So you think you can dance? Come do it Bollywood style



Maritime Forces Pacific Public Affairs has decided to go full-out Bollywood in their next video production, and they are looking for volunteers.

Public Affairs is teaming up with YouTube’s Bhangra-king, Gurdeep Pandher April 3 to shoot a high-energy dance video.

What is Bhangra? It’s a style of dance that mixes music and moves from India and Pakistan. It’s entertaining and also a high-energy workout. If you’re curious, just go to YouTube, or check out any Bollywood film on NetFlix and you’ll see how the pros do it.

You don’t need to be a star dancer to join in the video, as Pandher will be teaching everyone. Pandher will introduce trending and commonly used Bhangra steps along with brief details on the history and background of the dance.

“This video project is important to showcase wonderful diversity and inclusion in the Canadian Armed Forces,” he said.  “As we know, some elements are trying to divide people; I unite them through Bhangra. Participation is great for showing our togetherness and unity to the world. The video will also help promote the vision that Canada stands for diversity and inclusion.” 

The video will be shot in two locations: Damage Control School Galiano on the road next to the helo-simulator from 9 to 11 a.m. and on HMCS Ottawa in the afternoon in dockyard.

Dress is Naval Combat Dress or Combats for CAF members, as we want to showcase people in uniform. Civilians are welcome too. Interested volunteers can contact Lt(N) Melissa Kia at the MARPAC PA Office to sign-up for this event at 250-363-5789 or

About Gurdeep Pandher

Gurdeep Pandher is a Whitehorse-based artist and author. His works are meant to bring people from all backgrounds together to promote inclusivity and diversity.

His dance videos have gone viral on many occasions, have also been published internationally, and are watched by millions from all over the world.

He has been published by BBC News, CBC National, The Globe and Mail, CTV News, and many international art and media organizations. Governmental bodies including Canadian Embassies and High Commissions abroad, have also published his works to exhibit an ebullient side of Canadian multiculturalism.

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