Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another and at the LSR Dance Society, we believe in doing just that. We believe in engaging the dancer not only in technique based training but also finer nuances like expressing and breathing from the soul, and inspiring them through the medium of dance.
The society encompasses all forms of dance, and we have 3 main segments: Classical: comprising of all Indian classical dance forms, wherein synergised dance renditions are prepared, retaining the essence of each classical form. All the members are encouraged and given an opportunity to develop as solo performers as well.
Choreography: applies different dance forms such as contemporary, lyrical jazz, ballet into creating a thematic representation, and is choreographed into a dance ballet.
Western: amalgamates major western dance styles such as hip hop, Bollywood, jazz, wacking etc. It builds on each style and fuses them into western dance productions.
We strive to attain excellence in performances conducted both inside and outside of college through intensive training which is not only gruelling but also extremely rewarding making us one of the most active and appreciated societies at LSR.
Secretary (Western) : Avni Bhatia
Secretary (Classical) : Swati Sradhanjali
Staff Advisors : Dr. Saswati Bhattacharya, Ms. Rachita Mittal, Ms. Snehil, Ms. Rachna Sharma
Society email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The academic year 2016-17 started off with the Orientation Day programme. The Dance Society put up a 7-8 minute long amalgamation of folk, semi-classical, classical and contemporary dance forms. Following this was the society orientation and auditions for each team (conducted in August).
After each team was formed, the three wings i.e. Indian Classical Dance Society, the Choreography wing and Western Dance Society , began rigorous training under the three trainers Ms. Ayesha Hassanwalia (for Choreo), Mr. Ram Pradeep (for Western) and Dr. Jayaprabha Menon (Classical dance) as part of the ‘’Workshop Model’ and began creating their annual productions.
Choreo’s annual production, ‘Exodus’ was a 10-minute thematic contemporary dance that highlighted the plight of the Syrian Refugee Crisis unfolding in the world today. The Western annual production is also a 10-minute piece covering dance styles like Funk Jazz, Dancehall, Hip-hop and Whacking. Classical’s annual production is called ‘Tattva’- an amalgamation of five dance forms, with each dance form representing one element of nature. It’s message of harmonizing the elements also has a deep ecological significance in today’s context.
The Choreography and Western Dance Wings performed their productions competitively in 15 and 35 events respectively out of which the Dance Society placed in most competitions. The Indian Classical Wing participated in many Solo category events, winning laurels in every event.
At the same time, the Dance Society participated in all in-house events such as Teacher’s Day, Orientation Day, Independence Day, Pre-Tarang, College Day and numerous assembly-break performances as well.
The Dance Society was responsible for organizing four events during Tarang 2017. It organized the group Choreography Dance Competition ‘Izraz’ on Feb 3rd, which saw participation from 8 teams across the circuit, the Western Dance Competition (Finals) on Feb 5th which saw participation from over 45 teams and 1000 students and Mudra, the Indian Classical Dance events (Solo and Duet category), held on Feb 4th which also saw participation from over 50 colleges across Delhi/ NCR.