‘Classical dance makes dancers foundation strong’

Mumbai, July 1: Madhuri Dixit, known not only for her acting skills, but also for her evergreen dance numbers like “Dhak dhak karne laga”, “Choli ke peeche kya hai”, “Kay sera sera” and “Kaahe chhed mohe”, says classical dance strengthens a person’s foundation in the art form. An accomplished kathak dancer herself, Madhuri, who is judging Colors’ dance reality TV show “Dance Deewane” told IANS: “Throughout the show, I stress on the importance of learning classical dancing because it gives you a sense of discipline, sense of rhythm and sense of expression. So, your foundation as a dancer gets set strong. Then, you can do any form of dance. “For eight years as a kid, I only learnt kathak and practiced it for several hours. After that, when I started trying out different styles of dancing, my body movements flowed in a certain manner, making the dance look graceful, effortless and everything that people talk about. “What I am trying to say is that if you want to look effortless while dancing, you have to learn that grace through the discipline of practice.” (IANS)