Dance Academies in Chennai, India
Some of the renowned dance academies in Chennai are:
An innovative studio of dance, Swingers caters to the western dance culture that is becoming increasingly popular in Chennai. Swingers are also into event management. They organized the Millennium event at the MGM Beach resort. Swingers have various dance courses for all age groups. The classes are divided into three levels - Beginner's, Elementary and Intermediate. Fundamental 'Jazz' is for juniors and teens. Jazz itself has three levels - level A, level B and level C. Take classes in Latin-American dance, Cha-Cha-Cha, Lambada, Samba, Ballroom, Quick Step, Foxtrot, Special Party Dance, Disco Funk and Club Salsa. Crash courses are conducted in the months of April and May. Swingers also have a branch in Kilpauk Garden. Located at Challa Mall, 605, 6th Floor, 11, Sir Thyagaraya Road,Pondy bazaar, Chennai 600 017,
Founded in 1936, by Rukmini Devi Arundale and her husband Dr George Arundale, Kalakshetra has played a significant part in the revival of Indian art and crafts; especially the dance form of Bharatnatyam. Kalakshetra is situated on a sprawling 100-acre campus at Adyar. Students enjoy greenery and the sea while learning the traditional dance and music. Today, some of the most respected exponents in the performing arts are products of Kalakshetra. The School of Dance draws inspiration from the ancient 'Gurukulam' system (where the Student or Sishya lived with, learnt from and served the Teacher or Guru). The Kalakshetra Foundation comprises the Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, the Besant Arundale Senior Secondary School, the Besant Theosophical High School, the Craft Education and Research Centre, the Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium and the Dr U. V. Swaminatha Iyer Library. Located Kalakshetra Foundation, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041.
Kuchipudi Art Academy:
Eminent teacher Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam founded this Academy in 1963 to promote graceful Kuchipudi dance originating in Northern Andhra Pradesh. Located at 105,Greenway's Road.