The mission of the India School of Dance, Music & Theatre Inc. is the preservation and promotion of the visual, literary and performing arts of India for all Manitobans. This is achieved by teaching, showcasing and sharing our resources with the community
The idea of an Institute to teach students and showcase artists began in the seventies with Folklorama, and a core group of local artists and patrons. Established in 1980, the India School was incorporated in 1983, with a clear mandate to promote excellence in the arts in Manitoba. From small beginnings of only 25 students, the India School now accommodates well over 150 students and teachers. Instruction is provided in Classsical and Contemporary Music, Classical Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Folk and Tribal, and Bollywood.
The management committee works to ensure the highest standards are met in policy and in the smooth day-to-day school operations.
In the last four decades the India School has proven to be a leader in the Arts. From 1987 with the 'Prix Manitoba' Award for outstanding work in the field of multiculturalism to the First Community Leadership Award by the Asian Heritage Society in 2019.
The India School of Dance, Music & Theatre Inc. believes that every interested person in the Arts has a right to be to be part of The creative process of enlightenment, (research and scholarship), and be provided the opportunity to share their gifts, (talents and work), with all Canadians and the world.