Semi-Classical Dance Studio in Mohali and Chandigarh

The semi-classical dance form is neither classic nor modern. It has the essence of -traditional classical dance but is a fusion of other dance forms too. This dance adopts a modern and contemporary approach to choreography. It can be performed on Ghazals and Bhajans. These days this dance is becoming more popular. semiclassical dance is easier for the students to grab and it also preserves the classical dance form of India.
In this course, I’ll be teaching you semi classical dance choreography on some of the great Hindi songs of Bollywood. Semi-classical dance is an art form that features extensive movements of your body while maintaining grace along with expressions and speed. Interestingly, this dance form breaks what is called a stylized structure in the classical dance. The steps and moves of semi-classical dance are not as complex or intricate as pure classical forms. However, the authenticity of the Indian dance form is preserved and students are able to grasp these lighter semi-classical dances easily.

The Semi-Classical course is grounded by:

This course is great for beginners and intermediate dancers too – previous classical Indian dance training is not essential. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to perform semi classical dance very easily and comfortably.

Semi Classical dance has its origins in Indian classical and folk dance, which when put together, is called Semi-Classical dance form.

The steps and moves of semi-classical dance are not as complex or intricate as pure classical forms. However, the authenticity of the Indian dance form is preserved, and students are able to grasp these lighter semi-classical dances easily.  Semi-classical dances are fun and fluid.

This type of dance breaks the stylized structures and forms of the classical dance, and adopts a more contemporary style.  All along the ethos of the basic dance remains intact.

The Semi-Classical dance form at Step2Step Dance Studio will be taught using Bollywood film songs.  For children who are interested in Semi-Classical dance form, the basics of Bharatanatyam will be taught first, as it helps build a stronger foundation as a dancer.  When the student is ready, she will learn the Semi-Classical dances based on Bollywood film songs will be taught.

Semi-Classical dance classes are also offered to adults who will learn choreographed pieces of Bollywood songs which includes Classical and Semi-Classical dance styles.


Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and neighboring regions. Traditionally, Bharatanatyam has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women, and expressed Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, but also of Vaishnavism and Shaktism.


Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art, performing plays and mythical legends related to Hinduism. While its origin are more recent, its roots are in temple and folk arts such as Kutiyattam and religious drama traceable to at least the 1st millennium CE. A Kathakali performance incorporates movements from the ancient martial arts and athletic traditions of south India.


Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakas or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha meaning “story”, and kathaka in Sanskrit means “he who tells a story”, or “to do with stories”. Kathak evolved during the Bhakti movement, particularly by incorporating childhood and amorous stories of Hindu god Krishna, as well as independently in the courts of north Indian kingdoms.


Kuchipudi classical dance originated in a village of Krishna district in modern era Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It has roots in antiquity and developed as a religious art linked to traveling bards, temples and spiritual beliefs, like all major classical dances of India. In its history, the Kuchipudi dancers were all males, typically Brahmins, who would play the roles of men and women in the story after dressing appropriately.


Odissi is traditionally a dance-drama genre of performance art, where the artist(s) and musicians play out a mythical story, a spiritual message or devotional poem from the Hindu texts, using symbolic costumes, body movement, abhinaya (expressions) and mudras (gestures and sign language) set out in ancient Sanskrit literature.


Sattriya is a classical dance-drama performance art with origins in the Krishna-centered Vaishnavism monasteries of Assam, and attributed to the 15th century Bhakti movement scholar and saint named Srimanta Sankardev. One-act plays of Sattriya are called Ankiya Nat, which combine the aesthetic and the religious through a ballad, dance and drama. The plays are usually performed in the dance community halls (namghar) of monastery temples (sattras).


Manipuri Raas Leela dance is a unique form of dance drama which has its origin in Manipur, a state in northeastern India bordering with Myanmar (Burma). It is particularly known for its Hindu Vaishnavism themes, and performances of love-inspired dance drama of Radha-Krishna called Ras Lila. However, the dance is also performed to themes related to Shaivism, Shaktism.


Mohiniyattam developed in the state of Kerala, gets its name from Mohini – the seductress avatar of Vishnu, who in Hindu mythology uses her charms to help the good prevail in a battle between good and evil. Mohiniyattam follows the Lasya style described in Natya Shastra, that is a dance which is delicate, with soft movements and feminine. It is traditionally a solo dance performed by women after extensive training.
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