LVDS has produced many of India’s finest dancers – Dance reality show star – Sneha Kapoor, India’s got talent finalist – Richard Tholoor, Sai Raja, Kirthi Kishore, Madan Kumar, Sagar Girme, Nupur, John Anthony, Atish Khan, Minoti Ramachandra, Bindu Prasanna and many more.
Our Team – a group of professional Instructors
An innovative choreographer and a very able instructor, Lourd has travelled to Cuba, Brazil, US, Canada, UK, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, France, Jordan, UAE, Taiwan, Oman, Palestine and Sri Lanka to train, perform, teach and participate in international festivals and congresses.
LOURD VIJAY: Founder-Artistic Director
Lourd Vijay is a principal Promoter of Latin culture music and Dance in the Asian Region.
Guinness World Record holder for the maximum number of Swing Dance Flips in a minute.
Stood 10th at the “most Popular Entrepreneur of the year 2009” amongst 180 nominees from across the country.
Ambassador of the Hong Kong Salsa Festival.
Head judge of the Asia-Pacific Salsa Open Championship.
An innovative choreographer and a very able instructor, Lourd has travelled to the US, Canada, UK, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, France, Jordan, UAE, Taipei and Sri Lanka to train, perform, teach and participate in international festivals and congresses.
Lourd Vijay has revolutionized Indian-western dance over and over again in India – most notably, by introducing Salsa in 1997.
Our philosophy is to inspire our students to be the best they can be. Dance is about enjoyment, dedication, commitment, passion and above all, love. Dance has proved to be the universal language of love, peace and harmony. Dance is a strong yet fun medium to unfold creativity, boost confidence, enhance social skills, productivity, build team spirit, trust, and more. It has proved to be the best form of expression, stress release, fitness and therapy.
At LVDS we believe that deep down, everyone wants to dance – like there’s no tomorrow. We’re here to help you unleash that desire. Come along for a trial class and see what makes us amazing!
Professional Dance Courses
Professional Dance Courses Program for adults:
Admission End: 15th may 2017
Classes Starts: October 6th 2017
Age group 14 years and over
Details of the program start date:
Full time Program: 6th October 2017
Weekend Program: 7th October 2017
Duration of course:
Full time Program: 12 months
Weekend Program: 3 + 3 months
Full time Program:
Tuesday’s to Monday’s – Morning to evening (Exact timings to be shared on a weekly basis)
Saturday and Sunday: 7.00am-12noon.
Full time Program: 60-100 hours per month
Weekend Program: 144 hours for all 3 months
Subjects and Disciplines covered:
Yoga, contemporary, Ballet, Hip-hop, Salsa, dancED – Dance in Education, Somatic Practices, B-boying, Workshops by International visiting Faculty and Gymnastics.
Certification and other details:
Certification in CCD and dancED by the ISPTD.
Job Placement assistance will be provided on successful completion of the program.
Performance show case at the end of the program.
Compulsory 90% attendance required for certifications
What our students say
We got married on 16th December 2006 and in preparation for our wedding, we needed to perfect our First Dance. The choice to go to Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio was an easy one to make based on their reputation. I have known Lourd since our College days and he is an exceptional dancer.
Our first dance was choreographed by LVDS. It was a wonderful experience to learn the basics as well as a few advanced moves for the dance. LVDS’s instructors are truly professional who combine the art & technical aspects of dance with an easy going manner. Their patience with us, amateurs, was commendable.
We enjoyed every dance class from learning basic steps to swing, jive & cha-cha in a matter of 6 sessions. All we had to do was to choose the First Dance song, which was Moondance by Van Morrison and the team of LVDS did the rest. The most important aspect of the learning was the confidence they instilled in us. Thank You so much for making our Wedding Dance beautiful!! You Guys Rock. Keep up the good work!!
- Lisa & Pramod Regonayak, Wedding First Dance choreographed by LVDS- Swing/Jive/Cha-Cha to Moondance by Van Morrison
The “lourd of the dance” His teaching style and enthusiasm is such that you know his goal is truly for you to be the best dancer you can be. His group classes are clear, concise and fun! Under His guidance we have gone from novice dancers to ahem.. intermediate.. and that for us is an achievement. A teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth…. So much so that sometimes we changed his name to Rude Vijay…. He provides a thorough understanding of all aspects of dancing - body movement, the "feel" of the dance, and the overall theory of each step. He is incredibly knowledgeable and always explains why and how a step works. He has this amazing ability to know exactly what works to make you dance better than you ever thought you could--and best of all, you have GREAT FUN in the process! Spoilt with Lourd we are now and no other teacher will suffice ! Cant wait for the next set of dance lessons to begin!
Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio became my second home over the past two years. Not only because I spent so much time there, but also because the people there seemed to be as close as family. From my first salsa class when I was 14 till today every moment I have spent in the studio has made indelible memories! I have had the honor and privilege to have been taught by some of the most proficient, warm, patient, inspiring and motivating instructors here who had me do steps I only used to dream of being able to do! The positive energy, the enthusiasm, the passion and the great crowd in and outside class makes this place hard to stay away from! LVDS is the only place that can bring that inner dancer out to its fullest potential! How every class here is so incredibly fun and exhilarating and yet equally productive is amazing. LVDS is an institution that is beyond comparison and I can personally say that I have had the time of my life here.