Anchoring Script

Anchoring Script for Dance Performance, Competition in School and College

Anchoring Speech Script for Dance Performance, Competitions Shows

There are more than a hundred types of dance types around the world (the list is at the end of the post), each with its flavor and culture. Each dance form needs to address, treat and introduce differently. So, in terms of anchoring or introducing dance performance, you need to use different adjectives, references that will relate to the dance form. Hence we have written this anchoring script for a dance performance in school, college or a farewell party. We have written this script for dance in such a way that it can be used as an anchoring script for dance competition too.

We will try to cover some of the types, forms, and variations of dance. We will just discuss introductory lines, not the whole event. You can follow given links to read our sample anchoring scripts and vote of thanks speeches. So let’s get started.

Anchoring Script for Dance Performance

When you are introducing dance, song or any performance for that matter it is important to draw the audience’s attention towards the performance. And you as anchor or host of the event have that responsibility. If you use a cliché welcome message, then your audience will not connect with you and that will draw back the dancer’s or group’s morale.

One more thing, it is not compulsory to host an event in a single language. Most of the time, you will be having a mixed audience, different students from different Indian states. You can use English, Hindi or local language interchangeably.

Dance performances can be performed solo or in groups. Dance form like Bharatanatyam is mostly performed solo, but that’s not the rule. Dance forms like hip hop, Bollywood, Ballet, etc are performed in a group. So, you need to adjust your introduction a bit accordingly.

We Indians have a great cultural legacy in dance and music. In the classical or semi-classical form, we have Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Sattriya (Assam), Mohiniyattam (Kerala), Chhau (West Bengal, Jharkhand), Gaudiya Nritya, Ghoomar (Rajasthan) and more. When introducing these dance programs you need to have information about the form of dance.

Classical Dance Competition

While writing the “Natya Shastra”, our ancient scholar Bharatmuni might not have thought that Rasa and Bhava of his writing will last for millennia. Our next performance is a tiny step to continue his legacy. Please welcome, <Solo dance or Group>, presenting <Type of dance> performance. They will be expressing <subject, topic, expression of the dance> in their <dance type> performance.

Punjabi Dance Performance (Bhangra)

They are strong, they are synchronous, they have a shiny outfit and lots of martial art tricks up their sleeve. Please welcome one and only “Mirzya” Dance group on the stage… Oye, DJ wale inka gaana chalade…. Chak de Phatte..

Bollywood Dance Program (Dola Re song)

Madhuri and Aishwarya rocked the silver screen with this song and made history. Our girls Sushma and Kiran, not an inch short of that. Let’s welcome them to set a stage on the fire. Woooohhhh….. Sushma and Kiran going to make you guys crazy with their latkas and zatkas.

Lavani (Maharashtrian Folk Dance):

Well boy’s, don’t go crazy on next dance performance as Sonali coming up wish sensational Lavani performance on the Ajay- Atul’s epic song “Jaudya Na Ghari” from the movie “Natrang”. So give it up for Sonali.

Western Dances – Hip Hop, Crumping, Break Dance Performances

They got the attitude, they got the moves and they have rocked stage before too. They are the winner last year’s inter-college group dance competition, any guesses?…… Yes, you are right, they are no other than “WenGa BoyZ”.

Welcome Speech for Patriotic Group Dance :

News media going crazy over who is patriotic, nationalist and who is anti-India. We don’t understand this mess at all. What we understand is, we respect our military, they put their life on the line for us. There is no way we can thank them for their contribution. But, with the next dance performance, we can pay tribute to them and we want them to know that we are with them.

List of different Dance Types and Variations

Classical, Folk, Patriotic, Bhangra, Bihu, Kathak, Koli, Lavani, Sufi, Western, Contemporary, Break, Locking Popping, Hip hop, Modern, Robotic, Arabian Belly Dance, Aerobic, Couple, Fusion, Freestyle, Puppet, Paper, Shadow, Ballet, Salsa, Ganesh Vandana, Prayer, Deep Vandana, Tribal, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Bollywood, Bengali, Goan, Himachali, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Odissi… oooooff.. so on and so forth…

Tips for Dance Introduction Anchoring Script

  • Please note that there will no perfect speech or script to introduce a dance number or even a singing performance. You cannot have a ready-made solution for it, you can take some references from the internet like this post but you got to add things that are specific to your school/college’s overall environment and performing individual or team.
  • Get a list of planned dance performances, talk to performers, ask them what is special about their act. They know it better than anybody else. Use that material and your language command make an awesome piece of introduction.
  • If you are not confident and just want to get a script from the internet to mug up and deliver it like a robot then you may not like this post. we encourage creativity. 🙂
  • If possible avoid cliche shayari and poems. If it suits perfectly with theme/subject them you can use it.
  • If you have co-anchor then have a natural conversation which should take program ahead. Do not force conversation. It should sound and look natural and genuine.
  • One thing hosts generally miss that, the first row is not the only audience. The first row is important so is the rest of them. Try to speak to both types of audiences.
  • Do not mug up every line from the script or else it will be monotonous. Get overall feel about it, have cue cards than the whole script and speak from your heart or brain {whichever you prefer} 🙂

As I have mentioned at the beginning of the article, this anchoring script for dance performance can also be used as an anchoring script for a dance competition. If you liked this anchoring script for a dance competition then please rate the article and don’t forget to leave a comment. Thank you. 🙂

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