Bollywood Dance

When and Where

9 Sep 2019 - 2 Dec 2019 (15 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Monday 10:30 - 11:45
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Olivia White
Course code

What you will learn

This is a non-syllabus course suitable for all, whether complete beginners or those with some prior dance experience. If you have an interest in learning how to use the body to create fun pieces of dance, whilst gaining a glimpse into the Indian cinematic world and culture, then this is the class for you. There will be an emphasis on fun and creative expression, with an introduction to various global dance genres. Some elements of historical context and modern day cinema will be covered. Be prepared to try out something new.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of musicality.
  • Understand different genres of Indian dance – including classical and folkloric genres, as well as a perspective on other global dance forms.
  • Develop an awareness of the dance body and how to effectively manage health and injury prevention.
  • Perform a short taught choreographed piece.

Class format and activities

There will be a focus on gradual progression and understanding of different styles all of which will become incorporated into a short choreography. The class will consist of a general warm up, technique – which will vary from week to week and include classical dance genres, folkloric genres and some aspects of other global dance styles. This will help to develop your interest in dance and also enable you to recognise a variety of forms and music styles. In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film, photography and useful websites. Dance is an holistic practice which will also help you to develop self-confidence, increased awareness, positive reinforcement, concentration and physical dexterity. Emphasis will be placed on encouragement of social inclusion and enjoyment as well as fitness development.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

A basic level of fitness – Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns, or history of injury. Please discuss with your tutor if there are any adaptations necessary or if you have been advised to avoid certain movement types

What you need to know before you enrol

From time to time, photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity and marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed/ or photographed

What you will need for your class

Loose fitting comfortable clothes should be worn for ease of movement. Most of the movements will be taught in bare foot, however soft jazz or ballet slippers may be preferential. Costume ideas may be advised for future if any performance opportunities arise.

What you can do next

A follow on course to further develop yourself in the dance experience. The Morley College dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the dance department for more information.