The dance form is also briefly mentioned in Kannada text Manasolalla written by Someshwara III. It has flourished in the temples and courts of southern India
Kathak is one of the main genres of ancient Indian classical dance and is traditionally regarded to have originated from the travelling bards of North India referred as Kathakars or storytellers. These Kathakars wandered around and communicated legendary stories via music, dance and songs quite like the early Greek theatre.
Art lover Tagore was appreciative of cultural expression in dancing. For him, dance was the way of communication of souls. He put his soul efforts to make his students learn the aspects of all the Indian classical and folk dances and he appointed trained gurus in Shantiniketan.
Creative Dance is a contemporary form of dance that combines movement and artistic expression, without the need for specific training. Typically, creative dance focuses on the development of motor skills and emotional expression, as opposed to the aesthetics based focus of dance in more traditional structured settings.
Bollywood dance is the dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, .