About D Dance Theatre
D Dance Theatre Community Interest Company was founded on 18th December 2017 to help support over 50s in Oulton and surrounding areas - bringing them together with Dance, Fun and Social Activities.
Our first project at D Dance Theatre was funded through "a contract with Leeds Community Foundation to deliver a Time to Shine small funds project". This offers mature people their Time to Shine via performance and learning the skill of Bollywood dance whilst feeling the benefits to their health and well being. We aim to reduce loneliness within Oulton and Crossgates for mature people and create a sense of community - while at the same time improving fitness levels and having a 'Bolly' good dance!
Our Teacher, Chiragi
Our teacher Chiragi carefully breaks down each movement, explaining which muscle groups are working and walking around the class to ensure everyone is doing the movement correctly, without injury and also that they are maximising the muscle work out, safely. Individual help is also available during the class to adapt exercises if people have specific injuries. There are also clearly defined differences between movements for fitness and more delicate movements in performance. Beginners and advanced levels are explained as part of each Bolly-Fit class. Chiragi is a very patient Bollywood instructor who encourages members to 'do what feels right for you' and gradually build stamina at your own pace.