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Dancing is an art form that allows people not only to express themselves but also communicate with others. Dance unites and brings together people all over the over. It provides people with one common language of movement. India has a diverse culture and people all over the world have been inquisitive about Indian culture, cuisine, dance, art and music. Indian Classical Dance forms like Bharatanatyam and even bollywood dance have reached new heights internationally. Growing number of Indians across the world remain in touch with their roots and have spread Indian dance forms to different parts of the world.

A few dance schools in London that offer Indian dance forms are as follows:


Absolute Bollywood

Absolute Bollywood was founded by Indian dance innovator Jennie Jethwani. Absolute Bollywood strives to spread the form of Bollywood dancing and other Indian dance styles and make them more accessible in the UK. The company offers exciting entertainment for every special occasion and high quality instruction for students of all skill and experience levels. Their specialized team of professional dancers have years of experience entertaining audiences all over the world
The internationally acclaimed dance group, based in London, has performed at events at Cannes Film Festival, Summer Surprises in Dubai, Indian Festival in Egypt, Paris, Germany & Mumbai in the last two years. 

Danceworks, 16 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TN
London Borough of Westminster
Nearest station: Bond Street on the Central and Jubilee lines

Tel: 07887387387

Sapnay School of Dance

Sapnay school of dance offers bollywood dance classes in London and across UK, with main centres in Harrow, Northwood, Kingsbury, Finchley and a new centre launched in Ilford. They have pioneered several disciplines and dance styles including Bollywood, Bhangra, Contemporary, Street and Hip Hop.
The Bollywood Fusion draws its form from the Genres of dance fused with other modern styles of dance movements. Within a short span we have become a well-known dance school in London and recognized performers in the international scene. They let their presence be felt in the industry by becoming the first ever UK Bollywood Dance Champions, First ever Bollywood Guinness World Record Holders and the Semi finalists of the Dance show ‘Got to Dance’.

170 Kings Road
Rayners Lane
Harrow HA2 9JH

Tel: +44 (0)2082485491, +44 (0)7723030577, +44 (0)7958028699

School of Bharathakala

Bharatanatyam is one of the most divine dance forms of India. Bharatanatyam’s poses geometric lines, detailed hand and eye movements and complex foot rhythms around a deeply spiritual core. The rhythmic use of time in the music and steps is a sacred language that has survived life’s changes through millennia.

Bharathakala was founded by Smt Sujatha Sathees. The School of Bharathakala provides students of all ages with all levels of training in theory and practical technique. Bharatanatyam in the traditional Kalakshetra style is taught at Bharathakala. Their  primary objective is to guide students’ personal growth, enabling them to progress in technique, artistry and creativity. The School of Bharathakala is based in Harrow, Lewisham, Coventry, Luton, Blackpool and most places in London. The School of Bharathakala welcomes students of all ages from 4 and above to train in the classical dance form Bharatanatyam. Quality teaching is delivered in the Kalakshetra Style of Bharatanatyam by experienced teachers.

40 Lynton Rd, Harrow HA2 9NS
52 Torbay Rd, Harrow HA2 9QH
Saint Lukes Vicarage, Coventry

Tel: 07576141205

Natyanjali dance school

Natyanjali Dance School was founded by Divya Ramkumar and focuses on educating and training children and adults alike in the South Indian Art form of Bharatanatyam. The school was originally formed in 2009 in Aberdeen Scotland, but is now based at Cambridge. They aim to make teaching and learning enjoyable while not maintaining the discipline and the aesthetics of the art form. They also make sure that their students get opportunities to perform in front of an audience to develop stage presence and confidence. To ensure the same, workshops and annual shows are organized on a regular basis to expose the students to the world of accomplished artists who breathe in the art form.

103 Walpole Road
Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 3 TH



The Natyaraji School of Dance was founded by its Artistic Director Raji Valluri in 1988 in London Ontario to promote and propagate the classical Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi and folk dance forms of India. Students are trained to express and interpret the tradition of classical dance forms with the teacher adopting the attitude of a Guru. Dance training is provided to interested students of various ages and backgrounds by the teacher.
The school aims to promote interest in Indian classical and folk dance forms through public and private performances, teaching, encouraging students to explore, perform and to combine relevant dance influences from the Western art forms with traditional and contemporary interpretations of Indian dance. The students and their teacher participate in workshops, seminars, several fundraising events, visit hospitals, community, special needs and senior citizen centres to assist in a variety of worthy causes.


If you live in London and have always been fascinated by Indian Classical dance forms or watched Bollywood films and wondered how dancers moved so energetically or if you just want to try something different and out of your comfort zone, enroll yourselves in these classes this summer!
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