Get Your Little Cherubs To Twist And Shimmy At These Dance Classes In Town

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    Come summer holidays, and you might feel like you’ve got your hands full, what with keeping your active little tykes engaged and entertained. But, it really doesn’t have to be as hard as that. Perfect to channelise their endless enthusiasm and energy, there are quite a few dance classes in the city, with everything from Bollywood to ballet to keep your little moppet occupied. And, summer camps, too! LBB rounds up the best of the lot, for the long summer ahead.

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    The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

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    Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio

    Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

    Whether it’s to master the graceful movements of Bharatanatyam or the rhythmic blend of styles in Contemporary dance, Attakkalari is where you should enroll your little ones. Pick from their weekday or weekend sessions, which include classes for children aged 5-10 and 11-15. Oh, and there’s a summer camp to sign up for, too!

    Find the nearest Attakkalari class and their schedule here.

    Price: INR 1,000 upwards

    Contact: 080 22123684

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    Hip Hop Dance India Company

    Hip Hop India Dance

    Koramangala, Bangalore

    Started by choreographers Sritheren and Jeeva Rekha, this dance company offers hip hop classes for kids. Trained by experts in the dance form, it won’t be long before your little tykes begin pulling out some funky moves or even flaunting their breaking and locking skills!

    Where: Adugodi Main Road, Koramangala 8th Block

    Price: INR 1,800 upwards

    Contact: +91 9741599499

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    Latino Rhythms Dance Academy

    This 11-year-old academy by international dancer John Anthony, promises to get kids moving and swaying like a pro with their classes in Bollywood, hip hop, ballet and contemporary styles.

    Find the nearest class and their schedule here.

    Price: INR 1,400 upwards

    Contact: 080 40926810

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    Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio {LVDS}

    From the experential learning that’s characteristic of creative dancing, to the funky moves of b-boying, LVDS has quite a lot in store for young aspiring dancers. If the fluid movements of ballet or genres like jazz and hip hop don’t seem to be working, there’s always good old Bollywood. Want something to keep the kids busy over summer? Sign them up for the upcoming Summer Dance Festival and Camp.

    Find an LVDS close to you here.

    Check out the schedule here.

    Price: INR 1,200 for 8 classes {per month}

    Contact: +91 9845239123

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    Nritarutya

    Nritarutya

    Jayanagar, Bangalore

    Focussing solely on Indian contemporary, the 16-year-old dance studio’s classes for kids also involve the specific style, inspired by Indian ideologies. Incorporating elements from different dance forms, this may be a great way to introduce young performers to varied genres like classical and folk.

    Find your nearest Nritarutya class and schedule here.

    Price: INR 800 for registration and monthly rates start from INR 1,200

    Contact: 080 41329218

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    One Move

    Apart from the ongoing summer camp and a special dance curriculum called I Can Dance, One Move offers classes for children in genres ranging from jazz and Bollywood to freestyle, hip hop and contemporary. You can even sign them up for the lively Latin dance sessions. Picking the best performers from different batches, they also have a professional kids’ dance team who regularly participate in shows and festivals.

    For details on locations {they have 12 across the city} and timings, contact them.

    Price: INR 1,200 upwards

    Contact: +91 9902612528

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    Shiamak Davar International

    The renowned choreographer’s dance academy currently offers a special Summer Funk programme which includes 15 sessions of multi-style dance forms {includes jazz, hip hop and Bollywood} for kids. And, there’s added reason for the little dancers to put their best foot forward, because there’s a final stage show at the end of the workshop to flaunt the newly learned moves.

    Find your nearest class and the schedule here.

    Price: INR 4,200

    Contact: 080 41317661

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    Stepperz

    Stepperz

    Sadashiva Nagar, Bangalore

    Helmed by choreographer Malur Srinivas {known for his work in the Kannada film industry} along with a team of certified instructors, the dance classes at Stepperz are a fun affair. The young ones can put on those dancing shoes and head to their Bollywood and freestyle sessions. Or even join their ongoing month-long summer camp.

    Where: 393, 13th Cross, 2nd Floor, Above Karnataka Bank, Sadashivnagar and 4/403, Kaurava, 3rd Floor, 3rd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar

    Check out their schedule here.

    Price: INR 2,000 upwards

    Contact: +91 9632864792

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    The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

    Carefully designed for children aged 4-6 and 7-18 {Junior category}, the ballet classes here go beyond just elegant poses. They concentrate just as much on developing skills like motor coordination and poise as they do on building creative qualities. Juniors can also opt for the jazz sessions.

    Find a class near you here.

    Find their schedule here.

    Price: INR 8,500 for six months and INR 16,000 for a year

    Contact: +91 8088006677

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    The Swingers

    The Swingers

    Indira Nagar, Bangalore

    Apart from freestyle and hip hop classes for kids, The Swingers offers a 10-month certification programme for children between 6-11 years. We love their Boogie Up sessions for young dance enthusiasts {3-5 years old} and their mothers, making for a great fun, bonding activity.

    Where: 33, 1st Main, 60 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

    Find the schedule here and here.

    Contact: +91 9900027050

    Price: INR 1,800 upwards

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