Danc­ing shoes

India Today - - SIMPLY DELHI - By Ekta Al­reja

Loud and crowded, scores of smil­ing cou­ples, en­er­get­i­cally ex­e­cute the chore­og­ra­phy of in­struc­tor Aamir Ahmed. This is a reg­u­lar class at Ball­ru­mours Dance­s­ports Stu­dio. Ahmed is a trained dancer from Delhi School of Mu­sic, and has been danc­ing and teach­ing for over eight years. He was the first In­dian to par­tic­i­pate at the Ball­room Dance Com­pe­ti­tion, or­gan­ised by the Ja­pan Dance Coun­cil in Tokyo in 2009.

IN STEP A typ­i­cal two- hour class be­gins with a warm- up, and moves on to fast- paced rhythms that make you break into a sweat as your legs, ab­domen and arms get a good work­out.

VA­RI­ETY SHOW Ball­ru­mours so­cial dance classes in­clude dance styles such as Waltz where you move lightly, Vi­en­nese Waltz has you tak­ing sweep­ing turns, Fox Trot’s short steps con­trast with the Tango’s dra­matic move­ments. Then there is the Hus­tle, re­mem­ber John Tra­volta in Satur­day Night Fever? Turn, spin and wrap are the way to go.

PRAC­TICE PRAC­TICE Ahmed also con­ducts prac­tice ses­sions at Striker, Vas­ant Kunj, this is an open ses­sion where any­one can join. “The un­writ­ten rule of this ses­sion is to smile re­gard­less of what your part­ner does,” laughs Ahmed. COST Rs 2,100 for a month, class ev­ery Sun­day

WHERE Siri Fort Sports Com­plex Rd, Asian Games Vil­lage Com­plex; 9810108007

CHANDRADEEP KUMAR/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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