The Bhangra Evolution

By Jaya On July 21st, 2017

Ever listened to Bhangra music? It’s a challenge to keep yourself still. The infectious rhythm of the dhol is hard to resist, crossing all cultures, ages and backgrounds.

Am I the worst in class?

By Jaya On April 13th, 2017

When I opened Studio J a few months ago, I expected the usual questions from new students – what to wear, how much does it cost, how to enrol etc. But instead, what I heard the most was “I’ve never danced before, is your class ok for absolute beginners?” And behind that question

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What Excuse for Happiness?

By Jaya On February 7th, 2017

Why do we make excuses for not pursuing something we love? Or let go of a childhood passion? Some of these reasons are usually: •  I don’t have time •  I’m not good enough •  I feel guilty spending time/money on myself (usually parents) •  I’m too old

What is Tradition?

By Govind Pillai On November 10th, 2016

Trained in the classical Indian dance forms of Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam, Raina and Govind will be teaching their respective art forms at Studio J. Whilst deeply in love with and immersed in the traditional aspects of their training, ‘What really is tradition?’ is a question that Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai often ask.

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