Indian dance

Years 5 to 12
Art Bites Dance

Explore and apply the history, traditions and choreography of a range of Indian dance styles with Shyamla Eswaran.

Shyamla Eswaran demonstrating hand gestures used in Bollywood dance

Safety tips for online movement classes if you wish to participate

  1. You have been given approval from your parent/caregiver prior.
  2. You will clear a spot in your home big enough to give you space to move around. Be sure there are no coffee tables, plants or chairs in the way.
  3. Be aware of any pets or small humans that may sneak into your dance space.
  4. Check the height of ceiling fans and light fittings so the area is clear as you reach above your head.
  5. You will wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
  6. This will include appropriate footwear:
    • Sneakers, socks, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or bare feet.
    • You may have to adjust based on the flooring you are dancing on.
    • Bare feet may be better than ballet slippers on a slippery floor. Socks may be better on carpet.
    • Be careful if you are on a rug on a slippery floor.

If you have an injury or a medical condition please follow the advice of your health professional. It is suggested you view the exercises beforehand and adjust according to your limitations.

Please stay safe, listen carefully to all the instructions.
If you study dance please think about your knowledge of safe dance practice as you execute the instructions.

Art Bites – videos


Come and explore Bollywood style dance with Shyamla Eswaran.

Semiclassical part 1

Come and explore Indian dance with Shyamla Eswaran. Part 1 Semiclassical. Hand gestures (mudras)

Semiclassical part 2

Come and explore Indian dance with Shyamla Eswaran. Part 2 Choreography to Chaiya Chaiya

Fusion part 3

This Bite features Indian Hip Hop fusion choreography to Chaiya Chaiya remix.