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Video: Learn how to dance the Garba and Dandiya

Last updated on: September 16, 2009 

Learn how to dance the Garba and Dandiya


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.

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Practicing Garba to music

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

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Dance the Dandiya in style

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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.

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A demonstration to music

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

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