Hall Of Fame
Kavya believes that there is something extremely gorgeous about movement. It's like a life force that shows itself through the body and the eyes like fire. Kolkata is not only her birth place but also the very place where she realized that she belongs to a world of rhythm, beats, steps, expression and movement.
She would dance for the sheer joy of it at various marriage ceremonies and school fests. Seeing her enthusiasm her parents decided to put her into a local dance school. Hobby soon became passion and she decided to take it up professionally in the year 2012.
Her inspirations have been ibuki, kumari suraj, mia Michaels and yannis Marshall. Trained in jazz, contemporary and hip hop , she is here to make sure that the sounds produced by her steps are not lost but are remembered as creations.
They say, ‘Dance is a way to find yourself and lose yourself, all at the same time’.
One may define dance as the movement of a person’s feet and body, usually accompanied by music. To me, however, dance means more than that. Started dancing for fun when I was young and took it professionally along the way. Dance for me is my life. It is the biggest part that defines my personality. It has taught me discipline, emotions, strength, togetherness, vulnerability all at the same time. The one thing that can always cheer me up is dancing! It puts a smile on my face and fills my heart with joy!!
Zumba! The program that has made people all over the world dance their way to fitness has been a part of my life since June 2011. As one of the first ZIN-certified instructors in the city, I was privileged to be one of the first people to offer Zumba classes in Kolkata.
Apart from fitness, Zumba has been important for me in two ways. With Zumba, I have been able to reach out and spread the sheer joy of joy of dance to many more people. This is because Zumba uses dance to bring about fitness, but it is not about performance. There is no intimidation factor, no competition, no performance anxiety. It is the joy of being able to respond to music without worrying about exact technique. Yet, this has specific goals. The only difference? The achievable is fitness.
Sumit Jha started dancing when he was eight years old. His dance training in Siliguri, his home town, started by watching TV and practising at home. He started training in Bollywood at the age of 12 and then went on to start learning specific forms like Breaking, Hip hop and contemporary.
After some years, he felt the need of professional training and so joined Twist N Turns. He underwent an intensive one year training in Hip Hop and on completion, joined the academy as a trainee instructor.
"Dance is my passion and it means everything to me. It's what I'm most passionate about in the world. Dance for me is a way of expressing myself. I dance to feel alive, I dance because it's who I am."
Sanghamitra Das is a licensed Zumba Fitness, Zumba kids and Zumba junior instructor. She is certified with AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) along with CPR and AED. She has done her functional Training with FSSA. Apart from her fitness background, she loves to dance and has trained with reviewed Bollywood choreographers, Bosco and Caesar. Apart from this, she had also been trained in Latin forms like Salsa, Pachanga and Bachata.
"Dance is strength."
Swarnav is associated with Twist N Turns since long. He started his career as a student in TNT and at present he is an Instructor. He got his training from Prasanna Saikia and Tapas Das in TNT which not only helped him to enhance his dancing skills but also helped him to develop his personality . Since there is no end of learning, when ever he gets time from his busy schedule he joins as a student to other instructors, which according to him is a fun way of learning! By nature he is very friendly and can connect to kids very fast. Finally Swarnav says, "I am living my dreams".
It's been almost over a year that I'm associated with TWIST N TURNS and the experience here is just great. Being with the TWIST N TURNS family is a dream come true, especially the classes I did under Nikita Ma'am, taught me a lot. She has been an ideal role model. Her creativity and and the way she handles her classes inspired me a lot.
I started dancing when I was 18. After a year of random training I joined TWIST N TURNS. I did my diploma in Dance here.I learned under Tapas Das and Prasanna Saikia. They helped me to improve my dancing skills, and also motivated me a lot. Its been couple of years that I have been dancing, and now this is not only my passion, but rather my language. I feel alive when I dance. According to me- "Most people aren't born dancers,they evolve into dancers"- and I too am one of them. Anyone can be a dancer; all you need is something in your heart- that you want to express".
Apurba started dancing as a child and then turned his passion into his career in 2008. Though he is a qualified B.Tech engineer, he chose dance as his career. He has been trained in Jazz and Tap under Ronnie Shambhik Ghosh and Dr Mitul Sengupta. He was a repertory member of Rhythmosaic for three years and has participated in various productions, notable among which is an Indo-French production under the banner of Indian Council For Cultural Relations. Apurba is also an actor and he has participated in several plays and shows.
"Dance is my true calling."
Abhijeet started learning dance at one of the biggest dance companies in India, Padatik International in 2009. This intensive training helped nurture his god-given talent so that within a year, he was considered capable enough to become an instructor at Padatik Dance World International.
Abhijeet's passion for dance, his grit and his capacity for hard work along with his creative and innovative potential has allowed him to become an instructor who is loved by his students. The rigorous training he has received from leading national and international dance trainers such as, Subhas Chandra Bera, Shruti Mishra, Leah Raphael Curtis and Emily Mclouglin from UK, Sanjay Khatry, Eunyong Jung from Korea and Silvia Vona helped him gain expertise in several Western Dance forms such as Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Freestyle, Salsa and Bollywood as well as proficiency in one of the most graceful Indian dance forms, Kathak.
Dance is the essence of Aditya’s life, for this rhythmic movement of the body to music gives him not only joy but is also a part of his spiritual existence. Whether as a form of emotional expression or social interaction or even simply, as a form of exercise, he can exploit dance as an art form, to its best use. To that end, he has mastered many genres and styles of dance.