Life is tough.
But even if you’re a downtrodden inner-city gang member lusting after a sequestered socialite who is betrothed to a rival gang leader who happens to be your long-lost half brother, there’s reason to dance.
Gather your posse, turn on something up-tempo, and express yourself Bollywood style.
Blue Lotus’s intensive fast-paced courses focus on the traditional Indian Kathak dance method. The Russian-trained but globe-gallivanting Nalini Karimova (she tours with a professional dance troupe) explains the essential foot moves, hip swivels, and wrist pops, as well as the story and heritage behind the lyrics.
Drop-ins are welcome every Wednesday, and five-week sessions are available for true enthusiasts.
You won’t be sari.
Available Wednesdays, 6:30-8 & 8-9 p.m., at Blue Lotus Dance Studio, 3150 Airport Way South (425-647-0555 or nalinidance.com).