fact file

  • Ambalam was founded in 1989 on visionary principles by TV Ramprasadh and Indira Kadambi.
  • Ambalam offers regular training sessions throughout the year, as well as short term courses for students from other cities in India and abroad.
  • Ambalam conducts two major annual festivals
    • Parampara - Festival of Music & Dance
    • Samaagamaa - Chennai's first Outdoor festival of Interactive Workshops and Perfromances.
  • Ambalam has been a pioneer in adopting latest technology in the performing arts field.
  • Ambalam Community page is the most active and most liked performing arts page in Facebook today.
  • Ambalam has been highly active in conducting unique workshops in arts education amounting to as many as 25 workshops in 10 months.
  • www.ambalam.org not only broadcasted the workshops worldwide Live, but still carries videos of the same, benefitting thousands of students & connoisseurs world over.

classes at Ambalam

Classes held under the auspices of eAmbalam SaMaaGaMa at our headquarters in Chennai.


  • Karnatic Classical Vocal
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5.30 PM onwards (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses).
    • Saturdays – 4.00 PM – 6.00PM (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses)
    • One to one classes available on request
  • Mrudhangam
    • Wednesday – 5.30 PM onwards (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses).
  • Yoga for Musicians
    • On enquiry and batch availability


  • Bharathanatyam
    • Mondays and Wednesdays – 6.00 PM onwards (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses).
    • Saturdays -10am onwards (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses)
    • One to one classes available on request.
  • Yoga for Dancers
    • On enquiry and batch availability


  • General Yoga classes 
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 6.00AM -7.00AM
  • Special batch for women and Senior Citizens
    • On enquiry, batch creation and time-slot availability


  • General Kalari classes 
    • Thursdays and Saturdays – 6.00PM onwards

Venue : eAmbalam, Saraswathi, 18, Yamuna Street, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600 090
Contact: 4301 6555 (9.30 AM to 6.00 PM)
Email :


programs by Ambalam

1) Yoga for Dancers – workshop by Renjith Babu during the month of June, 2011

2) Demystifying Abhinaya - Workshop by Indira Kadambi on 23rd, 24th and 25th of July, 2011

3) Yoga and Meditation for Vocalists Workshop by Renjith Babu and Dr Shilpa Ashok Pandit, on 13th and 14thof August, 2011

4) Daasar Padas - An Exploration by T.V. Ramprasadh Saturday, 13 & 14th of August, 2011

5) Playing Theatre by Lucrezia Maniscotti Sunday, 21stAugust, 2011

6) Special Vijayadashmi Concerts – Carnatic Vocal by Vasuda Keshav and Bharatantyam by Vijna Vasudevan, 6th October, 2011

7) Eid Ke Rang, Skill Share Workshop with Kathak exponent Pali Chandra, 11th November, 2011

8) SAMAAGAMA - Chennai’s Unique, Interactive Outdoor festival of free Workshops and Concerts, 17th and 18thof December, 2011 at Nageshwara Rao Park, Chennai.

9) 10 day intensive workshop on (Yoga for dancers , Abhinaya in Bharatanatyam, Joy of Adavus + Compositions, Nattuvangam& Music) 1st to 10th of January , 2012

10) Two day Festival of Music – Carnatic Vocal - 5th and 6th of January, 2012 featuring S.Shankar and Sangeetha Ayyar (Joint venture of Rasayana and Ambalam).

11) Sitar Recital by Anupama Bhagwat, Feb 25th, 2012 (Joint venture of Rasayana and Ambalam).

12) Akatha Kahani- A song, story and dance sharing on Kabir, by Jaya Madhavan, Bindhumalini and Archana on 25thMarch, 2012

13) Origami Workshop Lets Fold – Part I - Held jointly by Origami Society of Chennai and Ambalam on 21stApril, 2012.

14) 10 day special event on Facebook - Dances of India - ongoing

15) 10 day intensive workshop on Yoga for dancers, Abhinaya in Bharatanatyam, Joy of Adavus + Compositions, Nattuvangam & Music.

Date - 25/5/12 to 5/6/2012
Timings - 7am - 1.30pm
Faculty - Indira Kadambi, T V Ramprasadh, Renjith Babu & Vijna Vasudevan

16) Independence Day recital – Bharathanatyam by Tatsumi Satoshi-15th August 2012

17) Ganesha Chathurthhi Special Concerts-Karnatic vocal by Eashwar Ramakrishnan –5.00P.M. to 6.00 P.M & Karnatic vocal by Udupi Gopalakrishnan - 6.15 P.M. to 8.15 P.M - 19th September 2012

18) Gandhi Jayanthi – Parinati…Transformation ,Bharathanatyam recital by Aarthy Natarajan@ Spaces, Besant Nagar, 2-Oct-12

19) Kuchipudi Recital by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan,3-Oct-12

20) Vijayadasami Pooja, 24-Oct-12

21) Shlokas for Relaxation, A sing - along interactive programme by M.O. Parthasarathy, 1st Dec, 2012

22) SaMaaGaMa 2012 – Chennai’s unique interactive outdoor festival on 15th & 16th December 2012 at Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, Chennai

23) Fortnight’s intensive dance workshop on Adavus, Abhinaya, Yoga for dancers and Karnatic music, 25th -31st December, 2012

24) Karnatic Vocal recital by Bangalore S.Shankar, 3rd February, 2012

corporate social responsbility

"Ambalam in association with Project Green Hands, Isha Foundation is launching the ‘Let’s Go Green’ initiative, to build a greener world. For every 100 'Like' we receive at http://www.facebook.com/eambalam, we will plant 10 saplings."

Join us, spread the word, get your friends to 'like' us. 'Share' this on your wall to support the campaign. Life's good when we share happiness. - May 2012
In a span of a fortnight 210 ‘likes’ were given to our initiative ‘Go Green’ on eAmbalam’s fanpage in Facebook.

We kept our promise and planted 21 saplings in association with Project Green Hands on World Environment Day.