Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program for Juniors (JOY) is an opportunity for children between the age of seven to fourteen to get practical and theoretical understanding of various dance styles. Children are the most receptive to the process of learning and this course helps them improve their focus, concentration, discipline, creativity, body language and fitness levels. One year of training lays a strong foundation for these dance enthusiasts and opens opportunities in the field of the performing arts. It channels their talent in the right direction and teaches them to share the JOY of Dance! Each year, the students progress from one level to another (beginners – advance – intermediate) in terms of their training and professional examinations.
I'm extremely pleased with the progress that the students of JOY have shown completing the beginners, advance and intermediate level. Their level of interest in the performing arts is inspiring and now at the Inter – advance level, their scope of learning will further increase. The faculty has inculcated knowledge, technique and extensive dance training through these years in each of the participant that has helped them improve as performers. Dance Education through this program goes beyond just dance and helps improve their focus, concentration, discipline, creativity, body language and fitness levels. It will channel their talent in the right direction and teach them to share the JOY of Dance!
My heartfelt thanks to all the parents for supporting these talented young individuals and allowing them to follow their dream.
- SHIAMAK DAVAR
Founder and artistic director
The Shiamak Group
Singer and Performing artist, Shiamak Davar is known as the "Guru of Contemporary Dance" in India. He is responsible for modernizing India's dance scene especially in the film and theatre industry, and is respected for his very unique and popular Shiamak Style of Indo- modern and contemporary dance.
With the motto "Have Feet. Will Dance." ™, The Shiamak Dance Movement is one of the largest in the world and has enriched the lives of over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Over the past thirty years Shiamak has created his own unique style, Shiamak Style, an amalgamation of his journey with various styles of dance, both Indian and western. Spreading the joy of dance to people from ages four to eighty four, from all walks of life, his faculty teach his patent dance styles including Shiamak Style (Contemporary), Shiamak’s Bollywood JazzTM,Shabop (Hip Hop & Street Funk) and Shiamak's Inner Dance Movement amongst many others.
As a singer, Shiamak has shared the stage with artists such as Sting, Bryan Adams and Eddie Grant. His Hindi Pop album Mohabbat Karle sold 1.2 million copies in India. His recently released music album Shabop features songs with Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan and Shweta Pandit.
Shiamak's Victory Arts Foundation (VICTORY) is a not-for-profit organization committed to making dance a meaningful experience for everyone. Using dance as therapy, VICTORY empowers individuals who are underprivileged, vulnerable to HIV/AIDS or with special needs. Reaching out to thousands of such individuals, VICTORY enriches their lives, instills in them a strong sense of self-belief and confidence, and endeavors to seamlessly integrate them into the community, in the process leaving a lasting impact on their lives.
In 2011, Shiamak was honored with a doctorate by Middlesex University, London, for his contribution to the field of dance education, entertainment and the performing arts.
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