Hall Of Fame
I was always a very focused person. My ambition was to become a Lawyer from my childhood but dancing is always my passion.
I was first introduced to Bharatnatyam. I was very popular for my funloving nature and dancing during my school & college days. Being a B.A.LL.B student I found my life was becoming very monotonous and decided to become a ZUMBA instructor, as through Zumba everyone gets a chance to be active, flexible, socialize and jam out to their favourite music.
Because I feel 'Dance' is a symbol of communication which brings out the innermost feeling so I decided to take ZUMBA as my profession in spite of being an advocate.
Subham is an officially certified jazz, tap, contemporary, ballet and Kathak dancer. Dancing has been his passion since childhood. He is also trained in hip-hop, breaking, Bollywood and freestyle dance. He is a young dance instructor and skating instructor who started his journey from a small town Purulia and Jamshedpur in 2015.
Keeping his goal in mind, Subham wishes to explore every dance form in the world!
Ardent Zumba lover, Fitness freak, Latin music enthusiast, a doting mother to twins, these are just a few adjectives that define ZIN Vinaya. She has always been into dancing and fitness but took Zumba seriously few years back, which changed her life forever.
She has been teaching since 2014 in SouthCity to both adults and kids and now she's aiming to spread her wings across Kolkata. Practices kickboxing, spinning and running but Zumba keeps her charged up. So here she is with Twist N Turns to motivate people to shape up, lose weight and become fit and strong while enjoying this journey towards fitness.
HER MOTTO - Love yourself and love fitness because being fit can only give u the Real Kick!!
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.
I am Mrittika Datta, I was 4 years old when my Guruji introduced me to “TAAL”. My journey started back then. I have been to places like Mumbai, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha and Kolkata and gathered knowledge about different dance forms. I have been trained in different classical dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kalaripayattu and Kathak. Finally I found the dance form that defines me “KATHAK”. I have been learning and teaching contemporary dance for more than 10 years. Dance to me is an expression of self where we use not only our body, but also our mind and emotions. Dance is the visual representation of celebrating myself.
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.
Dancing has always been a short-cut to HAPPINESS. Born and brought up in the small town of Jamshedpur with very little avenues to explore western dance, he had never imagined he would be able to learn and teach and grow with dance as a primary profession.
But hard work and belief in himself has seen him come a long way through a journey of six years. He has choreographed and won numerous state level competitions, school/college competitions and has also been part of some reality shows.
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."
Cindrella's formal induction into dance began at the age of 10, though she has been dancing since she began to walk. Her dance training began with Bharatnatyam - a challenging and sometimes, tiring journey. But as time went by, her interest in various dance genres, Indian Classical or Western, kept growing. Till the point when she realised that dance was an inseparable part of her.
Her passion for dance led her to join Twist N Turns as a trainee instructor. She feels happy to be a small part of a talented and dedicated dance team here. She feels privileged to have received training from some amazingly experienced trainersin Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
Friedrich Nietzsche's words - "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" - sum up her feelings for dance perfectly.
"Dance, plays a most significant role in my life; it keeps me healthy. For me, dance is the language of my soul. It is silent, but it expresses itself through my body."