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Bollywood Dance Lessons for All Levels | Learn under Parijat Naik

by Parijat Naik

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This online Bollywood dance course on Ipassio would be taught OnliVe (Online + Live) by Parijat Naik or her dance partner Taamohar Biswas. Both Parijat and Taamohar are classical dance performers and teachers by training, majorly specializing in Bharatanatyam, among other dance forms. Hence, they will focus on teaching various other dance techniques even while teaching Bollywood dance. This course will explore various techniques of Bollywood dance, rhythmic footwork, artistic hand gestures, and facial expressions. Importance will be given to expressing the meaning of the songs through body movement. The song selection would depend on the level of experience of the student (Beginner or intermediate).

  • Course Duration

    4 Weeks

  • Course Level

    Beginner

  • Instruction Language

    English

  • Classes Taken

    8

Taught On

  • Skype

US$21.6(1-on-1 Class)

per class

(Tax Exclusive)

Recommended - 1 Week = 1 Class

1 Class = 60 minutes

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Educator Profile

Parijat Naik

10 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Professional teacher
  • Education

    MA from Fontys School of applied Arts, Netherlands

  • Work Details

    Founder/ artistic director - Soul feet

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Course Details

As Bollywood dance is more focused on choreography, this online course has been planned as a short course of 4 weeks. In this span of 4 weeks, the students will learn 2 short choreographies (Approx 1.5 min each) on 2 songs of their choice or as recommended by the teacher. Each class is of 60 minutes and the class would be consisting of 4 segments:

Short warm-up (5 - 10 min): The warm-up would include light exercises to loosen up the different body parts, some stretches, and body isolation movements.

Dance technique: (10-15 min): In this segment, the student would be introduced to a few technicalities of dance that are commonly used in Bollywood dancing. Through Bollywood dance is a more freestyle dance, it is important to learn the correct technique in order to achieve a graceful finishing of the steps. The students would learn variations in footwork, formations of hand gestures, hip isolation movements, and coordination between hands and feet.

Choreography (30 min): This segment would hold the major focus of the class, as choreography is the core of Bollywood dancing. Students would be taught rhythmical dance steps that compliment and reflect the lyrics of the chosen song. Students would be given an understanding of how the dance technique that has been introduced to them can be applied to choreography. This segment would involve a lot of movement, energy, expression, and of course a lot of fun!

Closing (5min): The last min of the class would be allotted to finishing movements, revision, or discussion of doubts that are raised by the student. An edited audio track of the chosen song would be provided to the student at the end of the course.

About the teacher: Parijat Naik is a Choreographer and performer based in Mumbai, currently residing in the Netherlands. She is the founder of a dance company headquartered in Mumbai, India. For the past 10 years, she has been choreographing and performing at various festivals and concerts all over India and in countries like Sweden, Hong Kong, and China. She has also conducted workshops in The Netherlands, France, and Singapore. She has choreographed and performed at the famous Kala Ghoda festival, Mumbai, and also choreographed and conducted dance workshops for corporate companies such as BNP Paribas, HDFC, L&T, Phillips, Accenture, Rotary club. Soul Feet dance company's choreography has been telecasted on television channels such as Colours tv, Sony pal, and Doordarshan. For the past 8 years, Soul Feet has been the leading dance troupe for the famous "Bollywood tours" that mark the character of Bollywood tourism in Mumbai. Her artistic practice has a strong focus on storytelling, culture, and non-verbal communication. In her works, she constantly tries to incorporate innovative methods and strongly believes that art is a participatory and collective experience. Given her background in Architecture and recent research-based Masters in Performing Arts at Fontys University in The Netherlands, she is committed to continuing research in finding methods to redefine the position of traditional classical and folk dance in modern society.

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