training3India Dance Wales has over 30 years professional experience in delivering popular and award-winning dance training programmes. 

Classes start at beginner level and students can progress up to professional level.

  • Participants can benefit not only from physical dance but if interested, can also have the opportunity for holistic understanding of this beautiful art form to include music and theory.
  • The holistic training gives the participants the option of sitting ISTD (Imperial Society of teachers of Dance) examinations from primary levels all the way through to credited vocational qualifications. These qualifications also carry UCAS points for University entrances. Current dance students 100% pass mark achieving excellent Grades. India Dance Wales' students were one of the first in the world to complete the Vocational qualifications who are now registered as qualified teachers with ISTD.
  • India Dance Wales provide many performance opportunities for their students.
  • Our Annual Student Gala performance has nearly 100 dancers performers and is increasing every year. The student performing group, 'Shishya' also perform at many local and community events.
  • For all enquiries for our dance training programmes and class timetables, please contact

India Dance Wales Bharatanatyam Classes

Classes in Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance)

Our current dance classes are held in Cardiff, West Wales, Exeter, Plymouth & Pangbourne (Reading).

Whether for fun or to work towards nationally recognised ISTD qualifications  - we have classes suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Newcomers welcome at any time
  • Ages five upwards
  • Adults very welcome
  • No experience necessary
  • Opportunity to learn Bharatanatyam dance with a nationally recognised dance training accreditation; the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)


Teachers of India Dance Wales

From left to right: Vibha Selvaratnam, Mala Patel, Haimisha Mistry, Kiran Ratna and Megan Lloyd 

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Class timings, venues and suitability details 



PANGBOURNE, READING - Teacher: Kiran Ratna

Wednesdays from 6pm
Pangbourne, West Berkshire (Full address on application)
Suitability: Non beginners only
(Contact Kiran Ratna on 07502 256 331)

Sundays from 6pm
Pangbourne, West Berkshire (Full address on application)
Suitability: Beginners
(Contact Kiran Ratna on 07502 256 331)


EXETER - Teacher: Vibha Selvaratnam

Wednesdays from 6pm
St Nicholas Primary School, Ringswell Ave, Exeter, EX1 3EG
Suitability: Beginners to all Levels
(Contact Vibha Selvaratnam on 07909 330 780)


PLYMOUTH - Teacher: Vibha Selvaratnam

Tuesdays from 6pm
Wood View Learning Community, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh Plymouth PL5 4AA
Suitability: Beginners to all Levels
(Contact Vibha Selvaratnam on 07909 330 780)
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Fridays 6-8:30 pm
Beulah Church Community Centre, Beulah Road, Rhiwbina, CF14 6LT
Currently for levels Grade 6 upwards.
Grade 4 onwards could be accommodated upon request.

Tuesdays from 6.15pm
Rubicon Dance, Nora Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff CF24 1ND 
Suitability: From beginners to Grade 4
Contact Megan Lloyd on 07708 474885

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For details contact;
Tel: 07841 676 258


For details contact Megan Lloyd on;
Tel: 07708 474885


Please contact India Dance Wales for further details on timetables and fees for the above classes. See upcoming events for term dates.

Dress code for classes

For reasons of safety, ease of movement and uniformity the following should be adapted by all students

  1. Hair should be tied neatly & securely away from the face and a small bindi/puttu if possible.
  2.  None or minimal everyday wear jewelery only.
  3. Classical Dance Practice sari or Simple, comfortable Panjabi suite with trousers that allow comfortable full sitting and should be narrow enough at the ankles not to come under the feet while dancing.
  4.  A scarf (no beads for safety reasons. It doesn’t have to match outfit) should be securely tied at the waist. (No elaborate, embroidered and sequined outfits please)

New participants can wear leggings with long top which does notrestrict movement until they have the opportunity to get the correct wear.

Please note: All dance practice is done in bare feet.