Dance | Kalbeliya dance | Bollywood dance | Dance's classes and workshops

Maria Robin has been transmitting gypsy dancing from Rajasthan (kalbeliya) since 2004 and bollywood dancing since 2008 through regular classes, workshops for beginners, advanced students and masterclasses.
Her warm and generous teaching style allows students to learn the basic moves of kalbeliya traditional dancing (steps, gestures, whirls, facial expressions…), improve their technique through work on fluidity, precision and aesthetics, develop a sense of rhythm and feeling for indian music, enhance their body-memory by learning the dance routines and open oneself to improvisations based upon specific techniques to free the act of dancing through one’s own sensibility and imagination...

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Regular classes

Open to all, they include:

  • A warm-up to softly «awaken» the body and preparing it for the class.
  • A circle of direct passing on of dance, led by the teacher, allowing for review of the basic techniques and creating group dynamics.
  • A technical learning of the steps and the traditional gestures according to the music and to a correct understanding of the rhythms.
  • A progressive teaching of sets of movements.
  • An interactive learning circle, led by the students taking turns, to familiarize themselves with improvisation.
  • Stretching for relaxing body and soul.

For those who wish, the choreography created during the year can be staged during the end of year performance in the Alhambra theatre.

End of year performance 2010. Alhambra theatre

Shows, Locations, Prices :

Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginner's level/All levels

Espace Oxygène. 4 Impasse Cordon Boussard. 75020 Paris. M° Gambetta.

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beginner's level

Couleurs Brazil. 20 rue du Borrégo. 75019 Paris. Métro stop: Télégraphe ou Saint-Fargeau.

Wednesday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Intermediate/advanced level

Couleurs Brazil. 20 rue du Borrégo. 75019 Paris. Métro stop: Télégraphe ou Saint-Fargeau.

Registration :

  • Test class : 10€
  • Class : 13€
  • Dance card for 10 lessons (valid September through June) : 110€
  • Yearly subscription (valid September through June) : 280€, payable in installments.

Individual lessons can be provided at home or with the renting of a workspace.
Information :

When Maria is on the road with a performance, her classes are taught by Emmeline Lovisi Singh.



During the course of the year, Maria Robin gives workshops on a regular basis in kalbeliya or bollywood dancing for dancers at all levels (initiation, beginner, advanced, mastery) and following various themes (on the floor (travail au sol) , whirling, improvisation, expressivity, theatricality…)

If you wish to organize a workshop in either kalbeliya or bollywood dancing in your town