Om Dance Academy

Professional Indian Bollywood dance group.

The group was established in Prague in 2011. Exotic Om from Indian Kerala and his vivacious dance partner Lucie Linhartová started to teach their unique style of Bollywood dance in the centre of Prague in 2012. With their best students, they founded "Om Dance Academy", which is fully recognised by the Indian community in the Czech Republic and regularly leads dance lessons at Indian embassy. The teaching activity has been applied also at the International School of Prague. Within after-school activities, we teach young dancers to discover the magic of Indian dance and the joy of movement.

Bollywood dance -Indian film dance, which is mostly about telling the story. The songs are in films for a certain reason – i.e. celebration, seduction, sadness… The dances are based on the mood of the songs, thus if you dance, you totally experience it. The dance itself is a fusion of all dance forms and the choreographies are always very vigorous, imaginative and full of surprise. Our group fearlessly combines traditional Indian dances with elements of western modern dance styles, so our performances are classical as well as modern, dynamic and pleasant. Bollywood is about phantasy and charm, there are no limits in creativity. Bollywood dance is not only fantastic movement but also a great joy. It allows you to escape from the hard reality for a while so that you could be emotional, energetic up to trashy as you want, without excuses. Bollywood dances are very colourful; one can be very traditional while another very courageous, sexy and modern.




Further we offer:

  • Dance performances from classical to latest modern styles – festivals, balls, parties, etc.
  • Dance workshop (adults or kids), ev. with Bollywood film projection
  • Indian wedding dances
  • Authentic Indian cousin with cooperation with The Pind, Curry house
  • henna painting
  • Fashion show, hostesses in Indian dresses
  • Photo-shooting in saree (traditional Indian dress)
  • accompanied program with DJ playing Indian hits
  • guiding services for Indian and Asian groups

Best links of our dance shows and events :

Dancing with kids in Czech TV - link

Bollywood Gala in Hotel Hilton 2013 - link facebook

in Czech TV magazine Sama Doma 2014 - link

Pinga choreography at Prague Bollywood movie festival - link

Deewani Mastani - link


Modern Bollywood Kala Chashma - link

winning dance of competition Let's Dance in Prague 2014 - link



Let's dance 2013 with Om Sasidharan - link

Morning in TV Nova 2015 - link

Bollywood show at Dance Life Expo 2015 - link


References:

Eastern Europe tour, ITL world, Citius Travel Solutions, Royal Prague, CK Livingstone

Český lev ( Czech Lion movie awards )- Czech TV

TVNova TV, Czech TV

BoFi - Prague Bollywood film festival

Dance Life Expo - exhibition of the best dancers in Czech republic

Unicef- CEE cup

Hotel Hilton - Grand Bollywood Gala

Hotel Intercontinental - Bollywood shows

The Pind - Indian reataurant - parties, celebrations, gala dinners

Budha Bar - Chrismas Bollywood party

Sanu Babu - fashion show

Shangrila - exhibition of indian culture

Praha 5 a 11 - celebration of city districts

National Muzeum of Czech Republic - celebration of Independent day of India - link

Indian Embassy - Holi, Diwali celebrations and ceremonies, regular dance classes

Iraq Embassy - National day

Izrael Embassy - National day

Pakistan Embassy - Celebration of the 65. anniversary Czech and Pakistan business relation

Swedish Embassy - birthday celebration

Andel music club - Bollywood parties

Radio Free Europe in Prague - Bollywood show

Folkore Association of CR

Film party

Fashion Club in Prague

Exotic food festival- link

Summer multigenres festivals : Sazavafest, Bousov Fest, Multicultural Planet..

3rd award of international competition Let's Dance 2013

1st award of international competition Let's Dance 2014 link

Dance teachers and the group:

Om Sasidharan

Om

Experience a dance classes with vivacous Om who openly says he can make dance everybody without any excuses and lots of fun within!

My parents named me Sajual, my guru named me Om. My father served with the Indian army and although my native place is Kerala (south of india), I was raised in different parts of my country and finally ended up spending a good number of years in a city in India called Pune(which is about 300 km. to the east of Bollywood.) I’ve always been an extrovert all my life. I’ve been dancing for the last 10 years, I’ve had the good fortune of working in the hospitality sector and interacting with interesting exciting people from India and abroad. I lived in Koregaon park, which is the hub of international visitors to Pune ; I saw that no matter what country, ethnicity or age, people enjoyed the tune of a Bollywood song and loved to dance to its beat.

I was always inspired by ‘bollywood dance’.. I started taking my first dance classes under the training instructor Dilara. I practiced that for 4 years. Then I did rythm dance classes. In parallel, I also danced with glitz n glams dance academy…. I always made attempts to improvise, add my own steps and choreograph. In 2004, I started choreographing my own dances and became a trainer at Fusion dance academy. My first big break was when I got to choreograph a show for my Fusion dance academy entirely by myself. Thereafter I had chance to dance and choreograph several other dances including one at the OIMR (Osho International Meditation Resort) in Koregaon Park. OIMR has changed my life to a large extent and the meditation techniques I learned there helped me internalize my dance steps and music to a point where I can conjure an entire dance sequence in my mind even when I am in a train or cooking a spicy Indian delicacy in the kitchen.

My dance has become more graceful and endearing as now I am working with Lucie, who is a great dancer and which I've met in indian dancing performance Shivaś wheel of life here in Prague in the theatre ABC, where i've brought out the main role and also was one of the choreographer. With Lucie I will be starting my dance teaching career in Prague.

Lucie Linhartová

Lucie
  • actress, dancer, co­founder of dance group Om Dance Academy, choreographer and teacher of Bollywood dance
  • graduated in school of drama in Prague, dedicated to acting since childhood
  • giving a guest performance in the Kolowrat theatre in the performance named Karla, Member of the Theatre Artur.
  • 13 years was devoted to figure skating
  • danced in the performance Shiva's wheel of life in the theatre ABC.
  • 4.2. 2012 ­ Part of dancnig show Shiva's Circle of Life in live channel from nomination evening Cesky lev (cca at 67. minute)
  • Teacher of the Bollywood dance in Prague at the Flame dance studio, at the Indian Embassyand at International School of Prague., makes workshops and performs with her dance group Om Dance Academy

Om Dance Academy

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  • This professional bollywood dance group will make you dance!
  • Founder and the main choreographer is Om Sajwel Sasidharan. With his group he enables you to take a look at colored, variet world of Bollywood movies and their stories, thanks of of his choreographies are the shows of Om Dance Academy unforgettable experience.
  • This professional bollywood dance group will make you dance!
  • We are not afraid to combine modern bollywood dance elements and traditional indian motion expression with segments of continental dance art.
  • Our performances are modern, dynamic and full of joy energy. With every dance we tell a story, every choreography comes out from lyrics and atmosphere of the song.
  • Om Dance Academy ­ fun, joy, positive energy and unforgettable experience guaranteed!

Jarmila Chromíková

Jarmila
  • musician and dancer
  • graduated from the conservatory in České Budejovice (clarinet) and the Anglo-American University in Prague
  • from her childhood, she pursued gymnastic, ballet, modern dance, salsa and various dance fusions
  • co-founder of bands Glanc and Underhill, former member of bands Precedens and Lili Marlene
  • long-term co-operation with the Folklore Association of Czech Republic at cultural exchanges among nations
  • participation in Czech colours at the Expressions international dance festival in India (Ahmedabad)
  • from 2013 member of Om Dance Academy, later on also a dance lecturer
  • holder of 1 st and 3 rd prices at the Let’s Dance international oriental dance competition in the Bollywood category - groups

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