Inspired by dance
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, and 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!
LVDS was started in 1998 by Lourd Vijay. Over the course of time, he has honed and perfected his art in the professional arena. Channeling the experience and spirit of his own career as well as that of a passionate team of vibrant and highly skilled youngsters through this studio.
Pioneering Indian-western Dance
Lourd Vijay revolutionized Indian-western dance over and over again in India – most notably, by introducing Salsa in 1997. Closely associated with the Indian Society for Performers and Teachers of Dance and the Karnataka Dancesport Association, Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio not only trains you in dance but also inculcates self-confidence, social skills, fitness, and fun!
The students and team of LVDS have been on a winning spree. Some of their accolades are:
1 Silver medal & 1 Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2013 in Brighton, England, 4 Silver medals at the Dance World Cup 2014 in Algarve, Portugal, 1 Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2015 in Bucharest, Romania, and 2 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal & 1 Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2016 in The Channel Islands, Jersey.
Top 10 finalists of India’s Got Talent, and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.
STARS of India’s Got Talent and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.
Qualifying and representing India at the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami.
Winners of the Australian Salsa Classic & the European Open Salsa Masters International
Performances and workshops in New York, Egypt, Israel, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Nepal, Oman, & Dubai.
Certificate of Appreciation by the Young Presidents Organization and the Hong Kong salsa festival (2006/2008).
Participated, performed, and taught at the Vancouver Salsa Congress, UK Salsa Congress, Dubai Salsa Congress, Singapore Salsa Festival, Paris Afro Mambo Festival, Yambu Salsa Festival, Hong Kong Salsa Festival, the Australian Salsa Classic, and a lot more.
Popularizing Latin Dance & Producing Champions
From having introduced Salsa to India, to producing the country’s best social dancers, performers, dance Champions, and world-class instructors such as Sneha Kapoor, Richard David Tholoor, Sai Raja, Kirthi Kishore, Sagar Girme, Madan Kumar, Nupur Gandekar, Bindu Prasanna, John Anthony and many more, LVDS has come a long way in not only carving a niche for itself but has also changed the course of dance history by creating a dance revolution in India.
LVDS has focused on popularizing various forms of Latin and Rhythm partner dances. Using workshops as an innovative tool, LVDS has introduced Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Delhi, Colombo, and other metros to the exciting dance forms of Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bachata, Kizomba, Rumba, Samba, Tango, Jive, Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, etc. Our dance performances and workshops are a class apart, due to the unique style and innovation we bring to each venture. In fact, this style is now seen as our trademark, prompting a huge wave of requests for performances and workshops from the LVDS troupe.
LVDS has graduated from being a dance school to a multi-disciplinary dance institution that promotes all kinds of talent through its International Dance festivals, arts festivals, and Dance Championships, hosted across the country such as the India International Salsa Congress, Goa Salsa Festival, the All India Salsa Championship, All India Solo Salsa Championship, The Chennai Open, etc. LVDS’s doors are open for anyone with dance in their soul; be it, students or teachers!