Dance with Filme Academy, an ALL-GIRLS learning dance academy established in 2017 by Founder, Ericka Virk Dhindsa, is a platform created for females of all ages to carry out their inner passion for the arts of South Asian culture through dance and dialogue
A home to exercise movement and music by unifying oneself with other creative minds around the world. Through learning and listening techniques of fully equipped classrooms and personally hand picked well qualified instructors, DWF students demonstrate great leadership and teamwork skills that will assist them in their future personal, academic and/or entrepreneurial life.
Along with teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced levels – we are on the path of creating self-confidence and self-esteem amongst our students.
The Dance with Filme Academy provides students with a platform to showcase the magic of Bollywood Cinema and the art of Punjabi Culture at their annual Winter Musical.
Meet the Team
Dedicated, creative and passionate best describe her visionary work ethic. With over 20+ years of experience in dance and 8+ years as a self made entrepreneur, Ericka has not only exercised the role of a dancer and choreographer, but also as an International model and actress. She is the Head of Sales & Marketing for BIBA Canada – India’s most loved ethnic wear brand. Ericka also enjoys creating content and connecting brands with consumers around the world via her social platform, Instagram as a Influencer.
From 2010 – 2014 Ericka travelled cities of the world alongside AVA Girls Bhangra to competitively perform the Indian dance of Bhangra. After performing at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) with Bollywood sensations Shiamak Davar, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwariya Rai, Priyanka Chophra and Ranbir Kapoor & playing the female lead in a live Bollywood dance musical, “Chapter One” Ericka had a vision to create. She wishes to provide local talent with a platform to diversify themselves at an international level. She is a global inspiration to youth and continues to provide various opportunities of exposure to young girls.
A student of UBC, Ashika Bajwa was born into a musical family where she was influenced by the arts of singing, music and dance at a very young age. Her passion for dancing brought her to Bollywood, where she assisted in two movies as an assistant director. Her enthusiastic approach towards learning new dance forms since childhood allowed her to interpret her imagination into wonderful choreography. Ashika believes that dance is not only an art form, but also a medium in which one can express their emotions and narrate a story musically. Ashika joined DWF in 2017, and since has been a Bollywood Instructor.
Born and raised in Italy, Muskan comes from a background of Salsa twists and turns. After migrating to Canada, she decided to pursue her passion for dance and explore the Indian culture. She became a student of RPD Bhangra and shortly after competitively performed with AVA Bhangra Girls. Muskan currently teaches Advanced Bhangra and is a prime member of DWF Gidha Team Sunehri Pippal Pattian.
Avreet began her dance journey at the age of 10 with a mixture of Hip Hop and Bollywood. She showcased her learning through family events and began self-learning other dance styles such as Bhangra and Gidha. After being a member of a senior Hip Hop team, Avreet joined DWF in 2017 to pursue her love in classical Bollywood, Bhangra, and Gidha. She currently teaches Beginners Bhangra and is a prime member of DWF Gidha Team Sunehri Pippal Pattian. Apart from dance – Avreet looks forward to stepping into the world of Business.
With over 9+ years of experience, Jasmin was surrounded by the vibrant influences of her culture and all the art it brings along from a very young age. With over 9+ years of experience, She aspires to share her passion and experience of the Indian culture and it’s values. Jasmin started off with Bhangra and Gidha at BC Cultural Academy and then later gained her Hip Hop/Contemporary knowledge from High School and taking classes downtown. She currently teaches a variety of classes at DWF and is a prime member of DWF Gidha Team Sunehri Pippal Pattian.