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  • New York Health & Racquet Club 24 East 13th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

BollyX is celebrating Body Empowerment month with FREE classes!!!!! This class will only be canceled if the weather is bad.


 The Workout

 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 motivated. 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. Our fitness curriculum has been created by world-class choreographers and certified fitness professionals to ensure a safe and powerful total body dance workout for all. The BollyX fitness program and instructor training is endorsed by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), canfitpro (FIS) and the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) in Canada as an approved provider for continuing education units/credits.

Type of Fitness

ProgramCardio / Dance

Length of Class

45-50 minutes

Calorie Burn

500-800 calories per session

Class Locations

30+ states 400+ locations nationwide 400+ weekly classes


Joseph Apura Romanoff (aka JoJo) next to being a proud BollyX Instructor, he is also Certified ISCA Kickboxing Instructor, Licensed in Zumba® Fitness, other Zumba® Specialities. He is also a performer, trained dancer (trained at Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey, and Peridance. With styles in Jazz, Waacking, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Latin Jazz)., Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Family Karate in Lebanon, PA, kickboxer and Soul Searcher born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was also raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School and attended Marymount Manhattan College as a Humanities Major. JOJO was involved in several human rights activist groups such as The City Kids Foundation and the Interfaith Center of New York where he traveled to Cape Town South Africa and got to see Nelson Mandela in The Parliament of World Religions event in The Good Hope Center. As an entertainer, JOJO carried several credentials in film, tv, and.stage such as the Dave Chapelle Show, Priyanka Chopra, MTV'S Direct Effects (DFX), Vogue Evolution, Gina G, Taborah, opening up for Michael MacDonald, Davey Jones from The Monkees, Michael Bolton, Tweet, Monifah, Lil'Mo, Taylor Dayne, the Off Broadway Show Dreams Do Travel (directed and choreographed by Darren Henson) and several BOLLYWOOD films such as Jaaneman (directed by Farah Khan of Bombay Dreams) and more.

Check out these two articles on JOJO:

BollyX Instructor Spotlight:

Dance Mogul Magazine Interview on Surviving Bullying and More:

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Earlier Event: October 12
FREE BollyX Class
Later Event: October 14
Free Admission at the Smithsonian