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Video: Learn how to dance the Garba and Dandiya

Last updated on: September 16, 2009 

With Navratri coming up on September 19, it's time to get your Garba and Dandiya moves in order. In these simple instructional videos, dance instructor Chitra Lahoti-Kanal shows you the basic steps of both dance forms.

First up, we have three basic Garba steps that will help you keep up.

Chitra is a dance and yoga instructor and conducts classes at the Grand Steps Universal School, Khar (W), in Mumbai. She can be contacted at +91 9867307028.

Videos: Sanjay Sawant

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Practicing Garba to music

With the help of a student, Chitra then goes on to show us what the basics look like to music -- simple, but graceful.

Dance the Dandiya in style

Next up we have the basics of Dandiya -- you can't go wrong with these simple manouvres, explained by Chitra and demonstrated along with her partner.

A demonstration to music

And here's the graceful danceform to some lively music. Enjoy!