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

Dance Well | 3 Year Project Report

Dance Well | 3 Year Project Report

Akademi’s full report of the three-year project, Dance Well, including challenges and learning from the process and where this work will now take us.

Dance Well | Engage International Conference

Dance Well | Engage International Conference

Claire Farmer and Archita Kumar travel to Manchester to present at the Engage International Conference – A social prescription: Collaboration through arts, health and education.

What’s On

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Weekly workshops for patients at Charing Cross Hospital Akademi provides weekly workshops at Charing Cross Hospital for elderly patients who are recovering from inpatient care and preparing to be discharged from hospital. With support from[...]
Charing Cross Hospital
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Weekly dance workshops at Third Age Project Akademi provides weekly movement workshops at Third Age Project in Camden as part of their programme aimed at improving the quality of lives for the elderly. Each session draws on[...]
Third Age Project
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Weekly movement workshops for older people Akademi provides weekly movement workshops at Queen’s Crescent Community Association as part of their Forever Young programme. Each session draws on South Asian dance styles to explore movement and[...]
Queen's Crescent Community Association


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