ONE YEAR DANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
"Every instructor who is a part of my Dance Company and teaching faculty is professionally trained to maintain high standards of dance education. There is an abundance of talent that needs the right guidance and for this very reason I created an intensive dance training program with extensive course content. The program focuses on technique, training and knowledge that give them a platform to nurture their talent. OYP is a part of my mission to help dance enthusiasts make their passion a profession.
Over the past five batches of OYP, select students who consistently worked hard found a place in my dance company, got an opportunity to perform in shows nationally & internationally, and perform at live musicals. Selcouth is an example of the progress shown by the OYP students. Starting off as a graduation show, it is now a professional production that has run to over twenty houseful shows through the year.
By joining OYP, you will see yourself change not only as a performing artist, but also as a person. The program will require hard work, perseverance and dedication from all the participants."
- Shiamak Davar
Founder and Artistic Director
MODULE A - SPECIALIZED TRAINING
MODULE B - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE STYLES
MODULE C - PERFORMING ARTS RELATED COURSES
MODULE D - THEORY
MODULE E - MANDATORY ADD-ON COURSES
"I think OYP makes you more disciplined as a dancer and as a person. It gives you vast knowledge about dance both theoretically and physically from different dance teachers. You get to learn from someone like Shiamak and train under him. You also get to meet a lot of different dancers from all over the world and share your dance experiences. I think it’s the best dance program in India for anyone who wants to be a professional dancer in the future. You live a dancers life for a year and it’s just a start to something amazing. If dance is a big part of your life and you want to be a professional dancer personally I think Shiamak’s OYP is the best place for you and it’s a very big platform”
(Batch of 2011 - 2012) | (From: Mumbai)
"I would like to first thank Shiamak Davar for selecting me for the One Year Program. I was one of the weak students at the beginning, but one day Shiamak told me to just trust him and I would grow as a person. From that day on I have given my soul to him. He’s made me positive and a good person. I got the opportunity to act in a film called “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and dance with Jacqueline Fernandez in Star Guild awards. If you want to be a good dancer, if you want to be a good human being, and if you want to make a career in dance then OYP is a must for you.”
(Batch of 2012 - 2013) | (From: Mumbai)
"The most important thing that I learnt in OYP is to always be positive and to block any negative thoughts. This control of mind and thoughts has helped me in dance as well. Assisting Shiamak in OYP was my first teaching experience I never thought I’d be able to teach over sixty students. I couldn’t speak in English at all, but with OYP my confidence has improved a lot and now I can teach in English and talk to guest international teachers without fear. Along with dance, I’ve gained knowledge in handling administrative responsibilities as well including documentation and maintaining video archives. OYP has changed me completely for the better."
(Batch of 2012 - 2013) | (From: Ahmedabad)