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About Dance: A Performing Art Form

When it comes to dance in India, the country is exceptionally rich with thousands of years old classical and folk dances. Among all the dance form, Indian Classical dance forms are renowned throughout the world. Originated from different parts of the country, Indian classical dance forms are spiritual in content and an integral part of Indian culture.

Below are the 5 classical dance forms in India to explore:

  • Odissi: Odissi dance is an ancient Indian classical dance form from Orissa, originated in the Hindu sanctuaries. This dance form is believed to be the oldest of the surviving complex and expressive Indian classical dance, with over fifty mudras.
  • Kuchipudi: Kuchipudi is a classical dance drama performance art, rooted in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit textual content of Natya Shastra. Kuchipudi is a classical dance form devoted in favour of Lord Krishna.
  • Manipuri: Manipuri classical dance also known as Jagoi is originated in the Northeastern state of Manipur. It is an exquisite performance of love-inspired dance drama of Radha Krishna called Raslila. It also reflects the worship of Lord Vishnu.
  • Kathakali: Kathakali is a South Indian classical dance form from the state of Kerala. This dance form draws inspiration from the Ramayana and stories from Shaiva traditions.
  • Bharatanatyam: Bharatanatyam is originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu. It is a solo dance performed exclusively by women.

Best Dance Academy in India

Today, the country is home to a countless number of dance classes and coaching institutes. Some of the best dance coaching institutes are available in top cities such as Delhi, Bangalore. Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and more. To know more, explore the reviews and ratings of the best dance classes in India.

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