Ever watch one of those beautiful elaborate Bollywood dance movies, replete with decadent hip sways and groovy gyrations, and wish you could move like that? Well, check out the Jai Ho! parties thrown by DJ Prashant at Lola's Room every month, and you'll soon find yourself channeling the feel of old Bombay.
The Jai Ho! dance parties alternate between Pure Bollywood nights and Strictly Bhangra. The next Pure Bollywood is scheduled for May 15.
Bollywood dance runs the gamut between classic Indian styles and a latter-day incarnation that incorporates modern and Western styles. The fusion mixes into a unique, joyful, high-energy dance.
Prashant's DJ set seamlessly blends all Bollywood styles, from old-school retro to new popular tunes. (Special bonus: Prashant, a classically trained Indian singer, will sing live as part of the set.)
The Pure Bollywood evening kicks off with a dance workshop -no experience necessary - and then the party goes on until 1:30 a.m. Lola's famous floating floor should provide the perfect place to show off your new moves. Five dollars gets you in the door (they open at 9 p.m.). Loose clothes and loose hips recommended!
Check back with our blog soon for details on Prashant's next Jai Ho! party, scheduled for May 22!