Dance teachers and Instructors of Twist N Turns.
They say, ‘Dance is a way to find yourself and lose yourself, all at the same time’.
One may define dance as the movement of a person’s feet and body, usually accompanied by music. To me, however, dance means more than that. Started dancing for fun when I was young and took it professionally along the way. Dance for me is my life. It is the biggest part that defines my personality. It has taught me discipline, emotions, strength, togetherness, vulnerability all at the same time. The one thing that can always cheer me up is dancing! It puts a smile on my face and fills my heart with joy!!
Zumba! The programme that has made people all over the world dance their way to fitness has been a part of my life since June 2011. As one of the first ZIN-certified instructors in the city, I was privileged to be one of the first people to offer Zumba classes in Kolkata.
Apart from fitness, Zumba has been important for me in two ways. With Zumba, I have been able to reach out and spread the sheer joy of joy of dance to many more people. This is because Zumba uses dance to bring about fitness, but it is not about performance. There is no intimidation factor, no competition, no performance anxiety. It is the joy of being able to respond to music without worrying about exact technique. Yet, this has specific goals. The only difference? The achievable is fitness.
Sumit Jha started dancing when he was eight years old. His dance training in Siliguri, his home town, started by watching TV and practising at home. He started training in Bollywood at the age of 12 and then went on to start learning specific forms like Breaking, Hip hop and contemporary.
After some years, he felt the need of professional training and so joined twist n Turns. He underwent an intensive one year training in hip hop add has added on completion, joined the academy as a trainee instructor.
"Dance is my passion and it means everything to me. It's what I'm most passionate about in the world. Dance for me is a way of expressing myself. I dance to feel alive, I dance because it's who I am."
Sanghamitra Das is a licensed Zumba Fitness, Zumba kids and Zumba junior instructor. She is certified with AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) along with CPR and AED. She has done her functional Training with FSSA(full form required). Apart from her fitness background, she loves to dance and has trained with reviewed Bollywood choreographers, Bosco and Caesar. Apart from this, she had also been trained in Latin forms like Salsa, Pachanga and Bachata.
"Dance is strength."
Swarnav is associated with Twist n Turns since long. He started his career as a student in TNT and at present he is an Instructor. He got his training from Prasanna Saikia, Tapas Das in TNT which not only helped him to enhance his dancing skills but also helped him to develop his personality . As because there is no end of learning, when ever he gets time from his busy schedule he joins as a student of other instructors, which according to him is a fun way of learning. By nature he is very friendly and can connect to kids very fast. Finally Swarnav goes with " I am living my dreams ".