Classes - Indian Dance Academy

What? At SAA-uk Dance Academy we offer high quality training in two of the major forms of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and Kathak.

Who? Santosh Menon, Ramya Tangirala and Jyoti Manral

When? Every Friday from 5.15 to 8.15 pm

Where? Northern School of Contemporary Dance

How Much? £80 - £120 ( PRICES ARE FOR THE 10 WEEK TERM ONLY)



Discover the grace, poise and rhythm of Bharatanatyam; a dance crafted with sculptured movements, facial expressions and hand gestures that express stories and emotion.

All classes are centred around dance training and are complimented by Carnatic vocal training within each session to provide a well-rounded understanding for the artform and the role of music within it. Our classes provide the perfect environment to explore this classical Indian dance form in a friendly, supportive and professional atmosphere.

Pre-Grade (Age 3 to 6)          5.15pm – 6.15pm                 £80

Grade 2 (Age 8 to 10)            5.15pm – 6.45pm                £100

Grade 4 (Age 10 to 12)          6.15pm – 7.45pm                £105

Grade 5 (Age 13 to 16+)        6.45pm – 8.15pm               £120

In addition to group classes, we also offer the opportunity to achieve ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) qualifications and to perform at various cultural events across the region.

Ideal for: Young dancers age 4 – 18.



I would say for me it has become the highlight of the week somehow. The most important thing that I have gained from the class is a better perception of my body, its limits, but also its potential.

- Kathak Student, 2017.

The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word “Katha” meaning “story”. Wandering Kathakas communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music, similarly to early Greek theatre.

Our weekly Kathak classes offer you the chance to build your fitness and core strength while enjoying the pleasure of music and movement through fast spins and delicate movements. Pop your hair up in a bun, slip on your kurta top, leggings and ghungroos and enjoy dancing in a professional dance studio with new friends.

Kathak Beginners (All ages)       6.15pm – 7.15pm             £80

Kathak Intermediate (All ages)  7.15pm – 8.15pm             £80

Ideal for: those looking for that perfect blend of exercise and fitness, culture, music and dance.

For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email

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