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Traditional Drum & Dance Lesson

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Experience hosted by Pradeep

3 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Spend time with a practicing dance teacher and learn traditional
drumming and dance techniques. Sri Lanka counts three main traditions of dance: the Kandyan dances of the hill country, known as uda rata natum; the low country dances of the Southern plains, known as pahatha rata natum; and the tradition of the Rathnapura province of Sabaragamuwa natum. Each tradition presents multiple sub-styles to express various mythological narratives. During this interactive workshop you will be introduced to a set of beginner steps and movements. You will equally learn three different drum rythmes and will witness a professional dance demonstration.
Other things to note
This activity requires a minimum level of physical form, but overall good health is important. Small groups of friends and families are welcome.
Spend time with a practicing dance teacher and learn traditional
drumming and dance techniques. Sri Lanka counts three main traditions of dance: the Kandyan dances of the hill country, known as uda rata natum; the low country dances of the Southern plains, known as pahatha rata natum; and the tradition of the Rathnapura province of Sabaragamuwa natum. Each tradition presents multiple sub-styles to express various mythological narratives. Du…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional sweets and home bakery items.
  • Drinks
    Tea or coffee or coconut water.
  • Equipment
    Traditonal drums

Meet your host, Pradeep

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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I am a local guide in Sri Lanka, proposing authentic immersive experiences to travelers of all ages. I have years of experience guiding all island tours across Sri Lanka. In addition I offer unique tailor made activities, such as traditional baking in a local home, cultural dance lessons, community cricket games, and others.
This experience is co-hosted with Radha Kaushalya, a local traditional dance teacher. Radha is a charming and experienced drum and dance teacher offering dance workshops to students of all ages. She performs regularly and choreographs dance shows in her community. She holds a certificate in traditional dance from Agamethi Balika college in Panadura.

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I am a local guide in Sri Lanka, proposing authentic immersive experiences to travelers of all ages. I have years of experience guiding all island tours across Sri Lanka. In addition I offer unique tailor made activities, such as traditional baking in a local home, cultural dance lessons, community cricket games, and others.
This experience is co-hosted with Radha Kaushalya, a local traditional dance teacher. Radha is a charming and experienced drum and dance teacher offering dance workshop…
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/ person
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Where you'll be

The workshop is conducted in a local town auditorium. After the workshop you will witness an enjoyable demonstration of the teacher's skillful performance. Take a break, sip on a cup of Ceylon tea and enjoy a convivial chat with the teacher.
Tatiana
June 2019
This workshop was hosted by Pradeep and local dance teacher Radha. She has some students that study dance and drumming with her, and they showed me traditional Sri Lankan dance movements and how to drum. I also saw other musical instruments and tried traditional costume pieces. Radha is a wonderful teacher, she knows the dance very well, and i saw a beautiful performance of a traditional girl with singing in the rice fields. I learned a lot about Sri Lankan culture, but also i had a really good time, because i love to dance. The natural sound of the drum is very nice vibrations and makes you want to move. I spent 3 hours, but I felt i can spend another 3 hours, i was not tired at all. Pradeep explained about the different styles of dance in Sri Lanka, and he helped to translate some explanations from Radha. But she also explained many things very well in English. They are a good team!
This workshop was hosted by Pradeep and local dance teacher Radha. She has some students that study dance and drumming with her, and they showed me traditional Sri Lankan dance mov…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Light comfortable clothing for a dancing activity indoors.

This activity is done barefoot.