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From Ghoomer to Gidda - Folk Dances in Bollywood

When we think about folk dance the visual that comes to our mind is people dancing together, most probably in circles or joining hands with a unique footwork, traditional dress up and musical instrumental depicting their earthy culture. There are as ...

How to Make a Dance Choreography - The Process ...

Choreographing a piece is extremely challenging. Initially, one may struggle with selecting a song, making movement that matches the tone of that song and even after completing the choreography, may not like the end product and leave it half undone. ...

Maintaining Boundaries Between Teacher and Student

A dance teacher’s job is not very different from a school teacher, except that dance teachers are much more cooler. A dance teacher maybe strict or friendly with parents and students. Interacting with your dance teacher may be a lot easier however ...

Dancing in Front of The Mirror - Good or Bad

One of the most important equipment in a dance studio is the mirror. Dance teachers require it to show the dance steps correctly to the students. At first, some beginners find it awkward to follow their dance teacher through the mirror. But later ...

Feeling Roadblocked as an Artist

Lately, I’ve been feeling extremely frustrated and upset. But it isn’t a feeling I am not familiar with. As an artist, I have gone through this phase many times. It never gets easier or better though, and I always end up throwing a tantrum and ...

How to Use Theraband for Improving Flexibility ...

Resistance training helps condition, stretch and strengthen the muscles. It builds stability in muscles and prevents injury. What are Therabands? Therabands are resistance bands or tubes made of latex, used widely for physical therapy, muscle ...

How to Make a Dance Choreography - The Process ...

Choreographing can be very challenging even for the most experienced dancers. Read what some choreographers have shared with us and get inspired to create a new piece or complete an unfinished one.

Dancers, Are you Winter-Body Ready?

Winter is coming, and well most of us just laze around and spend the days thinking what to do and what not. Somehow, we end up eating and eating, and our winter dancer body goes down the hill. This post discusses how to keep your body healthy and ...

Swan Lake Performance in India - A Memorable ...

The huge, red curtain was in front of me. Siri Fort auditorium was packed with eager audience. I took my seat quickly as the live performance of Swan Lake by Royal Russian Ballet was about to begin. I was thrilled to witness the most prestigious ...

Importance of Strength with Flexibility

When we initially start to take dance classes, we all want that full split and 180-degree kicks and flexible back and long legs. But in the long way, you need to realize that flexibility is sufficient to make you a good dancer but you need strength ...

Parampara Series 2017 - National Festival of ...

Last month the 3-day performance of the PARAMPARA SERIES - NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE 2017 concluded. We were invited to witness such beautiful accumulation of taal, raga, and bhava by such legendary dancers and musicians. The festival was ...

How to Handle Jealousy Inside a Dance Company

In any dance company there are students, teachers, mentors and of course, your fellow competitors. Your dance friends are also ambitious. Some dance friends are happy to see you grow from a beginner to a company member but there are also few dance ...

How to Prevent Minor Injuries Before Performance

Dancers work hard enough to sometimes overuse or strain their muscles. This especially takes place when dancers are preparing for some big performance. Dancing is emotionally freeing and yet when it comes to performing for an audience there is a lot ...

From Street to Dance: History of Breakdance and ...

What is breakdancing? Breakdancing (also called breaking or B-boying) is an athletic street dance form typically set to hip hop, funk and breakbeat music mainly consisting of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes.

How to Know Which Dance Style is Right for You

Once you’ve decided to enrol yourself for dance classes, the next step is to choose the dance form you want to be trained in. There are varied dance styles one can choose from. Catching a dance fever is easy, however, deciding what remedy is the ...

Dance Injuries: Uninvited Guests

Injuries are like uninvited guests who turn up and knock at a person's door when they least expect them. Injury: Oh, so you'd been practicing for months for an upcoming show? Well, too bad you won't get to perform. Dancer: What if I perform ...