywood and Indian Performing arts, offering central guidelines to institutions for classes and giving students goals to work towards. We also hope to help students build their confidence, self-esteem and career prospects with the international entertainment industry,” comments Honey Kalaria.
The academy (honeysdanceacademy.com) is also actively looking for new talent of all ages to train, promote and manage – creating the stars of tomorrow. Previous alumni have gone on to perform in films, theatre and television including Harry Potter, Blue Peter and Gurinder Chadha’s much anticipated film, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife.
With 15 dance schools across Greater London, Essex and Leicester, offering classes for all age groups, from 4 years up to adults, Honey and her Academy are really setting the standard for Bollywood dance. For further information on classes, contact Honey’s Dance Academy on 020 8590 8050.
Honey Kalaria, star of stage, screen and radio has most recently featured in the Evening Standard and on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, as well as women’s magazines such as Elle and Glamour, national newspapers including Sunday Times and Daily Mail and programmes on BBC and ITV. She is also a Guinness Book of Records certificate holder for the largest Bollywood dance in a studio setting.e
Honey’s Dance Academy (honeysdanceacademy.com) was established in 1997. Since then over half a million participants have been given the opportunity to learn about Bollywood through dance classes, training programs and workshops. Today Honey’s Dance Academy has 15 dance schools across Greater London, Essex and Leicester offering the highest level of professional dance training to students of all ages.
United Kingdom Alliance, UKA is part of the World’s Dance Council and established since 1902. UKA is committed to raising and promoting standards within dance. UKA has always been an innovator, conducting the first professional exams and now helping to establish the first Bollywood dance syllabus.
It is anticipated that the new syllabus will be rolled out to other dance facilities across the UK in due course.