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International Dance Day: How e-learning is enabling dance enthusiasts


Updated on: 29 April,2022 10:49 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Maitrai Agarwal | maitrai.agarwal@mid-day.com

April 29 is International Dance Day. Amid the meteoric rise of virtual learning since the pandemic, Mid-Day Online spoke to industry stakeholders to understand the growing interest in and transformation of virtual dance lessons

International Dance Day: How e-learning is enabling dance enthusiasts

Seasoned choreographer Manali Jitendra Mayekar believes Bollywood choreography is easier to learn virtually owing to familiarity with steps. Photo Credit: Manali Jitendra Mayekar

Divanshi Gupta’s passion for dance has followed her since her childhood. She earned a Prabhakar degree in Kathak while learning other dance styles, encouraged by her mother who wanted her “to experience everything and not just textbooks.” Little wonder then that her ed-tech platform UCanji, which launched in March 2021,has over 100 dance courses in more than 17 styles. “In India, the traditional inclination toward learning Kathak, Bollywood dance, bhangra, or Hip-hop has changed and many learners are attracted to open-style, popping, footwork, and ballet,” shares the founder.

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