Enchanting Bollywood performances that captivate the senses!
Bollywood dance brings joy to everyone that experiences it, dancers, audiences, and musicians alike. Our goal at Nara Bollywood Dance Academy is to share that joy with as many people as we can through mesmerizing choreographies, and an innate love for what we do.
Bollywood Dance Classes in Miami, South Florida
Bollywood movies are full of imagination, colorful costumes, and intricately coordinated choreographies. Once you take your first Indian dance class, you'll find that the dances of India are a fun and energetic experience as well as a full body workout. Nara Bollywood Dance Academy is located in beautiful Miami, Florida, which definitely inspires its diverse, enchanting and flavorful performances.
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The term Bollywood was created by combining two names, Bombay (the city now called Mumbai) and Hollywood. In essence, Bollywood Dance is Indian film dancing. Bollywood Dance fuses Indian Classical and Indian Folk Dance styles such as Bharatanatyam and Kathak, combined with western dance styles like Jazz, Hip-hop, Ballroom and even Arabic Dance or Belly Dance. Bollywood Dance incorporates story telling in its choreographies making it fascinating to watch!
Bharatanatyam is one of the eight forms of Indian Classical Dance native to South India. Bharatanatyam was originally used as a form of worship in temples. Performances involved carefully choreographed and well practiced combination of eye movements, expressions, “Mudras” or hand gestures, steps and dance. Bharatnatyam typically involves intense and strong movements and is known to be a very beautifully showcased art of story telling.
Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian Classical Dance native to North India. Kathak originated within Hindu temples as a storytelling art form for portraying the epic tales from Hindu scriptures, such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. Poetry was combined with rhythmic movement to aid in the worshipful storytelling. Kathak dancers specialized in the usage of intricate footwork, spins, “Mudras” or hand gestures, facial expressions and singing to give life to their stories.
Garba is a folk dance form that originates in the Gujarat region of India. The word Garba comes from the Sanskrit ‘garbha’ meaning the womb. Garba dance is the main highlight during the nine-day Navaratri celebrations, though it is also performed on other social occasions. Modern Garba is also heavily influenced by Dandiya Raas, a dance traditionally performed by men. The merger of these two dances has formed the high-energy dance that is seen today.
Bhangra is a folk dance form that originates in the Punjab region of Northeast Pakistan and Northern India. Bhangra is originally a rural dance performed at harvest festivals. The heavy rhythmic swing of bhangra music remains popular in modern Punjabi culture while also gathering new followers from other areas on the globe. Bhangra dance is very energetic and often done with raised arms or shoulders, to the syncopated beat of the double-headed dhol drum.
Dandiya Raas is a folk dance that originates in Gujarat. Dandiya Raas is performed with sticks or “Dandias” and is popularly performed in the festival of Navaratri. Many communities in home and abroad perform the Dandiya or Dandiya Raas during the Color Festival of Holi, on the eve of Raas Purnima, during the Navaratirs & the Dusshera and of course during the Light Festival – Diwali.