Dance School

Our School

From over 20 years experience in teaching and choreographing, we train our students to be accurate, versatile and expressive performers. We are a 100% volunteer organisation. All our teachers invest in our students out of pure love and passion for Bollywood Dance.​​

Classes are held weekly for students aged 5 through till 35 in our studio in Lynfield. We currently have six classes with approximately 70 students. Our aim is to spread Bollywood Dance and encourage all to step out of their comfort zones. We believe in training, in correct technique and growth. With Indiance, students gain confidence, learn about Indian culture and make plenty of new friends.

Dance classes follow normal school terms and are held once a week for one and a half hours. Dances which are learnt during the classes are incorporated into our 2 yearly productions. We endeavour to showcase what the students have learnt throughout their time at Indiance through the production, showcases, festivals and events.


Meet the team

Akshita Nama

Founder, Director, Head Choreographer & Teacher

Paresh Nama

Producer & Director

Anjali Rattan

Social Media Creator & Events Co-Ordinator

Rachna Govind

Founder & Teacher

Neelam Patel


Riya Mangabhai

Teacher & Hair

Kajal Patel


Venisha Patel


Vaishnavi Mistry

Social Media & Make up

Akshita has been teaching dance for over 22 years. She has a passion for Bollywood, teaching, learning and growing. She is the visionary behind all the madness and is a constant inspiration to the dance school. Technique, growth and practice are key values in our school and she leads by example. Akshita continues to train in Kathak while running Indiance. She has a natural ability to listen to songs and visualise what she wants the dance to look and feel like. She gives endless encouragement and opportunities for her students to perform, whether it be in our grand theatrical Bollywood shows, charity events or other event performances.

Rachna has been teaching dance for over 18 years. She's passionate about her students and pushes them towards excellence. Not only can she dance, choreograph and teach, Rachna also does all the admin and manages Indiance's accounts. She is continuously ensuring our students have opportunities to perform at events which helps them build confidence in themselves as dancers. Managing and liaising with clients, managers, event coordinators and our dancers can be so hard, however Rachna ensures everyone is well looked after. We are grateful to have her on our team.

Anjali is a Chiropractor who loves to dance. She has been with Indiance for over 14 years and is now enjoying passing down what she has learnt to up and coming dancers. She is trained in Bharatanatyam and has experience in Kathak too.

Anjali as a teacher loves to focus on technique, strength and drilling in the basics. She loves watching the growth that the students go through as they move into different classes. She, along with Vaishnavi, manages all the social media accounts, website and creates content to post.

Paresh is the glue that holds our whole team together. He is our leader, the creative force behind all our shows and makes everything happen. He holds our team accountable and encourages us to continuously grow in our roles.

His leadership skills and unconditional support are admirable and we would not be where we are today if not for him. Not only does he lead us, he also works with our actors, writers scripts, designs sets, and is skilled in sound and lighting.

Riya is one of our longest standing students and is passionate about practice. She is an inspirational teacher and captivating performer.

She loves teaching so much that she recently graduated with a Bachelors in Education. Hair styling is another amazing skill Riya has. For all our shows, performances and events, Riya helps create and leads our hair team. ​ ​

Primary school teacher and dance teacher, Neelam has a passion to inspire and encourage our junior students to grow. In the Junior class foundational moves are fundamental as it sets the baseline for us to build upon, as students move into higher classes.

Neelam is patient, kind and very nurturing and the students are incredibly lucky to learn from her. Neelam is a long standing Indiance student.

Vaishnavi works hard as a performer and as a teacher. During video shoots, performances or shows, Vaishnavi expresses her creativity through her love for make-up.

She ensures all our dancers look the part with extravagant, bold and beautiful looks. Let's face it, that's what Bollywood is all about. She also runs all the social media pages and creates content with Anjali.

New to the teaching team. Venisha is our youngest teacher but her growth in Indiance has been exceptional.

She is determined and focus on mastering and growing her own skills, she now gives back to younger students.

Kajal is an infectious, fun and positive teacher to our junior students, as well as being an amazing performer, she is also an amazing nurse.

Kajal has many skills which stem from helping co-ordinate events, organising lists, costumes and timelines for all dancers for any upcoming performances or events. Organisation is key when performing and creating a Bollywood production.