IntroductionIndia has a history of several years of folk music and dance. Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri are few of the classical dances famous in India. These dances use "mudras" to express and were originally performed in temples to impress the Gods. With time, people lost interest in them and followed western dance. Nowadays a trend has come where people have started showing interest again in classical dances but find little opportunity to learn it. Dance is a medium to express yourself and Indian classical dance is one of the best forms of dance by which you can express yourself with grace and elegance. And if you, too, are bored of Bollywood dances then here is the list of institutes where you can learn these classical dances from the experts.
Satrang Kala foundationIt was established in 2011. They work on mental, physical and spiritual ability of a person as classical dances are a blend of art, meditation and yoga. They offer classes in Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi.
Adress:Satrangkala foundation, near Saraswati Model school, sector 10, Dwarka.
Indian classical dance centreAnother good institute to learn dances like Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Kathak etc is the Indian classical dance centre which is situated in Sadiq Nagar. One can contact here and take admission to learn any form of classical dance. Below is their contact -
Adress:Indian classical dance center, A/12 A, Block A, Sanwal Nagar, Sadiq Nagar, Delhi.
Timings:10 AM- 9 PM
Tansen Sangeet MahavidyalayaThis is one of the best institutes to learn classical dance. In addition to classical dances like Bharatnatyam and Kathak, one can learn folk dances like Punjabi, Rajasthani and other regional dances. The faculty of the institute is having a bachelor degree in classical dances. So enrol your kid to get expert in the same. Below is their contact details:
Adress:Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, F-14, IIIrd floor, Main road, Kalkaji, Delhi.
Timings:11 AM- 7 PM
Kathak KendraKathak Kendra is a government-aided institute. The fee structure of the institute in nominal and is very much affordable. The teachers of this institute are experts in Kathak so if one has a passion to learn Kathak one must enrol in this institute. Below are the contact details:
Adress:Kathak Kendra- 2, San Martin road, Chankyapuri,Delhi.
Timings:12 PM- 7 PM
Ganesha NatyalayaThis institute is established by Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. This institute is the best institute which gives training not only to Indians but foreigners also in Bharatnatyam. If one has a passion to learn classical dance then this institute is the best for such people. Below are the contact details for this institute:
Adress:Ganesha Natyalaya, C-16, Qutub institutional area, Delhi.
Timings:11 AM- 7 PM
Conclusion: Although there are lots of small schools which teach classical dance, it's good to select a reputed school because there you will get trained and qualified dancers as a faculty. I have always wanted my daughter to learn classical dance only because it includes yoga and in this dance form our body parts stretch. It helps in developing the body of a growing child, such as improving posture, strengthening the arch of the foot, the fingers and the eye & neck muscles. Therefore we can tell our kids to learn classical dance rather than western dance.