Thaka Dhimi Tha – 11 Awesome Dance Schools in Chennai

11 Awesome Dance Classes in Chennai

Dancing offers many benefits to children. Not only does it train their brain and body’s motor skills but it also is an excellent exercise for the entire body. As such, it helps children to stay physically and mentally fit. Even more so, dancing regularly can improve their general well-being, boosts their self-esteem and has also been shown to improve children’s social skills. Check out these dance schools/classes/studios in your city.

11 Awesome Dance Schools in Chennai

Kalakshetra Foundation

Location: Thiruvanmiyur

Kalakshetra Foundation is the most iconic dance schools in Chennai that has carved a name for itself. This school offers courses in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music (both vocal and instrumental) and Visual arts with exacting standards in theoretical study and practice. Kalakshetra offers a range of options for the needs of every individual interested in learning music, dance or art, from its schools to its college, to the flexible evening course options. 

Kaladiksha Dance School

Location: Mylapore

Kaladiksha was started by Padmashri Meenakshi Chitharanjan and excels in the Pandanallur style of Bharathanatyam. This school is recognized as a premier institution in the field of Bharatanatyam. It is empanelled with the Government of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations whereby many exchange foreign students avail government scholarships and train at Kaladiksha.

Leo’s Dance Academy

Location: Perungudi

LDA is renowned for offering a diverse array of dance disciplines including Ballet, Tap Dance, Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Salsa, Chacha, Hip hop and more under one roof.

Kala Darsana Foundation of Arts

Location: Mylapore

Kala Darsana imparts training in the art of Bharatanatyam to young aspiring dancers and is a popular choice among Chennaiiites.  

Devaniya Dance – Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam

Location: Alwarpet

Devaniya is a school of Kathak dance headed by Jigyasa Giri in Chennai.

Jathiswaraalaya Academy of Dance and Music

Location: Mylapore

Jathiswaraalaya Academy of Dance and Music imparts training in Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Vocal music, Classical Music on Keyboard, Slokas and Theory of Dance and Music. Thus the product of Jathiswaraalaya comes out as a complete artiste fully confident in her style and performance with a touch of rare perfection.

Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts

Location: Alwarpet

This school is run by the very popular dance exponent Chitra Visweswaran and is known to maintain high professional standards in quality and presentation, be it solo or group.

The Swingers Dance

Location: T-Nagar, Kilpauk

The Swingers Dance Company has gained great approval as an inventive and progressive dance studio and is widely acclaimed as a trendsetter. It was founded by renowned Choreographer Mr. B. Murali. Swinger’s has now tied-up with several international dance companies to offer an ‘Internship Affiliate Program’. Under this program students passing out of Swingers are auditioned and sent for a 6-month certificate course.

Raack Academy of Dance

Locations: Kilpauk, Mylapore, Velachery, Cuddalore, Tambaram, Mogappair, Avadi, OMR- Thoraipakkam, Keelkattalai, Porur

Raack academy of dance in 19 years, has performed over 3000 shows and trained 50,000 students also associated with the leading television and film industry. Raack Academy brings a brand new approach and curriculum for all their classes. This has been carefully and specially created by Mr. Ramana and a team of experts deconstructing dance to its simplest and basic form making it easier for everyone to grasp.  They have split the Academic year (June to February) into 3 semesters each consisting of 3 months. In the month of March, they conduct academic and certification exams.

John Britto’s Dance Company

Location: Nungambakkam

This dance school started by John Britto, a dancer and artistic director has successfully trained students and adults over the years in international dance forms, collaborates with International dance schools and brings world-class dance teachers to Chennai.


Location: Adyar

This school was founded in 1942. Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the Chief Performing Artiste of Nrithyodaya trains students in Bharatanatyam.

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