Welcome To Riar Academy of Performing arts


Welcome to Riar Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA)!

Riar Academy of Performing Arts is THE exclusive Indian Dance Training Academy, specializing in both Bollywood Dance and Classical Kathak Dance in the California Bay Area. Learn from professionals straight from the Industry who have trained many of your favorite Bollywood celebrities!

Bollywood and Kathak Classes are held year-round for all ages and skill levels; including classes for Kids, Adults, Advanced Placement and our new SHOWKIDS™ and INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM™.

Riar Academy hosts 2 large student shows in December and June, and you can see our Advanced and ITP students also performing year-round at many large-scale events throughout the Bay Area. RAPA students have even had the opportunity to dance in a movie and perform in Disneyland!

We are currently enrolling for our 2015-2016 season with classes in Cupertino, Dublin, Fremont, Sacramento, and San Rafael.

We look forward to DANCING with you!

Contact Us Today at (415) 686-7513, or info@riaracademy.com.

" We have really enjoyed sending our child to RAPA. At the age of 3.5 yrs, our daughter joined RAPA. Karan and his team have been fantastic. They are dedicated, and also keep the children engaged during the one hour. My daughter never wants to miss her class! May the good work always continue. "

- R. Mani (Fremont)

" This whole program is fabulous. All the teachers I met and worked with were awesome dancers, teachers and people. Taking the Bollywood class was so much fun. It's hard to imagine how the Indian American community of Northern California could be as robust and cohesive as it is without Riar. As "the only white guy" in my class, I loved the opportunity to meet and learn from all of my warm, open, and accomplished fellow dance students. "

- M. Freeman, MD (San Rafael/SF)

" I loved the service! The teachers are amazingly creative and their shows are phenomenal. Costumes are beautiful and the choreography is awesome. But above all they are the nicest people. "

- A. Budhraja (San Rafael)

" Karan & Meera Riar are truly amazing and phenomenal. All the instructors are the best dance instructors in business. We are truly happy to see our 2 young girls learn not just the dance techniques but also gain confidence, enjoy, and look forward to the next dance class as the instructors are very encouraging and make learning fun. "

- A. Shah (Fremont)

" I loved the moves, the energy, excitement, happiness of being together and all the mishaps, jokes and fun time. Kids love it. It's a great way for kids to learn all good Hindi songs and shake some leg! Karan, Meera, and Jay is a perfect Team. Love you all! "

- M. Demla (Dublin)

" My daughter is enjoying her Kathak class v much. Thanks to Meera... Loved her teaching style. "

- L. Shelke (Cupertino)

" Simply the most professional dance academy in the Bay Area... "

- M. Judge (Dublin)

" We love dancing with Riar Academy of Performing Arts. Our Kids are having fun while learning to dance at the same time. No pressure, no stress. "

- B. Banerjee (Dublin/Fremont)

" I loved the service! Amazing steps,very fun instructor with full of positive attitude energy and awesome crew to dance with. "

- H. Raza (Dublin)

" I love the instructors! Very professional and I love the 2 spectacular shows they host every year!! Already recommending to all our friends!! "

- S. Padhi (Dublin)

" Riar Academy consists of very fun loving and friendly group of instructors. They have a passion to teach dance,full of vigour and energy "

- S. Goyal (Fremont)

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Exclusive Bollywood and Classical Dance training for kids aged 4 to 104!