Kalarpana – Institute of Bharatanatyam

Admission Closed.

In 1994, Shobana founded a school for Classical Bharatanatyam dance in ChennaiKalarpana.

Kalarpana Trust, located in Alwarpet, trains 200 students in Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam and Nattuvangam. Her students are Scholarship holders of the Centre for Culture and Resources – Central Government, Yuva Kala Bharati Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and the Laya Kishora Sundaram.

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  • Minimal age of the student for joining would be 5 years.
  • It will be mandatory to commence the lessons at Kalarpana from the very first lesson (beginner’s level). Each student will be considered as a fresher at Kalarpana irrespective of their age and previous training, as we need the student to learn our style.
  • Promotion depends on how fast the individual progresses, i.e. based on individual performance and does not depend on the performance of the batch.
  • Senior disciples will be taking the classes for beginners.
  • Classes will be changed based on the child’s progress only.
  • Classes for new joiners on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (OR) Thursdays and Fridays (4pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6pm) and NO WEEKEND CLASSES AVAILABLE.

 Application from outstation:Applications are invited from outstation. You can send your applications by post to our contact address and are requested to include the following details:

a) Bio-data

b) Recent passport size colour photograph

c) Colour photograph in dance costume, if available

 FEE STRUCTURE: Rs:1000/- per month


(i) June to December (7 months) – Rs:7000/-  (ii) January to April (4 months) – Rs:4000/-

  • Classes are taken on SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.
  • Mohini Attam classes are offered during the day time.

Students selected to join Kalarpana must pay the Term Fees in the first month of every term and pay the Registration fees on the date of joining.

NOTE: There are no short-term courses available e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 12 months.


No.15, Sriman Srinivasan Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamilnadu, INDIA +91-9282401135 Email: kalarpana(at)gmail(dot)com

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