Music and dance have always been part of culture of Tanjore. They have flourished in the most magnanimous way in the times of Nayaks and Cholas. Tanjore’s love for music and dance can be understood by the fact that there are separate festivals to celebrate music and dance. These festivals are held in separate time in year and are at the focus of attention by all the lovers of classical dance and music.

The music style that finds its soul in Tanjore is Carnatic music. The Carnatic music was shifted to Tanjore by 16th century where it witnessed the golden era of the Nayaks. Many of the kings of Nayaks were composers and musicians themselves so they promoted music in every possible way. Later the legacy was held by Marathas which gave a western touch to music. The Cholas promoted the Tamil art forms while the Nayaks promoted the Telugu art forms.
If you wish to learn any of the classical dances or want to have training in classical music there are various music and dance classes that are present in the city.
List of Dance and Music Classes in Tanjore:
Hot Floor Dance Academy:
No 203 1st Floor Naveen Arcade, Near Mangalapuram Bus Stand Mangalapuram, Tanjore HO, Tanjore – 613001
Phone: +(91)-9944931320, 9500877807
Kalaikadal Institute of Performing Arts:
Pudukottai Road, Bishop Sundaram Complex, Tanjore, Tanjore – 613007
Phone: +(91)-4362-270879, +(91)-9751210934
Little Star:
DON Bosko Back Side, No. Vengateshwara Nagar First Street., Tanjore Housing Unit, Tanjore – 613007
Phone: +(91)-9344852901, 9677990678
Tharathy Dance School:
No44,Appu Complex, Anna Nagar Bus Stop, Chitra Nagar, N K Road, N.k Road, Tanjore – 613006
Phone: +(91)-9865639354
Guiding Star Academy:
No 175, Nachathira Nagar Near Cauvery Nagar, 4th Cross Street, Cauvery Nagar, Tanjore – 613005
Phone: +(91)-4362-233044, +(91)-9976194212
Sri Adalvallan Dance Acadamy:
13, East Street, Thiruvaiyaru, Tanjore – 613204
Phone: +(91)-9944814193
Little Star:
DON Bosko Back Side, No. Vengateshwara Nagar First Street., Tanjore Housing Unit, Tanjore – 613007
Phone: +(91)-9344852901, 9677990678
Tharathy Dance and music School:
No44,Appu Complex, Anna Nagar Bus Stop, Chitra Nagar, N K Road, N.k Road, Tanjore – 613006
Phone: +(91)-9865639354
Guiding Star Academy:
No 175, Nachathira Nagar Near Cauvery Nagar, 4th Cross Street, Cauvery Nagar, Tanjore – 613005
Phone: +(91)-4362-233044, +(91)-9976194212
Sri Venkateswara Music Instruments Store:
No,204 Jubilee Towers, Opp- Ramanathan Hospital, Tanjore Housing Unit, Tanjore – 613007
Phone: +(91)-4362-279927, +(91)-9486606679