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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