Would You Know The Dancer By Dance Name ?? And yes, comes the answer from all our students and every dancer that we have ever known.
Bharatanatyam students who have completed their exclusive trainings by all means want to take that crown of being fully trained and be called as Bharatanatyam Dancer once they reach to performing dance level. What do these names tell you : Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan, Smt. Mrinalini Sarabhai, Smt. Mallika Sarabhai, Smt. Hemamalini :), Rukmani Devi Arundale.
Students of Indian Folk Dances have always made sure to exclude themselves from Bollywood Dancers or Classical Dancers and take that ethnic crowd. Folk Dances are nothing but dance forms just not that long or lengthy as Indian Classical Forms. And so does these name : Smt. Mallika Sarabhai, Shobhana, Smt. Hemamalini, many more…
And yes, we have Bollywood Students who proudly takes the pride of being called as Bollywood dancer as they showcase some of their favorite actors to unlimited creativity that they learn at Mirchi Dance Academy. Check these names that identify as Bollywood dancers or choreographers : Smt. Hemamalini, Madhuri Dixit, Prabhu Deva, Hritik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and many more.
And yet, all of the above people know exactly what they are doing! We are very sure that there will be more that we may not have mentioned and have established themselves as dancers. What do the names tell you though 🙂
Some dancers that dance between dance categories like Madhuri Dixit, Hemamalini, Mallika Sarabhai are still identified with their skill-set and showcase them well when done as actual dance form piece. While creative dancing is at its hype these days (not fusion), these dancers have carved differences between each of the dances that they perform. You see fundamentals in their dances, and so comes along flawless execution that comes with years of training. We all have seen them aging, staying young, growing big and small by waist in sizes :), small to long hair, becoming tan to becoming most fair of all and yet they do can do it right.
Why ? Training :). It trains your body to be able to handle that work no matter what you go through and it mentally prepares you to just do it. Your reflex by default goes to muscle memory when being said to do so and that does not happen in days. Not even in 10 days even if you dance from 9am to 9 pm for straight 10 days. First 5 days, you will be pretty much just learning the basics if so! To master dance forms, you will need to master those movements and with those, the techniques. To build that, you have to do it for over 100 hours minimum. Life is very simple and so is dance. Even if we dance across all we have ever learned, you can outline each of dance technique, identify it and name it. And once done, next comes the dancer :).
A lot of students at Grace And Grooves dance between categories depending on commitment especially our Folk Dance Students and Bollywood Students and they all are able to outline, differentiate and flawless show what they are they are doing, with names :). They can outline creative dances as well when its done.
At Grace And Grooves, Bollywood/Movie Dance program students enjoy the liberty to attend any class they want, it is not everybody’s cup of tea to handle the dances or the technique classes of dance form. This idea was inspired from Hetal Nagaraj’s own teacher in Ahmedabad who has been following this ever since they started teaching Bollywood(past couple of years).
Now that is power of training that you would want to pay for. And this is why you do not want teachers who tell you to watch and learn. Remember one thing that everything that is online and requires physical work with techniques is for those know what it is.
One body and one life we all have and yes, we aim to do right. Our life is that precious and we want you to value your life :).
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