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Art and Culture - Indian Dance and Music Schools in  North-East of North America >> Art & Culture >> North-East

Classical Indian dance and music of different genera -- South Indian, North Indian, classical, Hindustani, Carnatic-- are taught in schools and academies across the US. In this and other pages of the Art and Culture section of you will find extensive listings of academies, dance, music and other schools. This comprehensive collection is unique on the web since most other music academy, dance school, institutes or listings of gurus on the web are either classifieds or restricted to a few cities. 

The individual associations and academies are responsible for their links. Please click on the appropriate state to go to the actual listing. For listings of other states in the US, please visit the Art & Culture main section

Connecticut   //   Delaware   //   District of Columbia  and Maryland   //   Maine   //   Massachusetts   //   New  Hampshire   New Jersey   //   New York   //   Pennsylvania   //   Rhode Island   //   Vermont   //    Virginia

CONNECTICUT Indian Dance and Music Schools

Bollywood classes (Classical,Funk,Jazz and Bhangra styles of Bollywood)
Students are exposed to Indian dances, culture and celebrations and perform at various events throughout the state. Classes in South Windsor, Hamden, Southington,Farmington, Unionville and Hartford area. Will come over to your location for group of 5 and more contact: Avni Chauhan phone: 203-721-2987 or e-mail:

Bollywood / Folk / Kathak / Semo Classical / Hip Hop dance classes for all age groups
Come and join us for Bharatnatyam classes opening in Milford, CT area. Classes on weekday evenings and weekends. Dance Guru is Bharatnatyam Visharad and exponent. Batches will be filled on first come first serve basis, so hurry up and give your child the gift of Indian culture and heritage. This curriculum links your child to Music, Arts, Literature, History, Theater Arts and Yoga. For further details please Contact Shaily Jaiswal at Telephone: 860 404 6171 or e-mail:

Bhaktilila Institute of Performing Arts.
Come and join us for Bharatnatyam classes opening in Milford, CT area. Classes on weekday evenings and weekends. Dance Guru is Bharatnatyam Visharad and exponent. Batches will be filled on first come first serve basis, so hurry up and give your child the gift of Indian culture and heritage. This curriculum links your child to Music, Arts, Literature, History, Theater Arts and Yoga. For further details please contact: Avni Chauhan phone: 203-721-2987 or e-mail:

Carnatic Music Classes offered for all ages and levels
To learn Devaranamas, light music and bhajans, please contact Lakshmi at 718-323-0216 cell # 718-578324 .  e-mail:

Indian school of Classical and creative dance
Stamford, CT. USA e-mail:

Gayatri Kalluru
I am thoroughly trained in Carnatic music for 8 years at Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu Kalakshetra, Visakhapatnam. i also have good experience in teaching carnatic music.In-person classes are offered for both beginners and advance level students(both children and adults) . Phone/internet classes are offered only for adults(above 14 years). Personal attention, printed notes, and recordings of lessons will be given to each and every student. Please contact Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT- 06902. Telephone : 201 675 0379 or e-mail:

Sangeetayan, School of Indian Hindustani music, for students of all ages
Learn: Raagas, Thumri, Tappa, Bhajans, Najrulgeeti and other traditional songs
Branches: Fairfield, Stamford in CT, Westborough, and Hudson / Acton in MA
Teacher: Sagarika Kanjilal. Contact: (203)353-1667, (508)614-0356 e-mail:

DELAWARE Indian Dance and Music Schools

Rachita Nambiar: Proficient in Bharatanatyam & trained in vocal carnatic music. Offers classes in Bharatanatyam for beginners & advanced level students in Middletown, Delaware. Call 304 610 4633 or   e-mail:

Savita Sreekanth: Proficient in Bharatanatyam & trained in vocal carnatic music. Offers classes in Bharatanatyam for beginners & advanced level students 127 Hockessin Dr, Hockessin, DE 19707. Call 304 610 4633 or   e-mail:

MAINE Indian Dance and Music Schools

David Pontbriand
Kathak offers private lessons for sitar. Studios are located in Portland, Maine - Amesbury, Massachusetts and Montpelier, Vermont. In addition, lessons are given by special arrangement at other New England locations. Call for information. Call 207 772-0673 or  Email:


MASSACHUSETTS Indian Dance and Music Schools

Bollywood Dance Class
Dance Class for Solo, couple & group performances. One-on-one classes available on weekends and weekday contact Neha Singh Thakur in Westborough, MA - 01581. Ph: 617-429-2378 or  Email:

Kathak dance and classes in Cambridge, Andover and Acton. For registration contact Ph: 617-429-2378 or  Email:

Fisher Academy of Ballet & Dance Offers instruction in Bharatanatyam, Bollywood & Bhangra Dance. Indian Dance classes are taught by Shachi Risbud. Other classes available are Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Bellydance, Hip Hop, and Yoga. Camps are offered during February Vacation, April Vacation and all Summer. Email: or Phone: 339-364-8522

Jhumka Dance Company
A dance company with complimentary lessons and volunteer dancers. Email: Location: Greater Boston, MA Area

LearnQuest Academy of Music
108 Elm Street, Suite 2, Waltham, MA 02453. Phone:781-891-8535, Email:

Sri Kuchipudi Nrithyasadhana in MA
Sri Kuchipudi Nrithyasadhana was established with a vision to teach the theory and practice of traditional Kuchipudi and impart the skills needed to carry on the guru-sishya tradition. 'Nrithya Barathi' Sumithira Anand who directs the school specializes in Kuchipudi style and has been performing and teaching for about 20 years.  Students have finished their Rangapravesam under her training. Classes are offered in multiple locations in Greater Boston.
Phone: (508) 881-0389 , Email:

Natyanjali School of Dance
3 Barrister Drive,  Westford, MA 01886; Email:

Natyamani School of Dance
The the premiere institution for Bharathanatyam in Greater Boston. Established in 1992, it has ever since been dedicated to propagating this divine art form. The school is reputed for maintaining the rich traditions of Bharathanatyam, and bringing out the best in students.
Sridevi Ajai Thirumalai, the artistic director of Natyamani School of Dance, is an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer and enjoys teaching. Many students have finished their Arangetram (debut) and continue to advance their skills under their guru. Natyamani School of Dance currently enrolls students from beginner to advanced levels. The school has conducted over 30 solo dance debuts, national & international programs, and has held dance productions helping out various charities in New England and India.
15 Cook St, Westborough, MA 01581. Phone: 508-366-5223 or email:

Sangeetayan, School of Hindustani music, for students of all ages
Teacher: Sagarika Kanjilal
Operating from: Stamford, Connecticut, Westborough, and Acton, Massachusetts. Contact: (203)353-1667, (508)614-0356.  e-mail:

Sri Kuchipudi Natyalaya
Indian classical dance – Kuchipudi Dance Classes for adults and Children (ages 6 & above) in Grafton, Chelmsford and Foxboro MA, by Sailaja Edupuganti, a Kuchipudi dance exponent for over two decades.
Contact 107 S High St, Foxboro MA . Phone:(508) 534 1181 , Email:

World Music Guru
Online Indian music lessons - on WorldMusicGuru, one-on-one private lessons, talented gurus worldwide in all Hindustani/Carnatic. Phone:(978)392-9309 , Email:

NEW HAMPSHIRE Indian Dance and Music Schools

4 Milan Street, Nashua, NH - 03063 Phone: (603) 889-3783

Devoted to preserving, propagating and increasing awareness of Carnatic music at the grassroots level throughout the NH and greater Boston area. By offering quality music lessons, interactive lecture-demonstrations and sponsoring performances at community events, Aradhana-NH serves as the premier centre for Indian classical music.
Contact Smt. Sandhya Sridhar. 60 Timberline Drive, Nashua, NH 03062 Tel: 603-888-7925 or Email:

Indian Music Studio
We Teach Hindustani Classical and Light Music Specializing in Vocal ,Tabla and Instruments for all the Age groups. Located in NH border convenient commute from Greater Boston ,Maine ,VT and North NH.
Please contact 603-888-3605 or Email:

Himanshi Kathak Dance Academy
The dance academy strives to pour this priceless art/dance to those who not only crave for the joy but also believe in its spirituality that is felt up and down the spine. Our goal is to prepare students with health and spiritual gains, in addition to our core of Kathak’s story telling with mathematically artistic presentation.
Please contact 8 Cherrywood Drive, Nashua NH, 03062. Ph.6179823147 Email:

PENNSYLVANIA Indian Dance and Music Schools

Archana Dance Academy
Dance teacher: Shaily Dadiala
Learn the oldest Indian classical dance form- Bharatnatyam; and Indian filmi dance from an experienced teacher at the most convenient location in town- Middletown community center, Levittown, PA.
Email address :

Bharatha Natyam Classes in Scranton, PA
Indian classical dance - Bharatha Natyam classes for adults and Children(ages 6 & above) in Scranton, PA, by Eswary Sriram, a Bharatha Natyam dance exponent for over a decade. Bharatha Natyam consists of expressive and pure dance forms that includes eye, neck and facial movements and a vocabulary of hundreds of hand gestures.
Phone (570)342-3531 or email

Bharatadarshana-School for Dance (Bharathanatyam) hailing from Chennai serves the sacred art of Bharathanatyam has been imparting this knowledge in its pristine purity – the world famous Kalakshetra Style, since 30 plus years. The institute's Associate Director Soujanya Madhusudan, now establishes its footprint in the USA's Keystone state, Pennsylvania at Exton. Soujanya is an experienced teacher and has been an avid student, a performing artiste and a teacher of Bharatanatyam since 24 years and has support from her mother-in-law Smt Nagamani Srinivasa Rao (well known as Mani akka amongst her disciples), the institute's Director and the sister of the Legendary Guru Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman of Chennai. Contact: Soujanya Madhusudan. Email : or Telephone 484 879 6590

Courtyard Dancers
Based in Pittsburgh PA offering Kathak and Bollywood lessons. Established for over 10 years, and performing all over the world, it is one of the elite dance companies in the country.
Contact Naina Roychowdhury Phone 215 850 7131 or email: 

Diwakar Performing Art Group, Inc.-Professional Bollywood Choreographer & Instructor with 10 years of experience in Bollywood choreographing and performing with many of the big Indian stars and professional choreographers is now running his own performing arts group in the U.S. and India offering his talents to young aspiring artists to learn Bollywood, Indo-Western, Hip-hop, Modern
Jazz, Filmi Classical and Folk dancing. Classes offered in the PA, NJ area. Expanding classes to the NYC Metro area.

Maitrayee Patel
Teaches Hindustani Classical Vocal Music , Pennsylvania area
Maitrayee teaches the fundamentals of notes and explains Raag and Taal with simple analogies that the students can understand. She introduces music related games and light songs in her curriculum to maintain student's interest.  email:, Phone: 610-918-9677

Monima Bhayana -- Kathak, Giddha & Bhangra
Any body who is interested to learn these dance can contact: Mansfield, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2709
Phone: 412-921-6122 or Email:

Navanritya Dance School
Highly trained and experienced dancer offering classes at reasonable rates in greater Philadelphia area. Trained in Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathakali,Indian ballet/contemporary dance and experienced in a variety of Indian Folk dances, fusion style and dance dramas Philadelphia, PA Email:

Nataraja Performing Arts
At Nataraja, there is place for every one who loves to dance. For those who want to learn, for those who could not learn before but still long to & for those who love dancing.
Address: 3055 Highley Road, Audubon, PA 19403
Artistic Director --- Sunanda Gandham
Contact Email or Phone: 610-631-2291

Pamela Siva Manalan
Contact : Allentown : Pamela Siva Manalan, Phone 610-797-2799  email:
Teaches Bharatha Natyam in Lehigh valley , Pennsylvania area

Rachita Nambiar: Proficient in Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam & trained in Carnatic vocal music, offers classes for beginners & advanced level students at the HARI temple, Harrisburg,PA. Contact for sessions,timings & other details. or Phone:717-657-1108

Sargam Music Classes
To learn Hindustani Classical Music and Light music like bhajans,gazals and bollywood music. Classes held on one on one basis.Taught by a highly trained and accomplised singer of the Tri State Area.
Phone 610-792-9273 or Emil: Jayati_Mukherjee

Shrutilaya Institute of Fine Arts
Odissi dancer and choreographer, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone (412) 820-2532 or Emil: Sreyashi Dey

Soma Mukherjee - Bharatanatyam Instructor
Highly trained and experienced dancer offering classes at reasonable rates in greater Philadelphia area. New Hope, PA, Phone: 215-862-2402 or email: Email:

Three Aksha Institute of Performing Arts
based in Philadelphia, specializes in presenting choreographies in Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam . Three Aksha is recognized for its artistic development in Bharathanatyam, and also in developing choreography within the parameters of traditional classical Indian culture. Viji Rao is director of the Three Aksha Institute, which hosts dance performances, workshops and lecture demonstrations. Viji is a professional Bharathanatyam dancer with over two decades of experience in performing and teaching . In addition to classes in Devon Three Aksha has its branch offices in North East Philadelphia, Allentown, PA and Girard College, Philadelphia
Contact : Viji Rao, Phone number: 215-969-8603 or Emil:

RHODE ISLAND Indian Dance and Music Schools

MANISHA - Center for the Science & Art of Living
Center for Yoga, Dance, Cooking, Sanskrit, Child Servitude Eradication Providence RI 02903
Shanthi Muthu Phone: 401-490-0200 or Emil:

VERMONT Indian Dance and Music Schools

Gabe Halberg
Gabe is dedicated to spreading knowledge of the tabla and Hindustani classical music throughout New England. He teaches regular classes in Burlington, VT and Hampton Falls, NH and gives performances throughout the region.
Phone: 802/454-9336 or Emil:

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