From Mumbai to Melbourne, from Muscat to Moscow and beyond, the world seems to be tapping its feet to the verve and energy of the Bollywood beat.

Wildly popular for their energizing rhythms and carefree creations, Bollywood’s dances cheerfully disregard the boundaries between folk and classical, fusing rap and raga, bhangra and hip-hop into heady and lively mixtures of joyful dance.

Like chai and curry, like bhangra and yoga, Bollywood’s songs and dance numbers are now a staple part of the world’s cultural repertoire.