Rhythmus HappyFeet Dance Academy is a place where… Innovative dance games and props make learning fun
Rhythmus HappyFeet Dance Academy is a place where… Innovative dance games and props make learning fun
Our well crafted and age appropriate curriculum will give your child the opportunity to learn, create and perform dances. During this process your child will invent and re-invent their own dance by means of group activities. This forms the foundation of our curriculum and also helps to develop -
Physical strength – Flexibility, endurance and strength
Mental ability – Sense of music & rhythm, creativity, balance and coordination,
Social skills – Confidence, appreciation and team work.
An appropriate mix of the above is not just aimed at providing your child superior dance education but will help them “Dream with their Feet”.
Development of 4 key aspects of dance training, are in consideration while teaching:
Dancing - Ability to dance confidently and without inhibitions
Dance appreciation – Inculcate the love for dancing and appreciate dance performances.
Dance making – Understand the method and meaning towards creating dance performances and the ability to create new dance sequences.
Dance technique - Right and safe way to train.
1. Fundamentals of RHF-TC
RHF-Toddle Curriculum is based on four fundamentals:
• Age appropriate teaching:- music, syllabus and approach
• Structure:- which leads to gradual progression
• Variety:- To keep it exciting fun and challenging
• Repetition:- A must to build muscle memory and confidence.
Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength). Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement activities should encourage all children to participate.
Our creative movement program comprises of a licensed curriculum from US which has songs specially composed for this age. Concept bases songs on tree growing, miles of smile, freeze game.
At RhythmusHappyFeet, we teach dance to these little ones using games, age appropriate music, props, stories, pretend and play etc. These classes include, understanding of rhythm, developing motor skills, co-ordination, flexibility, understanding dance concept, knowing dance vocabulary, positive thinking and much more. It is a wonderful way for the young munchkins to understand themselves and see connections with the rest of the world.
Hip-hop refers to street dance style primarily performed to hip-hop music. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping and were made popular by dance crews in the United States. Hip Hop is primarily popular with the teenagers due to the influence the music channels have on them. Today’s youth is largely fascinated by the Hip Hop style of dancing since it includes an extensive range of brisk moves. The energy that the dance form brings allows them to express themselves freely.
The student of Hip Hop does not only learn the dance form but also get his/her muscles toned. It naturally helps their body to move with ease. This sort of dancing helps one maintain the innate elasticity of the body, re-affirming the enormous benefits it offers.
Apart from the vast benefits, Hip Hop, most importantly rejuvenates the students and entertains them in the true sense. However, these sessions prove to be a place where these children/teens may identify for themselves where their interest lies. Our faculty’s profound understanding of each of their students’ persona makes Rhythmus Happy Feet a special place. Here, students do not only learn how to dance but build for them a special bond that is evident from their interactions with their teachers. The class timings are mentioned below. Dial in and join us now!
Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz and is in the main represented by a strong drum beat augmented by a driving bass line resulting in the music being termed as a groove. Jazz-Funk is a mix of a variety of dance forms ranging from ballet to hip hop. It certainly is the most expressive form of dancing that co-ordinates mind as well as the body of the person performing it.
Jazz-Funk happens to be an intense, yet enjoyable dance form. Simple, tailor-made steps make learning undemanding. For these classes, the main aim is to help the students realize their dream for dance through the most elegant form.
At Rhythmus Happy Feet, our achievement lies in making dance education an amusing and fulfilling experience. Our trained staff ensures the students have fun with their new routines every month and also allow the students to connect with themselves deeply. Get in touch with us to know more about Funk Jazz classes.
This class is an introduction for the young toddlers to the Western Classical Dance ‘Ballet’. Ballet involves a lot of technique that builds ones posture, strength, flexibility and grace. And thus demands a lot of discipline. But in RHF, we nurture our young ones with the right amount of discipline and make sure the kids enjoy our class. Technique is thus fed to them by the way and our songs help them learn ballet terminology effortlessly. This class is all about being a beautiful princess and walking down an aisle or dancing around like a fairy of their dreams. Don’t forget to wear your princess charm?
Ballet technique is considered to be the basis of training for all types of dance.Ballet is the art of dance requiring strength, resilience, elegance and grace all at once. It may be difficult to master and takes lots of patience and practice to learn. Girls who study ballet develop strong bodies, spatial and temporal awareness, and improve their coordination.
The students of the Ballet Certification Course are trained by our very own trained teachers including the Ballet Division Head and Co-Founder of RHF, Deepika Ravindran. RHF Ballet is affiliated to Ballet Manila (Philippines), a prestigious 20 year old Ballet Company headed by Artistic Director Lisa Macuja Elizalde and Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso. Ballet Manila has many Ballet productions, shows, awards and accolades won by the students and company dancers; their most recent being the Asian Grand Prix (Ballet competition) held in Hongkong 2015 which was won by Katherine Barkman, a company dancer in Ballet Manila.
Kids are required to attend classes two to three times a week. In the year, we conduct two ballet exams comprising of one internal exam (theory and practical) and one final exam (only practical’s) wherein the students would be accessed by an examiner from Ballet Manila. Co-Artistic Director and competition coach Osias Barroso accessed and certified the kids in the year 2015 and 2016.
The kids would be taken to the next level thereafter. Our classes are carefully planned and lessons are given in the Vaganova (Russian) Method
Students of RHF Ballet also have the opportunity of being awarded scholarships by Ballet Manila and the privilege of training at Ballet Manila’s summer intensive program. The summer program will culminate with a Ballet production which the kids would be a part of. We congratulate our Certified Ballet 2015 -2016 students Krisha Shah and Eesha Karnani for being awarded full and half scholarships respectively from Ballet Manila’s Co- Artistic Director and Competition Coach, Osias Barroso.
“The word Ballet comes from the word DANCE in Latin”. Ballet is a dance form that builds your concentration levels and at the same time ensures that the dancer has maximum fun. Being an engaging dance form for children of all age groups, Ballet proves to be one of the most desired one for passionate dancers.
Learning ballet does not only engage the child but it also builds his/her concentration levels. This rustic dance form enhances the flexibility of the body. Once a student specializes in ballet, he/she can with ease adapt to a variety of other dance forms like jazz, funk, etc. We, at Rhythmus Happy Feet provide a certified Ballet course where the students get examinedin Vagnova style. However, for those who do not wish to appear for any tests, we endow them with the opportunity to study the dance form and enhance their skills without appearing for any kind of examination.
Rhythmus Happy Feet specializes in coaching their students at ballet basics to ensure that the foundation of their knowledge is built in a sturdy manner. At this tender age(5-7years), flexibility comes to them effortlessly. We train the students using wonderful songs that they can relate to. The magical worlds of fairies come alive at these sessions. The main aim is to make learning entertaining for these children through storytelling and play. We focus on posture, position, flexibility and most importantly, we focus on the performances.
Bollywood dance is the most popular dance form in India and worldwide. Bollywood music and moves never fail to inspire us. The vibrant moves and music that we use in this genre are unique in every way.
Bollywood dancing is nothing but a mix of a diverse range of dance forms incorporated into one. The best way to express your creativity is through dance and this form of dancing offers you the opportunity to do just that. No rules, no restrictions, only free flowing dance.
Co-ordination among groups is given utmost importance in these classes which increases the student’s concentration levels, energy, and connects one to every other student, teaching them the most significant lesson on team work. This style beyond doubt reduces your stress levels and makes you hop in delight. The well-trained faculty members of Rhythmus Happy Feet ensure that they bring out the best in every student by teaching them the simplest steps, helping them to shape up their mind and live their passion for dancing. To realize your dream, feel free to contact us.
Incoming and current students are nominated for scholarships through our Dance faculty. There is no application process for our scholarships. Students are awarded scholarships based on high potential and the willingness to invest their effort in training. These students would receive dance education from our in house instructors and guest faculty members in various dance styles. Students need to choose a dance form depending on their liking plus take up the scholarship class.
These students would be trained on an advance level in various aspects like flexibility, strength, performance. They would also be given opportunity to showcase their skills which would help them gain confidence
Zumba was created by Alberto “Beto” Perez, an aerobics instructor in Cali, Colombia, when he forgot his workout music for a class. He improvised with some salsa and merengue tapes he happened to have in his backpack, and the class was an instant hit! Creation of this humble dance form was that simple. It is nothing but a mix of dance and exercise. When you experience these sessions, you shall agree that they seem to be more like a dance party than a workout session.
Zumba incorporates an excellent regimen for your entire body and shapes the legs, glutes, arms, and abdomen. We at Rhythmus Happy Feet ensure that the students are trained to move their body to famous tunes. It proves to be a therapy that reduces stress levels and also helps you maintain your figure like never before. Rhythmus Happy Feet has employed the most eminent faculty members to train their students in this style of dancing making it the preferred destination for dance lovers. To know more contact us.
Schools like yours are constantly looking at stimulating and building motor skills as you understand how crucial physical activity is for children in the growing years. Dance being a popular stimulus which adds value and fun is currently being incorporated into school curriculums as an essential part of child development. The challenge faced by schools, however, is to have age appropriate music and an approach which syncs with the school's philosophy and not just have their students jumping to Bollywood and western tunes, the lyrics and moves of which do not gel with a good school's approach towards education.
We at RhythmusHappyFeet understand this whole heartedly and believe in giving quality and wholesome dance education which not only is age appropriate and enhances motor skills but in addition brings self confidence, self expression, kinesthetic learning, as well as the rare advantage of developing both sides of the brain simultaneously. This complements the existing developmental stimuli the school has to offer.
Our Curriculum is designed keeping in mind US national dance standards and has music and movements specially designed for the targeted age groups.
We specialize in providing Dance education to pre–primary and primary sections and our syllabus covers all three developmental parameters that a child needs for overall development; i.e. physical, cognitive and social; through the incorporation of concepts like `Brain Dance’ ,‘Elements of Dance’ and ‘Dance Creation’(Art of Choreography).
Pre primary Dance in education:-
We have a licensed curriculum from US which has songs specially composed for dancing for this age.
Teaching them concepts they are already learning in school through movement. For eg we have songs on Tree growing, going to a farm, Miles of smile, Big and small, Shapes, Rhythm etc.
Highlights of the curriculum
1) Age appropriate Music,
2) Introduction to Jazz syllabus and Ballet warm ups.
3) Introduction to elements of dance:- Space, Body, Rhythm, Energy
4)Loads of fun.
Primary Dance and Secondary Dance in education
Highlights of the Curriculum
1) Basics of Jazz and Hip hop
2) Improvements in flexibility, Strength and stamina
3) Dance creation: - Students are taught the art of choreography by introduction to Elements of dance
4) Loads of fun and dance games
Annually, RHF stages a show for all their students and faculty members to showcase their skills. Our entire team, teachers, members and not to forget RHF well - wishers and friends come together to put forth their hard work and magic to the audience. The planning and preparations for the annual show starts from months before.
Sponsorship and Support
Dancing Dreams attracts a fantastic audience of families, mothers, kids, teenagers, dancers and industry veterans.
We have variety of Sponsorship and Partnership opportunities available for brands of all sizes. From headline sponsors to flyers, costumes, props, sound & light, we'd love to hear from you.
If you'd like to further discuss the opportunities available or if you have any questions, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
An MBA from MET Bandra, I decided to follow my dream of dancing, undergoing an intense training in Jazz for two years. I strongly believe that doing what you are passionate about can renew lives just as dance has transformed mine.
A passionate dancer and entrepreneur, I was inspired to start Rhythmus HappyFeet Dance Academy in 2011 along with my partner Deepika Ravindran and in just 3 years we now work at four centres and have successfully reached the milestone of introducing a Certified Ballet Curriculum in the Vaganova technique, the first of its kind in Mumbai. I have been in the top 20 chosen from all over India in the show `Dance India Dance - Super MOM' ( A popular dance reality show on Zee TV) and have performed along with my team at prestigious events like Kalaghoda, Car Free day as well as our own annual show 'Dancing Dreams'.
I completed 7 years of training and completed the Arangetram (Masters of Dance) in Bharat Natyam. Post graduation, I followed my heart and signed up to train in various western dance forms including Street Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Modern Dance styles. During my intensive training I met a fellow dance enthusiast Swara Patel and together we decided to start a venture that focused on modern dance education for children. The venture was named Rhythmus Happyfeet and we opened our doors to the public in June 2011. Three years hence, Rhythmus Happyfeet has 4 centres in Mumbai with 10 teachers and over 300 students being actively trained. We have performed at numerous popular dance events including the prestigious Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and have, over the years, trained more than 900 students.
I began dancing at the age of 5 with the traditional dance forms of Manipuri and later Bharatnatyam and went on to complete my senior exam at the age of 14. Dance has always been a passion and a source of joy and self expression but I didn't dream I would actually make it my profession until I met Swara and Rhythmus HappyFeet! They quickly embraced my abilities and nurtured my love into what it is today. I began training with RHF in August 2012, earned my Zumba Instructor Certification in February 2013, completed my ToddleFeet Dance Educator training in March of the same year and haven't looked back since! As a team we are technically trained and updated in genres like Contemporary, Hip Hop and Funk Jazz and our skill constantly challenged and enhanced. I have also consistently worked on my strength through weight and circuit training and other high intensity workouts including boot camp, over a period of 13 years. This has been complimentary to the Zumba fitness requirements as well as to the needs of a dancer to be strong. Dancing is now part of every minute of my day and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I trained in Jazz for a period of 5 years under various prestigious academies, completed basic Ballet training with Ballet Master Butch Godito, trained in contemporary and basic Kathak. I have attended advanced training workshops with the likes of Micheal Thomas, Alvin Ailey, Raymond, etc. and learned the traditional dance form of Bharatnatyam during my school days.
I love teaching more than anything and the joy of inspiring others to be a part of the magic of dance is one of my driving forces!
Dance is an inseparable part of me and has mentored me into a better version of myself!
I have been dancing for about 10 years in various styles like Bollywood, Jazz, Funk Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary and have received rigorous training as a probationer from the Danceworx, Mumbai, for 2 years. I now teach Funk Jazz to children (aged 9 -15years) at Rhythmus HappyFeet.
I have been dancing all my life and despite the fact that I did not receive formal dance training it continued to be a big part of me. This shared interest is what drew me to Rhythmus HappyFeet and eventually I completed the toddler teacher training program becoming a Dance Educator in Creative Movement for the age group 3 to 5 years.
My dance story began at the age of 8 with 3 years of Bharatnatyam after which I moved on to Latin forms of dancing. I also taught regional Folk dances at OGC (Overall Growth Center) at Euro kids for 4 years. Interacting with toddlers brings me immense joy and dancing has been my passion which is why I decided to complete the toddler teacher training program at Rhythmus HappyFeet and have been a Dance Educator in Creative Movement with them ever since.
Dance has always been my hobby. Started dancing at the tender age of 7 and since then there has been no looking back. Student of the special potential batch in Shiamak Davar and received trained for a year. Later moved, on to Danceworx Performiny arts academy for further exposure and training in new styles. Have been a part of the HappyFeet family since its 1st year and absolutely love teaching kids and teens.
Our dedication to the international dance genres, studios, curriculum and our unique approach make us the ultimate destination for young dancers.