Roshni posted on 25th July

Bollywood, Belly Dancing And Ballet: Our Pick Of Dance Schools In Town

We have already told you about the city’s best salsa schools, but if that’s just not your thing, then, despair not. From Bharatanatyam and classical ballet to good old Bollywood numbers, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of the best dance schools in Bangalore.

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Tarantismo Creative Dance Company

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The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

Shiamak Davar International

With separate classes for kids and adults, Shiamak Davar’s dance school is where you should turn to if you want to be a pro at Bollywood dance {beyond those jhatkasand matkas, of course}. Currently offering a program that lets you learn three dance styles — contemporary, hip hop and Bollywood — within 15 sessions, this one’s worth signing up for.

Where: 109, Richmond Tower, 1st floor, 12, Richmond Road

Find their schedule here.

Contact: 080 41317661

Price: INR 3,900 upwards

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Nritarutya

This 14-year-old Indian contemporary dance company has apparently performed for the Queen of England, Amitabh Bachchan and the Ambanis {and that’s to name a few}. Expect unique movements inspired by Indian ideologies at their dance classes that focus on the Indian contemporary dance form.

Find your nearest Nritarutya class and schedule details here.

Contact: 080 41329218

Price: INR 800 for registration and monthly rates start from INR 1,000

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Latino Rhythms Dance Academy

Founded by international dancer John Anthony, this nine-year-old school has dance classes in Bachata, Hip-Hop, Bollywood, Contemporary Dance and Belly Dance, among others.

Find the nearest class and their schedule here.

Contact: 080 40926810

Price: INR 2,000 upwards

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Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

Spread across four studios and headed by dancers from the institute, Attakkalari conducts classes for contemporary dance as well as Bharatanatyam. They also have a Biennale celebrating dance and its forms, every two years in the city.

Find the nearest Attakkalari class and their schedule here.

Contact: 080 22123684

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

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Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography

Following a format designed by Maya Rao {classical dancer known for her pioneering work in Kathak choreography}, Natya’s classes will let you master the dance form of Kathak. Their unit, Stem Dance Kampni, also offers sessions for contemporary dance.

Where: 37, Bhoomika, 17th Cross Road, Malleshwaram

Find their schedule here.

Contact: 080 23348645

Price: INR 1,300 upwards

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Tarantismo Creative Dance Company

Get set to loosen up and let your hips sway to the beats. Belly dance takes centre stage at this dance school, started in 2006 by Arati Punwani and Deepthi Shetty. While beginners can opt for the basic level classes, there are pre-intermediate and intermediate classes as well. Check them out here.

Contact: +91 8884758838

Price: INR 2,400 upwards

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The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

From graceful leaps to elegant poses while standing on the tip of your toes, ace the dance form of ballet with the classes offered at Lewis Foundation, founded by Yana Lewis. Or you could sign up for their high energy level jazz dance classes even.

Find a class near you here.

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Contact: +91 8088006677

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Nrityagram

A dance village situated near Hesaraghatta Lake, Nrityagram is a community of passionate and dedicated dancers. Focussing solely on the Odissi dance form, the school offers classes on a residential and day-scholarly basis. What’s more, they have a month-long summer workshop coming up this year and we suggest you register yourself before it’s too late.

Where: Hesaraghatta, PO Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560088

Contact: 080 28466313, nrityagram@gmail.com

Price: INR 2,500 upwards

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LshVa

With Bharatanatyam dancer and actor, Rukmini Vijayakumar at the helm, this recently-opened art space holds classes for Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance.

Where: 633, 3rd/4th floor 4th Cross, 100 ft Road, 3rd Block Koramangala

Find their schedule here.

Contact: +91 9845407574

Price: INR 2,000 upwards

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Square Dance Studio

Zumba, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Bollywood are the dance forms you can sign yourself up for at this studio. You can even opt for a trial class before you decide to start with the classes.

Find a class near you here.

Contact: +91 7760162506

Price: INR 2,500 upwards

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