Bollywood: general level

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 28/05/20
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Clinton Goldsmith

A vibrant, elegant and high energy combination of fitness, technique and choreography provides you with a solid foundation and knowledge of Bollywood dance. No previous experience necessary.


What is the course about?

This is a fun course introducing you to 'Bollywood dance’ (A pun on Hollywood) It is a beginners class introducing you to basic techniques and exercises which will provide a fun and practical class. You will learn vibrant Bollywood routines as seen in the colourful movies and TV shows, and improve your dance and performance skills, by boogieing to the Bollywood beat.

What will we cover?

Each lesson will start with a warm-up, hand and arm combinations, and isolations, followed by corner to corner exercises. You will learn moves to perform a Bollywood routine from popular Hindi movies.

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 complete beginners

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?

The course has a physical approach from beginning to end with structured exercises to improve different qualities. The class is tutor led and you will be taught through demonstration and explanation. During the class participants will be given an opportunity to demonstrate the work and receive verbal feedback from your tutor. We encouraged you to work in your own time to perfect the work but there is no formal requirement to do so.

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?

Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. Tights, leotard or clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly. Jazz shoes/sneakers or similar, no outdoor shoes please. Jock straps should be worn by men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own safety and comfort. Jewellery should be removed at the start of the class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Continue with Bollywood or explore Street Jazz or Early Morning Dance Moves.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Lovely, fun, supportive course learning a dance style that’s a little bit different.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
Do it! It's amazing
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
The course was great, a lot of fun. A very nice and welcoming tutor. Always looking forward to going to the lesson.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/12/2018)
Yes!!! High energy and fun!!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/10/2018)
Great start to Fridays! Improved flexibility, interesting dance moves, suitable for weddings, parties or just for fun. Every class works towards a fun routine and the tutor varies the Bollywood styles throughout the term.
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Review by Jane L / (Posted on 26/03/2018)
One of the best dance classes I have attended at City Lit.
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Review by JES / (Posted on 22/03/2018)
This class provides a good mixture of Bollywood dance moves with exercise. Clinton's enthusiasm is inspiring!
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Review by J. / (Posted on 22/03/2018)
This course strikes a good balance between the rigour of Bollywood dancing technique and some deeply enjoyable, energising and happiness-inducing exercise. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed; as students have to take part in choreographies, they are able to learn and practice not only solo dance, but also, and more crucially, dancing with a partner and/or with a group.
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Review by Candra / (Posted on 22/03/2018)
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Course Code: DDB062

Thu, day, 23 Apr - 28 May '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £48.00

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