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