Learning & Participation

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance has been delivering high quality dance education programmes in the UK for over 20 years. We aim to encourage and promote excellent dance practice in schools, colleges, universities and community groups through understanding and appreciation of the dance vocabulary and choreography of Shobana Jeyasingh.

Our exciting and creative Learning and Participation programme is focused on promoting individual creativity and is inspired by our company’s unique choreographic process. We offer workshops, masterclasses, CPD training and projects in schools, colleges, universities and community groups all around the UK. All our sessions are delivered by our company dancers and dance educators who have worked extensively with education groups and our company team.

To make a booking/further information, please contact:
Alice Odin
Learning and Participation Manager
(Please note I work part time)
+ 44 (0)20 7697 4446

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s Learning and Participation programme is generously funded by The Garcia Family Foundation.


Bayadère- The Ninth Life
on tour Autumn 2017

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September – The Lowry, Salford
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October – Sadler’s Wells, London

Watch this space for our exclusive learning offer during this tour, including reduced price tickets and free workshops.

Bayadère – The Ninth Life Learning Resource

Full resource available early September 2017 to include clips from rehearsals, exclusive footage and interviews.


In the Autumn of 2016, Shobana Jeyasingh created études, an eight-minute contemporary dance piece responding to the exhibition Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement at The Courtauld Gallery. The exhibition explored Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies through experimental sculptures the artist made towards the end of his life. Performed in silence, and in the exhibition space, études translates Rodin’s sculptural poses into graceful contemporary dance. The work explores the boundaries of balance, extreme poses and curve within movement.

Watch this two minute video of our company dancer, Noora Kela, performing étude.

Download the Teacher’s Resource The Body in Motion from The Courtauld Gallery, which includes a Q&A with Shobana and an article on dance and visual arts.

See below for more information about the Concept of Movement education projects which were delivered in partnership with The Courtauld Institute to accompany études.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.


Material Men redux

We accompanied our team on tour and delivered dance workshops throughout the country, introducing Material Men redux to keen audiences.
We also created a dance resource, free for anyone to download.

Click here to download the PDF
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Find out in this video what the new work entails and how the work was created.



Schools, Groups and Higher Education


We offer sessions inspired by Shobana Jeyasingh’s work to all age groups and abilities. Our workshops usually include an introduction to Shobana’s contemporary dance techniques, learning company repertoire and taking part in creative tasks while approaching our unique choreographic process.

We also offer masterclasses, professional development days, INSET for teachers and mock auditions for Higher Education students. Participants will learn company repertoire and expand their skill base and understanding of contemporary dance.

All our sessions can be tailored around your organisation or group’s schedule, and usually last from two hours to a full day (or more!). They can take place anywhere in the UK, provided travel and accommodation can be arranged for our teachers.


Whenever possible, we ask for a contribution towards the delivery of our activity to help cover costs only.
Thanks to our current funding, we are able to offer subsidised sessions to organisations meeting our free sessions criteria. Get in touch to find out more about our workshop fees.

We still offer Faultline workshops (click here for more information about our Faultline workshops) but we also offer workshops on other works such as Strange Blooms, Bayadère – The Ninth Life or Material Men/Material Men redux.


Roehampton University students Photo: Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

“It was different to anything I had done before.”
DANCE student



We are always seeking new schools and groups interested in dance to work with us on our collaborative projects. These offer an insight into Shobana Jeyasingh’s work as a choreographer and how artists turn research into creativity. Participants are encouraged to use Shobana’s research and choreographic processes to create their own work in dance or in other art forms.We have established fully funded projects and we are looking to recruit schools or community groups to work with us on the following projects:

  • Concepts of Movement

    In partnership with The Courtauld Gallery, investigating the depiction of movement both in the visual arts and in dance.
    Start date: Autumn 2017

  • Bayadère – Dancing the Ninth Life

    Exploring the themes of cultural differences and stereotypes, to accompany our Autumn 2017 tour of Bayadère – The Ninth Life .
    Start date: Autumn 2017

“The workshop was challenging, fun and inspiring”
Dance student


The Place, Easter Dance Course – Intensive (Level 3)

During the Easter break, join company dancers Avatâra Ayuso, Estela Merlos and Wayne Parsons as they offer participants at The Place a fascinating insight into the company’s practice and unique choreographic process. Participants will explore current works such as Material Men…

The Place, Easter Dance Course – Intensive (Level 2)

During the Easter break, we will be offering participants at The Place a fascinating insight into the company’s practice and unique choreographic process. Participations will explore current work such as our 2015 piece, Bayadère – The Ninth Life. As part…


Enquiries and Bookings

To make a booking or for more information on our Learning and Participation programme please contact:

Alice Odin
Learning and Participation Manager
(Please note I work part time)
+ 44 (0)20 7697 4446

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