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Dance forms.

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I was doing my research about various dance forms and was amazed. In this post, I would not take Indian classical dance forms. Because that would take another full post. Right now few Latin American Dances and with some of their videos that I found online. They are all so interesting. Worth watching.

Bolero

The post will continue and in the next, there would be videos for the following

SAMBA
rumba
PASO DOBLE
waltz
tango
jive
cha cha cha
jitterburg
swing
zouk
bachata
lindy hop
Black Bottom
Foxtrot
rock and roll
disco
ballroom
ballet
twist
break dance
jazz
flamenco

Do you know of more styles? share them with me. Share a video link too if you have.
Which one is your favorite?
Which one have you learnt or intend to learn or love watching?
Share with me here.

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November 28, 2008 at 9:36 am

Posted in dance, dancercise, salsa

Dance forms.

with 17 comments

I was doing my research about various dance forms and was amazed. In this post, I would not take Indian classical dance forms. Because that would take another full post. Right now few Latin American Dances and with some of their videos that I found online. They are all so interesting. Worth watching.

Bolero

The post will continue and in the next, there would be videos for the following

SAMBA
rumba
PASO DOBLE
waltz
tango
jive
cha cha cha
jitterburg
swing
zouk
bachata
lindy hop
Black Bottom
Foxtrot
rock and roll
disco
ballroom
ballet
twist
break dance
jazz
flamenco

Do you know of more styles? share them with me. Share a video link too if you have.
Which one is your favorite?
Which one have you learnt or intend to learn or love watching?
Share with me here.

Written by kiransawhney

November 28, 2008 at 9:36 am

Posted in dance, dancercise, salsa

Black, Children Day, Salsa, Tango

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My blogger friend Santoshi has sent me such awesome pictures of me. I had to put them on my blog. Do check her link here. Thanks Santoshi.

Today is Children’s Day. My sons have planned for movie- Dostana for tomorrow.

Morning, I had few children over in my studio for whom there were fitness sessions on the house. Exercises for kids. Stretching, jumping and playing around. My weekend starts tonight. I am off to do Salsa.

Tomorrow there is also Tango workshop in my studio by Rebacca and Olga.

Written by kiransawhney

November 14, 2008 at 11:59 am

Black, Children Day, Salsa, Tango

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My blogger friend Santoshi has sent me such awesome pictures of me. I had to put them on my blog. Do check her link here. Thanks Santoshi.

Today is Children’s Day. My sons have planned for movie- Dostana for tomorrow.

Morning, I had few children over in my studio for whom there were fitness sessions on the house. Exercises for kids. Stretching, jumping and playing around. My weekend starts tonight. I am off to do Salsa.

Tomorrow there is also Tango workshop in my studio by Rebacca and Olga.

Written by kiransawhney

November 14, 2008 at 11:59 am

Marathon, Movie, Merengue

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It has been a very happening day of my life. I ran Airtel Half Marathon Delhi today morning. I finished my 21 kms in 1.50 mins but I was also cheering a group of my friends along.

Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga won the Airtel Delhi half marathon with the fastest time of the year of 59 minutes and 15 seconds here Sunday. Fellow-Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia won the women’s race, clocking, 60:08:17.

Sandeep Kumar and Kavita Raut recorded the best timings among the Indians and pocketed $4,000 each.

It was an African sweep in the open event, with silver and bronze medals in the men’s category going to Kenyans Wilson Kipsang (59:16:0)and Wilson Chebet (59:34:0), receiving $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Ethiopian Gelet Getent (1:08:18) and Kenyan Peninah Arusei (1:08:20) finished second and third respectively among women.

Defending champion Rwanda’s Dieuone Disi, who came in 1:43:0 minutes in the 2007 edition, finished seventh here with 1:00:47.

Merga who recorded his personal best over the 21-km stretch, however, was given a stiff competition by Kipsang and Chebet, with all three recording 27:30:0 at 10km. It was at 19.5 km, when Merga broke away from the pack, clocking 54:10 as compared to Kipsang’s 54:12 and Chebet’s 54:15.

The competition was even fierce among women, with all the top three finishers at 1:02:24 at 19.5 km. It was indeed a close call for Mergia who won the event just by a second.

Both Merga and Mergia will take home $25,000 each with second and third placed runners in both the categories pocketing $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.

In the evening, I shot for Merengue. This video is going to one of Bollywood producer. What happens next, future will decide. We did this impromptu. Really there was not a single rehearsal or retake. You see me and my dance partner Idrees A Jhon. He is simply awesome. I tell him that he can even make a tree dance. In my previous post also, you see him in the picture. And those of you who could not spot me, can see me next to him.

After quickly shooting for this video, I went with my son to watch the latest James Bond MovieQuantum of Solace. Since childhood, I have been die hard fan of James Bond Movies and have not missed a single one. In fact, my first crush was Roger Moore but Daniel Craig has been brilliant. The movie is really s(exciting). A must Watch.

Written by kiransawhney

November 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Marathon, Movie, Merengue

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It has been a very happening day of my life. I ran Airtel Half Marathon Delhi today morning. I finished my 21 kms in 1.50 mins but I was also cheering a group of my friends along.

Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga won the Airtel Delhi half marathon with the fastest time of the year of 59 minutes and 15 seconds here Sunday. Fellow-Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia won the women’s race, clocking, 60:08:17.

Sandeep Kumar and Kavita Raut recorded the best timings among the Indians and pocketed $4,000 each.

It was an African sweep in the open event, with silver and bronze medals in the men’s category going to Kenyans Wilson Kipsang (59:16:0)and Wilson Chebet (59:34:0), receiving $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Ethiopian Gelet Getent (1:08:18) and Kenyan Peninah Arusei (1:08:20) finished second and third respectively among women.

Defending champion Rwanda’s Dieuone Disi, who came in 1:43:0 minutes in the 2007 edition, finished seventh here with 1:00:47.

Merga who recorded his personal best over the 21-km stretch, however, was given a stiff competition by Kipsang and Chebet, with all three recording 27:30:0 at 10km. It was at 19.5 km, when Merga broke away from the pack, clocking 54:10 as compared to Kipsang’s 54:12 and Chebet’s 54:15.

The competition was even fierce among women, with all the top three finishers at 1:02:24 at 19.5 km. It was indeed a close call for Mergia who won the event just by a second.

Both Merga and Mergia will take home $25,000 each with second and third placed runners in both the categories pocketing $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.

In the evening, I shot for Merengue. This video is going to one of Bollywood producer. What happens next, future will decide. We did this impromptu. Really there was not a single rehearsal or retake. You see me and my dance partner Idrees A Jhon. He is simply awesome. I tell him that he can even make a tree dance. In my previous post also, you see him in the picture. And those of you who could not spot me, can see me next to him.

After quickly shooting for this video, I went with my son to watch the latest James Bond MovieQuantum of Solace. Since childhood, I have been die hard fan of James Bond Movies and have not missed a single one. In fact, my first crush was Roger Moore but Daniel Craig has been brilliant. The movie is really s(exciting). A must Watch.

Written by kiransawhney

November 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Dance for fun.

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Can you spot me in the above pictures?

Past full week, I have been partying hard. And I am loving it. There is a whole group of people in Delhi who have formed various salsa clubs. They are fun loving and die hard salsa fans. The lights are dim, the music is pulsing and couples are circling the dance floor. Besides Salsa, we also do Merengue. There are two more awesome dance forms that need mention here- Bachata and Zouk. These are very close and sensual dance forms.

Salsa is a fantastic way of keeping fit because, the movements of the dance require the use of various muscles in the body. Like swimming, you naturally start to tone up as you dance. You will also find that your stamina increases and gets better the more you dance, which is perfect if you hate exercise or going to the gym.

Salsa is so much fun, elegant and sexy, and the sound of the music and atmosphere in Salsa clubs is electric. So much so that you are generally oblivious to the fact that you are excercising while dancing and enjoying yourself. The movements of salsa are also great if you already go to the gym but want suppler tone. Salsa clubs are friendly, relaxing and once you learn the dance, the feeling is even greater.

Dancing offers a great deal of physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Physical benefits are many. Dancing recruits large and small muscle groups, which allows the development of body awareness as muscle strength increases. The heart and lungs also benefit from the engagement of all muscle groups in movement. Side to side moves help strengthen weight bearing bones in the legs. Dance also decreases bone mass loss, which prevent osteoporosis.

Posture is also improved from the development of body awareness, at the same time that balance and stability are greatly enhanced thorough dancing. Additionally, dancing promotes the development of core strength. A flatter stomach and a strong mid section are wonderful results of dancing because recruitment of abdominal and back muscles is the “core” of dance.

Mental sharpness is exercised through dance by learning choreography and memorizing step sequence and styling. The brain is fully involved in the activity as new connections are made through insightful discoveries on how the body moves as a result of applying the new knowledge. Intellectual involvement aids in stress relief because individuals focus on the activity while temporarily “forgetting” about their busy lives and schedules.

Spiritual wellness is achieved though dancing because each participant gets the satisfaction of learning and performing new moves. Also, socialization is inevitable in dancing as participants interact with each other and celebrate each other’s successes. And let’s not forget one of the most seductive reasons for dancing: having fun!

Dancing is the ultimate form of exercise. It is non-impact, high intensity and a mood enhancer. It also promotes life style changes that positively affect the body, the mind and the spirit. You get all in one: complete wellness with every dance step you take.

Written by kiransawhney

November 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

Posted in dance, dancercise, fitness, salsa