From the Temples of India to the Stages of Chicago

Kalapriya Academy provides dance education to children as young as kindergarten age, introducing them to the joys of movement, music, and imagination through the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. Drawing from cultural traditions that have been evolving over centuries, students of all ages, backgrounds, and dance experience are welcomed into the academy’s fold. An integrated curriculum for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and returning students provides comprehensive and personalized training with a goal to reach creative and technical mastery. The academy’s core beliefs focus on cultivating virtuosity through discipline, dedication, depth, exposure, and self-awareness. The combination of theory, philosophy, storytelling, repertoire, expression, and musical understanding present students with a strong foundation to push boundaries, achieve perfection, and bloom into mature artists.

Kalapriya Academy offers students with the ongoing opportunity to partake in annual recitals, performances, productions, summer intensives, workshops and master-classes with world-class artists, and professional mentorship at every stage. The highly formalised training of Bharatanatyam over the years prepares students for an arangetram, or traditional solo dance debut. The academy nurtures and facilitates this journey of development and provides students with the platform to explore, exhibit, and endure their own selves and their artform. An environment of cultural immersion and diversity, skill enhancement and growth, flair and confidence, innovation and love, Kalapriya’s educational programs are a consummate experiential journey for passionate seekers.

Email to register your child for our educational programs and classes.  Class fees are $25/class + $75 annual registration fee.  Private lessons are also available for dance ($75/class) and music ($60/class).  For more information write to us at

Dance Academy Schedule

Summer Session 2018

June 16 – August 25

Note: No class on July 21, instead class will be held on July 15 (Beginner Child at 11am).

Registration for Summer 2018 is now open.  Email to register.

Summer Intensive 2017

August 21 – September 1

Ahimsa Performance at Ragamala: September 8


Fall Session 2017

September 11 – December 17

Vijayadashami: September 30

Diwali Showcase: 4:30pm – 6:30pm November 12, Indian Boundary Park (2500 West Lunt Ave)

Winter Break: December 18 – January 7


Spring Session 2018

January 6 – March 18; April 2 – June 9

Note: Beginner Bharatanatyam at Downtown Loop location begins April 7

Annual Showcase: June 3

Spring Break: March 19 – April 1

Location Schedule

Hyde Park 

(Kenwood School of Ballet)

Rogers Park 

(Indian Boundary Park)

Downtown Loop

(American Rhythm Center)

Beginner Bharatanatyam Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am
Music (all ages)
Experienced Bharatanatyam 

Hyde Park

Kenwood School of Ballet  
1100 East Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago, IL 60615

Rogers Park

Indian Boundary Park 
2500 West Lunt Ave
Chicago, IL 60645


Downtown Loop

American Rhythm Center
410 South Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605