danceShala - Services
dance Shala - School of Dance and Music
 
We offer lessons in:
 
  • Indian Classical dances - Kathak, Bharatanatyam
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Bhangra
  • Bollywood Guitar
 
Bollywood Dance Performances

  • for special events including Weddings, Private parties, Corporate functions, and Fund raisers.
 
Custom Choreography and Training

  • for First Dance for Wedding/Anniversary.  Parents Welcome!

 
DANCES
 
Kathak
Kathak dance is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms, Kathak is mainly storytelling through expressions.  Its form today contains some features of Persian dance and ancient Indian temple and ritual dances. 
Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely performed Indian classical dance styles that originated in South India.  Based on the temple dances form, it is known for its grace, purity, tenderness and sculpturesque poses.
Odissi
Odissi is the oldest surviving dance form of India according to the archeological evidences.  It is distinguished from the other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places on the independent movement of head, chest, and pelvis, called Tribhangi.
Bollywood
Bollywood dance is a synthesis of folk and Indian traditional dance, with infusion of Western techniques, performed on the music of Indian films.  It is evolved as a unique and energetic style and often used as a joyful exercise.
Bhangra
Bhangra, originally a Punjabi folk dance style from North India containing glimpses of men's Punjabi dance styles, today, is characterized by a fusion with Western dance styles.  Many North American Universities and Organisations hold annual Bhangra dance competitions where Indians and Non-Indians together compete for money and trophies.

 
 
MUSIC
 
Bollywood Guitar
Guitar basics through Bollywood music covers a variety of Bollywood songs from unforgettable classics to the popular numbers of today with an understanding of common chord progressions used in Bollywood Music.