VCU Qatar Spring 2017 Community Education Program at IAID

Learn new skills and deepen your understanding of art and culture at VCUQatar. Choose from a large selection of art, design and craft courses at VCUQatar in Education City or at IAID (Academy for Dance, Music & Arts)


Register online or visit VCUQatar for in-person registration during normal office hours, from Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4pm.

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Call us now at 44320974 / 44411234 / 55860644 or email us at [email protected] You may also leave your number and we will get in touch with you!

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IAID is ranked as the 7th top SME in Qatar

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This year, Qatar Development Bank, Under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, launched the inaugural SME Excellence List that recognizes and celebrates the top performing SMEs in Qatar.

The SME Excellence List honors SMEs who have exceled in their businesses, created sustainable business models, projected business growth and have made an impact on the economy.

And it is with great pride and pleasure  to announce that IAID is ranked as the 7th top SME in Qatar out of 50 finalists of the SME Excellence List of Qatar Development Bank from  a collection of more than 800 Small and Medium Enterprises.

Truly this is another milestone for all of us! This will not be possible without your continued support and confidence.

Cheers to all!

IAID Talent Extravaganza

The Academy staged a night of magical performances featuring IAID Talents from Indian Classical Dance, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Hip-Hop  and Western Vocals Class last 2 December 2016 at the Atrium of VCU Qatar.


Endearing moves from the Classical Ballet Students

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Powerful performances from the Indian Dance Class

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Soulful renditions from the Western Vocals Students

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Combination of classical and modern grooves from the  Contemporary dance class

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Energetic dance moves from the Hip-Hop Dance class

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15 years of passion

On 25th December 2001, a dream came true with a vision to contribute to the cultural landscape of Qatar. This artistic endeavour now stands as IAID, a novel institute that provides quality training for Dance, Music and Arts. IAID is  a pioneer in conducting workshops for children in Qatar and has to its credit more than 1,000 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities for its regular courses.

With a commitment to quality training, IAID maintains integrated courses that meet international standards and certifications as it is affiliated with the London College of Music (LCM) –  University of West London UK,  Nalanda Dance Research Centre – Mumbai University (India), British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA), UK and more.

Over the years, IAID highlights its talents through Events and has been working closely with the Qatar community being part of prestigious events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, International Dance and Theatre Festival in Kuwait (2011), Annual Family Day of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, World Environment Day Celebrations in Qatar, Ajyal Youth Film Festival to name a few.

With 15 years of quality training along with growing opportunities in the field of Performing Arts, IAID acknowledges to share its passion in spreading an atmosphere of talent and creativity by expanding its horizons to an international arena. With the academy’s proven track record, excellent services and highly qualified individuals supporting this venture, IAID is confident to fulfill this vision to make way into the global scene.


Art Facts

An informative art facts shared by IAID Visual and Studio Arts Instructor Mr. Michael Fajardo originally published 0n

Leonardo Da Vinci was left handed and his personal notes were written from                         the right side of the page to the left.

Claude Monet’s father disapproved of his painting. He wanted him to be a grocer.

Micro-sculptor Willard Wigan creates artwork so small that he once inhaled one by accident. His sculptures will run you about $40,000. Here’s one in the eye on a needle.

Vincent Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works during his life: 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. He only sold one painting while he was alive. That is some serious persistence.

On December 3rd, 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was put right-side up after hanging upside-down for 46 days without anyone noticing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) had a room in his house full of crazy hats, hidden behind a bookshelf. Theodor put hats on his guests at parties and asked them to embody that character for the evening. He used his hat collection to take on new personas and overcome creative blocks. In addition to his commercial artwork, he was also a prolific painter and sculptor. His “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures were inspired by what he imagined animals would want to be reincarnated as.

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IAID Talent Development Program 1 for Toddlers


Expose your toddlers to the wonderful world of music! Enroll now! For more information please call 44320974 / 44411234 or email us at [email protected] .Visit to know more about IAID  🙂



5 Reasons why should Children Learn Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam is one such dance form that can be learnt from the age of four for any child irrespective of gender. There are a plethora of benefits in learning this classical dance form and we have listed below the reasons for your child to pursue this magnificent dance form.



Bharatanatyam is a type of dance form that dwells on discipline. The patient practices of the adavu along with guru bhakthi propagated by this dance ensure that the child is disciplined at an early age.

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Enroll your child to a Bharatanatyam class for this dance form will help your child shed all her shyness and inhibitions. Dancing with other students and in front of so many people will boost the morale of your child. Bharatanatyam will help in bringing out the extrovert in your child.


augments the mind

Learning Bharatanatyam helps in improving the mental faculties of the children. The subtle movements of the feet along with the hand-eye coordination in the adavu (steps) help the child to have a lucid and sharp mind.


great form of fitness activity

Bharatanatyam is not just a dance form; it is also a kind of exercise that helps you to ooze out the fatty acids deposited in the body.Learning Bharatanatyam will help children keeps the body impeccably fit and flexible.

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Bharatanatyam is precisely that dance form where children learn the art with all vim and vigor. When inducted at the right age the dance becomes a fun process and let the child to explore more on the nuances of it.




By learning Bharatanatyam children enter a life of discipline, devotion and passion. Being a dance form that blends dance, music and theatre Bharatanatyam is an activity that instills poise and self-improvisation in the children. Let your children pursue Bharatanatyam and see the positive difference in them!

The Indian Classical Dance program for girls is a 7-year certificate course. IAID is the only Academy outside India that offers certificate courses from the renowned institute, Nalanda Dance Research Centre (Mumbai, India.) The course tackles the dance styles Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam. Certificates are awarded to its graduates; “Prarambhika” after four years and “Kovida” after seven years. IAID has recently introduced the two years master course for the students who finished the 7 years program.  Designed for Children (4-18 yrs) / Adults (above 19 yrs).

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