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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.
TUE & FRI (8 - 9 PM)
SAT (5 – 6 PM) & (6 – 7 PM)
SUN (9 – 10 AM) & (11 – 12 PM)
TUE & FRI (7 – 8 PM)
SUN (1 - 2 PM)
SAT (7 - 8 PM) & SUN (12 - 1 PM)
Monthly: Once a week class Rs 1100/- and Twice a week class Rs. 2000/-
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 were 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 comprises group dance music, it is often used as joyful exercise music.
The Bollywood dance form usually follow 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.
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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.
WED & THU (6 – 7 PM)
SAT (4 – 5 PM) & (7 – 8 PM)
SUN (9 – 10 AM) & (1 – 2 PM)
TUE & FRI (5 – 6 PM)
SAT (2 – 3 PM) & SUN (8 – 9 AM)
FRI (7 – 8 PM) & SUN (1 – 2 PM)
TUE (6 - 7 PM) & SUN (2 - 3 PM)
WED (6:15 – 7:15 PM)
TUE (6 - 7 PM)
SAT (6 - 7 PM) & SUN (9 - 10 AM)
Monthly: Once a week Rs 1100/- and Twice a week Rs 2000/-
About the dance:
CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR CHILDREN AND DANCE AWARENESS
Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength). Creative Movement provides children with opportunities for creative experiences. The only pre requisite for this class is they must be potty-trained, be able to follow basic directions, and say goodbye to mom and dad at the classroom door.
Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement activities should encourage all children to participate.
Creative Movement is a way for children to know themselves and to see connections with the rest of the world. This is a way for them to understand themselves and their relationship with the world
HEALTH & FITNESS: Our urban environment has imposed many physical limitations. Children do not become coordinated and agile without a variety of movement experiences. Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the low level of movement in children and have observed that children are being socialized to prefer less activity. Movement classes are so imperative! Providing opportunities for locomotor activity contributes to children's fitness level.
BODY AWARENESS: Children need to gain a better mental picture of their own body. Controlling their own bodies is the first type of control children have over themselves. It is the first step toward developing internal control and self-discipline. Body awareness is an essential part of becoming aware of our feelings, because they exist in our minds AND bodies. When we feel angry or excited, we feel it in our whole self. Body awareness is also important in the development of spatial orientation. Children who do not perceive the space of their own bodies may frequently misjudge distances or bump into things. It also helps with development of motor skills. Creative movement activities focus on body awareness, motor fitness, rhythmic skill, strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and physical vitality.
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: Children will always move! Creative movement gives children the opportunity for movement that relieves tension, which would otherwise be expressed as “wiggling.” Also, children become more capable of determining what kind of movement is appropriate for different situations, for example, when to move freely and when to move carefully. Creative movement helps children gain more experience in concentrating, and develop higher levels of awareness of themselves and others. Contributions in the group will become more frequent and productive as children become more comfortable
SELF-ESTEEM: Self-esteem is the GREATEST benefit from incorporating creative movement into any curriculum. As children learn more and develop new skills, their self-esteem increases. When a child exclaims, 'I did it!' or 'I know that!' they are showing the power they feel in their own competence. A child's self-esteem is also enhanced through participation in activities where their contributions are valued.
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: Children will always move! Creative movement gives children the opportunity for movement that relieves tension, which would otherwise be expressed as “wiggling.” Also, children become more capable of determining what kind of movement is appropriate for different situations, for example, when to move freely and when to move carefully. Creative movement helps children gain more experience in concentrating, and develop higher levels of awareness of themselves and others. Contributions in the group will become more frequent and productive as children become more comfortable.
PURPOSE: We live in a time where people are desperately seeking meaning in their life. One significant thing we can teach children is how to find meaning and exhilaration in activities that will nourish, rather than destroy them. Incorporating creative movement into a child's education will not "save the world," but it will help them become more aware of themselves, sensitive to others, and actively conscious of the world they share.
Creative Movement is an opportunity for all children, regardless of age, special needs, or developmental stage, to interact with each other. It is a great energy releaser. And best of all, it’s FUN!
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.
How to join Salsa classes?
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 minimum 15 years and above.
The Basic course is for 12 sessions spread over 4 months. The Membership fee is Rs 1500/- and Monthly Fee, Rs 1800/-
If the entire course fee is paid at the time of joining, then a 20% discount is applicable.
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.
SUN (2 - 3 PM) & (3 – 4 PM)
WED (7:00 - 8:00 PM)
WED (7:30 - 8:30 PM)
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 form those of Mambo. Mambo moves are usually danced forward and backward, whereas, Salsa has more of a side to side feel.
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.
TUE & FRI (6 – 7 PM)
SAT (6 – 7 PM)
SUN (12 – 1 PM)
TUE & FRI (7 – 8 PM)
THU & FRI (6 PM - 7 PM)
Monthly: Once a week class Rs 1100/- and Twice a week class Rs. 2000/-
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 a 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.