Education & Participation

Audition for Aakash Odedra 2

Register your interest in the new pre-professional company for dancers aged 14-25.


We believe that everybody has the right to express themselves through movement, dance and art. 

Our organisation is committed to offering excellent creative dance educational opportunities whilst on tour and in communities. Our home in Leicester means being able to offer a regular suite of activities available to the community. Our Artistic Director, company of dancers and may more professionals deliver workshops, lectures, demonstrations and more.

We deliver education in many different ways, and we work with a range of partners to make sure the very best experiences and opportunities are available as widely as possible. We take active steps to make sure that our opportunities are accessible to people who may face barriers. We are going to be rolling out a programme where children and young people can access opportunities with Arts Award accreditation, and make sure that our offer can support schools with ArtsMark.

As an organisation, we will make sure that our specialism in dance is available to the widest possible audiences. In 2019 we will roll out programmes which widen participation with early years, older people, people facing additional disadvantage (social barriers, disability or otherwise). As these details become more detailed, we will continue to update these pages to highlight new opportunities.

See below, some of the ways we make educational opportunities available. And if you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

Aakash Odedra Company – Our Artistic Director, producer and company of dancers are available for workshops, lectures, demonstrations and talks whilst on tour or in your community. From Masterclasses in Kathak to contemporary dance for beginners.

Shiamak Midlands

Shiamak, India’s biggest Bollywood dance academy, has several branches throughout the UK including the Midlands. You can learn the latest dance moves in fabulously fun classes such as Bollywood Jazz, Shabop, Indo Jazz, Bollywood Workout and Zumba. Classes are open to children (aged 4 -6), Juniors (aged 7 – 12) and Junior Advanced (aged 6 – 11). 

Visit the Shiamak Midlands website to find out more and  book your class.

Moving Together

Aakash Odedra Company are working with local partner Moving Together to identify education and participation opportunities in Leicester, create a programme of activities around our work and deliver an Artsmark scheme with local schools.

We’ll be adding more information about our education and participation programme soon. Keep checking back or see our blog for updates.