Chairperson- Ananya Agarwal

My email- aa3576@bath.ac.uk

Hey, I'm Ananya and I am the co-founder of the society and currently chairing it as well!

I am a second-year Marketing student and have been passionate about dance since I was a child. I have been dancing for about 12 years now. I started by training in Bharatanatyam and completing the Nalanda University's certification for the same and then moved to dance styles like hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, salsa, flamenco, tap and so much more! I have been trained by The Shiamak Davar Company for years now and have choreographed various competitions and events for my high school. Dance has always been a big part of my life and I am very excited to plan stuff for you all.

I am so thrilled to start this new venture and build a loving and inclusive community for everyone here as well as make Bollywood known to everyone at the university <3

 

Treasurer- Siya Marwah

My email- sm3370@bath.ac.uk

Hey there! My name is Siya Marwah, a 2nd-year BSc. Psychology student. I am the Co-Founder & Treasurer of the Bath Indian Dance Society (BIDS) 2022/23. We have introduced BIDS for the first time this year! We are excited to bring together people to celebrate Indian culture, heritage, and vibrancy through dance at the University. 

Dance has been instinctive for me and I have been dancing ever since I was 4, exploring all different genres of dance. The style that has resonated the most with me is kathak, which I have earned by BA kathak degree in. Apart from that, I have a penchant for hip hop and Bollywood, and my base in ballet and tap has allowed me to explore fusions of freestyle and contemporary. My journey in dance has given me the opportunity to perform at events such as the Dance World Cup in 2019, where I placed 7th in the duo category for classical dance. Dance has always been my grounding zone, which energizes me at the same time. Through dance, I have discovered a new part of myself, made new friends, and grown so much as a person. 

As this is a new society, we have lots of new and exciting events planned for you this year and I can’t wait to experience them all with you! 

See you all soon :)