Online Dance: The Do’s and Don’ts

Online Dance: The Do's and Don'ts We’ve been online for several weeks now, and it’s been a fun, and wild ride so far. And we’ve learned quite a lot so far.  Here are our tips: DO: Ask your household members for some privacy. You don’t want siblings or parents or other household members to distract you while you’re trying to take a class. DON’T: Be late. Treat this like you would your normal dance class and make sure to come on time and prepared.  DO: Make sure that you have adequate space for dance.

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Bollywood Spring Favorites

Our Bollywood Spring Favs We’re basically four months into 2020 and it has already been such a wild ride. With everything going on, we’ve been turning more to music and dance. We’ve got some really catchy hits so far. Here are our springtime favorites thus far (in no particular order): KUDI NU NACHNE DE: This song is a bit softer than the rest on this list, but it wins hearts with it’s soft melody and sweet message. Kudi Nu Nachne De translates to “let the girl dance” and includes several other girl-power lyrics. The

April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life|

The Importance of Stretching

The Importance of Stretching Stretching is often overlooked, seen as unimportant, and as the couple of minutes that take away from dance time. However, it is actually an integral part of dance.  When I first started dancing, it took me some time to recognize the full value of stretching on my physical and mental health. Now, I try to dedicate a few minutes every day to stretching. On my busiest days, I try to squeeze in some stretching while going over my to-do lists.  Here at ZIND, we dedicate the first part of our

April 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Online Dancing? Convenient, Comfortable & Fun!

Online Dancing? Convenient, Comfortable & Fun! The current state of affairs in the world is quite chaotic with the growing Covid-19 pandemic. With stay-at-home orders, students out of school, and remote work, we decided to follow suit and shift all our dance classes online. And it has been surprisingly amazing.  Classes Connecting with our students and watching them keep up with their passion for dance has been priceless. With the current stress and uncertainty, we wanted all of our students to have a constant, to have a release, to DANCE.  Students have gotten to

April 8th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life|

What happens when a child loses

What happens when a child loses Performances are my favorite because they bring me back to my college days when I was part of the fusion dance team. The intense practices leading up to the bigger shows allowed for a lot of building - whether that is team bonding, confidence building, or just learning.  Believe it or not, a lot of learning actually comes from losing during these big dance events.  Initially, you might think that losing is the worst thing that can happen to a student. Being competitive myself, I always took failure

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Stage, Teaching|

Things to do during quarantine

Things to do during quarantine Coronavirus has turned our world upside down. Schools are closed, people are working from home, and the quarantine is just beginning. Fortunately for us, dance will never be “closed” or “suspended” so we are ONLINE (and they have been such a blast!). This time period is hectic, crazy, and anxiety-inducing, all rolled into one. So, we’ve come up with some ways to relax, have fun, and make the most out of this little thing we call life. Dance it out. You already know this is going to be our

March 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|