ONE YEAR DANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Shiamak's One Year Dance Certification Program (OYP) is a full-time dance training course that helps potential dancers hone their skills in a professional environment. Each year, dance enthusiasts from across the world between ages 15 to 28 register for the program and are auditioned by Shiamak Davar. The ones who make it into the program are trained for a year at our Mumbai studio. The program focuses on technique, training and knowledge in over ten dance styles, with specialized training in the renowned Shiamak Style of Contemporary. Shiamak actively teaches at the OYP and monitors their progress through the year. The OYP is a part of Shiamak’s mission to help dance enthusiasts make their passion a profession.
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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