Indian Dances

Our Bollywood teaching style:

A unique style of Bollywood dancing has an emphasis on elegance and interpreting the dance theme in a theatrical way. The teaching combines moves from Indian classical, Arabic, folk and Western styles to the latest Bollywood tracks.Opportunities are offered to take part in high profile stage shows, home productions and events.

Kathak Dance

A northern Indian classical dance that has been influenced by Hindu and Muslim history. This is an age old dance that has grace, beauty and elegance. The dance has precise strong footwork combing with delicate hand gestures and mesmerising spins. The training provides a strong base for serious dancers who may wish to take a career in dance.

We offer the following classes:


56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG (corner of Albion Street, opposite Kwik fit & BP Garage)
Every Saturday

1pm to 1.45pm – Kathak

1.45pm to 2.30pm – Bollywood

12.30pm to 3.30pm – Bollywood

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Bhangra/Bollywood

Our achievements

We provide opportunities for dance students to perform to build their confidence, increase their skills and share their development and achievement with wider community.

  • APSARA students have performed at Trafalgar Square, Globe theatre, Bafta, Coin Street festival, London Potters field, South Bank Scoop, Olympia, Waterman’s theatre, Croydon Clocktower, Hackney Empire, Sadlers Wells theatre, Bull Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Sutton, Bromley & Elephant & Castle Shopping centres & libraries, Music Videos, Local Dramas and many Mela festivals.
  • Our students have also appeared on Channel 4 ‘Bollywood star’ series, BBC Big dance festival and Cultural Olympia.
  • We have been part of the BIG DANCE, 2012 initiative, and have worked with the Mayor of London’s office in creating some record breaking performances at Trafalgar square.
  • BIG DANCE (2006 to 2016): The dancers first performed in a World record breaking mass choreography at Trafalgar square in 2006. They continued performing every year at Trafalgar square for BIG Dance. In 2012 they worked under Wayne McGregor’s direction with other 1000 dancers and performed at the Trafalgar square as part of 2012 Culture Olympia. They also participated in 2016 BIG DANCE at Trafalgar square under Akram Khan’s direction.

Our Past Dance projects

We regularly create our own spectacular themed dance productions that has also involved over 100 dancers, live Orchestra, multimedia and amazing stage settings.

In-house Dance Productions were:
  • ‘Celebrating Holi, through Colourful Indian dances’ Fairfield Halls, 2016
  • ‘Dance Fest’ Croydon youth theatre, 2014
  • ‘Bollywood Buzz’ Charles Cryer theatre, 2012
  • ‘A ticket to Bollywood’ Ashcroft Theatre, 2010
  • ‘Colours of Asia’ Concert Hall, Fairfield, Croydon, 2009
  • ‘Bollywood Dance Divas’ Ashcroft theatre, 2008
  • ‘Colours of Asia’ at Ashcroft theatre, 2006
  • ‘Taal se Taal’ at Ashcroft theatre, 2004
  • ‘Colours of Love’ at Concert Hall, 2003
International Production:
  • ‘Earth, Wind and Shiva’ dance production toured in UK (Croydon Clocktower, Fairfield Halls & Greenwich theatre) and Athens, Greece. – 2001/02/03

National award for Public engagement & learning
initiated by Arts Voluntary England
Award for outstanding contribution to the culture and art
in the London borough of Sutton