Application process and procedure. Applicable only below 12 years candidates.
Applications are taken throughout the year. The course will commence only in four terms. To apply one must visit our centre and fill up the application form with one passport size photo, birth certificate along with Rs. 500/- as application fee. This fee will be adjusted during the time of admission. On allotment, if one disagrees to take the admission then the application fee will be forfeited.
FOR BELOW 5 YRS, we teach creative movement, which is basically the pre-dance class, a way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, and stimulate the imagination. Call us for a free trial.
The dance course for kids is for 3.5 to 12 years, divided into three groups: Toddlers(3.5-5yrs), Kids(5-8yrs) and Tweens(8 -12yrs).
There are two basic courses of 6 months each A: Beginners Course on Jazz Dance B: Beginners Course on Street Dance
The course content also includes: Body awareness, Strength, Conditioning, Space awareness, Expressions, and Musicality.
At the end of the course, all students have to appear for a performance test in the studio, where they have to demonstrate moves. After the completion of both courses, the kids are selected and promoted to improvers or advanced batch, depending on their skill and level of performance and enthusiasm. Not all kids make to the next level as it takes time to absorb the technique and mould oneself. Kids are retained in the same class until they excel because we believe only strong base make a strong dancer!
Each class is 1 hour, which will include: 20 minutes of body conditioning (stretching, cardio, toning, strength) 20 minutes of technique and dance routine 20 minutes of choreography.
Four terms in a year to enroll: Winter - January Summer-April Rainy - July Autumn- October
80% attendance is mandatory. Students have to come in uniform. Also, refer to Dance Etiquettes.
The certificate is awarded to students on an internal examination basis conducted after the completion of course. To attain the certificate one must attend minimum 39 classes.
About the dance:
Jazz dance, a western semi-classical dance form, emphasizes a strong technical foundation that enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. The technique is essential for leaps and turns, and correct posture is essential to properly execute such moves. Jazz class focuses on lining and postures to build the base of a dancer. Hence, it requires some form of moderate intensity stretching in order to warm up the muscles and help prevent injuries. Some techniques used in the warm-up consist of elongating leg muscles and strengthening the core, to improve dance skills.
Street dance emphasizes on the styles and improvisational quality. It includes dance like Old School HipHop, Locking, Popping, House, Breaking and more. These dances focus a lot on styling, strength, cardio, and power. Being one of the most liked dance forms in recent years, it really brings out style and attitude!
To know more, please feel free to get in touch with us.
6 sessions , over 6 weeks to complete the course. The session will conducted once a week. (The details you can call the desk to know the latest update.) The fee per person is Rs 3000, and for Couple it is Rs 5500/- . The membership fee is Rs 1500 additional.
Course and fees details for Bachata dance:
4 sessions , over 4 weeks to complete the course. The session will conducted once a week. (The details you can call the desk to know the latest update.) The fee per person is Rs 2000, and for Couple it is Rs 3800/- . The membership fee is Rs 1500 additional.
After you have completed your Basic level you will be promoted to Improvers. This level is majorly focused on combinations and patterns. One takes around 30 hours of classes to complete the Improvers level.
Post the Improvers level, we have the Intermediate, which has advanced combinations and moves. Styling and advanced body movements are also part of this level. You are promoted to this level once you have completed your Improvers level. One takes at least 100 hours to complete this level. There is a different fee for Improvers and Intermediate level. Once you have completed a level, you will be informed of the fee for the next level.
TWIST N TURNS has been running Salsa dance classes in Kolkata since 2005 when only a few of the Salsa dance instructors had started their dance teacher's career in the city. The age criteria for this dance form is a minimum of 15 years and above.
Frequently asked questions. (FAQ)
What if I sign up for a session of classes and have to miss a class?
No problem! You can make up classes during the coming week. Once you sign up for a session and miss a class, you may attend a make-up class by informing the teacher. If you cannot make any other class in that week or coming week, then you would lose a class (although we do go out of our way to make sure people are well taken care of).
I'm bringing someone; do I have to rotate partners?
Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons. It helps the learning process. It's necessary to properly learn how to lead and follow. Everyone has a different style, and changing partners will greatly enhance the speed at which you learn. That being said, you can always remove yourself slightly from the circle and not change partners - no problem!
Do I need to get a Partner?
Absolutely not! We rotate partners in class, and everyone will have ample partners. If we have an imbalance, extra people just wait in between couples and will get a partner in a couple of minutes (we switch partners quite a bit during class). We also do our best to have even classes.
What shoes should I wear?
If you have dance shoes then bring them. The ideal shoes have suede soles and hold your foot firmly in position. If you do not have dance shoes, wear something that is comfortable and that can slide quite easily on the floor without gripping. Leather soles are good, rubber soles are not. We recommend you do not wear trainers, boots or mules. The right footwear is essential in order to be able to carry out movements correctly and without injury. We stock a wide range of leather dance shoes for both ladies and gentlemen.
History of Salsa
Salsa is not easily defined. Who invented salsa? The Cubans, Puerto Ricans? Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances. Each played a large part in its evolution. Salsa is similar to Mambo in that both have a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. The dances share many of the same moves. In Salsa, turns have become an important feature, so the overall look and feel are quite different from those of Mambo. Mambo moves are usually danced forward and backward, whereas, Salsa has more of a side to side feel.
Confused about how to Join Bollywood dance classes at TWIST N TURNS? ....... Fret not!
The class is run in open structure so anybody can join at anytime. The techniques used in teaching are at a basic level so the difficulty level is at ease. This class promotes fun through dance. The class focuses on latest Hindi Filmi songs only.
SALT LAKE TUE & FRI (8 - 9 PM)
BALLYGUNGE SAT (6 – 7 PM) & SUN (11 – 12 PM) OR SAT (5 – 6 PM) & SUN (9 – 10 AM)
DUMDUM PARK WED & THUR (6 - 7 PM)
RUBY SUN (1 - 2 PM)
NEW ALIPORE SAT (7 - 8 PM) & SUN (12 - 1 PM)
NEWTOWN SAT & SUN (1 - 2 PM)
Membership: Rs.1500/- Monthly: Once a week Rs 1271/- and Twice a week Rs 2034/- (exclusive of tax)
No previous dancing skills required. It's an all level dance batch.
About Bollywood dance:
Hindi dance music, popularly referred to as Bollywood, is now widely listened to around the world. Bollywood music first became popular among overseas Indians and was eventually discovered by others.
The filmi music and dances in Bollywood films are a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance traditions, infused with Middle Eastern techniques. The dances in older Hindi movies represented supposed dances of the common people, although they involved original choreography. Bollywood dances have evolved as a unique and energetic style. Since Bollywood is essentially comprised of group dance music, it is often used as joyful exercise music. The Bollywood dance form usually follows such Bollywood music. The choreography of Bollywood dances takes inspiration from Indian folk dances, classical dances (like kathak), as well as disco and earlier Hindi film dances.
"House Dance is an amalgamation of the post-disco era. A lot of their movements and what took place in certain key places, the Jack and a number of clubs after that. It was a community based dance so vocal points were surrounded by music and DJs, but many of the dancers who were not looking to create, ended up becoming a part of that dance vocabulary."
The major source in house dance movement steams directly from the music and the elements within the music such as Jazz, African, Latin, Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, etc. The other source is the people, the individuals and their characteristics, ethnicity, origin, etc. You have people of all walks of life partying under one roof. Thus you have exchanges of information (body language) house dance is a social dance before these competitions.
In House dancing there is an emphasis on the subtle rhythms and riffs of the music, and the footwork follows them closely. This is one of the main features that distinguish House dancing from dancing that was done to disco before House emerged and current dancing that is done to electronic dance music as part of the rave culture.
Just as we have always served you the best in all dance styles, Belly dance form is no different!
Twist N Turns in assocition with Banjara School of Dance (Delhi) has already done numerous workshops and now does regular courses in Kolkata. We organise Belly Dance training in short course formats. Please calls us for detailed understanding of the course and structures.
Belly dance or bellydance is a "Western"-coined name for a traditional "West Asian" dance, especially raqssharqi. It is sometimes also called Middle Eastern dance or Arabic dance in the West.
Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. Although contemporary forms of the dance have generally been performed by women, some of the dances, particularly the cane dance, have origins in male forms of performance.
- Raqssharqi (literally "eastern/oriental dancing") is the style more familiar to Westerners, performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo-improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.
- Raqs baladi (literally "local dancing", or "folk" dance) is the folkloric style, danced socially by men and women of all ages in some Middle Eastern countries, usually at festive occasions such as weddings. However, this naming is used synonymously in Egypt with Raqs sharqi as a generic term for "belly dancing".
Hip-hop is mostly liked by teenagers and young adults. The class has different levels.
SALT LAKE SAT (6 - 7pm) & Sun(12 - 1 PM) OR SAT (7 – 8 PM) & SUN (1 – 2 PM)
BALLYGUNGE TUE & FRI (5 – 6 PM) OR SAT (2 – 3 PM) & SUN (12 - 1 PM)
DUMDUM PARK TUE & FRI (6 - 7 PM) OR SUN (1 – 2 PM) & 2 - 3 PM)
RUBY WED (6 – 7 PM)
TUE (6 -7 PM) OR SAT (6 - 7 PM) & SUN (1 - 2 PM)
NEWTOWN (Action Area 1) SAT & SUN (12 -1 PM)
Membership: Rs.1500/- Monthly: Once a week Rs 1271/- and Twice a week Rs 2034/- (exclusive of tax)
About the dance:
Creativity always comes from the heart and Hip Hop Dance is about ingenuity- the way you dance. Essentially, this form of dance is a street dance style or what we call urban ethnic dance. Hip Hop dance has evolved as a part of the hip-hop culture, from where hip-hop music has also emerged. In recent days, it has become immensely popular amongst the youth. To express one’s creative talent, Hip Hop dancing is perhaps the best way in which impressions and expressions come from the soul.
Hip Hop dance acts as a good exercise for dancers and also helps them to improve flexibility, develop body balance, and coordinate muscles. It also enables the dancers to develop their own style and to stay in good body shape. There are many steps and movements in Hip Hop dance which don’t make the part of ballet and ballroom dance. This style of dance can be learned by anyone who is keenly interested, regardless of age or gender.
TWIST N TURNS is the only institute where Jazz dance is taught according to ISTD syllabus. We have combined class on Jazz and Contemporary dance styles based on the Ballet techniques.
2 years course for the Basic level dancers.
SALT LAKE TUE & FRI (6 – 7 PM)
DUMDUM PARK SAT (6 – 7 PM) & SUN (12 – 1 PM)
RUBY THUR (6 - 7 PM)
NEW ALIPORE TUE & FRI (6 - 7 PM)
Membership: Rs.1500 Monthly: Once a week Rs 1271/- and Twice a week Rs 2034/- (exclusive of tax)
About the Dance Forms:
Jazz dance, a western semi-classical, emphasizes a strong technical foundation that enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. The technique is essential for leaps and turns and correct posture is essential to properly execute such moves. Jazz class focuses on lining and postures to build the base of a dancer. Hence, it requires some form of moderate intensity stretching in order to warm up the muscles to help prevent injuries. Some techniques used in the warm-up consist of elongating leg muscles and strengthening the core, to improve dance skills.
The styles of choreography range across Latin Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Power Jazz, Modern Jazz and more. Training in this form help students to build a strong technique for dance life- it is a must for students looking for seriousness or career in dance!
Contemporary dance is essentially what the name sounds like- a dance that belongs to or exists in a time period.… right now. In general, contemporary dancers (dancers of right now) are on a quest which lies at the heart of all evolutionary art-making - the search for something that feels new or now. They… - are interested in blending or drawing from ballet, jazz, modern, and other techniques in which they’ve trained. - are athletic and have a strong technical focus which allows them to move between and bend genres with ease. - are willing to borrow or dabble in ideas and approaches to choreography from the past. - often experiment with movement disciplines outside the realms of theatrical or concert dance.
The characteristics of contemporary dance reflect these interests and goals.
New batches commencing for Salsa at Salt Lake from 20th November 2019.
You can be in a pair or single, doesnt matter.
Get Rs. 1500 cashback if you enroll before 15th Nov 2019.
New batches commencing for Hip Hop!!
Avail Rs1500 cash back if enrolled before 15th Nov 2019.
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