Nirthalaya Academy is committed to teaching Indian dance to students of all ages. Our goal is to encourage our current and future generations to learn, respect, and admire the rich Indian culture through the performing arts.
Nirthalaya Academy explores everything from Bharatanatyam to Bollywood. Bharatanatyam is a classical dance style that originates from South India, but which is now very much a trans-national art form. It is performed primarily in a deep plié position ('aramandi') and involves vigorous movements and footwork. Bollywood is a fusion of old and modern dance which is seen being performed in South Asian films. Both types of dance can be used at programs and parties, and is an ideal way to keep fit due to its energistic nature.