The Sri Lankan Dance Academy is a voluntary organization dedicated to preserving ancient traditional dance forms, and nurturing the modern dancing arts, of Sri Lanka. Our driving ambitions are to share Sri Lanka’s rich dance culture with the New Zealand public and to foster an interest in Sri Lankan dance for our children growing up in New Zealand.

SLDA is established to offer Sri Lankan children growing up in New Zealand, the chance to learn and experience their culture & heritage and to to provide an opportunity for the Wellingtonions to experience rich and colorful Sri Lankan culture.

Our Vision

To sustain our cultural heritage in the Aotearoa through dancing and drumming of Sri Lanka

Our Mission

To influence our young generation to participate in New Zealand's landscape of cultural diversity by fostering and promoting the knowledge and uptake of the sacred art forms of Sri Lanka


  • Our Objectives

Preserving the rich array of Sri Lankan dance forms and drum rhythms

Enriching our younger generation by educating them about their cultural heritage

Organising events to create awareness of these sacred art forms

Paving a pathway to enrich the cultural diversity of New Zealand

Launching programmes to facilitate collaborative teaching and performing

Encouraging cross cultural relationships with other cultural organisations