Classes - Punjabi Folk Music & Dance

What? Our SAA-uk Punjabi Folk Academy invites you to celebrate Punjabi culture with classes in Gidha Boliyan and Dhol drumming.

Who? Our teachers include Raj Virdee and Simran Kaur Virdee for Dhol, Kanwal Kaur Gil and Kal Mellor for Gidha Boliyan.

When? Every Tuesday from 6.00 to 8.30 pm

Where? Moortown Methodist Church Hall, 19 Alderton Rise, Moortown, Leeds, LS17 5LH.



Gidha Boliyan

An uplifting and empowering class for women who want to strengthen their connection to Punjabi culture and heritage through the art of Punjabi folk songs.

Whether you are new to Punjabi language or looking to enhance your skills, this class will allow you to develop your singing voice, discover the rhythm of the dholki, and get to grips with Gidha Boliyan dance!

If you have a wedding or family event coming up, why not build your confidence with us and prepare to wow the crowd at your next function?

Gidha Boliyan     7.00 – 8.00pm

Dholki practice   8.00 – 8.30pm                                 

Ideal for: mums and daughters, sisters, nanis, masis, and best friends! All ages 11 +



Calling all bhangra fans! Learn one of India’s most energetic percussion instruments with SAA-uk. Whether you are 6 or 60, the dhol is a great way to de-stress, have fun and discover the roots of one of India’s most popular folk traditions.

Learn from our experienced and talented tutors, play the dhol over your favourite grooves and find out for yourself why this instrument is famed as the heartbeat of the Punjab!

Dhol Beginners     with Simran         6.00 – 6.30pm           £35

Dhol Developers   with Raj               6.30 – 7.15pm           £35

Dhol Intermediate with Raj              7.15 – 8.00pm           £35

Ideal for: beat-loving girls, bhangra-boys, percussionists, all ages from 6 – adults!

For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email