Shiamak Winter Funk 2015 – Santa Goes To Bollywood Again

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For over a decade, SHIAMAK has made dance available for all with an aim to provide quality training to dance enthusiasts from ages four to sixty four across the lower mainland in Vancouver and all over the GTA in Toronto.

SHIAMAK Winter Funk batch gives students an opportunity to learn and train in their favorite dance styles to their favorite songs and gain a wholesome perspective, working on costumes and properties. The annual student show, Winter Funk, one of three yearly events, gives a platform for all participating students to perform on stage in a professional setup.

This holiday season, to truly bring together Eastern and Western Culture- Santa Goes to Bollywood Again- SHIAMAK Winter Funk 2015 show was a great success in both cities. Last year’s memories and experiences made Santa take an exciting trip once again to the land of Bollywood, India, and during his travels, he encountered newer and surprising moments!

On December 12th, music came alive as the students showcased a variety of dance styles and songs at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey and Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.



Started Winter Funk with a bang! An exhibition performance by the South Asian Arts Dhol & Bhangra students!

Santa also got the opportunity to learn some Bollywood moves, and made sure to get the crowd up dancing with him as well!

Consulate General, Mr. Rajiv Chander addressed the audience to start off Winter Funk and also acknowldeged our Head of Operations (Canada) Mr. Nazim Hussain

Our Victory Kids from North Shore ConnXions Society with Instructor Suragini Ravindran with their great spirits enthralling the audience with their Christmas performance

A fabulous modern performance by the Special Potential Batch and the Advanced Training Program Students to hit song ‘What Do You Mean’

SPICE Radio – Star radio host – Gaurav Shah shakes a leg for the first time on the Winter Funk stage in Vancouver!

A vibrant performance by the Special Potential Batch & the Advanced Training Program that rocked the stage

Senior Instructor Rohan D’Silva rocking on stage with his performance

Students, Parents, and instructors buzzing with energy and excitement after a successful Winter Funk show!

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TORONTO HIGHLIGHTS (Photo Credit: Aparijit Bhattacharjee)

Starting off the show with a mesmerizing performance by the Special Potential Batch lead by Instructor Jasmine Yasi.

Instructor Krishna Lohra on stage with our favorite age group, Mississauga Kids!

A selife was necessary for Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus on their Journey through Bollywood

Smiles, and a whole lot of style! The Markham Adult Combo class on stage with their Tollywood Medley!

A beautiful, graceful piece by the Advanced Training Program students

The Junior Advanced Training Program students with an entertaining Jazz Piece

The talented Pre-Teens age group taking Santa Claus on a journey, and showing him what India is all about!

Enthusiastic students with senior instructors Saurabh Sethi and Parth Dani ready and excited to kick off Winter Funk.

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