Shehnaaz Dance Academy is a Jersey City based Bollywood Indian Dance Academy teaching children and adults. Weekly Bollywood dance classes are held at Performing Arts Studio in downtown Jersey City. We offer enrichment classes at local schools in Jersey City such as PS16, PS37, etc. We are also available for private dance lessons to make all your occasions memorable. Look for our new Bolly Aerobics classes coming soon! Shehnaaz Jagasia, a geneticist by profession, chose to pursue her passion for dance in 2009 when she began training children in Bollywood Indian dance. The joy she found from teaching children combined with her love for dance drove her to create the Shehnaaz Dance Academy in 2012. Shehnaaz is a trained dancer in Classical Dance form of Bharatnatyam (Dr. Swaminathan) and has learnt other dance forms (like Jazz, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha) from the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts. She has participated in several stage shows and has been an integral part of choreographed dances since the early age of 3. Patience, stamina, and her love for the kids are Shehnaaz’s key strengths which make her such a great teacher. She is able to coax even the littlest ones to focus and learn the dance while having a blast. She has prepped students for the OLC School Bollywood Nite, trained campers in dance at Jersey Tarana’s summer camp, and had private students who have performed at various events such as Independence Day celebrations, Diwali Functions, etc. Currently, her classes are well sought after in the various public schools enrichment programs throughout Jersey City. Her students have performed on stage at various local events in Jersey City. She hopes to instill a love for dance in her students while improving their coordination, confidence and enhancing their natural talents.