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Culture of Mumbai - Dance & Music

Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city with varied cultural societies. It is a city of contrast; a blend of old and new. The people who have made this city a lively place are called Mumbaikars and live a fast-paced life with very little time for cultural activities. The music, art, dance, religion and lifestyle of the people are nothing, but, a symbol of love for life. The dynamism of the city itself narrates to you its glorious past and vibrant present.

Mumbaikars belong to diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. People try to follow the celebrity lifestyle as they belong to the ‘Film City of India’. They participate in every occasion irrespective of castes and religions.

Mumbai is the birth place of Indian Cinema. The city boosts a large number of film theatres, including Asia's largest IMAX dome theatre. Cultural activities like dance and music have maximum importance in the city. The city is a dwelling place for India’s top singers and musicians. People from all over the world come here to improve their artistic quality from these personalities. Indian classical, Hindustani or Carnatic and the lighter ghazals are the traditional music which gives divine pleasure to the Mumbaikars.

The influence of the country’s mega-bucks movie industry and other types of entertainment is so inspiring at Mumbai that children as young as three aspire to become performing stars in the future. This inspirational force makes them get into training of mainstream music and dance of different genres at tender ages. The penchant for learning western, free-style, Indian classical, folk and a horde of other dance types is delectably high here among almost all ages. Training in Ballroom, Latin American, Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Folk, Bollywood Dhamaka, Creative Dance Hip Hop, Breakdance are on in full swing at Mumbai.

Since the past decade or so, the best known, award-winning choreographers of Bollywood have come further to share their talent and skills with the commoners of Mumbai. Artists like Saroj Khan and Shiamak Davar are generously parting knowledge to dance enthusiasts in the city, particularly the youngsters.

These days, professional schools of music giving lessons in guitar, piano, keyboard and voice have come up in almost every locality of Mumbai. There are also plenty of classical music training centres in the city that nurture the abilities of the present generation.

Youngsters with incredible amounts of musical talent that is honed by renowned Indian musicians and singers like Suresh Wadkar and Hariharan can be seen participating in musical and talent hunt shows held in Mumbai and broadcasted on national channels.

The most prestigious such school of classical music in Mumbai is the Shamukhananda Sangeet Sabha; others like Bhartiya Academy at Matunga and the Fine Arts Society at Chembur are also active in passing on musical awareness to novices. Mumbai is a hotbed of rich classical and international performing arts and a multitude of dance and music shows and festivals are held here to a more than encouraging attendance every year.

Some of Dance and Music Schools :
Ace Dance Academy
Oshiwara, Andheri West,
Mumbai 400058
Acting Academy
K.M. Munshi Road, Chowpatty
(Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan)
Grant Road, Mumbai 400007
Phone: 23698085
Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Vidyalaya
(Mahavidyalaya Mandal)
Shop # 9A, Vashi, Mumbai 400703
Phone: 27662015
Allegro Institute of Music
Seven Bungalows, Aram Nagar, Part 2, Versova
Shop # 194, Azad Nagar, Mumbai 400053
Phone: 26330728, 26329553
Avalon
Nehru Road Extension
(Hotel Bawa International)
Vile Parle East, Mumbai 400057
Phone: 26113636, 26113771
Bal Natya
Tilak Road
(Radha Niwas)
Dadar C.R., Mumbai 400014
Phone: 24188383

Boss School of Music
21, 22 Turna Road, Bandra West
(Casisas)
Mahim, Mumbai 400016
Phone: 26424506, 26436333

Carnatic Music Classes
(Railway Social Welfare Centre)
Borivali East, Mumbai 400066
Phone: 28945029
Cruz Music Classes
G.S.S. Road
Shop # 2, Ground Floor,
Girgaon, Mumbai 400004
Phone: 22074274, 25102471
Dopahar Ka Saamna
Nagu Sayaji Wadi, Dainik Saamna Marg
(Sadguru Darshan)
Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Phone: 24370591
Deeksha Academy of Classical Dance
506 Link Road, Andheri
(Lokhandwala Complex)
Azad Nagar, Mumbai 400053
Phone: 56942358
Pandit Sagar Sarkar's School of Dance
Dr. A.B. Road
(Willington House)
Shop # 123, 1st Floor,
Parel, Mumbai 400012
Phone: 24136882
Ethnic Exim
Heeranandani Gardens Powai
(Galleria)
Shop # 179, 1st Floor,
Azad Nagar, Mumbai 400053
Phone: 25797517, 25704602
Jazzy Joe
Khar, Mumbai 400052
Phone: 26406265
Laxmitone Musical Academy
4 S.V.P. Road, Prarthana Samaj
(Majestic Mansion)
Shop # 382,
Girgaon, Mumbai 400004
Phone: 23819663, 23819840, 23867656
Mahakavi Kalidas Natya Mandir
P.K. Road, Cumbala Hill, Mumbai 400026
Phone: 25612722
Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidhyalaya
A7/ 1 N.S. Road
Shop # 10,
Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Phone: 26206326
Nrityanjali
35 B Miniland, Nrityanjali Marg, Bhandup (west),
Mumbai - 400078. India
Tel.No.2596 7388, 2595 3606
Telefax.No.2595 3606
E-mail: nrityanjali@vsnl.com
Website: www.nrityanjali.org.in 
Nrity Alaya Academy of Dance
Bharatnatymkuchip
1sulabbaugasoaresrdmum-71
Ph: 022 - 25220473
Chembur 400071
Sadhana Nritya Sangeeta Vidyalaya
C 201 Vardhaman Nagar
Mulund West, Mumbai 400080
Sangeet Upasna Mandir
Dance & Music Classes
Newshyamngrjogeshwarimum-60
Ph: 022 - 28217650
Jogeshwari (East) 400060
School of Indian Music
Girgaon, Mumbai 400004
Phone: 23821940
Shree Kalyan Sangeet Vidyalaya
Dadasaheb Phalke Road
(Ranjit Studio D Block)
Dadar C.R., Mumbai 400014
Phone: 24114008
Trishul Music Classes
10/117 Ram Krishna Nagar, 2nd Hasnabad Lane
2nd Floor, Khar, Mumbai 400052
Phone: 26481812
Vyas Sangeet Vidya Mandir
13, Prarthana Samaj Road,
Ramchandra Niwas
Vile Parle (East),
Mumbai-400 057
Tel.: 2618 6620
Website: www.vsvm.com
   

 
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