Bollywood Read and Dance with Salma Zaman


Tuesday 5th January, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page

Meet the inspirational Salma Zaman who embeds dance movements and gestures within her children’s books. Learn simple, fun and groovy Bollywood and creative dance steps alongside a marvellous storytelling session.

Why not dress up as a Bollywood princess or Bollywood hero and shake a leg? Salma will read her picture book, Bollywood Princess, with dance moves you can copy from your seat or get active if you’ve got the space! Listen to Salma lead this session with her story and simple Indian hands and learn how to move your Bollywood hips. Just like a Bollywood Star!

* Want to make it a sensory story? Grab some of these: scarf, wooden spoon, bowl, flour, sieve, hairbrush, spices and water spray to join in and make some chapatis. *

If you’ve got questions for Salma, send them in advance to

If you’re a Key Stage 1 or Early Years teacher who’d like to get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can give you a shout out! (

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Find out more about Salma’s books

Salma is the author of ‘Bollywood Princess,’ ‘HELP! I Can’t Dance Without My Bhangra Pants’ Greedy Gertie and Sally and her Super Snot which is part of ‘The Sensational Super Children Series’.

Bollywood Princess: Meet Milli, a dancer with big dreams of one day becoming a Bollywood Princess. Determined to achieve her goal, when disaster strikes, will Milli ever wear the Bollywood crown?

Find out more about Salma Zaman

Salma Zaman is a multi-nominated award-winning author of children’s books. The founder and artistic director of Salma’s Bollywood Academy, she has appeared on Coronation Street, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, ITV and Channel 4, and has choreographed and performed for Bollywood stars. Salma is an ambassador for several high-profile charities, including a global ambassador for the ambassador’s foundation in America.

In addition to this, Salma is a qualified teacher, teaching both dance and drama with SEN. Salma won the ‘Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards’– Arts Category – 2018/2019 and she was awarded the ‘Best Dancing School’ for 2018 and the best inclusive ‘Dancing School’ for 2019.


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If you’re an early years provider, or a 50 things to do before you’re 5 app user, you might like to use this fabulous session to tick off number 18 Dance or number 10 Sharing Books.

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Competition Winners

The mums and children at Roshni domestic violence refuge loved Bollywood Read and Dance by Salma Zaman! Here are their fabulous chapattis, winners of a signed copy of Bollywood Princess.

Been inspired by Salma? Want to make chapatis like Milli? Here’s Salma’s how to guide

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