This style is the oldest of all classical dance forms in South India. Bharatha Natyam is traditional & spiritual and its known for its grace and sculpturesque poses. The dancer is considered as a worshiper as they dance barefoot on cement floor using mind & soul. In this class, students will learn how to use facial expressions, hand gestures & vigorous foot work. Bharatha Natyam requires students to be discipline and the teachers are quite strict and firm in the way they conduct the classes. If you wish for our child to learn this artform, the parents and students must adhere to the cultural customs and respect the guru and the teachings of the guru. Recommended age to start is 5 years of age.
In this class, students will learn the latest dance moves to the popular Bollywood music hits. It is a fun class where students will improve rhythm and musicality and at the same time stay connected to their Indian culture. Bharatha Natyam & Technique classes are strongly recommended to strengthen Bollywood technique.
DANCE ACROBATICS AND FLEXIBILITY CLASS
We encourage all our students to participate in Dance Acrobatics and Flexibility Class in conjunction with their other classes, as it will help strengthen their technique and enjoyment in all other styles. Acrobatic/ Gymnastics combines the strength, flexibility and technical precision of gymnastics with the grace and musicality of dance. Students learn to safely execute a large variety of tricks. Flexibility exercises will help your child to do high kicks, splits and acrobatic tricks. This also allows them to make special features in our dance concerts, depending on how well they learn the tricks. We strongly encourage all students to participate in a minimum of one per week.
Hip hop dancing is an urban ethnic dance form that has gained popularity in the last couple of years. Hip hop dancing marked its beginning as part of the hip hop culture in the early 1900's, when the youth in and around Bronx, New York started dancing on the streets. Hip hop dancing is an ideal way to express one's creativeness. There is breaking, popping, locking, and free styling in hip hop dances. The jumps, breakages, and rotations in the movements are combined in such a way that the dance style becomes an informal and explosive one.
KUTHU / GAANA
Hard Hitting Steps, Rhythmic Beats, High Energy DANCE! The new uprising dance style Kuthu/Gaana, popularised by Tamil cinema is now offered exclusively at IDS.
Originating from South India - Tamil Nadu. Kuthu/Gaana is also known as street style dance, mainly performed with its emphasis on percussion. The beat of drums and catchy tunes along with such character and vigour style of dance makes it even more fun and exciting! Recommended age to start is 8 years of age.
ADULTS BOLLYWOOD & KUTHU DANCE CLASS
Yes….It’s back!! After so many requests, we have started adults dance class for our IDS parents as well as new members to join and have a great time learning dance! Believe me, this class is full of fun and party-like dance moves! Stage performance at our annual concert is also offered to those interested. Classes only held Thursdays 7-745pm at Baulkham Hills venue.
If you would like your child to have the opportunity to excel and perform at various places, functions and festivals; we encourage your child to be part of the elite team. They will do more than 2 dance performances in our concerts and get to be in competitions and may also perform interstate and internationally. These classes require students to have a strong technique and a commitment to hard work and good attendance. Recommended age to start is 8 years of age. Audition details TBA.