Dance India


Dance India is a unique week-long intensive training programme in Indian classical dance. Now in its 11th year, the school returns to the UK in 2017 with a brand new faculty members as well as a innovative course structure, combining practical dance training with interesting new lec-dems and an evening festival line-up of breathtaking performances.

Dance India has widely been regarded as a one-of-kind experience in the world for offering participants a holistic training in all aspects of dance including skills development, abhinaya, yoga / fitness, music, career development and performance too.  Perhaps the most cherished aspect of Dance India is the incredible opportunity it offers students outside of India to spend a week with and learn from India’s most highly acclaimed Guru’s, performers and practitioners.

Dance India Asia Pacific, Singapore
June 17-24th 2017
Courses in Bharatanatyam (led by Bragha Bessell, Rama Vaidyanathan and Anjana Anand), Kathak (led by Vaishali Trivedi) and Odissi (led by Ratikant Mohapatra)

Dance India Europe (UK), Liverpool
July 22-29th 2017
Courses in Bharatanatyam (led by Bragha Bessell, Rama Vaidyanathan and Anjana Anand), Kathak (led by Rajendra Gangani and Vaishali Trivedi) and Odissi (led by Sujata Mohapatra).

This unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned performers through a personal and intensive programme is sure to hone your skills and take your dance practice to the next level.

Online registration for Dance India has now closed.  Please contact Education & Events Officer, Natasha Mclaughlin at or 0151 291 3649, to register over the phone. Please note that on-site accommodation at Liverpool Hope University is now full.  

For more information about the programme for Dance India 2017 and Dance India Asia Pacific 2017, please refer to the tabs above and to the right.

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Previous Dance India Schools

 Footage and interviews from Dance India Asia Pacific 2017:

Footage and interviews with tutors and students at Dance India 2012:

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