Indian Fusion Dance – A Blend of Contemporary and Classical Indian Dance

Indian Fusion Dance – A Blend of Contemporary and Classical Indian Dance

Indian Fusion Dance – A Beautiful Blend of Contemporary and Classical Indian Dance

12 Week Dance Fusion Online Course starts January 28th, 2022

In line with Government Guidelines, Classes will be taught Online.

DatesJanuary 28th, 2022 until May 27th, 2022. Includes half-term and Easter breaks.

Half term and Easter Breaks: Friday 18th February 2022, Easter Break Friday 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd April and One break on Friday 20th May.
When & WhereOnlineevery Fridays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
ParticipantsMinimum Age 6 +
Fees &
How to Pay
Fee: £144 for 12 classes
Pay as you go (drop in): £16 per class
Enrolment Payment: Please call 07956 350 569 or email to enrol

Learning Outcomes

This course will build on the previous term and cover basic Classical Indian dance movement patterns, harmonious, expressional and rhythmic vocabulary of Indian Music-and Dance both Classical and Contemporary including aspects of folk dance from Punjab (Bhangra) and Bollywood dance. Focusing on Mindfulness of balance, posture, stamina and co-ordination and a variety of movements enriched with Indian music, the training will give an access into the appreciation of Classical Indian Music and Asian Arts. A new introduction to Ghazals and Devotional poetry to Lord Shiva, Ganesh and Krishna (Poetry in Urdu and ancient Sanskrit Texts) exploring ancient, sacred storytelling recitation, and simple singing / vocals will be included in the teaching to enhance learning and confidence. A small introduction on Mindful Yogic Dancing will be explored helping students to gain greater awareness and presence in their practice.

About the Course

This course is a unique blend of Indian Classical Kathak dance with modern Contemporary and Indian folk dance. The course will help develop stamina, core stability, strength and confidence in dance. A basic level of fitness is required to be able to undertake continuous exercise for about an hour with a short break for stretching and a drink of water. The dancers are required to dance bare feet. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used to aid learning and the images may be used for publicity and marketing both online and print. You will have the opportunity to confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

Class Activities

  • Building on previous terms and starting afresh by learning, engaging, participating and practicing set patterns and sequences of movements
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to ideas and movements for inclusion through video clips, audio recordings
  • Being prepared to do some work at home for digital recordings- clapping rhythm, singing the vocals to music to enhance learning
  • Study can include the use of digital resources such as film, & photography, websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance learning.
  • Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst learning a new skill and increasing wellbeing. It can improve concentration, physical dexterity and confidence.
  • An introduction to basic Yoga, meditation, warm up and cool down will be covered.

Class Information

Clothes that allow ease of movement. Females to tie long hair back. Shalwar Kameez for females and kurta for males will enhance the spirit of this beautiful and graceful dance form, a bottle of water and a note-pad and pen.
Adjustments will be made to the movements to meet particular physical or learning needs.

About the Tutor

Mrs Ruby Nayyar has been involved in the Dance, Yoga and Fitness industry for over 20 years, having trained as a Professional Classical Kathak Dance Artist, Bollywood and Bhangra dancer and performer, Tutor in Couple’s Wedding First Dance, and as an Artistic Director of Indiadances, a multi-cultural dance company she founded in 2003.

Performing and teaching Internationally, she has had formal training in Yoga, Ballroom Dancing and Salsa, and she uses her expertise in Kathak to combine the various distinct dance styles to create and capture breath-taking choreography and performances. She provides modification and options to allow inclusivity for all ages and abilities, so no one is left out!

She is passionate about dance, movement, and energy and currently works at number of gyms and schools; both corporate and private clients. She is currently working as a Wellness instructor for Redbridge Vision teaching dance and Yoga for women. With her keen interest in dance and movement and a love of learning, she brings a sense of playfulness and fun to her teaching, fostering curiosity and applying accelerated learning techniques.

Ruby says “Our health and well-being is precious and needs preserving and nurturing on a daily basis.”

For more information email Ruby: