Dance Facts and Mythology

DANCE, derived from the French word danser, may be defined as an art form or a type of sport which involves intense expression of one’s emotions through rhythmic movements of the body. Dance may also be seen as means to vent out your creative outflows or a medium to communicate non-verbally. Dance may be figurative or abstract, depending upon the message it conveys. The beauty of Dance lies in the purpose behind it, the message that it sends across and the grace with which it is performed. In contemporary times, dance has been categorised and classified into hundreds of types depending upon origin, location, gender, number of performers et al. But the common factors that bind all dance forms are the grace, charm and poise with which they are performed, the expression of emotions and the beauty in the depiction of the message conveyed. The soul of any dance form is in the chemistry that the performers build up with the audience or with one another.

Dance – Evolution

Dance, over the years, is one art form that has evolved tremendously. It may be noted that the origins of dance lie in ancient civilisations where it was featured in religious ceremonies and rituals, mostly to please the deity or Almighty. Excerpts from ancient Sri Lankan manuscripts suggest that dance, as a form of art, was used in magic spells during ethnic rituals and traditional ceremonies. Though nothing specific can be said about the genesis of various dance forms, it may be assumed that some forms of dance were used to impress or win over the beloved or to convey one’s feelings to the opposite sex. It is also believed that dance was used as a means of communication much before the use of written languages. Yet another important facet of dance was its use in various healing techniques.

Menaka dancing to distract Vishwamitra as stated in Hindu mythological stories.

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Dance Away that Flab

Can't decide between the gym and dancing to lose that extra weight or to stay fit in general? Here's a list of dance forms taught at Delhi Dance Academy with the average calories burnt in 1 hour:

Zumba: 500-1000
Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
Bharatnatyam: 400-600
Hip-Hop: 350-550
Belly dance: 250-450
Bollywood: 300
Salsa: 200-300

These numbers vary with your body weight and the amount of effort you put in.

How can I lose weight?
You lose weight when you consume or burn more calories than you take. Burning 3500 calories means you lose 1 lbs or 450 grams (almost half a Kilo) of weight.

In other words, if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day or burn 500 calories working out or dancing, you would lose 0.45 kgs in a week. :)

At Delhi Dance Academy we can also talk to you about your daily diet and recommend changes to help you lose weight.

Delhi Dance Academy has been featured on 24 x 7 News Channel as one of Delhi's best dance institutes. We have made recent appearances on TV Channels like BBC, Aajtak, E TV, NHK World, MTv and NDTV Goodtimes. We are among the top 50 activities to do while in Delhi by TripAdvisor with excellent reviews.

DDA remains one of Delhi’s most sought after dance academies - The Hindu
Delhi's Top 5 Places to Learn Hip Hop, Popping and Locking - HT City, Hindustan Times
Belly Dancing Classes That'll Help You Ace The Art - HT City, Hindustan Times
Top 5 Places to Learn Bollywood Dance in Delhi - HT City, Hindustan Times
Delhi's Best Places to Learn Dance - Delhi Times, Times of India
Zumba at Delhi Dance Academy, I must confess, leaves me panting and exhausted - Business Standard
Shaadi Poori Filmi Hai (Article on Wedding Choreography) - TFL Magazine
Namaste India Dance Workshops - Editor's Pick - Timeout Delhi Magazine
The Top Place for B Boying, Hip Hop, Funk Jazz and Zumba - Hindustan Times main newspaper
Gymnastics Classes by Arman Safa Khan - Timeout Delhi
Shall We Dance? Director Arjun Sandhu interviewed by HT Mint
11 Unusual Things To Do In Delhi by About.com
Top 10 Things to Do In Delhi by Guardian UK

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