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Name: Anjana Babbar
Field: Bollywood dance, Kathak, Semi-classical, Indian devotional dance
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Info: "Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another." Anjana is a trained dance professional proficient in Bollywood dance and kathak. She started her dance training at a very early age under her guru Sh. Rajinder Mann ji. She was a constant performer during her school, college and university years and won every single competition she participated in. Its her devotion and passion for dancing that has won her several accolades and appreciation. Her students won the Sony TV Boogie Woogie duet auditions in 2004. She has danced her way to peoples hearts in India and Canada. Currently sharing her passion through her dance school 'Jeevan Gopal Dance Academy' where she is training young budding dancers who rock the stage wherever they perform. She conducts dance classes for all age groups including kids, housewives, professionals, parents and grandparents. She also choreographs for various cultural events, festivals, parties and weddings. All are welcome to experience her unique way and skill set as a teacher to set the inner dancer within you free that will make you the centre of attention on any dance floor.
Name: Shabnam Begum
Field: Ghazal Vocalist
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Misc. Info: Shabnam Begum is a renowned Ghazal artist, who's silky and sultry vocals has been captured in Canada and Internationally. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Shabnam Begum hails from a musical background. She is noted for her style in singing semi-classical raags and ghazals, including an impressive talent in Khayaal and Thumri. Residing in the Edmonton, Alberta landscape of Canada, Shabnam Begum performs regularly in her city, but, as she well attracts music admirers, Shabnam Begum is aggresively sought out by other countries to fascinate their music pallete, and she is constantly being invited as an honourable guest to other cities, and countries for breath-taking performances. Concerts held in Canada, Europe, Russia, America, Middle East, Africa, and South Asia sub-continent, all have had remarkable success for the artist. Shabnam Begum has mastered her vocal wholeheartedly, and each performance delights the listener with heightened emotion. In 2003, Shabnam Begum was honoured and awarded the 'recipient of humanity' from the centre of Art & culture in Africa. you may e-mail her directly at email@example.com
Name: Mohit Dasaur
Field: Indian Film, Bollywood Dance and Choreography
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Misc. Info: "Dance is a language without any word." Mohit has been learning and performing dance since his childhood. He has experience in bhangara, filmy and hip hop. He has choreographed various dance numbers in Doaba College, Jalandhar from 2003-2006. He won the award for "Best western dance" in the competition help at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar in 2005.He is teaching and choreographing dance moves in Canada since he moved to Alberta, Canada. Mohit has choreographed and performed in events like "14th Annual Unity in Diversity Celebration" in Alberta. Mohit has choreographed many events, parties, Weddings in Canada since 2006. He has made non dancers to dance to make their special days more fun and enjoyable.
Name: Ashley Kumar
Field: Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Bhangra, Fusion, and Lyrical Contemporary South Asian
Address: 9238 - 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P2
Telephone: 780-499-0866 or 780-433-1115
Misc. Info: Ashley has been learning and performing East Indian Dance since she was 10 years old. She has experience in Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood, Bhangra/Gidda, Hip Hop, and other Indian Folk (Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Dandiya). She currently runs a dance company called Sharara Dance & Fitness Studio (aka Sharara Entertainment Group) and has been operating as a community based organization since February 10th, 2007; it is the largest and ONLY dance studio in Alberta to teach Kathak, Bharatanataym, Bollywood, Bhangra, Dance-Fitness and Hip Hop ALL under one studio. Ashley hopes to increase the exposure of, educate others and increase awareness about South Asian performing arts. She wants to increase the quality of teaching at her studio by keeping the focus on her students in order to help them develop and improve their dance and coordination skills. Maintaining and sharing culture and inspiring others to celebrate diversity are some of the ways she hopes to positively affect the lives of her students. She has choreographed dances for Bollywood shows including Heart Throbs (2002), Miss Diwali Canada Pageant (2003), and has performed on stage with the actress Karisma Kapoor (2003). She recieved acting training with Mr. Anupam Kher in Mumbai (India) (2008) and that has helped her further enhance her skills. She ensures that the types of dances taught are open to people of all backgrounds. The studio's website is: www.ShararaDanceFitness.com
Name: Dr. Varagur S.V. Rajan, P.Eng.
Address: 6 Milford Crescent Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 3V4 Canada
Misc. Info: Teach carnatic music on the Violin/Viola on week ends only. The schedule is on a mutual flexible basis. Do it for pleasure and to promote Carnatic music. Also, play a number of other instruments - including some hindusthani music on the Saarangi. All, regardless of age, gender etc. are welcome. The only requirement is a keen interest in music and in learning for pleasure.
Name: Mr. Ananda Saha
Address: Edmonton, Alberta. Canada
Misc. Beginner tabla classes teaches you the foundation of Indian music. Classes are available for beginners as well as experienced who wants to learn accompaniment with classical, ghazal, bhajan and Bollywood style music. Great start for children and aspiring adults. Located in south-west Edmonton.
Name: Deepti Sami
Field: Bollywood Dancing and Choreogrpahy and 'Bollyrobics' Dance Work Out
Address: 5637 Riverbend Road Edmonton, Alberta
Telephone: 780 9537302
Misc. Info: www.bollywoodbeats.org - Deepti Sami has been instructing and learning dance for the past 16 years. She has been learning and performing formal bharatnatyam and mohiniyattam dance forms for the past 20 years. She was the head choreographer in 'The Hail Foundation' of CMS College Alumina 1999 in Dubai, U.A.E and has participated in the Indian Day Celebrations 2011 which got featured on Global TV . She has compiled a dance workout called 'Bollyrobics' which has been featured on CTV Alberta Prime Time, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun. She has also recentely been featured on City News Breakfast Television and the Toronto Women's Health and Lifestyle Magazine.
Name: Rene Varma
Field: Sitar teacher
Address: 2206 15 A St. S.E.Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Misc. Info: Vilayat Khan Gharana. Professional performer and recording musician with independent cd releases. Repair technician. Teaching Ragas for sitar and Ghazals in the English language. $40. per hour
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