Welcome to Indian-Rhythms

Dance is the language that helps us to express our feelings and thoughts without saying a word. I love to teach body control and communication with body language.

Using Indian dance, such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Bhangra and Bollywood, we work on the physiology, emotions, expressions and understanding of culture.

One of the main focuses will continue to be able to create an environment and atmosphere that will be inclusive and allow for development. Young people will be encouraged to be creative and choreographers, take more responsibility for performances for music and the stage.

We work very closely with organizers of children’s festivals and programs, which gives our students a professional stage to be a star on. Indian Rhythms also organize performances and shows for students with national and international professional artists.

Indian Rhythms provides opportunities to take the exam and further education in Indian classical dance Kathak and Bharatnatyam, through an exam system from England which is approved by NOKUT.

For this, it cooperates with local tabla players so that the course participants can experience the traditional teaching situation as possible in Norway.


Indian dance and cultural center was formed by Shikha Chandra in 1986.

Shikha saw the need for youth who grew up in Norway in the 1980s and 1990s for a common arena where they meet other young people with the same challenges and the same interest in culture and integration.

In 2001, the company was transformed into a non- profit organization that has offered recreational activities in all years.

30 years later, it was time to start another branch of Indian dance and cultural center, a continuation to meet the needs of the market.

Therefore, with the blessing of my mother and father, the support of my husband, brother and sister-in-law, and my close friends, I started Indian Rhythms.

Indian-Rhythm Team