Cultural Centre of India

Cultural Centre of India

Indian Culture Comes to You: Dances of India

Curriculum: Cultural Connections, Dance, Social Studies

Using dance, hand-language, and a wealth of visual aids, the Cultural Centre of India will expand on lessons in multiculturalism, history, religion, language arts, geography, and more. All

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India Culture Comes to You: Dances of India


Program Description

This hands-on program covers a wide range of multidisciplinary activities. The topics include, but are not limited to, multiculturalism, history, religion, citizenship, geography, music, dance (classical, folk & contemporary), mythology, choreography, art, sculpture, language arts, costumes and makeup artistry. Each one is created or modified as per the request from the organizers and the length


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Professional Development, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshop/Class (In-School), Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: Dance, History & Heritage
Cultural Origin: Asian
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, History, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages
Population Served Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

On Fridays

For other days, Contact Padma Chebrolu to discuss

Available times:

Between 10 AM – 3 PM

Length of :Program 60-90 Minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Large room, Gym or Cafeteria


School Gym, Large Room or Cafeteria

Fees / Ticketing:

30-90 minute Workshop (capacity up to 500 students): $600

30-90 minute Additional Workshop on the same day Additional Fees: $200



Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Standard 1 - History
Standard 2 - Interpretive: Learners interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 4 - Culture: Learners examine, experience, and reflect on the relationships among the practices products, and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 5 - Connections: Learners use the target language to expand their knowledge of and make connections among multiple content areas.
Standard 6 - Connections: Learners strengthen language proficiency and cultural knowledge by using current digital media and authentic resources.
Standard 7 - Comparisons: Learners understand the nature of language and culture through comparisons of the languages and cultures studied and their own.
Standard 8 - Communities: Learners use their knowledge of the target language and culture both within and beyond the school setting for personal enrichment and civic engagement.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Anchor Standard 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Dance performance is an interaction between performer, production elements, and audience that heightens and amplifies artistic expression.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Dance is perceived and analyzed to comprehend its meaning.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Dance is interpreted by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Criteria for evaluating dance vary across genres, styles, and cultures.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and contexts are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 1 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and personal experience:
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

Supporting Materials


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



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Cancellation Policy

cultContact Padma Chebrolu at 513-227-9612 for cancellations and rescheduling