Dance Institutes in India and abroad

I wrote about Types of Indian dance and promised to show up a few lists of colleges and places where you can learn Indian Dance. I am sure there are many, but I have handpicked a few of them. If you have any which you think is worthy, let me know, and we will add it.

Best Dance Institutes in India and abroad

  • Noopura Institute of Classical Dance and Music
  • Kathak Nrityakala Kendra (KNK)
  • Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • And more
Best Dance Institutes in India and abroad
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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 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. Kuchipudi
  6. Odissi
  7. Kathak

Music (Eastern) :

  1. Karnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal
  2. Veena
  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 their Facebook Page.

Kathak Nrityakala Kendra (KNK)

Anil Sinha Foundation established this institute started on September 11, 1999. As the name suggests, this institute highlights a thorough study of Kathak dance. This institute, along with the instructors from India, holds classes at the 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: Visit them at their Facebook Page.

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 centers of learning in its campus.

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


Few more institutes:

  • Nrityalika – An institute of Bharatnatyam & Folk Dance – Mumbai
  • Pt. Sambhu Maharaj Kathak 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

Do let us know if you have any personal experience with any of the institutes so we can update our list of Best Dance Institutes India.


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