“DANCE IS THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL OF THE BODY”
Dance has been associated with NRO for the past three years. What started with just one center in the beginning has now expanded and spread out its wings to eight centers. During the initial stages, there was no structured syllabus that was followed. The kids were taught dance steps and routines based on their liking.
But throughout this time we were able to connect to the kids and understand as to what they wanted from us. This helped us in framing a structured syllabus keeping in mind the child’s liking and interests.
Right from the start of 2014, the plans had been well thought of. Although it was a bit difficult in the beginning to get the attention of the kids, once we started explaining to them as to what styles we were going to teach them, they were very much interested and keen to learn it. A few ice breaker games and activities helped us creating a good bond with the kids.
The kids could relate to a lot of dance moves that we showed them to some other movies they had seen and their persistence to teach us those steps showcased the amount of enthusiasm they had towards dance.
To ensure discipline, BMC chart had been implemented wherein the kids chose their own rules and punishments for themselves as well as the volunteers. Peer learning was also implemented on a large scale to bring out the leadership qualities in children.
As far as the syllabus is concerned, bollywood, hip-hop and ballet are the three styles that are to be taught over a period of three months in the above said order. Workshops will be conducted by Species Dance Academy to get the volunteers more accustomed to the different styles of dance.
“DANCE IS THE POETRY OF FOOT”
PC : KASI VISWANATHAN R M
PR : SURABHI GUTCH
HR : SMITHI MANICKAM