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Class Act: Bhangra Can Spice Up Your Workout

Although her regular lessons are taught only in New York, D.C. has been introduced to her program through classes at area Washington Sports Clubs. And this Friday, Masala Bhangra devotees can shake it with Jain herself at a master class at Georgetown (7-9 p.m., $20-35, Yates Field House, call 202-687-2400 to register). “We’re going to have arms in the air moving and shoulders going up and down,” she promises of the all-levels session. Also on tap: the butt-burning Bhangra squat.

“In my culture, we say, ‘Balle, balle.’ It means ‘Woo!'” Jain says. Expect plenty of that, too.

Photo courtesy Jain