Education and outreach work
We are passionate about education and outreach work using dance, specifically Kathak and other Indian dance forms. We believe in the positive impact dance has on our physical and mental wellbeing, regardless of age and ability. Participants typically leave our workshops feeling energised, having made new friends and having discovered new things about not just another culture, but also about themselves! We also often combine our workshops with formal/informal performances by our trainers.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
We can deliver tailored workshops to:
School children across all age groups (including drama, dance and literature students)
Corporates - small businesses or departments of large organisations
While we create/ adapt each workshop to the specific audience and objectives of the session, we typically deliver workshops on:
Appreciation of South Asian dance (Kathak)
CPD for vocational dance courses/qualifications
Intensive Kathak courses are also possible, leading to the creation of a small performance piece for participants to take away or perform
Sonia teaching an open workshop at de Montfort University, Leicester
SLDC associate Jaina Modasia teaching school students at Malmesbury
Some of our past workshops
Photo credit: Jen O'Brien
Our City Dances Festival, Brighton
Performance and workshop with general public (people of all ages) as part of this large open air Festival.
Multicultural Festival, London
Workshop with elderly people and their families as part of London's Multicultural Festival.
Photo credit: Spiffy Photography
WOMAD Festival 2019
Weeklong dance & music workshops with 100 students from various schools in Malmesbury culminating in the opening performance at WOMAD Festival 2019.
King Edwards School workshops
Kathak workshops and new work sharing with students across King Edwards VI School and King Edward VI High School for Girls (Birmingham)
Rushey Mead School, Leicester
Kathak workshop with BTEC Dance students who learnt a variety of traditional dance steps and then developed it into a short dance piece. The workshop contributed to their BTEC qualification.
Kathak dance intensive, Kenya
Two-day Kathak dance intensive in Mombasa, Kenya. Students learned Kathak technique and history.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Linzi Whitton, Studio and Programme Manager, The Dance Space