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Welcome to KBC!

​We are one of Calgary’s original Indian classical dance schools. Led by expert artistic director, Roma Thakore and pro-level choreographers, Kala Bhavan is Calgary's premiere Indian dance school teaching Bharatnatyam, fusion & traditional folk dances of India.

"Dance is a poem of which each movement is a word” ~ Mata Hari


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Learn foundations of Bharatnatyam theory, movement, and expression with monthly lessons held from September to June.

Special Events

Kala Bhavan of Calgary dancers can spice up your celebrations with energetic choreography to get the party going.

Private Classes

Students who wish to learn in a personalized setting can participate in one-on-one training with an instructor.


Have you wanted to try out Indian dances? Come to our one-hour workshops to learn a fun choreography and get your body moving.

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Kala Bhavan of Calgary was founded in 1987 under the direction of Roma Thakore. We offer year-round classes and workshops, teaching traditional Bharatnatyam, folk and filmy dance styles of India.

Join us at KBC to take advantage of our professional instructors and welcoming community of dancers who love to share laughter and joy. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, you can learn with us at KBC.


Our dance instructors focus on teaching the fundamentals of Bharatnatyam, beginning with basic positioning, steps and hand gestures, followed by choreographed items and facial expressions.


Folk, fusion and filmy style dances are also taught when there is an opportunity to perform at community events. For more information on classes or to enrol, please refer to the ‘Classes & Fees' page.

Volunteer with KBC

Volunteers are always needed & appreciated! We often need volunteers to help before, during, and after events. Depending on the duty, this can be an adult or minor. Did you know that volunteering with KBC can be included on a resume? This goes a long way when applying for school programs and jobs. If you wish to be a volunteer, contact us to let us know!

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