Salsa and Bachata Workshops:
The first workshop conducted by the club was a Salsa On1 workshop for beginners. It was organized every weekend during Term 1 and enabled participants to embrace dance as a form of expressing happiness and gaining confidence. It served as a great platform to meet new people and adapt to different dancing styles. Participants were taught the basics of Salsa with some variations to empower them to dance socially.
The club organized several Bollywood workshops for the dance enthusiasts as well as beginners on campus. International exchange students loved these workshops and rocked the ISB after-parties with their ‘desi thumkas’.
Dandiya Night:The atrium was transformed into a traditional Gujarati setting for the Dandiya night. The bright lights, traditional decorations, and traditional Gujarati costumes available on rent attracted at least 300-350 students, faculty, and spouses on the night of the event.
Bandhan:Bandhan, a Net Impact Club event, was held over 6 weeks this year and culminated in a day-long event on Independence Day. Members of the Dance Club imparted life skills through dance workshops to 50 children from local NGOs. The children were taught the art of problem solving, teamwork, etc. through different activities conducted during the workshops.
About 40 families from Hyderabad, including many prominent business leaders, became hosts to ISB on the commencement of the AIKYA program. The opening ceremony of AIKYA was celebrated with a cultural program in collaboration with the Dance Club, Music Club, and Theatre Club. Dance Club opened the night with a mesmerizing classical solo performance. We also had members performing on popular Bollywood and Rock ‘n’ Roll numbers.
An entire weekend dedicated to the alumni of ISB who were overjoyed to be back in school. Dance Club organized Bollywood and Salsa workshops over the weekend to make the homecoming of our alumni fun and exciting.
ISB’s first MOOC offering on Coursera, ‘A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment’, by Prof. Raj Raghunathan, features a dance video by the Co16 to mark the end of the course. Various dance forms were incorporated into the video, which was shot at different locations within the campus.
Expressing through Dance:
Organized by Prof. Rishtee Batra, Dance Club members went to the International School of Hyderabad to teach 5-year old kids the importance of dance in our lives and how it is a medium of self-expression. They were taught values such as friendship and bonding through a choreographed routine on a popular reggae pop track by OMI.