“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire
IIM Udaipur strives to inculcate a vibrant spirit in its students to promote cultural awareness and continue a process of unearthing and nourishing unconventional talent. A right mix of academic and cultural activities conducted by the various student clubs & committees provide ample scope to try out new ideas and polish implementation skills to develop traits like team building and leadership in an outré approach.
Society of Dance under the umbrella of Culcomm – The Cultural Committee of IIMU conducted a week long salsa workshop in IIM Udaipur. Led by Kunal Gulati – PGP-1, the workshop saw an enthusiastic response from the student community willing to learn this innovative dance form.
Salsa has several forms and primarily Cuban salsa was taught to the participants. This form of salsa involves significant physical flexibility and stamina. The students, novice in the art form put in a lot of hard work, esteem and patience to master this art. “Initially, one gets dizzy when the turns are taught but once you have passed that beginner’s phase, you realize how fun salsa can be!” complimented D. Sunil Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Neha Singh and Stuti Agarwal, students of PGP-1.
The initial two days of the workshop included the basic movements in salsa to make the participants comfortable and to assess the level of competence of individuals and partners. To ease the process of learning, the partners were frequently switched while practicing a movement.
The different dance moves which were taught in the workshop were spot turn, cross body walk, cross body turn and open break. And advance steps which were covered in the workshop were Lasso, Sombrero and Bachata.
The final day of the workshop culminated with all the participants giving a dance performance with their partners. IRIS – The Photography Club of IIM Udaipur helped in capturing some amazing moments of the workshop.