Learning Classical Dance in 2020

Classical dance is a traditional dance. It reveals the feelings through verses or dance dramatization. So very different from other dancing I’ve done.

The dancing structure is depicted by balance, poise, and accuracy of moves. Furthermore, it also portrayed by formal moves, steps, and postures.

Classical dance is acted in theatres either in gathering or solo. And it is joined by instruments with lovely outfits. It passes on a story or subject through a melodic structure composed or utilized for this type of dance. Classical dance requires calmness however well-built frame of mind. It brings composure and euphony in everyday life. And simultaneously it makes our body powerful, dynamic and fit as a fiddle.

There are various styles and types of Traditional dance like Artful dance, Ballet, Ballroom, Tango and Bharatanatyam.

Classical dance performs its job. It isn’t just the craft of exemplar of Excellence and power. But it is also an appreciation to achieve the power of divine through it. Classical dance is a type of contemplation and devotion that keeps our mind tranquil and calm.

Classical dance is the most noteworthy type of art. At the point when somebody learns classical dance, he/she will force to know the legendary tales of the culture of India. They ought to have the information on Mahabharata, Ramayana, Life of Krishna, Kalidas, etc as; classical dance is dependent on these stories. It improves his/her Insight.

Furthermore, the individual comes to know about the rich culture of India. To learn classical dance, one must be dedicated. They ought to have enough persistence. This traditional dance makes you trained and diligent. It additionally makes an individual completely fit. As traditional dance moves need absolute body movement and flawless gestures.  It will cause you to feel relaxed and fearless. Classical dances are an important part of the culture of India. Mostly classical dances originated in temples. The basic purpose of these dances is worshipping.

While I’m not religious, it’s been interesting learning about these various different types of dancing.

Each dance adapted from different areas but they have the same roots. Classical dances are the most admired type of dances all over the world.

Bharatanatyam is a type of classical dance. This type of dance includes Bhav, Rag, Ras, and Taal. Additionally, it is called as Sadir. It was routinely performed by Devadasis.

Devadasis are young ladies offered to God in the temple of Hindus of South India. The actual word meaning of Bharatanatyam is Bha, Bhava which means feelings. Ra, rag means melody notes. Ta, Taal means pattern or flow. And Natyam is a Sanskrit word used for dramatization.

Top 10 Favourite Dance Movies Of All Time

We would have included the 1937 dance movie Shall We Dance starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the list of our Top 10, but decided not to, because Fred Astaire already belongs to the dancing Hall of Fame. Also, because of limited space.

But our Top 10 Favourite Dance Movies still include one of the old legends of dance, Gene Kelly.

  1. Singing In The Rain (1952). This is considered one of the best musicals ever made, with the unforgettable scene of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain. It also stars Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, both old time greats.
  2. West Side Story (1961). A fight scene between a native New York gang (the Jets), and immigrant Puerto Ricans (the Sharks) are portrayed as an elaborate dance scene in this undying classic. This is definitely one of the finest musical productions of all time.
  3. Saturday Night Fever (1977). This movie set a new craze for disco dancing in the late 70’s. John Travolta’s now iconic dance to the Bee Gee’s song, You Should Be Dancing, became a classic dance move ever since that time.
  4. Grease (1978). John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John did it again in this rambunctious dance musical. Grease won People’s Choice Award for Favourite Movie (1978) and Olivia Newton-John won a People Choice Award for Favourite Motion Picture Actress.
  5. All That Jazz (1979). The film is about Bob Fosse, a gifted dancer and choreographer, and acclaimed director of the Oscar winner, Cabaret. All That Jazz showcases the originality and talent involved in Jazz dancing.
  6. Footloose (1984). This is a high school musical where Kevin Bacon’s character revolutionizes dance in what was a backward town where the elders have outlawed and forbidden dancing.
  7. Center Stage (2000). This movie takes you to the rigorous world of ballet where success is often achieved by a result of a lot of hard work and dedication. It is fictional but quite realistic.
  8. Honey (2003). This movie showcases hip-hop and free style dance with such high-energy choreography that suits the younger teenage generation. Jessica Alba, the female lead, stars as a dance instructor with Lil’ Romeo.
  9. Happy Feet (2006). This is fun-tertainment — tap dancing penguins! It is a light hearted dance musical with penguins as lead stars.
  10. Step Up (2006 – 2014). Step Up is not just a dance movie. It has become a franchise that has showcased 7 movies, all of which feature hip-hop street dancing as a genre.

What are your Top 10 Favourite Dance Movies Of All Time?