Classes

Indian Dance Classes

Thank you for taking interest in Junoon Dance Company and very excited and hope you will join our Family! Scroll down to learn about kids classes, adult classes, upcoming events and classes and videos!
COVID-19 UPDATE As of now, classes are held virtually through zoom. However, classes may move to the studio dependent on government regulations, safety, and pandemic criteria. If you do not feel comfortable to join class in the studio, an option to join virtually will still be there.

Each student is enrolled in a class on age and dance experience. Our dance school is based on a comprehensive curriculum that teaches the fundamentals of dance in terms of beginner, advanced and intermediate levels. Each semester (4 month increments), students are advanced to a level where they continue to learn new lessons in the , curriculum, complex dance moves (appropriate for age), and new genres of Indian and fusion styles of dance. The curriculum does differ between ages (a beginner 5 year old would not be learning the same as a beginner 10 year old) and is tailored to each class, based on their comfort and skill.

Each Class shares a Whatsapp group that includes parents, the instructor, JDC board, and Social Media team. These groups allow for the JDC staff to send notifications/updates to parents, and an area where the parent can speak with the instructor. Each week that new steps are taught, a video will be sent after class to the whatsapp group, so the student can practice with their class/teacher.

A JDC semester is 4 months long. In those 4 months, a class will learn 1-2 songs (depending on difficulty of song and skill level of student), and learn a bollywood song and a non-bollywood song (folk, fusion, semi-classical, hip/hop etc...). JDC does hold a grand annual recital that has a theme, and the students learn dances according to the theme (past recitals include: A Trip Around India, So You Think You Can Naach?, and My Big Fat Indian Wedding). In between each semester, "mini- recitals" are held at the studio, so families can see what their student is learning!

FEES:
Each semester is $200 ($40 new student registration fee). All payment is DUE by the second class; late payments may results in late fees.

DISCOUNTS:
Sibling discount: Applies to siblings and cousins. $25 off each successful registration/ student in the same family (limit 2 children per family) Referral discount: $10 off semester fees for the referral and referrer. Up to 2 referral discounts per student.

HOW TO REGISTER?
Click on the registration tab, look for the class and select the appropriate option (New students, choose "new student"; Existing student, choose "existing student".

Classes:

  • Mini Madhuris (Girls ages 4-6)
  • Little Thumkas (Girls ages 7-9)
  • Bollywood Babes (Girls ages 10-12)
  • Bollyfusion (Girls ages 13-17)
  • Handsome Heroes (Boys ages 4-6)
  • Desi Dudes (Boys ages 7-12)
  • Taarein Zameen Par (Bollywood Dance Class for kids who have Special Needs)

Lessons they will learn are...

Beginner classes:
  • 1. Rhythm (counting- knowing the difference between 2, 4, 6, 8 counts) and beat
    • a. Rhythm: repetitive pattern in the music (words)
    • b. Beat: speed or tempo in which the music is playing (count)
      • i. we pick up the beat when we’re dancing (BEAT IS IMPORTANT)
        • 1. 4-6: focus on beat. (stay on the same beat)
        • 2. 7-9: focus on beat ranges (slow and fast movements within a count)
        • 3. 10-12: explain the difference between beat and rhythm
        • 4. 13+: explain the difference between beat and rhythm (slow and fast movements within a count)
  • 2. Memorization (repetition)
    • a. all ages: repetition and PRACTICING
  • Isolating body movements ( separating movements between arms, hands, neck/face, waist, hips, legs, feet)
    • a. 4-6: clapping, stomping, shaking hips
    • b. 7-9: jumping on one foot, using balls of feet, shifting weight
    • c. 10-12: body rolling, complex jumps
    • d. 13+: rolling different body parts, expanding arms completely, neck/head/facial
  • 4. Coordination (blending movements)
    • a. all ages: blending isolated body movements
Intermediate
  • 1. Awareness of space (spinning, turning, moving back/front, L vs R, placement, spotting)
    • a. all ages: knowing where you’re going, having enough arm span, using peripheral vision
      • i. tailor it to each age group
        • 1. complexity increases the older age group
  • 2. Positioning (Angles- 45, 90, 180, 360)
    • a. age 4-6: “side-to side” (90), turn around (180) and spin (360)
      • i. 3, 6, 9, 12 o’clock
    • b. 7+: positioning with your feet (pretending you body is a clock and moving your feet to a diagonal (45), side (90), split(180), and full circle (360)
  • 3. Posture (“body moving as one line”, fluidity, head up, shoulders back, back tight)
    • a. ages 4-6: back straight
    • b. ages 7-9. back straight, shoulders back, head up
    • c. ages 10-12 back straight, shoulder back, head up, moving your body as one line
    • d. 13+: all of the above plus fluidity and grace
      • i. 13+: all of the above plus fluidity and grace
  • 4. Flexibility/ Stretching (bending, leaning)
    • a. all ages: bending, stretch and leaning with core
IF THERE IS NOT A TIME OR CLASS THAT YOU DESIRE, PLEASE CALL OR TEXT (630)518-5578. We are always ready to work around your schedule :)

Monday
8 pm Dancing Divas- Adult Women Open for new students OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Tuesday
5 pm Mini Madhuris- Girls Advanced ages 4-7 Closed
6 pm Bollywood Babes Girls Beginner ages 10-12 Closed

Wednesday
5 pm Little Thumkas- Girls Advanced ages 7-9 CLOSED
6 pm Bollywood Babes Girls ages Beginner 10-12 CLOSED

Thursday
5 pm Little Thumkas Girls Beginner ages 7-9 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
6 pm Little Thumkas Girls Advanced ages 7-9 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Friday
5 pm Desi Dudes Boys Advanced 7-11 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Saturday
10 am Summer Session Class- boys and girls, ages 4-7** OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
11 am Summer Session Class- boys and girls, ages 8-13** OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
** These classes will only run for the summer session (June-Aug)

Sunday
11 am Desi Dudes Boys Beginner- Boys 7-11 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

COVID-19 UPDATE As of now, classes are held virtually through zoom. However, classes may move to the studio dependent on government regulations, safety, and pandemic criteria. If you do not feel comfortable to join class in the studio, an option to join virtually will still be there.

Adult Classes


JDC Adults classes are held in 2 month semesters. The instructor will be teaching a full dance to a song, based on experience and skill level. Each Class shares a Whatsapp group that includes students, the instructor, JDC board, and Social Media team. These groups allow for the JDC staff to send notifications/updates to students, and an area where the student can speak with the instructor. Each week that new steps are taught, a video will be sent after class to the whatsapp group, so the student can practice with their class/teacher.

Apart from our recitals, other performance opportunities are given to the students. Past performances include: FIA Holi Mela, Windy City Bulls Games, Shaan Concert, Heritage Day at Schaumburg Library, Lion's Day Parade in Downtown Chicago, and many more festivals around the Northwest Suburbs. Performances are not a requirement, but serve as an opportunity for a student to perform on stage, boost their confidence, and create new memories.

Classes:

  • Dancing Divas (Adults Female Bollywood Dance Class)
  • Evergreen Couples (Available per request)

Dancing Divas - Adult Dance Class: OPEN FOR NEW STUDENTS

  • 6pm - 7pm