With just three weeks left for Navratri, garba enthusiasts are lining up to brush up their skills while rookies are signing up to join in the festivities. If you’ve missed the memo, here’s our definitive list to ensure you groove alright in the circle
Mumbaikars are gearing up for Navratri with intensive workshops, crash-courses and one-day sessions across the city. File pic
If you are the one who doesn’t have time to step out and join a class to prepare for Navratri season, this one’s for you. Sign up for this week-long online garba workshop where you can learn rhythm, spins, sittings, barrels and more from home.
On: October 2 to 8
Time: 8 pm to 9 pm
Log on to: @thangaatgarba
Cost: Rs 599
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The folk way
Learn folk steps like 2-taali and 3-taali, hinch, popat, baithak, partner steps and more at these weekend batches.
Soni’s School of Garba Dance
From: September 30
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm (Saturday); 11 am to 1 pm (Sunday)
At: Creative Stepz Studio, Plot A-13, Loyalka House, Model Town Society, Cross Road 8, MHADA Colony, Juhu.
Log on to: @sonisschoolofgarbadance
Call: 9619003311 (for registrations and fees)
Start at the beginning
If you have never tried garba but want to shake a leg at this year’s Navratri celebrations, sign up for this crash course and learn traditional titodo, western titodo, dodhiya, popat and more.
RD Garba Classes
On: Every Tuesday and Friday
Time: 7.30 pm to 9 pm
At: Bharat Seva Sadan Banquet Hall, 18/A, Dada Saheb Phalke Marg, near Sadhana, Dadar East
Log on to: @RDGarbaclasses
Cost: Rs 1,000 (for four sessions)
All in a day’s work
These folks offer a one-day workshop that will show you the basics of garba if you prefer to brush up your moves. It will show you how to ace barrels, spin techniques as well as fun beginner’s steps.
On: September 30
Time: 9 pm
At: Natraj Dance Studio, Chikoowadi, New Link Road, opposite the fruit market, next to Sandip Cream Centre, Borivali West
Log on to: @rangeelaraasleela
Cost: Rs 499
This week-long crash course will teach you all traditional steps and also offer you a quick guide on how to improve your moves.
Ramzat Garba Classes
On: October 8
Time: 8.30 pm 10.30 pm
At: Parekh Hall, near Jain temple, Jitendra Cross Road, Malad East.
Log on to: @ramzat_garba_dance_classes
Cost: Rs 2,500
One step at a time
Groove at this 10-day workshop where instructors will teach beginners, as well as those who are well-versed in the dance form. Learn a fusion of several steps like spins, barrels, hinch, dodhiya, popat, trishul and more.
Gurudev Natraj Studio
On: October 2
Time: 8 pm to 9 pm; 9 pm to 10 pm; 10 pm 11 pm
At: A509, Suchita Business Park, 5th Floor, near Hanuman Mandir, Patel Chowk, Ghatkopar East
Log on to: @gurudevnatrajstudio
Cost: Rs 3,000
Show your best garba steps for a cause
Here’s your chance to show off your dance moves and also do your bit for a good cause. The Garba Battle 3.0 will be organised by Leo Club of Ghatkopar. All the funds collected after the sale of the tickets will be donated to paediatric cancer patients.
On: September 30
Time: 6 pm
At: Interlink Banquets, D Wing, second floor, Neelkanth Business Park, Nausena Vihar Road, Vidyavihar West.
Log on to: @leoclubofghatkopar
Cost: Rs 300