KRTI SCHOOL OF DANCE
Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance having its origin in North India. The term Kathak means Kathakaar - The one who tells a story through dance. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the bhakti movement.
Semi Classical dance has its origins in Indian classical and folk dance, which when put together, is called Semi-Classical dance form. The steps and moves of semi-classical dance are not as complex or intricate as pure classical forms. However, the authenticity of the Indian dance form is preserved, and students are able to grasp these lighter semi-classical dances easily. Semi-classical dances are fun and fluid. This type of dance breaks the stylized structures and forms of the classical dance, and adopts a more contemporary style. All along the ethos of the basic dance remains intact.
Bollywood dance is the dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, and "modern", jazz, and even Western erotic dancing. In the strict sense the term "Bollywood" refers to the Hindi culture, art, and film industry from Bombay.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Folk dance includes the traditional dances of the various states of India. Generally, it is a type of dance that is a vernacular, usually recreational, expression of a past or present culture.
Freestyle dancing involves many different types of dancing, dance moves and dance steps, and leaves the dancer free to mix & match and move in any way desired.