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Bollywood Holi Celebration Melbourne: Ignite Your Event with Colour and Dance

Experience the magic of Bollywood with Ignite Bollywood. We specialise in transforming your celebrations into fun and exhilarating experiences right here in Melbourne. If you want to infuse your Holi event with vibrant rhythms and stunning colours, hire our talented Bollywood dancers and create an unforgettable experience that will leave everyone in awe. A Festival of […]

Unveiling the Magic of Harmony Day School Activities in Melbourne with Ignite Bollywood

Hi there, School Teachers and Principals! Let's talk about adding some spice to your school events. Ignite Bollywood Dance Company is all about bringing the joy of Bollywood dance right into your classrooms. So, buckle up for a colourful ride into the world of Harmony Day School Activities in Melbourne! Elevating Cultural Learning Through Dance [...]

Ignite Bollywood: A Trailblazer in Cultural Incursions

Step into a world where education meets cultural celebration with Ignite Bollywood. As a trailblazer in school incursions, we’ve been enlightening young minds in Melbourne since 2010. Join us on a journey of discovery, where Bollywood dance becomes a gateway to understanding Indian culture in an immersive and unforgettable way. Unmatched Expertise At the heart […]

Love During a Pandemic

For the past two years, getting married has been an extremely uncertain goal for many with unexpected lockdowns and restrictions in Melbourne. That’s right, we were the most locked down city in the world, Yikes! But recently, things have picked up and we at Ignite Bollywood have been inundated with wedding performance requests now that […]

Melbourne Lockdown Bollywood Flashmob

Ignite Bollywood Dance Company with the support of the City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grant has created an online community arts project titled “Lockdown Bollywood Flashmob”. During the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health has been a serious issue with an increasing number of people reaching out to helplines due to feelings of isolation, overwhelm and depression. […]

Bollywood at Multicultural Festivals in Victoria

For over nine years, I’ve noticed a considerable increase in enquiries for Bollywood dancers at various multicultural festivals across Melbourne. Why is it that our clients want to add Bollywood dancing to their program? There are many Indian performance options that we at Ignite Bollywood and others offer. These include live sitar musicians, classical Indian […]

Have a Bolly Jolly Christmas!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again where you’re probably looking for some great ideas for your corporate Christmas party. Why not consider a Christmas function with some Bollywood dancing? You can surprise your staff and guests with some fun and colour with our Bollywood dancers! This is usually the perfect time where people […]

Why you Can’t Afford to Miss Diwali this year!

This is the first time we’re doing a Bollywood dance performance for Diwali celebrations at by collaborating with a Hip hop troupe! It’s the first time in Melbourne that a professional Bollywood troupe and hip hop troupe have decided to genuinely collaborate. We’ve had several rehearsals and the exchange of ideas has been fantastic. Joel […]

School Incursion Activity in Melbourne

When it comes to teaching children about other cultures, more and more teachers are choosing Bollywood dance school incursions. Why? Because they’re fun, easy to coordinate and less costly than taking students out of the school for excursions to learn about India. We design our Bollywood dance and Indian cultural incursions for schools so that […]

A Bollywood Workout Video for Seniors

I had the pleasure to conduct a Bollywood workout video designed at a pace that will suit seniors. It was held at Uniting Agewell, an aged care centre who have hire our Bollywood dancers many times.   We specialise in conducting interactive Bollywood dance workshops for seniors, even those with limited mobility in high care […]

Creative Ideas For Corporate Events: Cairns Hospital Case Study

I love that we have so many opportunities to put a smile on people’s face with our Bollywood dance workshops and perfomances. We’ve had many corporate clients from different industries including Banking & Finance, IT, Real estate, Government services and Health care. One of our most elaborate offerings was for Cairns Hospital where we provided [...]

Groom and his Mates Surprise the Bride with a Bollywood Dance

In December 2017, I had so much fun working with Kevin and his two best mates to help him surprise his bride with a Bollywood dance at their wedding reception. All three men worked together in the same office and so did Liz, the bride to be. The men would secretly take the afternoon out [...]

Bollywood hens party and Goddess weekend

On 3rd Feb 2018, I found myself heading to Sorrento (outside Melbourne) for a really special Bollywood hens party weekend. Frankie had organised a special weekend away for her sister’s hens. It was in a beach-side mansion with an array of Goddess activities such as yoga, Bollywood dancing, feasting and chilling with the girls. It […]

Bollywood Bachelor Party in Melbourne

When Ben called me to book a Bollywood dance class for his best friend Kyle’s bachelor party, I was slightly confused. “Are you sure it’s for a bachelor party?” I asked. The answer was “yes”. OK, I’ve taught men Bollywood dancing many times before, to prepare for a wedding performance, as part of a corporate […]

A fun Harmony Day Idea for Australian Schools – Bollywood Dancing!

Over the past eight years we’ve worked with many Teachers and Assistant Principals of primary and secondary schools to help them celebrate Harmony Day. It’s not uncommon for us to receive a frantic call from a teacher in the month of March saying “I’m sorry I’ve left this till the last minute but can you […]

Why are Australian companies celebrating the Indian Diwali Festival?

I’m wondering why this was our busiest Diwali yet. As Bollywood entertainers, this year we’ve performed at the most number of Diwali events ever! In my 8 years of operating Ignite Bollywood I’ve noticed a significant rise in the number of organisations that are acknowledging the importance of this prominent Indian festival. It got me […]

Why are clients choosing our Bollywood dancers for Diwali?

There’s nothing quite like repeat bookings from clients that tells our team that we’re doing a great job. This month we’re jam packed with bookings for all kinds of Diwali events across Melbourne and Regional Victoria – many of which are repeat bookings from previous years. We’ve been invited back to perform at RACV Club […]

The Perfume Garden

A play set in the Indian milieu where spices and fantasies come together to spin a beautiful story that recounts the saga of most families whose roots a deep entangled in the morals of Indian values.  Playwright and producer Rajendra Moodley’s current play revolves around the dream sequences that an ordinary person stuck in the […]

The Groom and The Shoe Thief

We at Ignite Bollywood enjoy sharing quirky and interesting facts about the Indian culture with primary and secondary school students. If you’re a teacher looking to invite experts in Indian culture who know how to make it fun for kids, ask us about our Bollywood incursions. Here is the type of fun fact we love […]

Ooops, You Forgot to Organise Your Staff Christmas Party and Everything is Booked Out!

Don’t you hate it when you’ve got a tonne of things to get done at work before the year end and suddenly you’ve been put in charge of planning the office Christmas party? You feel the added pressure to come up with the perfect company Christmas party idea that everyone will enjoy. Well, you’re not [...]

Bollywood Corporate Christmas Party

Christmas is coming so why not celebrate in style? You may be in any part of the planet, but if you’re looking for an extravagant Christmas experience, trust Bollywood to go overboard with every celebration. Ignite Bollywood, Melbourne has a catalog of ideas if you want to celebrate Christmas or any corporate event with a [...]

Melbourne Storm Versus Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park Stadium

Melbourne Storm versus Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park Stadium Ignite Bollywood Dance Company will perform at this Rugby game just before kick off. 17th June 2017 For tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au and receive a 50% discount by entering this code “50OFFIND“.

What The Cool Yogis Are Getting Wrong

Have you been pronouncing your Indian friend’s name incorrectly and they’ve been too polite to tell you. In this video I share something most people don’t know about the Hindi and Sanskrit language.  

Our Trip To Queensland

We just returned home to Melbourne from a wonderfully successful and well received show in Queensland. Our eight Bollywood dancers for corporate events along with a sitar player, DJ, Indian drummer and henna artist headed off Cairns and then Townsville to entertain doctors at a colourful corporate function! Our corporate event ideas team worked closely […]

Interesting Indian Pre-Wedding Ritual

At Ignite Bollywood we provide more than just Bollywood entertainment. We offer a unique cultural experience and give main stream Australian audiences an inside look into the beautifully rich Indian culture. School students in particular love our approach. Today I want to share this video about “Ubtan” – a quirky Indian pre-wedding ritual that you […]

Here’s how we made an Aussie – Indian wedding extra special…

The Maison, an elegant wedding reception located in Elsternwick was beautifully decorated for Natalie and Adrian’s wedding on 22nd April 2017. Natalie and Adrian approached us over 6 months ago to help them surprise their guests at their wedding with colourful Bollywood entertainment. They had just returned from a trip to India where they purchased […]

Bollywood at Multicultural Festivals

March is one of our busiest months of the year with people inviting us to perform at multicultural festivals to help them celebrate harmony day and diversity week in true Bollywood style! We’ve worked with a range of clients to help them plan a fun and entertaining multicultural festival during this time and some of […]

Case Study – iSelect pull off the ultimate Bollywood Christmas party!

On 6th December 2013 Iselect asked Ignite Bollywood to put on a surprise Bollywood theme Christmas party for their team of over 100 unsuspecting staff and it went off! The social committee from iSelect put in so much effort in planning the details for their corporate event with the help of our lead party planner. […]

Case Study – Around the world multicultural corporate party

On 27th May 2016, our Bollywood dancers put together a unique show which was part of a bigger picture not just a Bollywood themed event. Many people don’t know this about Ignite Bollywood, but we have close partnerships with other performers including Brazilian Samba dancers, African dancers and drummers, Latin American dancers and flamenco musicians. […]

The Magic of “Namaste”

You may have heard the traditional Indian greeting “Namaste” which has caught on in the West. But have you ever wondered what’s the meaning behind this greeting? While growing up I was told different reasons for the most common Indian greeting and I would like to share with you one of my favourite reasons for […]

Who’s Your Aunty?

Why does your Indian friend call your mum “aunty” even though you both are not related? This episode of Quirky India let’s you in on the secret!

The Power of Dance

Check out this video to learn what dancing can do for you!