This 30-week semi-classical dance course for beginner, intermediate and advanced level students, will be taught by the Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts. It introduces the enrolled students to semi-classical dance styles, their meaning, and the precise movements involved in its style. Students begin by learning the meaning behind these dance moves and their three basic elements: Body posture, movement, and expressions. Students also learn the meanings behind the different types of movements. The instructor for this course will be guiding the students, according to their level, through the different techniques, movement styles, and expression basics that are associated with semi-classical dance, and the meanings of various terms and concepts so that each student has a true understanding of the dance forms. She also leads the enrolled students in basic physical exercises, hook-steps, and poses before moving on to learning different sets of steps in semi-classical dance and its association with dance forms like Indian classical dance, Indian folk dance, and western classical dance. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to perform a whole song with dance steps on their own as they will be taught the choreography by the instructor in the last few weeks.
About the instructor: Your instructor for this course is Shivani from Shiamak Davar's Institute for Performing Arts. She has professional and teaching experience for more than 5 years now, after being trained by dance maestro Shiamak Davar himself. She is also a certified dancer from Shiamak's dance program.
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.
This Online Semi-Classical Dance Course requires the dancers to fully immerse themselves in the musical beats they are moving to. From tapping your feet to quick rhythms to shrugging your shoulders in slow, rich movements, this kind of dancing helps develop the body’s natural rhythm and strengthens coordination skills and balance.
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.
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.