Dance Aerobics & Fitness

Kathak Dance

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Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances, originated from India. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the bhakti movement. The emphasis shifted from the telling of religious stories to one of entertainment.  Today, the story-telling aspect has been downgraded and the dance is primarily an abstract exploration of rhythm and movement.


Kathak can be danced with a wide variety of music :


1. Slokas (Sanskrit / Hindi) and Bhajans (devotional songs for Hindu Gods and Goddesses).   
2. Classical and Light Classical Songs e.g. Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Hori. 
3. Pure Classical type e.g. Paran, Tukda, Gat Nikas, Jugalbandi (a friendly competition), Sawal-Jawab (footwork with tabla or pakhawaj) and demonstration of different Beats.
4. Film songs preferably based on Ragas.

 

Western Dance

Hip-Hop
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. This style is actually a street dance style and is a combination of dance moves combined with loads of attitude as well as colorful dance-wear. In the early days, this style was generally seen in break dancing and from there on, one could witness many innovations of this dance style. Hip Hop dancing is an impressive combination of footwork, freezes, body isolation in a performative style. Solo dancers show their ingenuity by stringing together moves, footwork, and tricks to music. Learning Hip Hop gives you a chance to press the boundaries of your movement, timing, and creativity as an individual while dancing to fresh beats by modern MCs. You'll not only gain appreciation for muscle control, but also enjoy the strength and workout you get from the learning Hip Hop.


JAZZ
Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz dance — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins. Jazz was a big hit in the early 50's and it is still a well loved style of dance all over the world. Moves Used In Jazz Dance include Jazz Hands, Kicks, Leaps, Sideways Shuffling, Rolled Shoulders, and Turned Knees.
One can see many overlapping steps in jazz dancing, which are common to others. Jazz dance is basically an energetic form that is equally graceful like other dances. This type of dance can also incorporate various styles.


SALSA
Salsa has its base in areas of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. This partner dance is a very sensual form that is known for its flirtatious and lively antics. Being one of the most popular Latin dances in the world, Salsa has gained a large following in India because of its fun, flirty and social nature. It is a dance form usually done by a couple of either gender but can be danced solo as well. While dancing the salsa, the couples can even perform in the same spot, without shifting around the dance floor. The dance steps show many influences from other dances such as the Mambo, Changui, Palo, Rumba etc. There are many other various forms of the Salsa such as the Cuban style, New York style, Colombian style, and the Los Angeles style. The characteristics that identify a style include timing, body movement, foot patterns, body rolls, attitude, the way two partners hold each other, etc. A partnership of two people can go on to create amazing experiences and memories with the beautiful art of salsa dancing.

 

Bollywood Dance

The Indian film industry (Bollywood) is known for its inclusion of the song and dance routine in most of its movies. Form the olden days till date; there has been a massive change in the styles that are presented. The dances in the olden days were subtle and often incorporated folk dances, or western dancing (as seen in Indian black and white films). However, in recent times, women especially have been given a bold look and there is the merging of discotheque sequences and steps that are very typical of Bollywood.

If you’re not confident about dancing in public, say in weddings or in night clubs or you run out of moves, then few months of Bollywood dance training at Dance Divine 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 remain fit. More importantly this form of dance gives you that real inner happiness that comes from dancing on your favourite Hindi songs.

 

Aerobics

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises. Formal aerobics classes are divided into different levels of intensity and complexity. Aerobics classes may allow participants to select their level of participation according to their fitness level. Each class is designed for a certain level of experience and taught by a certified instructor with a specialty area related to their particular class.
The recognized benefits of doing regular aerobic exercise are :

  • Strengthening the muscles involved in respiration, to facilitate the flow of air in and out of the lungs
  • Strengthening and enlarging the heart muscle, to improve its pumping efficiency and reduce the resting heart rate, known as aerobic conditioning
  • Improving circulation efficiency and reducing blood pressure
  • Increasing the total number of red blood cells in the body, facilitating transport of oxygen
  • Improved mental health, including reducing stress and lowering the incidence of depression, as well as increased cognitive capacity.
  • Reducing the risk for diabetes.