Children learn ballet dance online to avoid isolation

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The novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have been a test of people’s mental and physical strength. Experts want people to boost their immunity to ward off the virus.
Having fun physical activity to build immunity and mental toughness is a rare blessing during times of physical distancing. As many children appear to have been affected by the lockdowns, learning to dance and play music can prove to be very fruitful for them.
Indian expatriate Rahul Gupta is a classical dance teacher. Since the schools closed, he has offered online training sessions to young children, teaching them traditional dance. The activity not only made her students master the dance, but also kept them busy, active and healthy while staying at home.
“As the pandemic progressed, people found innovative ways to come together. One of them is classical dance. The dance transcends all barriers and borders. For this art, there is no race, religion, age or color. It’s just the joy of the rhythm. Joy mixes diversity and has the power to bring people together with one voice, ”said Rahul, stressing the importance of classical dance.
“Classical dance has always been used in a variety of ways, be it prayer or celebration. It’s amazing what the virtual world has done for us on a global scale by making the world a smaller place. I think my contribution is a way to encourage people to dance their blues. Students who register for our Bharatanatyam dance classes do so for various reasons. Many want a career in dance, some want to tone their body, while others want to get rid of social dance inhibitions and just have fun. But a quest binds each student and that is that the dance frees the mind and the soul. Physical activity, like dancing, not only promotes chemical balance, but also deepens the body-mind connection, ”he added.
Line dancing lessons also provide an opportunity for parents to get involved in the lessons and learn how the teacher interacts with the students. It’s refreshing for parents who are passionate about classical dance.
Shreysi Jaiswal, 10, is a 5th grade student at Rajagiri Public School in Doha. Shreysi began to take an interest in ballet very early on. She has performed at different stages at the school level and has participated in many competitions.
Shreysi said, “During the lockdown, when the whole world is sitting at home and bored, learning to line dance has helped me lift my spirits and lighten my spirits. It also boosts immunity as it is a form of exercise and keeps the mind safe from skepticism. I am truly grateful to my teacher who came up with the idea for online classes and encouraged me to pursue my passion for classical dance and music.
Aditi Satish is also 10 years old and a 5th year student at DPS Doha. She said: “The line dancing sessions are a great relief and an opportunity to continue my dance training during the Covid-19 lockdown around us. This online course is fun and enjoyable, just like my school days. It helps me increase my exercise and activity levels and I can make lots of friends around the world as well.
Nine-year-old T Yashaswini is in fourth grade at DPS-Monarch International School. “I wish to express my sincere appreciation for Baratanatyam’s wonderful and very engaging online courses during this time of isolation. Physical activity affects mental and emotional health. By doing Bharatanataym, not only are we entertained, but they are also educated.
“Dancing is my passion. I love to dance because it makes me happy and I feel like I’m in seventh heaven. I have been learning Bhartanatyam since the 2nd year. It also helps us not only to learn dance, but also to understand our mythology, culture and traditions. In this Covid-19 situation, we were missing school. We are however continuing our favorite Bharatanatyam. It’s like a positive thing happening during this lockdown. “
Bharat Gupta is also 9 years old. He said, “I like to do Bharatanatyam. I’ve been doing it almost since kindergarten. During this period of lockdown, the only thing that kept me busy and happy is my Bharatanatyam. “


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