Every child is original and gifted in their own way. Some can excel academically, while others can outshine in cultural activities like music, dance, singing, acting, etc. Training children in dance can have much benefits like health is maintained, their lifestyle is balanced, less vulnerable to health problems, improved concentration, patience, flexibility, agility, co-ordination and general and fine motor skills. However, not all children have the privilege and resources to be able to learn a dance form. This is why we at our NGO train our children in different dance forms of India.
Apart from the physical benefits, dance also improves mental health of children and looks after their psychological well being. Dance is a fun way to learn all the good qualities and develop holistically, including cognitive development of the child. A child learns socializing from a very young age and successfully learns team work. Dance is just the safe zone for those budding minds to explore their abilities while also becoming accustomed to building effective relationships with others.
Creative learning is proven to have enormous benefits for children. Here, at our NGO, the happiness and success of the underprivileged children is of prime importance which is why we expose our children to different forms of dance and provide them the platform and opportunities to nurture their talent.
The different dance forms that we train our children in are:-
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Kathak is a dance form through which stories are narrated with the help of body movements and gestures. The expressions and the aura of the dancer help them depict different scenes and feelings. Ankle movement is the player here. A child learns to express themselves creatively and also learn co-ordination and motor skills.
Originated in Tamil Nadu, this dance form was initially performed in ancient temples by women. The Mudras- body movement and gestures do the trick in this dance form. Learning Bharatnatyam is considered to be most respectable in South India. In this form, the child learns about gestures, expressions, general and fine motor skills, co-ordination ad concentration.
Dance form of Kerela, Kathakali depicts tales of Hindu mythology through loud face movements, heavy costumes and body paint (green). A fascinating dance form, it develops in children the confidence, expressions, fine motor skills and patience.
Representing the state of Manipur, this dance form showcases the relationships of Hindu Gods and Godesses. It is performed on the music of classical instruments and traditional narratives.
Classical dance of Andhra Pradesh, Kuchipudi involves singing and dancing. It is a dance filled with religious customs and is entirely dedicated to God.
Coming from the state of Odisha, this dance is performed through gestures and body movement. It depicts tales of Hindu mythology, instilling in children the sense of religion, calm and patience in children.
Popular dance form of Kerela, it is performed on music rendered by different instruments like flute, Veena, Mridangam and involves melodious ragas. It exhibits both graceful and vigorous dance of the Lords.
Dance form of Assam, this form of dancing portrays mythological teachings. It develops in children the facial expressions, social skills, co-ordination and self-confidence.