Meet the Founder
Jaya Dance is based in the heart of Norfolk offering an authentic Indian cultural dance experience, for schools and private organisations across the East Anglia region.
Tina is the founder of Jaya Dance. She was born into the Sikh/Hindu culture and grew up experiencing the colourful festivals of Diwali, Holi and Vasaiki to name but a few. Master class trained by the UK Ambassador for Bollywood dance, she is a professional dancer with a natural ability, expertise and passion for Indian dance styles, with a proud inherent ability to dance and choreograph to all ages and abilities.
Jaya Dance aims to bring the love of Indian dance to those who have never had the opportunity to experience the lively movement and colourful expression that is Bollywood.
2019-2020 – Listed in the ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in Norfolk’
Jaya Dance – Proud Winners of the Best Indian Dance Training Provider for the East of England 2017-2018
What is Bollywood?
Bollywood dancing is the commercial name for modern Indian Dance. The unique style of dance has its roots in classical and folk dance with the occasional Latino and Arabic influence.
Bollywood is also the name given to the film industry in India which is considered to be the largest in the world producing the greatest number of titles each year.
More recently, films such as Slumdog Millionaire have helped to bring Indian films to the Western world.
Bollywood films use many songs and lots of dancers to help tell the stories.
The use of vibrant colours and modern Indian music make these films intoxicating.
Bollywood dancing is the style of dancing used in these successful Indian films and is now popular across the world.