Types of Dances

You can call it an art form or a sport, but Dance generally refers to the rhythmic movement of the body to music. It can be used for personal expression, social interaction or even spiritual performances. Dance is deep rooted in all cultures across the world and every region has its own unique interpretation of the same.

The array of dance styles across the world is limitless. So, it is very hard to choose one as your favourite. We would recommend that you try the following dance genres to find what you are most comfortable with:

Ballet: Ballet is a result of centuries of development of dance techniques and is said to be the foundation for various other dance styles and genres. Ballet dancers use dance and music to tell stories to the audience.

Indian Bollywood: Bollywood dance is what you typically see Hritik Roshan or Shahid Kapoor performing in commercial film songs. It is a blend of classical Indian, folk dances, bhangra, Hip Hop and even some western dance forms. There are no boundaries to Bollywood dance, but generally speaking, it involves using hand and leg movements and facial expressions and is one of the best dance forms to learn if you’re new to dancing. Check out our Bollywood dance classes.

Jazz: The true spirit of Jazz lies in creativity and inventiveness. It offers dancers a great degree of self-expression by incorporating different styles of dance into their movements. Jazz at Delhi Dance Academy – class schedule.

Hip-Hop: This style of dance is born from the suburban culture and their expressions. Hip-hop involves popping, locking, breaking and even house dance. One of the most popular forms of dancing in the present times owing largely to music artists and pub culture. Read more about Hip Hop at DDA.

Swing: One of the liveliest forms of dance where couples jump, spin and swing together. It was extremely popular from 1920s to the 40s during the “Jazz decades”.

Western and Country: You’ve probably seen dancers with big boots and cowboy hats dancing with great smiles on their faces. Western dancing includes several dance forms and is popular in country clubs and taverns.

Belly Dancing: A unique dance form with exquisite movements of the hips and abdomens. The art of belly dancing is quite popular with teenage girls largely owing to musical performers such as Shakira. Belly dancing is taught at Delhi Dance Academy.

Flamenco: A popular Spanish form of dance with a wonderful mix of the song, the guitar and elaborate hand and body movements. This expressive dance form is a blend of lively body movements and percussive music.

Latin Dance: This form of dance is renowned for its passionate energy and sensual hip movements. Fast-paced movements to the lively music, Latin Dance is considered to be a form of sensual expression.

Salsa: Probably the most popular form of dance around the world, Salsa originated in the Caribbean. When reading about Salsa, there’s extensive mention of Cuban, Colombian and Puerto Rico based dance forms. Gradually it came to the US and we got what is popularly known as the New York Salsa style. It is a wide-spread form of dance performed by couples in night-clubs, halls, pubs and outdoors throughout Europe and the Americas. Performing Salsa is almost an essential skill that one must know. Find out our Salsa timings and fees here.

Tap: A unique form of percussive dancing where the dancer uses the metal plates on his shoes to tap against a hard surface to create a mesmerising dance form. This form of dance is extremely popular in America, Ireland and Britain.

As said before, the list of dance forms and genres spread across the world is vast and countless. Every country has its own folk dances along with their unique interpretation of the more popular dance forms. So, if you want to begin your journey in dancing, make sure you get a professional to help you master the art.

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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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