1. Why is Shiamak Bollywood Academy named after Shiamak Davar?
Shiamak Davar (born 19 October 1961) is an Indian choreographer, often recognised as one of the first to bring contemporary jazz, Bollywood Jazz, Indo Jazz, and other western forms of dance to India. He’s known as the guru of contemporary dance in India, with heavy influence on India’s dance scene, especially in the film and theatre industries. His signature and very popular “Shiamak Style” of dance is recognised all around the world, which he used in directing choreography for the movie Mission Impossible 4, Commonwealth Games and many other famous projects and events. In July 2011, Shiamak was awarded an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in recognition of his contribution to entertainment in India and throughout the world.

2. What dance styles can I learn at Shiamak dance school?
Shiamak’s weekly classes offer one-of-a-kind training programme for students of all ages and abilities. Learn Shiamak’s trademark dance styles, Bollywood Jazz and Indo Jazz (Contemporary) with Shiamak’s specially trained dance instructors.

3. At what age can one register for Shiamak's Dance classes
The starting age for a student to register for classes is two years. However, there’s no upper limit; you can join the classes even if you’re approaching your 100th. We categorise our classes based on the following age groups:

  • Parents and Tots 2 to 4 years
  • Kids 5 to 7 years 
  • Pre Teens 8 to 12 years
  • Adults 13+ 

4. Where do you run SHIAMAK classes? 
SHIAMAK Classes are available at various locations across the Greater London Area and the Midlands.  We also teach workshops in various cities across the United Kingdom from time to time.  

5. What is the duration and frequency of the class? 
The duration of all ‘parents and tots’ and ‘kids’ classes is 45 minutes.
For ‘pre teens’ and ‘adults’, the duration per class is 60 minutes. Exceptions apply to workshops and intensive courses.

6. Can I join a class if I have a medical condition? 
If you have a medical condition, you are required to get a doctor’s certificate that allows you to participate in the class.

7. Are parents allowed to watch the class? 
Depending on the nature of a workshop or a class, parents are usually notified before the class and informed about classes they can view.

8. Do participating students get certificates after a batch? 
All students participating in the Summer Funk and Winter Funk performance batches may be given a certificate of participation upon completing the batch and performing at the event.

9. How can I register for a batch?

You can register for classes on the Class4Kids App or website.

For further details on how to register for Shiamak classes, please contact us via one of the following methods:

10. What is the type of clothing that I will need to wear for the class?
The classes require comfortable dance attire such as tights, yoga pants, sweatpants and t-shirts. It is also advisable to bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself when thirsty and carry a body-sized towel for the class.

11. Will Shiamak be present for the class, if not then who will be conducting the classes
Shiamak Davar will not be present for the classes. SHIAMAK classes are conducted by an experienced, dedicated and trained faculty who are handpicked by Shiamak himself.

12. Can I hire the SHIAMAK UK Dance Team for a performance at a sangeet / wedding reception, corporate event or any other special event?

Yes, of course. Please send an email with your event details and contact information to london@shiamak.com and our Manager will be happy to contact you and discuss further. You can also call or WhatsApp +44 775 744 2625.