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SLDA to Launch Traditional Sri Lankan Dance and Drumming Classes in New Zealand in 2024 | Dilhan Athapaththu | Wellington

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In a noteworthy cultural endeavour, the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New Zealand (SLDA) is set to introduce the rich heritage of traditional Sri Lankan dance and drumming to the local community. The eagerly awaited Term-1 classes are scheduled to commence in January 2024, offering an immersive experience for enthusiasts of all ages at both the Lower Hutt and Tawa branches.

Lower Hutt Branch: A Journey into Tradition begins on January 23rd

The Lower Hutt Branch of SLDA is poised to resonate with the rhythmic beats and graceful movements of traditional Sri Lankan dance starting on Tuesday, January 23rd. Under the tutelage of experienced instructors, participants can anticipate an authentic exploration of Sri Lanka’s cultural expressions through dance and drumming.

Tawa Branch: Rhythmic Revelry from January 27th onwards

Similarly, the Tawa Branch will echo with the vibrant sounds of traditional drumming and the artful dance forms on Saturday, January 27th. Residents of Tawa are invited to embrace this unique opportunity to connect with Sri Lanka’s cultural tapestry right in their community.

SLDA’s instructors, well-versed in the intricacies of Sri Lankan traditional performing arts, are dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience. They aim to cater to participants of all skill levels, fostering a diverse community eager to delve into the cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

Why opt for SLDA’s traditional dance and drumming classes?

Cultural Enrichment: Embark on a cultural journey, delving into the heart of Sri Lanka’s traditions within the confines of New Zealand.

Physical Poise: Experience the elegance of traditional dance while promoting physical well-being.

Community Connection: Engage with a community that shares a common passion for preserving and celebrating Sri Lanka’s cultural identity.

Guidance from Experts: Learn from seasoned instructors committed to nurturing a profound appreciation for Sri Lankan performing arts.

For a detailed look at class schedules and essential information, please refer to the SLDA class details poster below.

Prospective participants can enrol now by reaching out to SLDA via email at news.slda@gmail.com or by calling 0276625550

The unveiling of traditional Sri Lankan dance and drumming classes by SLDA promises not only an enriching learning experience but also an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the vibrant cultural heritage of Sri Lanka on the shores of New Zealand.

Written by Dilhan Athapaththu – Wellington

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