This semester SCA is offering North America's only university-credit class to explore the traditional, colourful and energetic Punjabi folk dance.
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 in
- SCA’s doing the bhangra
Instructor Gurpreet Sian profiled
Photographs by: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, Vancouver Sun
Intructor Gurpreet Sian has 60 students enrolled in the class, and he was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun this week to talk about the popularity of the class, the dance form and to explain the basic moves.
"Bhangra is huge (in Metro Vancouver). Honestly, Vancouver is the capital of bhangra outside of India. Vancouver, Surrey, Delta is where we have the best bhangra dancers, schools and the best teams."
As the executive director of South Asian Arts he oversees its extensive schedule of dance and music classes in Surrey and Vancouver. The arts organization also produces theatre, music and dance productions.