Shan-e-Punjab Dance, Performing Arts & Heritage School

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Shan-e-Punjab Dance, Performing Arts & Heritage School | Victoria

In May of this year SEP celebrated its 24 years at the University of Victoria hosting a 3 hour Y.Y.E.S. (youth year-end cultural show) - at VIBC we bring to you two of our advanced teams. Shan-e-Punjab is the hub of the development of Bhangra in Victoria and Vancouver Island with the direction of the founder Sonia Grewal; through goals of teamwork, putting others first, support, sportsmanship, effort, responsibility and communication SEP has provided volunteer leadership, teaching and managing opportunities to shape professional careers, seek educational advancement and build community by supporting fundraising events and/or festivals (i.e. SEP has been a part of the annual Diwali event since it started in 1997) for hundreds of youth. In partnership with Acheson, Sweeney, Foley and Sahota Personal Injury Law Firm Shan-e-Punjab reached its other goal of supporting education and have offered their second scholarship of $1000. We are honoured to be here to celebrate BhangRrrrah!


Senior Intermediate Bhangra Team

This team of girls, passion for their dance and most are teachers of Bhangra, this young team performed at the 20 year anniversary of the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games at the Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence in 2014, they also performed performed at the Canadian Basketball Gold Game McGill University vs Laval University in Victoria University of Victoria Vikes Nation Carsa Building. This year they have been invited by the City of Victoria to perform downtown for Canada's 150 year celebrations. This dance is choreographed by Preeti Kang, Preet Parhar, and Manmeet Gill. 


Smalltown Bhangra Team

The smalltown bhangra team, a group of advanced senior girls, and teachers, along with their Dholee have a passion for Bhangra. Two of the members celebrated 20 years in 2016, and have tons of performances on their list of achievements. To name a few:Vancouver Island Exhibition in Nanaimo celebrating 120 years, Disneyland, Royal BC Museum, BC Legislature aka Parliament Buildings. They have lead many Bhangra workshops for example, for the Bellyfit Summit at the Victoria conference centre, Claremont High School to 100 students, Ministries, and dance companies. They have built a Bhangra dance program at Lambrick Park Secondary School and assisted with the coordination of  our first Visakhi in the Park event in Victoria BC.


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  • commented 2018-01-16 18:59:27 -0800
    The small town bhangra team were amazing, and almost cried watching. My sister used to go to their workshops, in fact she moved to Victoria BC because she new it was the city of “cultural dancing” and “computers”, or so she claimed. I think Victoria’s a city of tech geeks, which is why I followed her to start my computer business but that’s a different story.

    My sister knews I am good with computers and she asked me to find out if there will be more brhanga worskhops on Vancouver Island coming up? Even if it takes you a year to reply we’d love to know? Thanks!

    Kind Regards, Jon Bocking (Rhomil Sachie)