Posted on 13 Dec 2017 in

Bhangra Flash Mobs!

Gurpreet Sian, an SCA sessional instructor and co-founder, with Raakhi Sinha, of the South Asian Arts Society, ended his semester's version of CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular with two Bhangra dance 'flash mobs,' executed and performed with Rayman Bhuller and his LANC 1870 class from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The first was in the 'atrium' in the Woodward's Building complex, which also houses the SCA, and the second in front of Rogers Arena on the night of a hockey game. Check out videos of the performances here. 

Sian's Bhangra class wasn't the only version of CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular that ran for the SCA during the Fall 2017 semester. There was also a Hip Hop version lead by Kim Sato (who also teaches at Harbour Centre Dance and CoreDance, is on the board of the Streetrich Hip Hop Society, and is the founder of both the professional performance crew Project Soul and SOULdiers Company, an audition-based semi-professional hip hop company) and a Jamaican Dancehall version lead by Mikhail Morris and Judy Madarasz (both of the multi-media and dance production company KETCH DI VYBZ), which was recently profiled by our friends at SFU Newscheck it out here.

CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular is a popular SCA class open to all students across SFU that changes its instructors and focus each semester it runs. The Spring 2018 semester of CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular includes a version of the class on Afro-Caribbean dance lead by Marion Landers and a version on Contemporary dance lead by Shauna Elton. If CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular sounds like a class you might be interested in, please make sure to check the current SFU Academic Calendar. But act fast – CA 120: Introduction to Dance Forms: Contemporary and Popular fills up quickly!


Woodward's Building Atrium


Rogers Arena