All you wanted to do this summer: theatre, dance and more

Get fit and re-discover your body. (HT PHOTO)

Stop fretting and sweating; there’s so much you can learn this season over college holidays or ­weekends off from office. Here’s our cut-n-keep ­summer ­workshop guide.

The summer vacations are round the corner and even if they aren’t meant for the ­office-goers, there’s no ­better time than summer to take up a hobby or passion. With a plethora of interesting summer workshops in town offering everything from foreign languages, contemporary dance and theatre to photography, art, music and sport, there’s something for everyone to explore. So ditch hiding inside the house and step out — we get you interesting options to choose from.

This summer, engage in traditional Indian craft workshops. From folk paintings, calligraphy and clay relief tiles to Kavad story-box making and mask-making, there’s a wide range to choose from. Craftsmen and tribal artists from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Orissa will visit to give lessons in India’s rich cultural heritage. This workshop is open for all. Registrations close on May 16.
Where: Art Pitara, Intach, 71, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
When: May 26-June 25
Contact: 011-28537997
If you can’t do without your daily dose of music and have been waiting to get your hands on learning drums, guitar, piano and vocals, it’s a good time to begin. The course aims to impart knowledge of different forms of music.
Where: Performers Collective School of Music, 40/54, CR Park and 7416, DLF Ph - IV, Gurgaon.
When: May and June
Contact: 9810853725

Graphic design
If your interest lies in sketching, designing ­posters, banners, ­magazine covers and typography, go for a quick two-month workshop in it. Classes will be conducted five times a week. You will also be provided with study material, post training assistance, ­certification of course and customised training ­modules.
Where: TGC Animation and Multimedia, South Extension 1, New Delhi
When: Throughout this month
Contact: 011-46026939
Can’t get off the dance floor at any party? Get fit and re-discover your body, mind and soul by learning jazz, ballet, gymnastics and contemporary dance.
Where: Jump United, Medhaam School, South City 1, Gurgaon
When: Open classes, a person is free to enroll anytime
Contact: 9811383466/9711743255/

Dance for 45 days and then, get to perform at Talkatora Stadium. Final event will be on July 25, 26 and 27.
Where: Danceworx, they have a number of studios in Delhi and NCR
When: Registrations are now open
Contact: 011-40520111

If your passion lies in ­cricket, fulfil it this summerby enrolling ­yourself in a summer workshop that helps you hone your skill as well enjoy a great game.
Where: Modern School, Barakhamba Road
When: May 12-June 27
Contact: Sachin Khurana —9810330580 and travel
The idea is to make photography fun for all, and easy to understand. Conducted by travel writer-photographer Ajay Jain, the teachings keep in mind all kinds of cameras — DSLRs, compact and mobile. Each batch is spread over 3 weekends, and includes both theory classes + field shoots. Besides basics, travel photography — wildlife, portraits and landscapes are also covered.
Where: Kunzum Travel Cafe, T-49 (GF) Hauz Khas Village South Extension 1, New Delhi
When: May 10 and June 14

Learning a foreign language is always a bonus. After French and German, Spanish is catching popularity. Enroll yourself for a level one batch (A1) which is divided into two parts, 60 hours each, and find yourself speaking fluent Spanish.
Where: Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
When: Throughout May, June and July
011-43681900/ and dance
Learn the art of theatre and Kathak together. Divya Diksha Centre for Performing Arts is organising a workshop from May 20 to June 13. The course will culminate in a performance on June 14 at Karthyayani auditorium and the students will be given certificates.
Where: AVB Public School, Patparganj, IP Extension, New Delhi
When: May 20-June 14
Contact: Divya Upreti – 9811468427

National School of Drama (NSD) brings to you a theatre appreciation course, which includes viewing of plays and talks by theatre experts of national repute.
A writing workshop will also be held.
Where: National School of Drama Campus, Bhagwandas Road.
When: May 26-June 7
Contact: 011-23389402


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