Kathak dance, which is mainly about storytelling through expressions, is 1 of the 8 Indian classical dance forms. Its form today contains some features of Persian dance and ancient Indian temple and ritual dances.
Originating from South India, Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely performed Indian classical dance styles today. It is based on the temple dances form and known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses.
Hip-hop is a dance form created in New York City by African Americans in the mid-1970s. It includes B-boying and breakdance movements. A lot of hip-hop techniques are used in modern Bollywood movie dances.
Contemporary dance combines the legwork of ballet and torso of modern dance. It incorporates many techniques of contract-release, floor work, fall-recovery, and bent knees.
Bollywood dance is a synthesis of folk and Indian traditional dance, with an infusion of Western techniques, performed on the music of Indian films. It has evolved as a unique and energetic style and often used as a joyful exercise.
Bhangra, originally a Punjabi folk dance style from North India containing glimpses of men's Punjabi dance styles, is characterized today by fusion with Western dance styles. Many North American universities and organizations hold annual Bhangra dance competitions where Indians and Non-Indians compete for money and trophies.
Zumba is a dance fitness program consisting of 16 core steps divided into four rhythms: salsa, merengue, reggae, and cumbia. Each has four basic steps. It is taught by licensed instructors on a Zumba playlist.