For me, dance is a way of life. From very early on, I realised that it would be an indispensable part of my life. – Shai
“It has been a long-standing dream of mine to be a dancer; I have always enjoyed moving to the beat of good music. I have always loved teaching other people how to dance; the satisfaction I feel when I see the joy on people’s faces as they dance is immeasurable. The Shai-N Dance Academy came into existence solely based on my desire to spread the joy of dance to as many people as possible. The 9 years that I’ve spent training to be a dance instructor have been some of the best years of my life and further reinforced the belief that dance was what I was meant to do. One of the best things about dance is that it doesn’t discriminate; no matter the age, race, gender or nationality. Through our wedding dance classes, I’ve gotten the chance to be part of so many of the students’ special days, and that is a feeling that is truly indescribable. As a ballroom dance instructor, my position affords me the chance to instil a sense of confidence that comes with dancing and that is one of the biggest gifts of all. I don’t believe in the concept of two left feet. We all have a dancer within us; we just need to feel the rhythm and connect with the music! Watching students who initially identified as non-dancers dance with confidence and flair is one of my biggest sources of happiness. I have, on this constantly evolving journey of dance, grown and learned new skills. I hope to bring international exposure to the dancing fraternity in Goa and add to our repertoire of dance classes in Goa. I hope to see you at the Shai-N Dance Academy in Goa, Until then, keep dancing! Love, Shai
Shai’s determination and patience towards her students, and a warm welcoming smile has made a mark on everyone who has been a part of the Shai-N Dance family. To be a dancer has always been her long-standing dream, and after winning Gold in a national competition for Salsa & Waltz, she decided it was time to give back to the people who love dancing as much as she does. Thus, in that spirit, the Shai-N Dance Academy was opened!
Andre’s creativity and choreographic brilliance have made him a fine teacher at the academy. He is a partner in the Shai-N Dance Academy and is an integral part of the lives of all those who come to take forward their passion for dancing.
Our students speak
“I have two left feet to begin with, but somehow Shai-N Dance Academy has taught me how to use them! The steps aside, dance isn’t taught here. Dance is inculcated into your very being! Should one join, they will soon find themselves dancing because they have fun and not anything else. I have watched this academy grow in a very short span of time and I’m proud to say so. Their routine is so lively that I find myself and so many others visiting the Academy purely to unwind; and what we learn there is a bonus! Thanks a lot Shai and Andre, you guys are awesome!”
“I am so grateful to have been a part of an Academy that takes the art of dance so seriously. They teach you so well and make sure you know how to dance by the end of the classes. Personal attention is given and they make everything so simple and understandable for you. Glad I got to meet such wonderful people.”
“I always wanted to learn Salsa but never had the time nor the opportunity. Now that I’ve made time for myself little did I know that I’ll be learning from the best! A group of amazing people with fabulous energy and more importantly humble people with lots and lots of patience. I look forward every week to groove to the music. It amazes me how time flies so quickly and that actually proves how much I’m enjoying it.“
Mapusa: 5.30 pm – 7 pm, 7 pm – 9 pm
Porvorim: 7 pm – 9 pm
Panjim: 5 pm – 7 pm, 7 pm – 9 pm
Fatorda: 6 pm – 7 pm, 7 pm – 8 pm, 8 pm – 9 pm
Studio Divas – Porvorim
Y.M.C.A. – Panjim
Nilambri Hall – Mapusa
Phoenix Sports Club – Fatorda