About Us

Founded by professionals from the Bollywood Film and Kathak Industry, directors Karan and Meera Riar bring their undeniable talent and experience to the California Bay Area. Riar Academy of Performing Arts is an exclusive, professional Indian dance training academy specializing in both Bollywood Dance Classes and Classical Kathak Dance Classes. Learn from professionals straight from the Industry who have trained many of the major Bollywood Celebrities! Classes are held year-round for all ages and skill levels, including Kids through Adults, Advanced Placement and a unique, award-winning Intensive Training Program (ITP™)Team RAPA dancers can be seen performing throughout the Bay Area and beyond, including in the film, "For Here or To Go?", and at many more showcase performances, concerts, and events. 

 

About the Directors

Bollywood choreographer Karan Riar has close to 20 years of experience in the Mumbai Film Industry. His most recent work can be seen in the film, "For Here or to Go?". His work is also well-known throughout the Bay Area and has been showcased on many platforms including National Geographic, SF Giants, NASA Ames Research Center, and at Disneyland. Karan's international work includes IIFA, Filmfare, Star Screen Awards, and various television award shows, and he has choreographed all the major Bollywood Celebs including Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bacchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, to name a few. Karan's partner, Meera Riar, is an expert choreographer, performer, and mentor of traditional Classical Kathak Dance. Her experience in the Lucknow Gharana spans almost 30 years and 3 continents, and has led her to provide a comprehensive and certifiable Kathak curriculum that encompasses grace, discipline and FUN in all the classes.

 

Hours
Sun:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Mon:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Tue:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Wed:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Thu:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Fri:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Sat:
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Address
7727 Amador Valley Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568
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