Nritya Kala Mandir, literally translated as “Temple for Dance”, is a school for committed budding artists to learn for excellence and to practice for perfection in order to express their devotion to dance.
It was a dream by Kanan Bhatt, the Founder Director, to bring ethnic dance to every individual who had inclination, interest and passion for the art forms and thus to keep the ethnic culture alive into the hearts of younger generations.
This aspiration accompanied by the dedication for dance led Kanan to start mentoring dance enthusiasts in Bharat Natyam, Indian classical dance form, thus laying the foundation of Nritya Kala Mandir, initially in Ahmedabad, India in 1987 and later in Toronto, Canada in 2001.
During these years, students of Nritya Kala Mandir have consistently performed in Indian Classical, Folk & Bollywood styles at countless community and cultural celebrations in and around Greater Toronto Area.
At present, Nritya Kala Mandir trains young students at four locations across GTA – Scarborough, Vaughan, Brampton and Ajax.