Welcome to Dances of India, Missouri’s premier Indian Dance Company. Based in St. Louis and headed by Asha Prem, a pioneer in breathing new life into this ancient traditional art, the company is celebrating its 40th year in 2017.
Dances of India believes in the power and beauty not simply of Indian dance, but of dance itself! The company believes Indian dance can enchant as well as educate all members of the community, from children to senior citizens, from underserved minority communities to the population at large.
Established in the early 1970’s in St. Louis, Dances of India is the oldest Indian dance company in Missouri. It is a minority organization created to preserve the rich tradition and heritage of Indian arts and culture. Dances of India's hope is to broaden the knowledge of Indian traditions in St. Louis through classical/folk dance performances and workshops while engaging in multicultural outreach activities in minority and underserved communities.
- The annual season of formal concerts of classical and folk Indian dances
- Dance performances, demonstrations and cultural presentations for school age children primarily form the minority community
- Outreach activities at cultural centers, community centers, senior citizens homes
- Sponsoring and coordinating a collaborative dance showcase--the St. Louis Dance Festival, now in its 18th year, featuring a dozen different dance companies. Please see the Events page for more information.