Instructor: Ms. Krishna Mehta, Amador Elementary Teacher Day: Tuesday Dates: Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Apr. 13, 20, 27 | May 4, 11 An active, energetic, and diverse Bollywood Dance class that will focus on merging many different styles of dance into one, while encouraging students to build their confidence levels. Students will be exposed to Indian Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Bhangra, and Bollywood through choreographed dance pieces. Students will learn specific techniques associated with each of these dance styles, including but not limited to what the hand gestures and steps are called, the meaning behind each gesture, and how to string it together in a fluid motion. Lessons will focus on understanding rhythm and how to hear the beats within each song. Through distance learning, students will be able to focus on their individual performance style. We will be creating groups and watching one group perform at a time to encourage performance skills. Students will need a clear open space in order to participate freely in this dance class. There will be lessons on stage presence, facial expressions, and expressing emotions through dance! Students will build their knowledge on how to weave all the different forms of dance to create a choreographed piece. In addition, through BollyFusion dance classes, students will learn character traits like responsibility, passion, and hard work, while learning vibrant and entertaining dances!