Indian culture came alive this winter for more than 300 Broadmeadow Elementary School students during an Indian classical dance residency from international dance educator and performance artist, Tara Ahmed. Ahmed has performed and taught in India, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, and the United States. Her television appearances include WGBH’s DanceFest and Greater Boston Arts programs.
A complement to social studies, geography, music, and PE curricula, Ahmed’s residency promoted fine arts and cultural awareness.
This dance residency supported Broadmeadow’s vision of traveling around the world through dance as a means of teaching students about different cultures. The second-grade students participated in four weekly hands-on Indian dance workshops and completed the program with a performance of their new techniques for the kindergarten through third-grade classes.