Bangalore is known for its love for culture, more prominently Indian classical dances viz. Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kathak. For some of us, who are more keen to learn Western styles of dancing, there are various avenues to pick up lessons in these dance forms from all over the city.


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Salsa dance is sought after by people looking to add an element of fun to their style of dance. It is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico and Cuba. Apart from being very attractive and fun, salsa is also known to test your social and interpersonal skills as this is a partner-work dance.

You can learn salsa in various dance schools/institutes across Bangalore, such as Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio. There are also socials and meetup groups for people who know salsa. Find out more here.

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Contact: +91 9845239123

Price: INR 400 per class, or INR 2,200 for 8 classes

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Also check out: Ranjani, Furor Bangalore


Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay and soon spread to the rest of the world. Among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay. It is sought after by people who like an elegant form of dancing. It’s not only a fascinating dance form, but also a philosophy or way of life.

Hubert Tassin {a French designer who discovered the dance in Turin, Italy} has been driving the tango dance in Bangalore since the past few years. Currently the practica sessions and Milongas driven by him are hosted at Dance Lab, Indiranagar {usually on Sunday evenings}. You can know more about it and other tango events at Bangalore here and here. Tango enthusiast, Olivier Normaddin has recently started tango practica sessions every Friday evening at Lahe Lahe Indiranagar, where Milongas {Tango Socials} are hosted once a month {usually on the first Saturday of the month}.

Where: Dance Lab, 9th Cross {lane opposite Anand Adyar Bhavan}, Off CMH road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 150 upwards

Contact: +91 9741204053

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Ballet is a performance dance which is said to have originated during the Italian Renaissance period. This was further developed in France and Russia into a concert dance. It is a highly technical form of dance and becoming a ballet dancer requires years of training and dedication. Ballet classes in Bangalore are highly sought-after by parents of school-going children. It is a misconception that it is too late for adults to learn ballet. Last couple of years has seen many teenagers & working professionals throng ballet classes in Bangalore. One can learn ballet in various classes such as The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet.

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

Contact: +91 8088006677

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Hip Hop

Hip hop classes in Bangalore have been a rage among teens and young working professionals, especially because of its usage in Bollywood choreography. This dance is a social or choreographed style primarily danced to hip hop music. The credit of developing this dance goes to the Black & Latin-American community during the 1970s. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping which were made popular by dance crews in the United States. Hip hop is taught in various dance institutes in Bangalore like Shiamak Diavar International.

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

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Contact: 080 41317661

Price: INR 3,900 upwards

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Also check out: D’cruze Dance Studio

Belly Dance

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Belly dance is a Western name for the traditional Middle-Eastern dance. Originally a solo, improvised dance involving torso articulation, belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region. New styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. You can learn how to shake your belly rhythmically at Sanaz Dance Studio.

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Contact: +91 9886466746

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Also check out: Payals Dance Academy

Contemporary Dance

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Contemporary dance is a concert dance that uses compositional philosophy, rather than choreography. It uses dance techniques and methods found in ballet, modern dance and very generously draws from other philosophies of movement that are outside the domain of classical dance technique. The term ‘contemporary dance’ is sometimes used to describe dance that is not classical. Contemporary dance is taught at very select places in Bangalore mostly on weekends, more prominently at Nritarutya and Attakkalari.

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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Also check out: Attakkalari

Looking for something more? Check out other dance classes in the city here.

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