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