Established in 1981 by Nilima Devi MBE - Centre for Indian Classical Dance
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CICD Mission Statement
The Centre for Indian Classical Dance (CICD) is a visionary South Asian dance organisation which acts as a specialist dance agency in the East Midlands. It promotes and develops South Asian dance through training at all levels, performances, networking and partnerships at local, regional and national level.
CICD passionately believes that South Asian Dance is for everybody irrespective of age, gender, ability, race and nationality. By promoting interest in dance, it also promotes interest in South Asian heritage and culture.
Beautiful and Inspiring messages for CICD's 40th Birthday Anniversary (1981-2021)
For Beginners and Experts
Leicester Museum Shows Poshak Puralekh Costumes Collection
The Centre for Indian Classical Dance (CICD) has been teaching young people to dance and helping to establish Leicester as a world leader in South Asian culture ever since 1981, and so in 2021 it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Discover some key items from the 15 costumes donated to Leicester Museums & Galleries as a result of the Poshak Puralekh project.
Our Dance Styles
We'll help you find the right dance style!
As will no doubt become apparent, each of these dance forms has its own distinct character and beauty, reflecting the rich cultural diversity and heritage of the Indian subcontinent.