Education/Schools

Ajna works extensively with schools (pre-school through college) offering workshops, assemblies, performances and residencies. Part of our company mission is to share the experience of dance and culture with students of all ages and backgrounds. Our educational programming is designed to introduce students to a new style of movement as well as a new culture.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

We tailor our syllabus and instruction to the age of the students. Our lecture, demonstration and performance covers:

  • The background and cultural history of dance in India. A brief explanation and an interactive demonstration of some key distinct styles and the significance of story-telling through dance. We will explain what Bollywood films are and what Bollywood dance is today.
  • A hands on authentic Garba, Dandiya, Bhangra and/or Bollywood dance lesson where we teach basics movements and steps and learn choreography. We can and also often include classical dance instruction (Bharatanatyam and Kathak).

Options

  1. Assemblies – 45-55 minutes
  2. Workshops – 45-90 minutes
  3. Residencies – Anywhere from 2-10 weeks that conclude with a student performance
  4. After school workshops
  5. Summer camp
  6. Diwali performances and workshops

A sample of our partners in education:

  • PS 208
  • PS 253Q
  • PS 87
  • IS 392
  • PS 125
  • PS 266
  • PS 4
  • Bank Street School for Children
  • Success Academy Fort Greene
  • The Brooklyn Friends School
  • The Fieldston School
  • HoLa! Hoboken Dual Language Charter School
  • Lakewood Elementary School
  • Metropolitan Montessori School
  • Thomas Hughes High Elementary School
  • Horace Mann School
  • Wilton High School
  • Allen-Stevenson School
  • World Class Learning Academy
  • Mott Hall Charter School
  • Hommocks Middle School
  • Deerfield School
  • Iona College
  • Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Suffolk Community College
  • Keene State College
  • Ramapo College

To request a quote, for booking & more information please contact us.