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BY AARTI BAJAJ

CEO, Wild Dreamer Productions

Behind Australia’s first Indian dance course certificates

One-of-a-kind dance courses bringing Indian dance to Gold Coast performers…

Source: Gold Coast Bulletin

Photo credit: Jerad Williams

WOMEN of the Year nominee and leading Gold Coast performer Aarti Bajaj wants to bring Indian dance to a new generation of local talent as she unveils one-of-a-kind courses. The Certificate II in Dance and Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching courses are the first of their kind in Australia, rewritten for Indian Classical and Contemporary dance.

A mother-of-two and medical sonographer, Ms Bajaj is also the director of Gold Coast-based Indian dance academy Navrasa, and is “on a mission” to open Indian dance to the wider community. “There has to be a way for this to come to mainstream … in the times we live in at the moment, for any teacher training a student (in performing arts) it’s important they be well-rounded,” she said. “The main difference between Indian dance and Western ballet is that Western ballet is more air-bound … for a performer to be the best they need to learn the entirety of performing arts. “Even in schools we teach kids second and third languages because they know the value, and I believe in the world of dancing adding on other genres, specifically Indian dance, it’s important.”

“There has to be a way for this to come mainstream…Even in schools we teach kids second and third languages because they know the value…”

Photo credit: Jerad Williams

The launch comes as Ms Bajaj prepares to represent Australia in the World Championships of Performing Arts 2019, often referred to as “The Talent Olympics”. Admissions for both the Certificate II in Dance (CU20113) and the Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching (CUA30313) are open now.

Author: Brianna Morris-Grant (Gold Coast Bulletin)

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