What is Bhangra:-
Bhangra is a form of dance which was originated by farmers in the villages of Punjab hundreds of years ago. It is fun, entertaining and also a high-energy workout activity. In two words, it is Fun+Exercise! If you want to enjoy the moment, then it is a dance. If you want to focus on its workout part, then this form of dance is used by many participants for health, fitness and wellness goals as well. Being happy, positive, cheerful and lively are other key components of the dance. As the spirit of happiness is enlivened and celebrated throughout the workshop, therefore many of Gurdeep’s students also started calling it a “Happy Dance”. On top of everything, Bhangra brings people together, creates a community, and builds inter-cultural bridges.
Composition or Format:-
Gurdeep’s classes are a fun introduction to bhangra dance and culture, as well as a great fitness activity. During the workshop, Gurdeep teaches 4 to 8 top bhangra moves one-by-one. To make the learning process easier, he breaks down all the moves into several smaller pieces. When all the the pieces are put together and moves are well practiced, everybody dances the moves to uplifting Punjabi Bhangra music. Gurdeep’s class spaces are inclusive to all ages, genders, orientations and backgrounds.
Gurdeep Pandher is a Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada) based Bhangra artist and author. He creates performances pieces that bring people from all backgrounds together to promote inclusivity and diversity. His performances and videos have crossed many borders and are watched by millions from all over the world. Gurdeep’s works have been published by many national/international media, art and governmental organizations. He is also a dance instructor at the Yukon College in Whitehorse.
What Kind of Folks Attend Gurdeep’s Workshops?
All kinds. This workshop is also suitable for the complete beginners and for those who have absolutely no experience or idea what the bhangra dance is! This workshop will also be a great opportunity for you to decide if you would like to continue to follow passion for bhangra dancing and fitness in future. Please watch this video to learn about kind of participants:-
Anyone who is 10 years old or older can join the workshop. We love small children too, but it is always wonderful to have a separate workshop only for little ones. Gurdeep is often invited to schools for workshops, so your kid’s school can also consider hosting this type of workshop for the school students. You can suggest your kid’s school to contact Gurdeep via this contact form! Gurdeep has an excellent and positive experience working with both primary and high schools in Canada. References are also available from the schools which previously invited Gurdeep for lessons.
What to Wear?
Any kind of comfortable clothes are OK, but a T-shirt or tank-top with yoga/exercise pants or shorts are most suitable for Bhangra dance jumps. Please come in workout or running or sports shoes! Please do bring a bottle of water!
Can I buy a ticket at the Door?
- Recommendation: You can purchase your ticket at the workshop venue with cash, check, credit or debit card. But it is recommended that you purchase it online in advance. Advance booking helps us focusing more on teaching part on the workshop day. It also gives us a better understanding of how many people would be attending.
- Still Inclusive: But we also do not like to make credit-cards or technology as barriers. So if you live a natural organic-life, you are welcome to get your ticket at the door. If you are choosing to buy at the door, then we highly recommend that you RSVP us by contacting us. Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier so that things are processed before the class start-time!
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Refund or Cancellation Policy?
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Public Event/Open Media Zone:-
Gurdeep’s workshops/classes are public events and classified as an open media zone. Photographs or videos may be taken of participants. More info can be found in our Media Release Form.