Learning & Participation

‘Working tirelessly to keep Indian classical music and dance alive with and for each generation’

For over 15 years, SAA-uk has been nurturing and developing the creative talent of Children, Young People and Adults.

Our SAA-uk Music and Dance Academies provide training in Sitar, Dilruba, Sarangi, Taus, Santoor, Tabla, Vocals, Sarod, Bharatanatyam and Kathak. Participants are trained by world renowned artists in the field and each participant develops a deep understanding of the basics, laying a solid foundation to grow and develop their own freedom of expression through Indian classical music and dance. Our end of year productions build confidence, pride, and team spirit, to inspire and motivate each generation.

Our Annual Music Summer School held in Leeds attracts participants from across the UK, Europe, South Asia and USA, imbeds and develops music practice, understanding and appreciation of an ancient music tradition. Participants  have the opportunity to dip their toes into the fine art of Indian Classical Music, while others consolidate their music practice under the guidance of the world renowned musicians; Ustad Harjinderpal Singh Ji, Sri Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, Poulomi Chakrabarty, Kirpal Singh Panesar and Mehboob Nadeem

Our Folk Music of Punjab classes enable participants to develop confidence in music activity that reflects and enhances cultural events such as weddings, Asian festivals and other related activities.  The classes are fun and a great way to make friends.

In partnership with Wharfedale performing Arts Festival, SAA-uk encourages young people to pursue excellence in their music practice by participating in an annual competition that takes place in May.

School workshops and residencies promote the breadth of South Asian art forms and give pupils and teachers insight into the cultures and histories that have originated in Indian subcontinent, which are now part and parcel of the Britain’s rich cultural landscape.

We are always looking for new ways to engage new participants and audiences, so feel free to contact our Community Engagement Officer with your queries or ideas – telephone 0113 2445523 or email education@saa-uk.org