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India is a cultural land where different forms of dances are practiced. We start an event with a prayer or a traditional dance form, thus praising Mother Earth. I have witnessed this culture more in South India where dance is prioritized. I have finished major part of my education from South India and have always experienced the traditional culture during my school and college life. I still remember how every event was started with lightening of the lamp and a Bharatanatyam performance. Those iconic expressions and the body language of the dancers still leave me mesmerized.



Nrityagram Dance School is India’s first Gurukal for Indian classical dances and an international community to portray the Indian dance. It was set up in 1990 by protima Gauri who was a model, actress and a dancer. Nrityagram Dance village was planned and architected by Gerard da cunha. The buildings are built using the mud which gives the feeling of a village. The huts are well constructed and structured. It is situated on a 10 acre land near Hesaraghatta which is 30 km from Bangalore.



The word Nrityagram means dance village and is a community for dancers whose sole purpose of existence is “Dance”.  It is a place where all the five senses are inclined towards dancing, shedding out all the negative elements from the life. It is an institute where sisterhood is promoted and the students are expected to support each other to be the dancers of merit. The residential school offers various Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, odissi, kathak, kuchipudi, kathakali, Mohiniattam and Manipuri. The course tenure is for 7 years. The classes are conducted 6 days a week with 8 hours session everyday.


Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm


Vasantahabba is an annual festival of spring celebrated at Nrityagram. It is an all night festival where artists across the world participate.

Contact Details:

Hessaraghatta, Bangalore, Nrityagram, Karnataka 560089

080 2846 6314


By Prithviraj Singh Chauhan

Part time journalist, full-time observer. Editor-in-Chief at The Indian Wire. I cover updates related to business and startups.

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