By the end of the year, all of the major dance schools in India have opened.
But it will take some time for Indian parents to catch up, said Manoj Kumar, a Mumbai-based author and former professor of dance at IIT-Delhi.
“It is a very challenging situation, especially with our country still very much in transition, in terms of its development,” he said.
A growing number of Indian parents will likely want to learn dance as a way of getting a taste of traditional Indian culture, said S.M. Subramanian, the founder and CEO of the Dance Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes dance education and research.
But with the growing number, he said, it will be hard for parents to find teachers.
“I think there will be an awareness gap,” Subramani said.
There is no single solution to creating an inclusive dance community.”