Saheliya Heer Diya
Hello there beautiful people, we are pleased to introduce the new Giddha group at the University of Winnipeg. Giddha is a popular folk dance of women in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. Often compared to Bhangra, this dance is as energetic, yet also displays feminine grace, elegance and flexibility. It’s derived from the ancient ring dance. Historically, Giddha was a dance that was performed mainly by women during social occasions and festivals. These dances are accompanied by rhythmic clapping and traditional folk songs sung in the background.
Membership: Students at the University of Winnipeg who are open to learning and embracing this form of dance are welcome to join our group. Due to our commitment to learning and growing day by day as dancers, we will not be holding auditions for this group. However, we will be asking that you commit to the practice times and days that may be scheduled in the future. Please feel free to email us or send us a message on our Instagram account if you are interested in joining the group.