10 places that will welcome your embarrassingly active child in a beat!

Babies clapping, tapping or swaying to music is something we all love to see. You probably have some videos on your phone too! But if your baby is above between 4-6 years old and still seems mighty interested in dancing, you should consider admitting him/her to a dance school. Browse through the list of 10 best dance classes in Mumbai with all necessary details which will help you a lot in identifying the right dance academy for your growing kid.

1. Rhythmus Happy feet.

Founded by Swara Patel and Deepika Ravindran this dance class has 3 main centres and over 900 students. They teach international dance genres including ballet, funk, jazz, hip-hip and zumba. They also have a scholarship programme for children who are 8 and above but show exceptional talent. The curriculum is age appropriate and use games and props to make dancing fun for the kids.

Where: They have centers in Khar West, Juhu and Andheri East

Contact of Rhythmus Happy feet: 098190 89906, 9920193480, 9920515528

Website: http://www.rhf.dance/  

2. Saif Creations – Dance Academy

The founder Saif is a huge Salman Khan buff and is often seen performing at big functions. The academy teaches b-boying, bollyZumba, jazz and hip-hop. They are also known for the private dance classes in mumbai region. They encourage people to try their free dance workshop/classes trial to judge their strength and ability. ‘Pay only after you are convinced with trial’, is what they say.    

Where: They have centres at Andheri West, Goregaon (E), Goregaon (W)

Contact of Saif Creations – Dance Academy: 098190 89906

Website: http://www.saifcreations.com/

3. Ankush Dance Academy

This class teaches choreography on particular songs from Bollywood but with their own twist. The twice a week classes are conducted for one each batch- intial 20 mins for body basics, next 40 mins will be dance steps that are different from the original picturization of the song. Courses incude- basic, western, Bollywood and free style.

Where: Balkanji Bari Hall, Opp. Rajawadi Garden, Balkanji Bari Lane, Ghatkopar (E).

Contact of Ankush Dance Academy : 098336 30317

Web address: Not available

4. Bosco Caesar Dance Academy

Bosco and Caesar are the duo who started this academy. They teach a blend of Bollywood, Indian dance forms and international styles like hip hop, jazz, funk and street. Their courses aim to educate students about dance and impart expertise to those keen on the performing arts. Classes for children are conducted every Saturday and includes Bollywood, Hip Hop and folk.

Location: Sastri Nagar Recreation Club,Lokhandwala Andheri West

Bosco Caesar Dance Academy Contact Details: 2226390264, 9167640964

Website: http://boscocaesardancecompany.blogspot.in/

5. The Danceworx

Off New Link Road, Adarsh Nagar,Andheri(W)

This place is run by Ashley Lobo who teaches jazz, classical ballet and contemporary dance. The classes for children include Jazz and Ballet. Students are required to sign up for a three month course that starts at beginner level with the option of continuing onto elementary and advance classes.

Locality: Morya Classic, Basement Level, Navkar Premises Co-Op. Hsg. Society Ltd.,

Contact of The Danceworx: 91 22 46112400, 65159994-95, 65220077

Web address: http://www.thedanceworx.com/

6. Ensemble Dance Studio

Ensemble Dance Studio run by expert Rohit ‘RC’ Chawla offers hobby to professional dance modules for all age groups. Through the year they conduct exciting dance marathon events at which dance enthusiasts over 11 years are invited to get together and learn varied dance forms from instructors who are experts in the field. Their one year course for children is a foundation course that covers Jazz and Urban Styling to include Hip Hop, Bollywood, Character Dancing and more. Children could even sign up for the three month workshop series to experience part of the modules. The course for children is designed to improve motor function, hand eye coordination, increase creativity and be educative while also being entertaining.

Locality: Behind Citimall, Shastri Nagar, Andheri West

Contact of Ensemble Dance Studio: 022 3852 2498

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ensembledancestudios/

7. The Terence Lewis Academy  

This is a premier centre for dance education in the country. The YMP – Accelerated Course provides an eight month dance syllabus created to suit the child’s age and aptitude. Selection into the course that starts in June is based on an audition that happens every year in March. The professional course includes Contemporary, Urban Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Jazz Funk, Strength and Flexibility, and a Master Class by Terence Lewis. The instructors use creative methodologies to ensure children learn and have fun while doing so with the right mix of games, structure and assessments.

Contact of The Terence Lewis Academy : +912226325041 / 5620

Web address : http://terencelewis.com/

8. Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts

The platform offers training programs for adults and children that include intensive full time professional programs as also part time courses and regular batches.  For children there are several options to choose from. There’s gymnastics and rope acrobatics or Mallakhamb for 4 to 12 year olds, Creative Jazz and Activity Dance for 4 to 6.5 years, Modern Jazz for Juniors 6.5 to 12 years, and Modern Ballet for 4 to 6.5 years. They also have interesting workshops through the year that are open to children as well.

Where: Silver Cascade Building, Ground Floor, Next to Ruby Towers, S.B.Marg, Dadar (W),

Contact of Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts : 9920111033

Website: http://www.snda.in/

9. Krittika’s Dance Academy in matunga

This academy believes in out of the box thinking in dance to make kids creative and confident about their talent. They also provide certified training in classical ballet and jazz that develops strength, flexibility and body posture amongst kids. They also train in styles like bollywood, hip hop, contemporary and salsa.

Where: Balgovindas Marg, Vishwakamal Bungalow Near Aashray Hotel, Behind Yashwant Natya Mandir, Matunga West Station

Contact of Krittika’s Dance Academy in matunga: +918976211282,

Social: https://www.facebook.com/spunkdanceacademy/

10. Nrityangan Academy of Fine Arts

Anjana Dongre runs this academy that teaches classical and semi-classical folk dance. Training involves theory in addition to the practical aspects of dance. An annual exam is conducted in April every year based on the curriculum at which students are assessed by an external examiner.

Where: a-5-4, Sarla Gardens, Vakola, Santacruz East

Contact of Nrityangan Academy of Fine Arts: 30772033

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nrityangan-Kathak-Academy-485899381482930/

We hope this list helps you!

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