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Dance Day at the Hive

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Time:
Belly Dance – 5 to 7 pm
Lindy Hop – 7 to 9 pm

Fees:
Belly Dance – INR 500 per person
Lindy Hop – INR 500 per person or INR 800 per couple

Belly Dance
Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso.. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth

Instructor:
Enaakshi Kotwal is a professionally trained Belly Dancer and is considered amongst the best in the country. She is know for her Egyptian and turkish style of Belly Dancing. Enaakshi’s true foundation lies in Indian dance forms. She’s trained in the Kathak dance form under Guru Narayan Prasad and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a Visharad in Kathak from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Enaakshi went on to learn this dance form further under the able tutelage of Jayantimala – daughter of the famed dancer Sitara Devi.

Enaakshi has performed in a host of festivals apart from appearing in television commercials. She’s the founder and artistic director of White Peacock Dance Studio – a celebrated dance school that teaches students various forms of dance including Belly Dancing, Bollywood, Kathak, Indian Folk and Freestyle. With over 15 years of dancing experience across the country and overseas, Enaakshi continues to push the boundaries of dance in India.

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is an easy to learn partner dance originating from Harlem, New York danced to swing jazz music. The dance form is energetic and fun filled just as the music is. This dance form, the granddaddy of Jive and West coast swing is surging in popularity all over the US, Europe and even Korea. So join us for fun filled cardio driven morning coupled with a whole lot of jazz and even a little bit of physics.

I am Chaitanya and I having been dancing the Lindy hop 6 odd years during my time in the US, now that I am back I have made it my personal mission to spread this amazing dance form to Mumbai. I have an active role in organizing Lindy Hop socials in Mumbai and supporting the fledgling Lindy Hop scene here.

In this workshop you will learn about the basics of partner dancing and the history of Swing music and dance. We will have a whole lot of social dancing and fun. Since Lindy Hop is a social dance, partners will be rotated.
The event is part of the #HiveCommunitySeries of events. Full schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674980282790590/

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