Meet out our BollyX Instructor of the Week, Dominique McGowan!
Q: Having a strong dance background, how different is Bollywood dance to all the other dance forms you have learnt?
A: Interestingly enough, a lot of the BollyX moves are similar to moves I’ve done in the past as a contemporary dancer. Plus, the performance component of BollyX feels extremely familiar and was what initially attracted me to this emerging fitness craze. Knowing that I can bring a move to life and empower others to do the same is one of my favorite parts of teaching.
Q: What is your favorite part of a BollyX class?
A: My favorite moment in a BollyX class is when the members start getting engaged in the performance. If they’re cheering each other on, being goofy, and really hitting their final pose, I know they’re having a good time.
Q: How do you incorporate active living into your daily life apart from BollyX?
A: I love being active. When I’m not doing BollyX, I’m choreographing a contemporary dance for DanceWorks Boston, training for a half-marathon, doing yoga, and planning my next backpacking trip. I’m a huge foodie too, so if I’m not working out, I’m probably eating…or drinking abnormally large amounts of coffee.
Join Dom’s BollyX classes at The Dance Complex, VIM Fitness, and SportsClub LA! Sign up here: http://bollyx.com/classes/boston/