Learning and Participation

South Asian dance inspires and enriches lives. We create high impact arts programmes that promote physical and mental wellbeing for older adults, as well as creative learning and skills development for young people.

If you’re interested in partnering with Akademi, or would like to book a workshop or residency, contact learning@akademi.co.uk.

Recent News

Working in Lockdown

Working in Lockdown

Our Learning and Participation artists have shown a huge amount of dedication, flexibility and kindness in supporting us to continue taking dance to communities during these unprecedented times. We asked them to reflect on their experiences of working differently during lockdown and their blog posts give a fascinating insight into their approaches.

Akademi Brings Live Performances to Older Adults in Camden

Akademi Brings Live Performances to Older Adults in Camden

After an abrupt halt to all live creative experiences due to the pandemic, Akademi are delighted to have taken a small, but important step by taking a dance performance to the elderly tenants of Greenwood Sheltered Housing in London Borough of Camden.

What’s On


Dance Well

Akademi’s 3-year community participation project with older adults, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Reach Out and Reveal

This project places South Asian dancers ‘in residence’ at schools for young people with Special Educational Needs – supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Kopal, which means ‘young bud’ or ‘plant’ in Hindi, is an innovative, playful dance project aiming to re-enliven physical creativity in some of London’s poorest-served children and bring primary-aged pupils together.

Learning and Participation enquiries

Contact Claire Farmer

Where to find us

Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP

Get in touch

020 7691 3210