Conducted by Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts, this course will be held for a duration of 30 weeks, which will span a series of two classes per week. In the 60 minute duration of each class, students will pick up everything about Bollywood dance - techniques, different types of steps, styles, and moves, and choreographies. The course instructor will teach students how to utilize gravity to the advantage of the dancer so each movement flows effortlessly without any interruptions in the message each piece of dance intends to convey. This course's structure and duration are fully customizable and open-ended, varying from student to student. We will schedule a Zoom call with you prior to your first session to discuss and create a training plan that meets your needs.
About the instructor: Master Instructor at Shiamak Davar's Institute, Jay’s jovial nature makes him a favorite amongst students, and his students give out the same positive energy as him on stage. He has trained and performed with the biggest Bollywood stars in films and events choreographed by Shiamak Davar like Dhoom 2, Rab Ne Bana di Jodi, Bunty Aur Babli, Kisna, and Game. He has also performed at the IIFA awards, TOIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Zee Cine Awards among others.
About Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts: Singer, choreographer, performing artist Shiamak Davar is known as the “Guru of Dance” in India. The dance maestro is largely responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene, especially in the film and theatre industry. With an aim to provide quality dance training and making the art of quality dance available to all, Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts run throughout the year at multiple locations for students from ages four onwards, providing students with training in various dance styles by Shiamak’s expert faculty. The classes give them an opportunity to learn dance, express themselves creatively and perform on stage. Shiamak has revolutionized choreography in Bollywood. In 1998, he received the prestigious National Award for choreography for the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai and went on to choreograph blockbusters such as Taal, Kisna, Dhoom 2, Taare Zameen Par, Rab Ne Bana De Jodi, and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. With Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shiamak’s choreography reached international shores. World-class shows on national and international platforms have made Shiamak the most sought-after choreographer. His latest contemporary dance production Selcouth has run to over sixteen houseful shows in Mumbai and is set to travel globally. Shiamak has been the celebrity judge/ guest judge for dance-based reality shows including Dance Ke Superstars (Superstars of Dance), Dance India Dance- Li’l Masters, Jhalak Dikhla Ja (Dancing with the Stars), Dance Premier League (DPL), Bollywood Star (Australia and Canada) and India’s Got Talent.
The benefit of this online course would be that you would learn Bollywood dance to enjoy and this course will help you feel fit and refreshed, but at the same time get acquainted with dance techniques and basic principles of body movement. The other benefits also involve body awareness, developing coordination between the different limbs, gaining confidence, improving body posture, and developing an integration of the body and mind. An edited audio track of the chosen song would be provided to the student at the end of the course.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the short duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more. The main advantage for students enrolling on Ipassio is the online platform that has become so important and relevant in today's time. The student is able to join from his/ her own space and saves a lot of time and energy in traveling. Ipassio facilitates personal attention and hence it becomes easier and also quicker for the student to cover up the larger portion of learning.
Students attending this course do not need any prerequisites. A basic understanding of dancing and rhythm would be an added bonus.