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The Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy will be holding a series of special workshops on performing arts for children during the August school holidays. These workshops will cover a wide ranging scope including acting, singing, dancing, speech, leadership development and other activities geared at leveraging performing arts for the personality development of children.

It will be for the children between 5 to 14 years, with the workshop being conducted separately for groups of 5 to 8-year olds and 9 to 14-year olds. The workshops will be held on August10, 11, 31  and September 1 at the Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy premises located at 97/10, Thilaka Gardens, Nugegoda.

For further details call 0777577718/0712215281. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy was founded in 2011 by award-winning dramatist and journalist Nalaka Swarnathilake, who is the creator behind successful children’s productions like Dangamalla, Anne, Mama Wenama Malak and Pini Poda Wessak. It was the first institute in Sri Lanka that was started with the intent of using drama, dancing, singing and other aspects of the performing arts to develop the personality of the children.

Thus the main objective was to create a better citizen for the future rather than just an artist.Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy extended its operations to Kalutara in 2013. Students enrolled in the Academy get the opportunity to participate in dramas and other creative productions.

In 2014, the Academy created history by being the first of its kind to teach entrepreneurship and art critique to students under 15 and also recognised their talents at its Annual Excellence Awards by rewarding the Best Entrepreneur and Best Critic based on real world projects and analyses carried out by its students.

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