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.
Click here 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Academy Schedule 2017
Summer Session 2017
May 29 – August 5
Summer Break: August 6 – August 18
India Flag Hoisting Performance: August 15
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
Registration for Spring 2018 is now open.
Location Schedule 2017
(Kenwood School of Ballet)
(Indian Boundary Park)
(American Rhythm Center)
|Beginner Bharatanatyam||Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15 pm||Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm||Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 am|
|Music (all ages)|
|Experienced Bharatanatyam||Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15 pm||Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm||Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 pm|