JOY is an opportunity for kids to get practical and theoretical understanding of
various dance styles. Dance Education through this program goes beyond just dance
and helps improve their focus, concentration, discipline, creativity, body language
and fitness levels. A year of training will lay a strong foundation for these dance
enthusiasts and open opportunities in the field of the performing arts. It will
channel their talent in the right direction and teach them to share the JOY of Dance!
Once they complete the beginners program, the students progress to the advance and
intermediate levels each year, with more intensive training in various dance styles
and prepare for advance professional examinations.
Students of Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program for Juniors (JOY) get
a chance to audition to be selected to attend the Summer Intensive at the esteemed
Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, USA after completing level 3 (Intermediate)at
the program. Spanning over three weeks, students train from 9 AM to 4 PM five times
a week from the most illustrious dance faculty. Dance styles include Ballet, Jazz,
Tap, Dunham, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Modern, Latin and Fusion. This unique opportunity
given by Shiamak who shares a long term connect with Debbie Allen, is to ensure
students not only broaden their horizon in dance but also meet dancers from around
the world, interact with them and create a cultural community through dance and
the performing arts.
Master class by Shiamak Davar
International guest teachers
Introduction to 10 dance styles
Specialised training by SHIAMAK trained faculty
Opportunity to perform with Shiamak and the Shiamak Davar Dance Company
Complete performing arts experience covering all aspects of dance and performing
"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"
Aishwarya Raut (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."
Kalpit Kharvasiya (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."
Pratik Keswani (Ahmedabad)
"Through OYP, Shiamak has given me a chance to live my dream, gifted me a family
away from my family back home, for making me realise who I am and making me understand
that dance is much more than just steps. I never had the opportunity of dancing
professionally at shows, with OYP I got to perform at many shows including Star
Guild Awards, Star Parivaar Awards and Mirchi Music Awards. While watching Shiamak
choreograph at these shows, I actually realise why Shiamak is Shiamak! I truly learnt
how to be professional while working."
Apoorva Jain (Saharanpur)
"Oyp has really changed my life. Before the program, I was a complete introvert
and scared to talk to people. But now I can freely express myself. My friends have
also noticed this change for the better and feel I have become more independent.
Shiamak is the coolest Guru I have met and he is always there to help and guide
us. Performing with The Shiamak Davar Dance Company, watching the instructors dance
and the film stars rehearse, all this was a dream come true. During one of these
shows I tweeted and the legend, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan actually remembered and called
me on stage to meet me. This was the biggest event in my life and want to thank
Shiamak for it."
Kumar Rishabh (Pune)
"I'm from Vancouver, Canada and I have been a part of SHIAMAK for nearly ten years
as a student. My teacher insisted that I must do OYP because I wanted to dance for
life, so I decided to learn from Shiamak himself and came all the way to India.
The best part about OYP was learning different styles and technique from teachers
that came from abroad like Esophia, Che, Tara Jean and Mark. The overall learning
experience from Shiamak himself was the best thing ever. We had a lot of different
lectures including acting and dance therapy that I enjoyed a lot. I really want
to thank Shiamak for giving me this opportunity and giving me this life changing
experience. Not only did we learn dance, technique and style, but we also learnt
about ourselves and how to grow as people. For the people who want to join OYP,
you should really go for it because it's an unbelievable experience and I can't
even put words to what I felt and experienced."
Priya Pranjivan (Vancouver)
"I'm from London and joined Shiamak's classes when they first started here in May
2011. I was selected in SPB and began training. I was very eager to learn and when
I found out about OYP, I knew this is exactly what I wanted to do. Learning so many
different things all day, every day is a gift but the fact that we were taught by
Shiamak himself pushed me to do OYP even more. OYP has taught me that dance isn't
just about the movement of your physical body, it's more about the movement of your
emotions through your soul which are limitless. We have really learnt how to let
go of our emotions and dance freely, but with the technique. This one year has been
a major catalyst in my personal growth and it has helped me to understand what my
strengths and weaknesses are, how to accept them and nurture the, how to adjust
and adapt, everything."