About the Studio and Artistic Director, Darshini Shah

Vibeat Dance Studio is a place to learn Indian Dances, such as Indian Classical (Bharatanatyam), Folk (Garba, Raas, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Giddha) and Bollywood.

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest forms of classical dances. It is a systematic structural classical dance which stands on the concrete foundation of history. It is distinguished with the colorful costumes, gorgeous jewelry and hair decoration. The main components of this dance are rhythm, posture, footwork and Mudras(hand gestures). It has an ancient sign language and body language. One has to learn sharp controlled body movement to master this dance form. It has sacred beliefs connected culturally, hence it is highly respected. It is believed that many other classical Indian dances originate from this form of dance. A high energetic, rhythmic and artistically disciplined dance improves physical and mental health enhances flexibility and stamina along with lots of fun. Needless to mention how spectacular it is to watch any solo and group performances.

Indian folk dances are fun workouts that are essential elements of every celebration. Different folk dances represent different regions and their rituals.

Bollywood dance is the heart of Indian film industry. Bollywood is a liberal dance compared to Bharatanatyam and many other classical dances. It adopts all the forms of dance. It is a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop and modern dance. It could also be done by fusing folk, belly, tribal, or the classical. Timing, rhythm and energy are important elements of Bollywood dancing!

Common factors in all the dances from India, is the colorful costumes, graceful postures and movements and the beautiful hairstyles and accessories.

Vibeat offers dance tutorials, and choreography for performances, competitions and celebrations. We also provide costumes, jewellery, accessories and props required for performances.

I started learning dance at the age of 8 and it became my passion since then. I have 15 years of experience of teaching, choreography and performance. I am a registered dance instructor with Dance Nova Scotia and Perform Nova Scotia dance. I want to preserve the goodness of the culture that I carry while also spreading hope and happiness to others. I am providing a platform where all can express themselves in a positive manner.