If all you wanted to do this summer was dance, then we hope you did it, because
summer is gone now. But if all you want to do this monsoon is dance, then make
the sign of the cross, 'cos here's the coolest opportunity.
Shiamak Davar's Institute For The Performing Arts (SDIPA) is one of India's leading dance institutes with branches in all major cities. Shiamak Davar, the founder of SDIPA, is a multifaceted personality - a highly celebrated choreographer, dancer, singer and actor with several national and international awards to his credit.
Davar's dance classes started in 1986 aiming to discover creative expression through dance, help release of positive energy and improve confidence. Students who have undergone training range in age from 4 to 64. Shiamak has trained all shapes and sizes, and even special/mentally challenged people.
Workshops are conducted mainly in the Jazz style of dance. However, various dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Rock-n-Roll, Afro-Jazz and Salsa are also incorporated as per the interest and aptitude levels of the students.
SDIPA is organizing a fresh workshop for dance enthusiasts starting on the 26th of June. Qualified teachers of SDIPA will train the students, and the classes will be held at 4 different venues as follows:
(1) MPM Mall, Abids (7.00-8.00am, 5.45-6.45pm and 7.45pm-8.45pm)
(2) Geetanjali Devashala School, S'bad (7.00-8.00am, 5.45-6.45pm and 7.45pm-8.45pm)
(3) Aditya Trade Center, Ameerpet (7.00-8.00am, 5.45-6.45pm and 7.45pm-8.45pm)
(4) Sumedha Estates, Banjara Hills (7.00-8.00am, 5.45-6.45pm and 7.45pm-8.45pm)
The above timings are tentative, and might change depending on the students' requirements and requests.
The Summer Funk show will be the grand finale to the dance workshop. This is a special program, and students are specially trained for this ultimate professional dance experience. The main reason for the Summer Funk show is to give every student an opportunity to perform on stage and experience what professionals do - the rehearsals, the costume trials, team work, the excitement, professionalism, discipline and, most of all, performance. This grand finale will take place either on the 4th or the 5th of August 2002.
Interested girls will have to come in leotards and tights. Boys will have to come in bicycle shorts and tight vests. If you feel more comfortable wearing a track pant and T-shirt, that's for the training classes. Even a salwar-kameez is fine for those who are particularly shy, as long as the wear allows free and comfortable movement.
Those interested can get in touch with Navneet at 622-2730/622-2731/631-1421 for