Tapas Das, a young entrepreneur of our times started TWIST N TURNS in 2005. Kind, generous, creative and down to earth, he wanted to start his own, one-of-a-kind dance academy.
According to him 'Dance is a language of movements that involves space, time and the human body'. He was born and brought up in Kolkata, the cultural hub of India. Being extremely talented, Tapas has been appreciated in the field of dance all his life.
He has been dancing since the age of four. Once he finished High School, he learned jazz/modern and contemporary dance. His horizons were broadened even more when he started dancing Bollywood with Beat Busters, which then was the most upcoming dance crew in Kolkata; he continued with the crew for 4 years. After that exposure, he studied how to be a dance teacher, which later started helping him impart his knowledge about dance.
Finally, in 2005, with the help of family and friends he stared TWIST N TURNS. Beginning with a mere 40 students, TWIST N TURNS currently has over 500 students.
Over time, Tapas has taught and performed in cities all over the country, including Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Jhansi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc. He has been an active participant in the Salsa India Congress in the cities of Bangalore and Bombay and he also visited various International Salsa Congresses including those in Berlin, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and other European salsa congresses.
He has also trained recently at the Broadway Dance Center (New York), Alvin Alley (New York) and Steps on Broadway (New York).
He is not only a dancer or teacher. He is a successful choreographer, having coordinated various shows without difficulty in our country. Where he stands today, bears testimonial to his exceptional leadership skills.
Tapas' aim in life is to become a dance educator. He wants to share his tremendous knowledge in the right way with the right people.
He also simultaneously runs other brands such as, Zumba Kolkata, ArtistWala.com and India International Dance Institute.