Garba Dance and Raas Dance Forms

  • Garba Dance is a traditional Indian folk dance with origins dating back 5000 years.

  • Dancers move in a circulation formation using intricate feet movements whilst their hands flow round their bodies with finger clicking and clapping.

  • The dance starts at a slow pace and speeds up as the rythmn of the accompanying Garba music increases.

  • This is an elegant, energetic, fun exercise which involves individual and group coordination.

  • Dancers wear traditional colourful costumes.

  • Picture of Indian Garba Dance:-

  • In another form of this dance (called Raas Dance), the dancers still form a circular formation, but work in pairs with their hands engaged in a stick dance.

  • The 5 cycle stick formation circulates to the beat of the drum and music.

  • Picture of Indian Raas Dance:-

  • Sangita is pleased to offer workshops in Garba and Raas Dance.

  • Workshops are suitable for children, adults, family learning, etc.

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