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Jazz Dance

Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and energetic.

Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

Hip Hop Dance

The term "Hip Hop" is a combination of two words, "Hip" which means current or in the know and "Hop" as in the jumping movement.

They say that Hip Hop as a musical genre and as an artistic dance form originated somewhere in the Bronx in New York during the 1970's. Hip Hop originally was a creative expression of the suburban African-American and Hispanic-American communities but gradually spread across communities, regions and countries and is now popular among dance enthusiasts around the world.

Hip Hop music began when DJs started experimenting with rhythmic beats in loops, then with rap vocals, hard hitting lyrics and beatboxing. All this accompanied with deep bass, innovative guitar strumming and high end sound effects.

While this new kind of music was gaining acceptance and popularity, particular complimentary styles of dressing, dance and art were also making way into the lives of fans. This is how Hip Hop as a dance form and Graffiti as an art form came into being. Today, music, dance and graffiti, all are essentials part of the Hip Hop culture.

Salsa Dance

Salsa is known to have emerged from the Afro-Cuban Rumba and Son dancing styles in the period around 1940.

There are various styles of salsa. The characteristics that identify a style include timing, body movement, foot patterns, body rolls, attitude, the way two partners hold each other, etc.

The different Salsa styles include: Colombian/Cali style, Cuban "Casino" style, Miami style, Rueda de style, Los Angeles style and New York style.

A partnership of two people can go on to create amazing experiences and memories with the beautiful art of salsa dancing.

Classical Dance

Dance in India has a rich and vital tradition dating back to ancient times. Excavations, inscriptions, chronicles, genealogies of kings and artists, literary sources, sculpture and painting of different periods provide extensive evidence on dance. Myths and legends also support the view that dance had a significant place in the religious and social life of the Indian people. However, it is not easy to trace the precise history and evolution of the various dances known as the 'art' or 'classical' forms popular today.

Indian Classical Dance Forms are Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Sattriya

Mix Bollywood Dance

Bollywood dance doesn’t have a proper definition. It can be best described as a fusion of various Indian dance forms with western styles – what you typically see Shah Rukh Khan, Hritik Roshan or Kareena Kapoor doing in movies these days. Recently there have been divisions within Bollywood dance where you have item song dance, which has a faster pace, and usually more traditional moves on a fast western beat.

In Delhi, there are various institutes that teach Bollywood dance. At Delhi Dance Academy, we don’t have courses on Bollywood dance, instead it’s like an enjoyable and fun exercise where our highly talented choreographers teach you steps on different songs and when you learn them and do them as a group, you enjoy it. If you’re not confident in dancing in public say in weddings or in night clubs or you run out of moves, then a couple of months’ of Bollywood dance training at DDA will do you good. Bollywood is quite a fast paced dance form, which means you stay fit and your body maintains flexibility. It’s not as good as Zumba or Aerobics for losing weight, but regular Bollywood dance will definitely help you lose weight but more importantly give you that real inner happiness that comes from dancing on your favourite Hindi songs.

Locking Popping Dance

Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California during the 1960s-70s, often credited to Boogaloo Sam Solomon. It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer’s body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses.

However, popping is also used as an umbrella term to refer to a group of closely related illusionary dance styles and techniques that are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance, such as the Robot, Waving, and Tutting. However, Popping itself is distinct from breaking and Locking, with which Popping is often confused.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance is an artistic dance form which is quite popular with today’s youth. Simply put, it is a mixture of modern dance forms with classical Ballet. It is characterized by moves that involve bent knees, full body swinging actions and a lot of sideways jumps and hops, although it can have varying definitions depending on the dance institute and dance teacher.

Indian Folk Dance

Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances, and are performed to express their moods. Folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals. The dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or movement. The dances burst with verve and vitality. Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together. On most occasions, the dancers sing themselves, while being accompanied by artists on the instruments. Each form of dance has a specific costume. Most costumes are flamboyant with extensive jewels. While there are numerous ancient folk and tribal dances, many are constantly being improved. The skill and the imagination of the dances influence the performance.

The different folk dancing in India is Bathakamma, Bihu, Bagurumba, Bhangra, Chah Baganar, Jumur Nach, Changu, Daankara, Dandaria, Dasakathia, Dhamal, Gair, Garba, Gatka, Geendad, Ghoomar, Ghanta Patua, Giddha, Gobbi, Jhoomar, Jhumar, Julli, Kacchhi Ghodhi, Kandhei, Kavadi, Karagam, Kela Keluni, Kikli, Kushan, Laathi Nauch, Luddi, Mathuri, Raas, Saami, Sakhi Nata, Terahtali, Therukoothu, Yaksha Gana.