Started by two extremely talented dancers, Eshna and Priyamvada, in 2015 Dancamaze is an extremely focused dance institution. It is synonymous with dance, taste, and quality. Eshna Chopra, who is the founding member, is trained to be a film and TV producer at Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International in Mumbai. But her passion for dance started at the age of 10 and she went on to reach the highest level of Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts. Similarly, Priyamvada Kant is a trained dancer from Delhi and has worked in shows like Jai Santoshi Maa, Swim Team, Bairi Piya, Hamari Saas Leela. Another important member of the team is Harsh Garg who is a chef by trade but a dancer by passion. He handles the finances and logistics of the company. Dancamaze conducts various activities like Zumba, yoga and stand-up comedy shows apart from its regular classes. It also specializes in wedding choreography. It has also choreographed for films and televisions and also hosts workshops for corporate events, birthday parties, and underprivileged children through NGOs. It also offers the facility of using its studio in Lokhandwala, Andheri West for actors, singers, musicians etc. It has some amazing reviews on its site which add to its credentials.
Address: Lokhandwala, Andheri West.
This dance school is especially dedicated to belly dance and was started in 2005 by Ritambhara Sahni. She has been a dance instructor, choreographer, performer and dance director for over 20 years now. She has also worked as a television actress, voice and dubbing artist and mimicry artist. The Belly Dance Institute is Mumbai’s first such school. The main aim of starting this school was to spread the beauty of belly dance to every female who is fascinated by it and also to dispel certain notions about this dance form. The institute teaches up to 20 levels in the Eastern(oriental) belly dance which is considered to be the authentic form. It also teaches western belly dance which covers most of the belly dance fusions, most importantly Tribal Belly Dance Fusion. The institutes also aim to spread the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental benefits associated with the dance.
1. Andheri West.Mumbai 400053.
2. Khar West.Mumbai – 400052.
3. Chowpatty Marine Drive.
Established in the year 2000, Arpita Dance Academy teaches, nurtures and produces fine dancers spanning across age-groups in many dance formats. The founder, Arpita Ranadive Sathaye, is certified and trained from Imperial Society of Teacher’s Dancing (ISTD). The academy believes in providing quality dance instructions and a positive teaching approach. It wants to open up new doors of creativity and fun by providing positive encouragement and enhancing self-confidence. There are many dance formats which one can learn in this institute like Zumba, salsa, latin, Bollywood, freestyle, hip-hop, Bharatnatyam, folk and contemporary. The institute has state-of-art facilities and its studio spaces are also available for auditions, rehearsals, photo and video shoots. There is also a separate junior, intermediate and senior year-end shows organized by the institute. It has some amazing reviews which speak for itself.
The institute also provides services like corporate choreography, wedding choreography, and choreography for private events.
Vile Parle (East)
Juhu: Juhu Koliwada, Santacruz - (W)
This institute was founded by Deep Mehta who has completely immersed himself in the creation of a holistic form of dance and movement. He has been trained in multiple dance forms all over the world and also has a training in more indigenous art forms like Mallakhamb, Kalaripayattu, and Bharatnatyam. He has a diverse set of talents which include participation in reality shows, corporate choreography, teaching as a faculty in schools and other institutions. He has also directed Sony MSM network 19th anniversary celebrations. The school offers special batches for both adults and kids. It is also providing training in Aerial dance and Hoverboard dance which is quite unique. The academy believes that life is a process of learning and that knowledge increases by sharing it. It also aims to create awareness about dance in people and bring out the dancer in every individual. The dance academy provides a lot of diverse options for the students to choose from, covering all the way from western dance forms to Indian dance forms. There are some very impressive testimonials about Deep Dance Academy from the likes of Kiara Advani(actress), Aditya Thackeray(Politician), Sameer Dattani(actor) and Athiya Shetty(actress).
Dadar West, Mumbai
Established in 2013, Rising Dance Classes is a very famous dance institute providing dance education to students from all over Mumbai. The institute offers Bollywood and free-style dance lessons to kids(5 years and above) and adults. It also provides classes in Bollywood Aerobics for adults to lose weight with high impact dance. The institute was founded by Mr. Rahul Shetty with an experience of over 15 years in dance education. He specializes in Bollywood and freestyle dancing. The studio also provides add-on services like yoga and pilates. A number of its students have performed in shows like Dance India Dance. It also organizes an annual programme at a grand venue where all its students get a chance to perform.
Address: KHARGHAR, NAVI MUMBAI
Established in 2006, Conrad Coelho Dance Company offers a number of dance lessons for all age groups ranging from Latin American to ballroom and club dances like Cha Cha, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and many more. This institute provides its students with an interesting blend of contemporary and classic dance. Their motto is to strive for excellence and have fun reaching there. The founder, Conrad Coelho, is a well trained and certified dancer who is also a passionate promoter of salsa dancing. He has done his certifications from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in London. He has also trained under several international trainers. He is the first and currently the only Indian to gain newly introduced Salsa qualification. He has conducted many workshops in colleges and corporate offices which are very popular. He is also a performer and choreographer himself. The institute also provides private lessons and group classes on demand.
Address: Ville Parle East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was founded by Rajeswari Vaidyanathan and Shannon Benjamin, in 2008. It is one of the foremost institutes in India to teach the authentic Dancesport style recognized globally. Dancesport is known internationally as Ballroom Dancing. Its characteristics include physical strength, agility, coordination, stamina, high level of fitness, musical interpretation and teamwork. VR Dancesport is also the official organizers of the annual National and State level Championships under the banner Indian Dancesport Council. They teach various dance forms like salsa, jive, samba, rumba, and bachata. The founder Rajeswari has been trained under many dance coaches in Europe, Thailand, and Malaysia. Apart from training, she also gives unique wedding choreographies, performances, and workshops for corporates and other events. The institute claims to provide a focused learning environment for serious dancers as well as for beginners. The trainers continuously train and update their skills to offer the best to their students. There are not more than 10-15 people in the beginner batch for personalized attention.
Kandivali East, Kandivali Mumbai
Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Jojo dance Academy is located in Juhu and is among the top dance institutes in the city with highly trained professionals who provide quality dance training. The academy specializes in training in both Indian and western dance forms like Bollywood, hip-hop, contemporary and salsa. It also organizes corporate events, school functions, wedding choreography and private functions. They believe in the motto “turn your passion into your career”. The institute also provides aerobics classes to those who are interested in order to stay fit. After completion of the course, certificates are provided to the students and they are also given wider exposure by giving them an opportunity to perform in big programs. Students are also prepared in a way that they can crack any dance audition. All these services are provided at a modest price.
Address: JVPD Scheme, Mumbai, 400049
It started as a household experiment in 2003 by Nakul Ghanekar but has now catapulted into one of the premier dance institutes in Mumbai offering training in a wide range of dance forms. The master trainer Nakul has successfully trained more than 5000 students in various dance forms. It caters to almost every genre of dance style. It has a large network of fully trained experts in dance and has fully furnished dance studios spread across Mumbai and Thane. It provides training in dances like salsa, Kathak, bachata, belly dance, Bollywood, hip-hop, and kids bully hop. It has also been a part of various events and shows. The students range in age groups 6 to 65. DSS was the first to introduce the concept of salsa nights in India. The main motto of the studio is “ Life is a dance, take your steps.”
Address: Opp Dadar Station, Dadar(east)
It is one of the topmost school in India specializing in Latin and freestyle forms. It is also India’s first dance academy to rank 3rd in the ” World Salsa Championships 2015 (Hong Kong) -Professional ‘ and also the First ever to qualify for the “World Latin Dance Cup 2013. Mr. Madan is the founder of this academy and it aims to provide both beginners and experts an opportunity to learn with the experts of dance. The academy provides concise and unique advance technique oriented dance syllabus for the students. The academy encourages all students in all age groups to take up dance and gain the benefits of high self-esteem and physical well-being. Mr. Madan believes that every sound has a movement and every movement relates to a sound piece. He chose dance as both his passion and career after graduating to become an engineer.
Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050