Educating, Enriching, and Evolving


The rich traditions of Indian classical dance have transcended generations and oceans. KDC presents dedicated adult instruction in Bharatanatyam and Kathak for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Using rhythmic footwork, geometric movement, codified hand gestures, and facial expressions to tell powerful stories and create intricate sequences of dance, the faculties of abhinaya and nritta are shaped and honed. Through this journey, students advance towards technical precision, depth of emotional expression, increased rigor, and artistic maturity.

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LASYA: Adult Bharatanatyam

Lasya introduces the basic elements of Bharatanatyam for new and returning adult practitioners. Following the Vazhuvoor and Mysore Banis of Bharatanatyam, students learn integral aspects of nrithya, nritta, and natya.  Lasya is a cumulative course following margam, the traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire, utilizing ancient poetry and song to bring the art form to life.

Lasya I is for Beginner students.  Lasya II is for Experienced students.

Lasya classes are held at the American Rhythm Center (410 S. Michigan, Third Floor).

NAACHO RE: Adult Bollywood

Rooted to the delightful world of popular Indian culture and cinema, Kalapriya presents a unique immersive experience of Bollywood and Bhangra dance for adults. Kalapriya’s choreographed and stylized routines draw from a combination of folk dance, bhangra, modern, and fusion Bollywood. With an emphasis on dance memory, alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination, students enjoy classic moves, rhythmic expressions, high energy, and core conditioning.

Classes are held Mondays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the American Rhythm Center (410 S. Michigan, Third Floor).

Fall Schedule 2017

Naacho Re:  Sept 11 – Dec 17, Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Naacho Re is a drop-in class; there is no need to register for classes.

Lasya I (Beginner):  Sept 11 – Dec 17, Sundays 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lasya II (Experienced):  Sept 20 – Dec 17, Wednesdays 7:15 – 8:15 PM (no class on Nov 22)

Click here to register for the Fall 2017 Session for Lasya.

All classes held at the American Rhythm Center
The Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago 60605