What is the course about?
This is a fun course continuing on from the Beginners Bollywood class, if you have some knowledge of Bollywood and the style of this genre then the improvers class would be suitable for you. Within this course you will learn a wider knowledge in techniques, performance and grace. Bhangra will be taught along with elements of Street. hip hop, Jazz which has more recently transpired in colourful Bollywood movies.
What will we cover?
Each lesson will start with a warm-up, hand and arm combinations, and isolations, followed by corner to corner exercises, turns. You will learn moves to perform a Bollywood routine from popular Hindi movies. Each week during an hour and thirty minute dance class, you will not only learn the best Bollywood moves but also work on cleaning routines, stamina and grace in your movement.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate isolation of body parts to define movements
Use co-ordination and spatial awareness in relation to dance
Develop and increase your flexibility and stamina.
Demonstrate improved knowledge and musicality
Perform a Bollywood dance with confidence and flair.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for students who have attended Bollywood: beginners or have other equivalent experience, those with a feel for Bollywood music will be an advantage.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms and syncopations within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Individually and in groups.
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you
could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Wear comfortable loose clothing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details