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Indian Classical Music and Dance Academies in Canada

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Classical Indian dance and music of different genera -- South Indian, North Indian, classical, Hindustani, Carnatic-- are taught in schools and academies in Canada. In this page of the Art & Culture section of you will find extensive listings of academies, dance, music and other schools offering training in Carnatic, Hindustani, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, filmi fusion, bhangra, bhajans, devotional songs & semi-classical songs and several other forms.

If you are a performing artists or you know of someone please feel free to send us the details. If you are intersted in artists and academies in the US and North America, please visit our main Art and Culture section.

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Anjali Academy of Classical Indian Dance
Anjali (Anne-Marie Gaston)
174-11 Dufferin Road, Ottawa, ON K1M2A6
Ph: (613) - 745 -1368 Email: gaston<replace with at symbol>

Arunodhaya Dance Academy and Cultural Center
Sashi Sellathurai
3 Fisher Crescent, Ajax, Ontario L1T2E7

Chitralekha Dance Academy
Chitralekha Patnaik, 2196, Fairchild Blvd, Burlington, Ontario L7P3E4
Ph: (416) - 335 - 6424

Darpan – An East Indian folk dance group
Lovina Srivastava
66, Blackshire Circle, Ottawa/Nepean, ON

Gharana Arts
An institute promoting and teaching Indian classical dance and Music in Ottawa
752 Princess Louise Drive, Ottawa, Ontario - K4A 3G7,  Canada . Phone(613) 824-5712
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Indian Classical Dance School
153, Grenfell Crescent, Napean, Ontario K2G0G6
Ph: (613) - 723-2270

Indian Dance group
An East Indian folk dance group
66, Blackshire Circle, Ottawa/Nepean, ON
Ph: (613) - 491-1555

Lumbini Arts Society
2044 Chalmers Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 6K5
Tel: +1-613-526-4388 or

Nabamita Deb (Hindustani vocal classical music teacher)
Teaching Indian classical vocal,semi classical,bhajans,Rabindra sangget,nazrul geeti,bengali adhunik songs. Mrs. Nabamita Deb is teaching Indian classical vocal music to the students of all age groups and cultural and racial background.You will learn how to play harmonium,different talas(rhythms),voice modulations,voice flexibility which are very essential not only for indian classical music but also for any kind of songs. She is teaching Indian classical music,semi classical music,bhajans,gazals,hindi songs,nazrul geeti,rabindra sangeet,bengali modern songs etc. Mrs. Deb has a vast musical career of 26 years.She completed her senior diploma(equivalent to M.Mus) from "Prayag sangeet samiti Allahabad India" . She learnt Indian classical from her mother Smt Bijoya Deb and Pandit Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyaya. She also learnt semi-classical and other songs from Smt Haimanti Shukla,Purabi Dutta,Sukumar Mitra etc who are gurus with their own credit in India and abroad. She received many awards.She performed at Banga Sammelan at Houston,Texas,USA in 2006 and gave many performances at Toronto and Kolkata in India.She received many awards.Lessons are conducted via Skype also.
Contact: 356 Hoffman Street, Apt#306, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M3N6. Phone: 519-513-4234,519-496-0730 or

Vasanthi Srinivasan
1444, Normandy Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ph: (613) - 723-8366

Nritya Geethanjali Dance Academy
Janani Swamy
719, Clearcrest Crescent, Orleans, Ontario K4A3E6
Ph: (613) - 830-1241

Nrtykala Indian Classical Dance
Canadian Academy of Indian Dance
11 Glen Cameron Road, Thornhill, ON L3T 4N3
Phone: (905) 764-3646

Sargam Academy of Indian Dance
177, Huntingdale Blvd
Agincourt, Ontario M1W1T2
Ph: (905) - 499 - 3726


Manu Kala Mandir Dance Academy
Offers instruction and performances in Indian classical and folk dance.The founding Director, Sudha Thakkar, has over thirty-nine years teaching and performing experience.
Address: 215 Scenic Acres Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T3L 1L4; Phone: (403) 239-9667 or

British Columbia

Jai Govinda Dance Academy and Mandala Arts and Culture
677 Davie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia- V6B 2G6, Tel :604-602-1676 or E-Mail

Kathak,Bollywood dances, Indian Folk dance
Trained in Kathak under Smt. Asha Joglekar (Mumbai - Archana Nrityalaya) for 20 yrs.I have performed in India, France and Singapore. I am a receipient of the Shringar Mani title confered by the Sur Singar samiti for budding artists. Teaching for the past eight years. Successfully scripted, choreographed and staged ballets 'Vasundhara ki gatha' and 'Celebrations'. I am interested in working as a dance teacher in an institute. I am also interested in choreographing for school events, family functions etc.
Contact Ms. Prajakta Trehan. 5926, 144 st, Surrey, BC, V3X1A5
Telephone: 778-896-2903, 778-578-0792 or E-mail:

Mohamed Assani (Hindustani Classical Music: Sitar Player, Composer, Teacher)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He is widely known for his authentic raga performances as well as his creative ability to adapt his instrument to different genres, including Western Classical, Jazz & World Fusion. As a dedicated and experienced teacher, Mohamed has inspired students of all ages in their musical journeys. Mohamed offers private tuition on Sitar, Tabla or Indian Music on Western Instruments. Lessons are conducted from his home in Burnaby, BC or via Skype. Mohamed also offers sitar performances, schools & community workshops and master classes. Telephone: 604-354-9869

Theena Veena Kalashashthiram
Venency George (Pandanallur style)
12518, 91A Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada V3V 7C7
Ph: (604) - 543 - 1785 or E-mail:


Manohar Performing Arts of Canada
A dance theatre company that integrates classical Bharatanatyam and Kathak into the contemporary Canadian dance scene. Contact: Dr. Ganga Dakshinamurti,Company Coordinator
Address: 934 Crestview Park Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2Y 0V7
Phone : 204-896-3614 or Email :

Nova Scotia

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Hindole Majumdar School Of Music and Dance
Now Offering Tabla Classes in Montreal, Quebec. Please Call 514 550 2503 or Email

Kala Bharati - The dance school specializes in the teaching of Bharata Natya. The Bharata Natya technique at Kala Bharati strictly follows the tradition of the Pandanallur style. Contact :Mamata Niyogi-Nakra
3410, Rue Sherbrooke E, Montreal, Quebec H1W1C6, Ph: (514) - 522-9239 or Email:

Nrithyalaya Foundation
Vasantha Krishnan. 9035 Rivard, Brossard, Quebec J4X 1V5
Ph: (450) - 466 - 5216 or e-mail:

Peali Academy of Dance
Sarasi Raj, 85, Elgin Cr., Villa 545
Beconsfield, Quebec H9W2B3

Sankar's School of Bharatanatyam
Priyamvada Sankar, 8000, Nantes Brossard , Quebec, Canada J4Y1Z1
Ph: (514) - 443-0102

Sattvika Danse
Bharata Natyam & danse contemporaine, 6249 Chabot, Montréal, Québec, Canada H2G 2T3
Ph: (514) - 272 - 5653 or e-mail:

Sudeshna Maulik: Artistic Director Montreal Indian Dance Ensemble (Collective) Sudeshna Maulik is a spectacularly talented Indian Classical dancer Based in Canada and India she maintains an active performing career that spans North America, Europe and Asia.he has adopted Montreal(Canada) as her second home since 2007. Endowed with an electrifying presence, her performances are a rare medley of intensity & authority. Sudeshna’s unique art form has been inspired by different traditions. It was at a tender age of seven that Sudeshna took to dancing under the tutelage of Pt Chitresh Das. She pursued her training from Bharatiya Kala Kendra and later from Kathak Kendra (New Delhi) under the guidance of Kathak legend Padmabhibhushan Birju maharaj. Today, Sudeshna runs her own school in Montreal. She was an active a part of the Kadambs performing unit (Padmashri Kumidini Lakhias Dance Company) In this short span she has accomplished performing in major dance festivals like Kalanidhi International festival..(Toronto) Dancing on the edge (Vancouver) Kathak Mahotsava (Toronto),Festival Du Monde(sherbrooke),Halifax multicultural fest (Halifax) to name a few. Majority of her work and activities have been accepted and supported by Canada Council for arts and Quebec Arts Council who recognized her talent by honoring her with grants She has been sincerely teaching in Montreal since past 5 years and established Montreal Indian Dance Ensemble, a collective of talented dancers who are dedicated towards propagating Indian dance, Eminent dance critic Dr Sunil Kothari has expressed that Canada has now seen a meritorious Kathak dancer in Sudeshna who through her talent and stage presence is bound to make a name for herself in this continent . Contact Cell +1(514) 467 3461 or Email:,


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Aditya Verma -A charismatic young sarod player based in Canada and India, Aditya has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India.

Anjali Academy - Indian classical temple dance classes.

Bharathi Kala Manram - Bharathi Kala Manram is one of the most respected Indian cultural organizations in Canada. It is Toronto's Premier Organization presenting the World's best Indian classical concerts and events.

Divya Kumar's Bollywood Dance Workshops -Email:

Devraj Patnaik -A prodigious dancer and percussionist. - Toronto based south asian dance company established in 1999.

Kiran Ahluwalia "studied classical Indian music from the time she was seven, first in India and then in Canada where she immigrated with her parents."

Kala Nidhi Fine Arts - Ms. Sudha Thakkar Khandwani is the Founder, Artistic Director and Curator of Kala Nidhi Fine Arts and co-director of Ababeel Arts and the Ababeel Film Society. Her 50-year career in the arts is marked by outstanding contributions to the fields of Indian dance, theatre, acting, choreography, photography and film in Canada and her native India.

Mandala Arts & Culture - A Vancouver-based company dedicated to presenting and promoting Indian classical dance in Canada.

Toronto Gharana - Toronto is home to a number of performing artists, scholars, voluntary organizations, and amateur enthusiasts whose lives are dedicated to performing, teaching, promoting, sponsoring, collecting, studying, and researching North Indian music and dance.

Saregama.Ca -Canadian based musical group of talented and professional singers and musicians. Phone: (647)299-9432

Note: Page last updated: August 2014



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