Friday, April 29, 2016

Let's Dance... It's International Dance Day

Today is International Dance Day.... So shake a leg... Do You Wanna Dance?

The thought of dancing took me back to the days when I was a kid. With a big family and lots of friends, we would just love to go for weddings... because we loved to dance. 

In the seventies we loved to 'Disco'

Disco Dancing was popular even in Bollywood and was a rage in the 80s with 'Disco Dancer' Mithun - the GrandMaster on 'Dance India Dance'. 

Anytime is the 'time to Disco'. My nieces and nephews in the '80s were 'fida' on this song... 'It's The Time To Disco' Kal Ho Na Ho

Back to the growing years, we loved to jive cause 'Rock n Roll Is King'. 

My dad was a fantastic dancer... At the family weddings we attended, there would be bookings for the Ballroom dances from my aunts (his sisters) and cousins. He could waltz and foxtrot right across the dance floor in perfect step. For a lighter moment, a cartoon waltz - with 'The Blue Danube'

The waltz was more often than not, followed by the Cha Cha Cha. You need a lesson... here goes, '1...2...cha cha cha' 

From Bollywood to Hollywood... with 'Cha Cha Slide'

'Cha Cha' originates from Latin America, which is the land of the rhythm... including the Rhumba and the Samba... 'Samba de Janiero'


I'm not a very good dancer... I've got the rhythm but not the style... Much happier playing the tunes for people to dance to. 

Dancing is very popular in Mumbai... and there are loads of classes for people of all ages... Do you remember 'Shall We Dance?'

Richard Gere learnt to dance in the movie and put up a fantastic promise. Would you like to dance. 

Just about a month ago, I was anchoring a dance exhibition put up by the dance academy run by a friend with multiple branches in Mumbai and even an international association. 

If you think you can dance, maybe you could try contacting some of my friend who count teach you to at:

Darren Das is starting a Waltz batch on 2nd May.

Brian's Academy of Dance has something for all ages.

Will leave you with a thought and a song... 'Better When I'm Dancing'...

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