The Soul of Bollywood Dance!

Most Indian dances are based on the treatise Natyashastra by the sage

Bharata Muni, which explains the Indian art of acting.Maine Tuhjko Dehka Acting or Natya is

a broad concept which encompasses both drama and dance.

The Natya Shastra was written by the sage “Bharata Muni” who, it is

claimed, was directly inspired by GOD Brahma. The Natya Shastra is

incredibly wide in its scope. It consists of minutely detailed precepts for

both playwrights and actors. Bharata describes 15 types of drama

ranging from one to ten acts. In addition, he lays down principles for

stage design, makeup, costume, dance (various movements and

gestures), a theory of aesthetics (rasas and bhavas), acting, directing

and music, each in individual chapter.

Though its main theme is drama, Natyashastra deals with dance also

at considerable length. On one hand, it elaborates various gestures of

hands, and on the other, classifies such gestures and movements as

either graceful or vigorous; the former, defining the ‘lalita’ form of dance

– ‘lasya’; and the latter, its vigorous form ‘tandava’. Dance is classified

under four categories and into four regional varieties.

The bollywood dances is a jumble of all these gestures and

movements, and as per current trend. Hindi film dance steps are easy

to learn. If you are a newbie then you can better take bollywood dancing

lessons classes from Hindi film dance choreographers or join any

classical dance academy/school. It’s easy for you to learn bollywood

dance steps if you are a born dancer with the blessing of almighty

GOD.