Dance Institutes in India and abroad

I wrote about Types of Indian dance and promised to show up few list of colleges and places where you can learn Indian Dance. There you go.

Noopura Institute of Classical Dance and Music

Noopura Institute of Classical Dance and Music situated at Poojappurna, Trivandapuram started on April 14, 1970. The main aim is to promote the Indian Classical dances. They have a wide range of dance classes with low costs of tuition classes. This institute deals with both dance and music. Below mentioned are the courses offered by them both in dance and music.

Location :  Poojappurna, Trivandapuram

Dance :

  1. Kathakali
  2. Keralanatanam
  3. Mohiniyattam
  4. Bharathanatyam
  5. Kuchuppudi
  6. Odissi
  7. Kathak

Music (Eastern) :

  1. Karnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal
  2. Venna
  3. Violin
  4. Mridangam
  5. Tabala Hindustani

These classes have different categories and durations. Aptitude test is conducted for the admission by the Noopura Institute. For more detail please visit:

Kathak Nrityakala Kendra (KNK)

This institute was established by Anil Sinha Foundation started on September 11, 1999. As the name suggest this institute highlights a thorough study of Kathak dance. This institute along with the instructors from India holds classes at Chicago land area. In India KNK is affiliated with Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad. They offer degrees here. The interesting point in this Kendra is that they also deal with choreography, stage shows and music. The curriculum consists of both theoretical and practical classes.

Contact details : You can mail to: [email protected]  and visit them at –

 Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal

The dream project of Rabindra Nath Tagore, Visva Bharati University is situated in the district of Birbhum, Shantiniketan came into being on 23rd December, and 1921.the Visva–Bharati University has 8 Institutes, 2 Kindergarten Schools, 1 Pre-degree School, 2 Schools and 15 centres of learning in its campus.

Under Visva Baharati, Sangeet Bhavan – the institute of fine art, dance, music and drama – two year degree and three-year degree honours classes are held dealing with Kathakali and Manipuri dance naming a few.


The list of institutions will be pages, But to name a few are as follows… 

  • Nrityalika – An institute of Bharatnatyam & Folk Dance – Mumbai       
  • Pt. Sambhu Maharaj Katthak Academy – Delhi
  • Gandharva Mahavidyalaya – New Delhi
  • Tagore International School – New Delhi
  • Bani Chakra Music and Dance Training College – Kolkata
  • Kala Bhawan – Kolkata
  • Padatik Dance Centre – Kolkata
  • Uday Shankar India Cultural Centre – Kolkata
  • West Bengal state academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Arts – Kolkata

One can easily search classical Dance Colleges in India and Abroad at:  here and here. Just select your preferred college locations in your respective Cities and get the details.

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