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Noopur Dance Academy - founded in 2009 by Noopur Gupta,a talented dancer from India, dedicated to promote traditional dances in INDIA . Located in Dehradun, Noopur Dance Academy has trained many students in Bharatanatyam, kathak, kachi pudi, hip-hop and salsha etc. Students from age 5 years and above are exposed to this beautiful dance form India. Noopur Dance Academy also host the Annual Dance Showcase.

This helps the students gain confidence, understand group dynamics, and stage aesthetics. If you're looking for a dance school for your child, then please find out our current classes for children.

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Classical Dance


Bharatnatyam is one of the most popular classical Indian dances. Bharatnatyam is more popular in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Bharatnatyam dance is almost 2,000 years old. It is believed that Bharatnatyam was revealed by Lord Brahma to Bharata, a famous sage who then codified this sacred dance in a Sanskrit text called the Natya Shastra.

The Natya Shastra is one of the fundamental treatises on Indian drama and aesthetics. Natya Shastra divides dance into two distinct forms- nritta, and nritya. In nritta, focus is on mastery of abstract hand gestures and movements, whereas the dancer employs a complex system of hand signals and body language to depict emotional expressions in nritya.

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Kuchipudi is one of the classical dance forms of the South India. Kuchipudi derives its name from the Kuchipudi village of Andhra Pradesh. In the seventeenth century the Kuchipudi village was presented to the Brahmins, who were experts in staging dance and drama. Kuchipudi exhibits scenes from the Hindu Epics, legends and mythological tales through a combination of music, dance and acting.

Like other classical dances, Kuchipudi also comprises pure dance, mime and histrionics but it is the use of speech that distinguishes Kuchipudi's presentation as dance drama.

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Kathak is one of the most important classical dances of India. Kathak is said to be derived from the word katha, meaning "the art of storytelling." The Kathak dance form originated in north India and was very similar to the Bharatnatyam dance form. In ancient India, there were Kathakars or bards who used to recite religious and mythological tales to the accompaniment music, mime and dance.

Under the influence of Persian and Muslim traditions Kathak dance assumed the form of courtly entertainment. Under the patronage of medieval rulers and Nawabs a class of dancing girls and courtesans emerged to entertain the palaces and courts. Medieval traditions imparted Kathak a distinct Hindu-Muslim texture.

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Kathakali is the classical dance form of Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". Kathakali is known for its heavy, elaborate makeup and costumes. In fact, the colorful and fascinating costumes of Kathakali have become the most recognized icon of Kerala. Kathakali is considered as one of the most magnificent theatres of imagination and creativity. Kathakali dance presents themes derived from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and other Hindu epics, mythologies and legends.

The dance aspect of Kathakali consists of pure dance (nritya) as well as mime (abhinaya). Initially Kathakali was thought to be the sole domain of men but now women also perform the dance. Like all other dance forms Kathakali has also undergone changes over the time.

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Odissi is one of the famous classical Indian dances from Orissa state. The history of Odissi dance is almost two thousand years old. Odissi is a highly inspired, passionate, ecstatic and sensuous form of dance. Like most of the South Indian classical dances of India Odissi too had its origin in the Devadasi tradition. The state of Orissa has a great cultural history.

The rulers of this region built magnificent temples, which became the center of art and culture. It was around these temples that Odissi, one of India's scintillating dance-forms was born, nurtured and nourished.

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Manipuri is one of the six major classical dances of India. Manipuri dance is indigenous to Manipur, the North eastern state of India. The Manipuri dance style is inextricably woven into the life pattern of Manipuri people. The most striking part of Manipur dance is its colorful decoration, lightness of dancing foot, delicacy of abhinaya (drama), lilting music and poetic charm.

The Manipuri dance form is mostly ritualistic and draws heavily from the rich culture of the state of Manipur. Costumes used in the Manipur dance are colorful and the music carries a quaint charm.

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Western Dance

Hip Hop
We train students on diverse international Hip-Hop platforms that give scope for different kinds of moves and styles.
We train students on Bollywood dance forms so that they can become able to dance on different Bollywood songs
Locking and Popping
Locking is a distinctive type of dance form that involves complete stops in motion rather than movement of muscles.
It is also a popular style of street dance that was evolved as part of hip-hop culture among African American and Latino youth.
It is a fusion of various styles of dancing influenced by different cultures and backgrounds.
Ballroom Dance
Refers to a set of partner dances .its called social dancing also. There are many dances in ballroom like – Salsa, Rumba, Samba,
Jazz Dance
This is a Broadway theater kind of a dance. This can be performed solo. It is of two types, one which comprises of tap dance.
This is a very peppy dance. This is also a couple dancing. In this the couples keep on jumping which makes it a very lively dance. 
Belly Dance
Belly dancing is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Noopur Gupta

It is a unique institution where studios are never silent. Training classes are conducted by eminent and experienced gurus (teachers) in a scientific manner round the clock. It also organises cultural evenings, Odissi Sandhya and Annual festival of dance and music every year at difference places inside the Uttarakhand and India. Dance classes for kids, children - Children learn dance quickly, and teaching kids is different from teaching adults. We have one class a day after school hours for children below the age of 12.