New York’s Premier
Indian Dance Company

Ajna Dance Company is New York’s premier Indian dance company, specializing in artistic and authentic choreography, performances and arts education. Ajna was created in 2012 with the purpose of sharing Indian dance in all its forms – folk, classical, and film – with a global and diverse audience. Our dancers and instructors are trained in a broad range of dance styles and pride themselves on offering stunning performances and highly skilled instruction. Ajna’s signature dance style blends the grace and technique of classical dance with the energy and passion of Bollywood!

What’s New?
Classes and Events

Ajna is thrilled to be featured at the International Cultural Fest on April 14th, 2019. At 1pm, the Ajna Dance Company will showcase a cultural and traditional Indian dance performance as part of the multicultural celebration at the Street Fair in Astoria. Many ethnic cultures contribute to the diversity for which our community is justly famous and we are happy to invite you to come celebrate with us, as we share Indian dance and movement with the community. Spread across 28th and 34th Avenue on Steinway Street, and presented by Central Astoria Local Development Coalition the fair is free for the public and features performances and delicacies from various cultures around the world. Ajna Performance 1pm | Street Fair 11am – 6pm | Free Entry | Steinway Street (between 28th Ave & 34th Ave)

The one and only Holi Hooray! is returning to Brooklyn Children’s Museum on May 4th 2019. Join us for the tristate’s biggest kid-focused Holi and Phagwah party. Enjoy Bollywood dance classes with Ajna, our signature blend of Semi Classical, Folk and Bollywood performances, henna, Indian and Caribbean food, and of course, powder play with Holi Hooray! color powder by Jai Jai Hooray.
Time: 10am – 6pm | Advance ticket sales begin soon. Stay tuned!

Registration is open for our Winter/Spring term with kids classes in Long Island City, Brooklyn and the UWS

Have you watched our latest video to Dil Cheez Kya Hai from the original Umrao Jaan? This is a classic Bollywood song from a classic Bollywood film with the stunning Rekha. We hope you enjoy!

Why Choose Ajna?

Kajal P. October 14, 2017

My daughter did 2 semesters with Ajna and her dancing blossomed. Before she started with Ajna, she wasn't precise and deliberate about her moves, as confident, and creative. This has all changed. She just performed with my niece at my cousin's wedding in California. She had confidence and poise. Thank you so much for your approach -- I truly think this has made a difference. If I still lived there, I would be taking one of the adult classes!

Carrie H. October 14, 2017

I've taken classes with Ajna for a few years. My dancing has improved and the classes are fun yet challenging. Highly recommend it!

Devika A. October 14, 2017

I worked with Ajna on dance choreography for my wedding, our instructor Veena was amazingly sweet and patient and did a great job getting my fiancé, brother his girlfriend and I ready for an amazing performance. I would definitely recommend working with Ajna. Veena was able to be flexible to our changing ideas and rush videos when we needed them. Thanks Veena!