In this era when you can virtually travel the world and even go to outer space with a swish of your finger and click of a button, few people feel the need to move.
Childhood and even teenager obesity are on the rise.
In fact, 9 million American teenagers below the age of 15 years are obese right now.
Obesity can cause low self-esteem, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and even early death.
I had an idea to get people moving, have fun doing it and without feeling the "burden" or stigma of exercise.
I decided to create dance moves to popular songs.
I wrote down a set of guidelines to help me create dance steps.
The steps should easy to learn and universal in appeal
They can be modified to perform solo, in a pair and in a group - by both women and men
It should encourage innovative and universal steps.
The instructor should be able to modify the steps depending on the dancers capability.
Most importantly, people should have fun performing it!!
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Start a chain reaction
My mission is to make every high schooler move - and have a great time doing it!
Start a chain reaction. Those who learn how to dance can improvise, come up with new dance moves, teach other kids and ultimately get the whole community on their feet!
Build a community feeling
Get fit and fight obesity
Increase self esteem and confidence
Surround people with positive energy both in and out of school.
Excited about the future
Once people start dancing, they will become more confident. This will reflect on their everyday life because they will have more self esteem and positive energy, which benefits their mental health as well, especially in a society that values hard work and quality of life.
Dancing is the best stress buster in the world
In this era when you can travel the world and even go to outer space with a swish of your finger and click of a button, few kids feel the need to move. Childhood and even teenager obesity is on the rise. Infact, 9 million American teenagers below the age of 15 years are obese right now.
As soon as you are half way through middle school, you start preferring either books or sports. So you get labelled as a nerd or a jock.
Academically inclined people have a sharp mind but tend to develop unhealthy habits and are prone to obesity.
Obesity can lead to low self esteem, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and early death.
Teeangers love to learn new things.
That’s why I came up with an idea to teach Bollywood dance to my friends.
What is Bollywood Dance
Bollywood dance has no rules.
It's for the free spirited.
You can dance fast or slow.
Alone, with a partner or in a group.
You can jump in and join anytime.
You can learn it as you go.
You can incorporate ANY other dance form. hip hop, jazz, ballet. You can do whip and do the Nae nae.
It's roots are set in various traditional Indian dance forms, some of which are over 20,000 years old.
It’s a dance form that is constantly evolving
It encourages innovative steps.
The music is catchy
Start a Chain Reaction
My wish is to make every middle and high school kid move. And have a great time doing it. Come up with new dance moves, teach other kids and have the whole community on their feet! It will make us more confident in being leaders and bring us together as a community.
A Melting Pot of Dance
Culture plays a huge role in the lives of many in America.