Best Place to Pretend You're a Bollywood Star Orange County 2012 - MAD Bollywood Dance Studios
Boy meets girl. Girl's parents go batshit crazy. Boy fights goons sent by girl's father. Girl swoons. Throw in some jeweled costumes, lip-synching and choreographed pelvic thrusts, and you've got yourself a Bollywood hit. If you've ever wanted to plant yourself in one of those epic musical numbers, there's no need to travel all the way to Mumbai. At Tustin's MAD Bollywood Dance Studios, Reetu Patel and her team of instructors guide students through high-energy moves—shoulder bounces! wrist twists! hip shakes!—all plucked from Indian folk, classic and street dances. The most popular class is Bombay Booty, a Bollywood-style cardio workout. There's even an amped-up boot-camp version, geared to help you lose 10 pounds in 10 days. Now that's a grand finale we'd like to see.