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RECAP | Spotlight: BollyX (All Levels) w/ Shahil Patel, Co-Founder & CEO of BollyX

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

On behalf of everyone at Rae Studios we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended our BollyX spotlight classes this past weekend with Shahil Patel. This past weekend was filled with so much amazing spirit and energy and we know it was an enjoyable experience for students and instructors alike. Sunday's class began with a 75 minute BollyX master class followed by a 30 minute choreography breakdown and film session. Check out photos and videos from Sunday's class and group class video here.

We would like to give a special shoutout to our special guest instructors who participated in this weekend's classes: our previous BollyX instructors Shruthi Reddy and Archana Ramesh as well as guest instructors Anushya, Mandie, Monisha and Salonee! Much love to these talented instructors!❤️

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We are very excited to be welcoming Shahil Patel, the CEO of BollyX, through our doors for a one time, BollyX class!

Enjoy a 2 hour BollyX special! BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide.

This class is tailored to all levels and will include breakdowns of choreography and technique for beginner students.

This is a 2 hour spotlight class that will include a 60 minute master class, 45 minute choreography breakdown with optional filming and 15 min Q&A session.

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Date: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Location: Rae Studios, 414 Mason St. 705, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

Workshop Details:

Spotlight Artist:

Shahil Patel | IG: @shahilbollyx


Saturday, January 21st, 2023 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | PT | BollyX with Shahil Patel


  • 60 min BollyX Master Class

  • 45 min Choreography Breakdown + Optional Filming

  • 15 min Q&A Session

Ticket options:

  • $30 General Admission

Registration is required for this event.

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Meet the Instructor:

Shahil Patel is the Co-Founder and CEO of BollyX. Most recently featured on ABC’s “SHARK TANK” Season 10, Shahil is a leading expert in the art of integrating “Bollywood” and “Hollywood.”

In 2009, Shahil led the first-ever Bollywood dance team to the final rounds of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” with a hit performance to Slumdog Millionaire’s “Jai Ho!” After receiving rave reviews from celebrity judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, he founded Ishaara, now one of world’s largest Bollywood dance companies with over 50 premier dancers scattered across the US. Shahil has choreographed, produced, and led over 200 Bollywood performances for high-profile clients nationwide including Walmart, Pepsi, Wyndham, Cisco, DIRECTV, eBay, Infosys, IGN, GE, ATT and more. He has also performed alongside celebrity superstars such as Gloria Estefan, Jamie Foxx, Enrique Iglesias and Diana Ross.

Shahil started out college “safely” en route to becoming a doctor. Never having danced before college, however, he spent more time in his dorm room studying online music videos than he did his pre-med textbooks. Adamant to overcome his inhibitions toward dance, and fueled by his growing obsession over Bollywood, he quickly ascended to the highest ranks of the competitive intercollegiate dance circuit, leading his college team to an unprecedented 7 first-place prizes over 2 consecutive seasons. Along the way, Shahil collaborated and competed with some of the most talented Bollywood, Bhangra, Raas Garba, and Classical Indian dancers in the world. To this day, Shahil remains a true student of dance. He is proud to follow his dreams and hopes to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone, try something new, and break their own inhibitions about dance.

Shahil graduated from MIT with an MBA and UC Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Psychology. While growing his dance company, he simultaneously spent three years working as a strategy consultant at Accenture on the accelerated “Partner track”. Shahil is an AFAA-certified fitness instructor and master trainer with BollyX and has led workshops and trainings at hundreds of locations worldwide including Equinox, Lifetime, Bay Club, 24 Hour Fitness, and Gold’s Gym.

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Check out this video of Shahil running through a BollyX excercise on ABC's Shark Tank. Learn more about Shahil and see more of his content at his instagram @shahilbollyx

Check out this video of Shahil performing a BollyX fitness performance at the world fitness conference. Learn more about Shahil and see more of his content at his instagram @shahilbollyx

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

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Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

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