“Dance Ihayami are a source of great joy. … I cannot imagine the landscape of dance in Scotland without this wonderful company”
Morag Deyes MBE, Artistic Director, Dance Base National Centre for Dance, Edinburgh

Dance Ihayami is Scotland’s Indian dance company, dedicated to Indian classical dance in its purest form, as well as the contemporisation of the dance form. The company challenges ideas about Indian classical dance and creates innovative work, regularly collaborating with different art forms and media. 

Click here for information on the DANCE IHAYAMI COMPANY (artistic director, dancers, productions)

“Ihayami means ‘I am here’. Because it is what I am doing – Dance, I am here!”
Priya Shrikumar, Artistic Director and Founder of Dance Ihayami


Dance Ihayami also runs an extensive education and community engagement programme for people of all background, age and ability:

Click here for infomation on DANCE IHAYAMI SCHOOL (class timetables, contact details for enquiries)

Click here for information on DANCE IHAYAMI'S OUTREACH PROGRAMME (community-based, Indian dance projects, contact details for enquiries) 



Latest News


Our Spring Term of classes starts from 8th January 2018 and runs for 12 weeks until end of March.

For timetable, click here



New class

In January 2018, we will be introducing a new dance form to our timetable


A dance-drama performance art, from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, it is known for its quick footwork, dramatic characterization, expressive eye movements and spirited narrative.


For more information, CLICK HERE

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