I know that you have been waiting to hear what I have been doing on Wednesday nights!  Well, at least one person has been waiting for me to post this blog!  😉

Bollywoodworld.com says, “Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing. It’s a combination of classical Indian dance (which is the base), folk dancing such as Bhangra and sometimes has a Latino and Arabic influence. It’s fun and very expressive and there’s a lot of deep meaning behind music in the films. You can actually express what the music means, through the graceful movements of the body.” 

The past three weeks I have been learning how to dance Bollywood style.  If you have never seen a Bollywood film or the dance, then check it out on YouTube.  Better yet, here is a video of my dance instructor – the amazing Faith – from a previous class she taught.

I have never taken dance lessons before.  I have never done such weird moves before that apparently doesn’t matter if you look silly doing them!  It definitely is fun and expressive and I need to just have fun with it.  Yes, I do need to learn the arm/hand moves or feet first and then add them together or I get confused.  I’m not that coordinated to do both together right away.  It took a couple of weeks to realize this was ok.  We learn a move slow.  Which is great.  And I get it.  Then we have to do it fast.  I lose it!  Then I just start to get it a bit better when it’s fast and we have to change sides.  Learning on the right – good.  Changing sides to the left – not so great!

Tonight will only be week 4, so I think I am doing all right for never doing something like this before.  The dance has been recorded up to a certain point so we can practice at home.  Perhaps I should do that!  I did it once – but have been busy and then I think about it on Wednesday before class!

All in all it is a lot of fun.  Check out Down Hips Dance Studio if you want to take a class. I love different cultures – especially their music and dancing.

What is Bollywood?
Learn How to Bollywood Dance

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