BOLLYHEALS - WHERE DANCE TRANSFORMS LIVES!
Welcome to Bollyheals
We are a community-focused company that is dedicated to
empowering individuals through the transformative power of dance.
Our mission is to provide an inclusive space to explore and express emotions through movement. We facilitate personal growth and foster a sense of belonging and connection among our members.
“IT’S NOT JUST A DANCE CLASS, BUT A DANCE EXPERIENCE!”
Bollyheals was founded in May 2017 by the husband-wife duo, Swara and Nico in New York City.
They started with 'BollyHEELS' dance classes that aimed to empower South Asian women to embrace their sensuality and promote self-expression.
Swara was the first to create the format and coin the term 'BollyHEELS'
We noticed that our unique class format transformed the personal journey of our students, leaving them feeling more confident, deeply connected with their bodies, and with others in the room
- SWARA & NICO
Inspired by this feedback, Swara expanded the program to include various dance styles that evoke emotions beyond sensuality. She integrated more movement therapy interventions in her dance classes, turning every session into an opportunity for emotional release and personal growth.”
Nico became dedicated to capturing students' emotional expressions in class without interrupting their process through candid videos and photos. The direct interaction with the camera throughout the class encourages our students to break out of their shells and command an audience gradually increasing their confidence.
After proof of concept, Swara trained a few talented students to become instructors who now serve the NYC and NJ communities with their amazing choreographies. The rest of our team is also entirely composed of our community members who constantly strive to improve BH.
What started as a fun BollyHEELS dance class has evolved into a lifestyle. Our students have found lifelong friends, purpose, confidence, a sense of belonging, and growth in their dance skills through Bollyheals. We support each other constantly in living up to our full potential and always strive to do our best.