Winter Session: Starts the week of January 6th
Dance Academy Schedule
|American Rhythm Center|
410 South Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
|Indian Boundary Park|
2500 West Lunt Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
From the Temples of India to the Stages of Chicago
The Kalapriya Academy provides classical dance training in the style called Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is recognized as one of India’s most rigorous and advanced classical dance forms. Kalapriya’s artistic director is an accomplished and highly trained dance instructor of Bharatanatyam in India and she has brought the same academic focus to the classes she teaches in the USA. While she provides a theoretical base for her classes, she is open to accept all who wish to learn and places them at the appropriate level based on their skills.
Registration in the academy requires an annual $75 registration fee. This fee provides the student with a practice costume and class materials for the full year. If additional costumes are needed, they may be purchased for $40.
-Children begin by learning simple rhythms and hand gestures with interesting and fun stories, as early as, age three. Our Parent and Tot class allows parents to experiment with these classes before they decide to enroll their child in a more rigorous program starting at age 5. Children work through the program with the ultimate goal of completing their arangetram, a solo dance recital symbolizing graduation.
All group classes are $25 each. The year has 45 classes as follows:
Fall Session: September 4- December 22, 2019 14 classes: $350
Winter-Spring Session: January 8, 2020 – June 14, 2020
Summer Session: June 21, 2020 – August 23, 2020
Semi private and private lessons may be recommended and must be scheduled by arrangement with the instructor.
Semi Private Lesson: $35/hour
Private Lesson: $75/hour
Annual Showcase: June 14, 2020
Dance is a performance art, developing poise and confidence in the children as they develop and grow in maturity. Children also learn about Indian culture, history, geography, mythology, morals, and values and their relevance today. We offer children many performance opportunities through the year and all students perform in the annual showcase, featuring both academy and school-based students.