Bollywood dancing and belly dancing
Tina is the founder and manager of Oriental Fire. She is an Australian who was born in Hong Kong, and grew up travelling the world with her missionary parents, completing her schooling in Japan, and has lived on every continent besides Antarctica.
Tina has a background in musical theatre, loves acting, singing and dancing, and has been performing on stage and TV since the age of five. She fell in love with Bollywood and belly dance in Uganda, which she considers her other home, and has been choreographing and performing belly dancing for 12 years.
Tina also specialises in performing with fire, balancing sword, silk fans, Shamidan, Isis Wings and more, which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats and brings the stunning music of India and the Middle East to life. She has attended countless workshops with many international master belly dance teachers, and takes as many opportunities as she can to learn and grow as an artist.
She is an aerial artist, and has created aerial Bollywood acts combined with stage dance as seen in many recent Bollywood movies. She is regularly booked to do performances internationally, and has performed in over ten countries.
Bachelor of Social Sciences graduate of UKZN Howard College, Sashin majored in media, communications, drama and the performing arts. Born and raised in Chatsworth, he is a stage and film actor, dance and fashion show choreographer, international stage performer and show anchor.
Performing since the age of five, Sashin has trained and performed with some of the biggest names in entertainment, both locally and internationally. As a dancer he has trained with the Flatfoot Training Company in contemporary and African contemporary dance styles. In Bollywood and classical Indian dance, he has trained with members of the renowned Shiamak Dawar masterclass, and with Dance India Dance judge and Bollywood film choreographer, Geeta Kapur.
Throughout his performance career, Sashin has worked with A-list Bollywood celebrities, performing side by side with the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandes. He has also performed alongside multiple Zee TV stars and Bollywood playback singers, including Shreya Goshal and Benny Dayal; and choreographed many award-winning performances at eisteddfod on a national level.
Recently named the Eros International and Bollyshake Bajirao Mastani Ultimate Dance Champion, selected by Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh, Sashin is also the official choreographer of the Miss India South Africa International Pageant.
Sashin firmly believes in giving back to the community and involving himself in many charity shows and community projects.
All levels belly dancing Tuesday 19:00 – 20:30
Learn classical belly dance technique, strong muscle control and isolations, graceful posture and movement along with conditioning, balance, Middle Eastern rhythms and much more…
All levels Bollywood Wednesday 19:00 – 20:30
Come and enjoy Bollywood dance, technique and choreography from leading Bollywood dancer and choreographer, Sashin Kandhai. All levels welcome. No prior dance experience necessary.
Advanced Bollywood Saturday 10:00 – 11:30
All Things Bollywood: classical, hip-hop, modern, Kathak and much more! Learn stunning uptempo routines from Sashin Kandhai, and discover an addictive world of movement, music and dance (intermediate and advanced levels).
Contact details: Tina Kapp
083 728 7622
011 706 7381