Shan~e~Punjab

The Indian dance is a gift oh God. She is colorful, vivid and loving tenderly, so plain and full of joy as there is not in the earth.

 For this I love her.
And I rejoice myself
In the hope and the joy in the eyes
And in the heart
Of this boys and girls
Of this children
That a day will be adults
E they will dancing
In wonderfull way
Before God

 Welington José Ferreira

(SEP) was written as ‘Shannay Punjab’

Teacher Bios (2013)
Shan-e-Punjab provides volunteer opportunities such as teaching and other roles to help build skills and confidence so it will help with future education, personal and career endeavours. As well for those teachers in high school hours volunteering go towards community credits for graduation. If it is within our budget an honorarium is provided. All teachers have a true passion for dance; the teacher then becomes a role model for someone younger, and by inspiring that one other person – then our work is done.
Three of our most skilled teams are the senior advanced team, the senior intermediate team and the co-ed advanced team. Please scroll down for information on our teachers.
The senior advanced team consists of males and females ranging from ages starting as young as 12, dependant upon skill and is a team unlike the other teams. At this level more independence is provided since many students on this team have built their talent over years and at this level it is time to test it- whether that be teaching choreography, putting music together, working on formations, testing leadership and/or taking on projects all in a team environment – with that said that also means taking initiative and thinking outside the box (it is like moving from high school into post secondary school particularly a university setting so in essence ‘dance’ at this level provides skills to also prepare you for your education). This team has many outstanding very rare opportunities accomplished under their belt – congratulations for 20 years of bringing cultural awareness through your passion to levels never done before.
The senior intermediate team consists of females and the age range is most times between 14-18. It is not as independent as the senior advanced and is high school based, however students at this level also begin to teach with partners, as well as take on initiatives such as planning the annual Halloween and Diwali parties. This team is known for the female traditional dance of Punjab, called Giddha, and has earned a lot of recognition for this form of dance – and the team makes Giddha so fun and enjoyable. Also issues relating to school are also discussed so that students learn the value of working in a team. This was the team that inspired Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration aka VIBC to host the first Junior Team Bhangra Competition in Surrey in 2007.
The co-ed advanced team consists of males and females ranging in ages from 14-18 and all these members are teachers. This group was developed through two teachers in particular Raveena Moor and Angela Bamra in 2006, and has been running strong since, and is an explosion of colour and energetic Bhangra and is always a popular hit at our annual youth cultural showcases celebrating Visakhi.
Amritpal Sekhon Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Boys Advanced Team, Dhol Team and Co-Ed Advanced Teams, he teaches the boys team ages 7-9 with Harman, and has been with the school for over five years. He is currently a high school student.
Amy Sundher Member of the Senior Advanced Team, she teaches the Co-ed Advanced Team with Raveena and Preeti. She has been with the school for over ten years. She is currently pursuing her university education in teaching.
Balpreet Atlas Member of the Senior Intermediate Team and Giddha Team, she teaches a co-ed class with Preet Parhar for ages 4-6, and has been with the dance school for three years. She is currently a high school student.
Harkamal Vaid Teaches Dhol, and has been with the dance school for over 15 years. He has been teaching high school student’s dhol to build a future generation of Dhol players. He is a post-secondary commerce student and has just recently spent a semester in Poland, in Europe. Prior to post-secondary high school he has been honoured for his skill in basketball leading his team to many provincial championships.
Harman Dhillon Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Boys Advanced Team, Dhol Team and Co-Ed Advanced Teams, he teaches the boys team ages 7-9 with Amrit, and has been with the school for over five years. He is currently a high school student.
Inderpreet Thandi Emcee for the past two years at the Vaisakhi Youth Cultural Show and has been volunteering with the school for the past 3 years. Inderpreet teaches the Senior Intermediate Bhangra Team. She is currently pursuing post secondary education.”
Janessa Sundher Team Lead for the Senior Advanced Team, she also assists with aspects of managing the school. Janessa teaches the co-ed team ages 4-6, the senior advanced boys, and coaches other teachers of younger teams. She has been with the school for over 15 years. Her post-secondary education includes criminology.
Jasdeep Bhela Member of the Senior Intermediate Team as well as a member on the Giddha Team, and she teaches girls ages 7-9, with Manmeet Gill. She has been with the school since 2007. She is in high school and is on a basketball team.
Jasleen Dhatt Member of the Senior Advanced Team, and advanced co-ed team, demonstrating great dance skill she was fast-tracked to the senior advanced team at age 13. She teaches girls ages 10-13 and has been with the school for over five years. She is currently a high school student.
Kamalpreet (Preeti) Kang Member of the Senior Advanced Team, she teaches the Co-ed Advanced Team. She has been with the school for over ten years. She is currently pursuing her university education.
Krishna Kashyap Member of the Senior Advanced Team, she teaches the Bollywood dance with her sister Meera, and has been with the school since she was four years old, which translates to over 15 years. She is currently a high school student.
Manmeet Gill Member of the Senior Intermediate Bhangra Team as well as a member of the Giddha Team. She has been with the dance school for over 5 years, and she teaches girls ages 7-9 with Jasdeep Bhela. Manmeet is in high school and is on a field hockey team and also does Keertan at the Gurdwara Singh Sabha.
Meera Kashyap Member of the Senior Advanced Team, she teaches Bollywood dance with her sister Krishna and has been with the school since she was four years old, which translates to over 15 years. She is currently pursuing her university education.
Navjit Bhangu Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Boys Advanced Team, Dhol Team and Co-ed Advanced Teams, he teaches the boys team ages 10-13 with Pavan Tung. He has been with the school for three years and is currently a high school student.
Nicole Randhawa Member of the Senior Advanced Team, she teaches the girls team ages 4-6, and the senior advanced boys. She has been with the school for over 10 years. Nicole is teaching in a high school while pursuing her post-secondary degree as a Teacher, she also has taught a group of high school students Bhangra. Nicole also was Valedictorian for her graduating class.
Pavan Tung Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Team Lead of the Senior Intermediate Team, and member of the Giddha Team. She teaches boys ages 10-13 with Navjit Bhangu and Suhas Saroya. She has been with the school for three years and is a high school student.
Preet Parhar Member and co-Team Lead of the Senior Intermediate Team, and member of the Giddha Team; she teaches a co-ed class with Balpreet Atlas for ages 4-6, and has been with the dance school for three years. Preet is currently in post-secondary education.
Punam Randhawa Member and co-team lead of the Senior Advanced Team, Punam also assists in many aspects in running the school, and this is her first year teaching the Senior Intermediate Team Bhangra. Punam has been with the school for five years and is a post-secondary nursing student, and prior to that was Miss Teen Victoria in 2007.
Raman Randhawa Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Raman teaches girls ages 10-13, and is an excellent example of someone who has built skills quickly. As well, for the 2012/2013 dance year she has taken the initiative to choreograph a large portion of the senior advanced dance. Raman has been with the school for four years and is currently attending university.
Raveena Moor Member of the Senior Advanced Team, Raveena teaches the Co-ed Advanced Team with Amy and Preeti. She has been with the school for over six years and was the first teacher along with Angela Bamra to start the co-ed te

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