Avtar`s School Workshops
Incredible India Workshops for Schools
Experience India through a unique and memorable school workshop on different aspects of India. Topics include geography, language, food, festivals (Holi, Diwali, Vaisakhi), religions (for example Hinduism, Sikhism and others) and art. Workshops include opportunities to dress up and to explore artefacts bought in India. Bollywood and Bhangra folk dance is an option. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of individual schools and promote understanding of diversity and cohesion.
Teacher Feedback: "We loved dressing up in Indian clothes and learning the dances. The smell as we entered the room was lovely. There was lots of bright colours and as a sensory teacher it was a perfect session."
Teacher Feedback: "I liked the resources and interactiveness of the session. The leaders had a lovely, gentle manner with the children. The session was both engaging and fun ! (for adults too).
Bhangra Dance & Dhol Drum School Workshop
Bhangra is a folk dance and music which originates from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. Traditionally a good harvest was celebrated by dancing and singing songs to the sound of the dhol drum. The dhol is often seen at celebrations and weddings. It is double barrelled and played using two wooden sticks. Children and teachers will be able to use an authentic dhol drum and explore the rhythm of this style of drumming.
Bollywood Dance School Workshop
Rhythm, colour, energy, and fun are the important elements of dancing featured in the Indian Hindi film industry - Bollywood! It is a mixture of many styles including traditional Indian dance, latino and arabic.
We will provide context to the dances, teach some dance steps and translate the lyrics of the Bollywood songs into English.
For those special occasions (such as celebrations or themed weeks) we will provide authentic costumes for dressing up - so that everyone can have their own Masala Moment!