Premier Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy is India’s first registered rhythmic gymnastics academy, started in 2004 by International Judge and Chief Coach Varsha Upadhye.  The aim of this academy is to spread awareness about the importance of fitness for kids and  promote the Women-oriented Olympic recognized sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics in India.

Mrs. Varsha Upadhye
International Judge & Coach
Founder, Chief Coach PRGA

A women oriented Olympic recognized sport – Rhythmic Gymnastics – is the perfect sport for young girls to develop great strength and flexibility. PRGA was founded by Mrs. Varsha Upadhye who was the First Indian woman to become an International Judge, a Technical Committee Member of Asian Gymnastics Union and represent India at Commonwealth Games 2006 as a Rhythmic Gymnastics Judge. Know more about her here

  • PRGA is the first registered professional rhythmic gymnastics academy in India, started in 2004
  • Under Varsha Upadhye’s guidance, the academy has 50 national level gymnasts, 30 international level participants (16 official international players), 4 International coaches and judges, 4 National Judges.
  • The academy has produced 6 Shiv Chhatrapati State Sports Awardees and 11 District Sports Awardees.
  • PRGA students have created history by being consecutive National Champions at Federation, School, University level games as well as Khelo India Games.
  • Participating in prestigious International Competitions since 2007 in individual events and since 2016 in group rhythmic events. Team India contingent for the Group event has been made up of all PRGA students since 2016.
  • The Faculty consists of 15 qualified Coaches.
  • Most of the senior students have taken up coaching as a career and manage various centres in the academy, taking the legacy forward. From the first generation students, Sadichchha Kulkarni and Kshipra Joshi are senior coaches at the academy while Akshata Shete and Pooja Surve have started their own academies.
  • 7 Training centres in 17 years including Dadar, Mahim, Kalina, Parel, Dharavi, Andheri and Thane managed by PRGA faculty.
  • Excellency Center started in Kalina in 2019 for providing an advanced training space to competitive rhythmic gymnasts

PRGA has provided a platform for gymnasts to represent India at various international competitions including Commonwealth Games, World Championships, World Cups, Asian Championships, Invitational events etc.

Few of the students have also made the Guinness World Record in certain Rhythmic Gymnastics elements in the show that aired on TV in India and also participated in other shows like India’s Got Talent and Television ads.

The 2010 batch of PRGA’s International level players – Kshipra Joshi, Sadichchha Kulkarni, Akshata Shete and Pooja Surve – have all taken Rhythmic Gymnastics as a professional career. From being International gymnasts to now coaches running their own classes/practice sessions and promoting the sport ahead.

Senior students of PRGA have now become certified International Judges and Coaches, assisting Varsha Tai in creating future talent for Team India!

“We hope to achieve the Olympic dream someday soon!”

PRGA CENTRES & BATCHES

All batches are conducted by our team of qualified Coaches. Our Faculty consists of State and District Award winning athletes, National medallists and champions, Former International Players, International judges and coaches.

The address and class timings have been mentioned below along with the contact details of the person in-charge of the centre. 

For more details kindly drop a direct message on the number and the team will get back to you. The timing and schedule are subject to change.

PRGA under “Premier Gymnastics” has also started Recreational Gymnastics Batch for Boys from October 2021.

1. PRGA Excellency Centre
Mumbai University Cultural Center, Kalina, Mumbai.

Advance training for competitive level takes place at our Excellency Centre in Mumbai University Cultural Hall, Kalina, Mumbai. This includes Individual and Group Rhythmic targetted practice. PRGA Technical Director Sanjivani Purnapatre, PRGA Senior Coaches and former International gymnasts Kshipra Joshi and Sadichchha Kulkarni conduct the advance training.

Coaches: Sanjivani Purnapatre, Sadichchha Kulkarni, Kshipra Joshi, Varsha Upadhye
Contact: 9820289010 / 9869007547

2. PRGA DADAR – RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Kabbadi Association, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai. 

Basic Rhythmic Gymnastics Batch for Girls
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2 Batches – 5:15 – 6:30 pm | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Coaches: Divya Dave, Varsha Upadhye
Semi Advance Batch conducted by Aditee and Janhavi
Contact: 7045333225, 9820289010

3. PRGA DADAR – RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS for Boys
Basic Artistic Gymnastics for Boys at Kabbadi Association, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai. 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Coach: Anisha Nayak, Varsha Upadhye
Contact: 9773500259 / 9820289010

4. PRGA ANDHERI CENTRE
Andheri Sports Complex, Shahaji Raje Bhosale Krida Sankul, Andheri (W), Mumbai.

Tuesday, Thursday – 6:30 to 8pm
Coach: Disha Nidre
Contact:  09930355719 / 9820289010

5.PRGA PAREL CENTRE
Shirodkar High School, Ground Floor Hall, Parel, Mumbai.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2 Batches – 6 PM to 7 PM | 7 PM to 8 PM
Coach: Janhavi Vartak
Contact:  8779970124 / 9820289010

6. PRGA THANE EAST CENTRE
Officer’s Club, Kopri, Thane East

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday – 6 PM to 7 PM
Coach: Radhika Dharap
Contact: 9820761585

7. PRGA THANE WEST CENTRE
Tennis Net, Dadoki Konddev Stadium, Gate 3, Thane West

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 5 PM to 6 PM
Coach: Radhika Dharap
Contact: 9820761585

9. PRGA BANDRA CENTRE
Bandra Hindu Association, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400015
NOT ACTIVE YET – CONTACT FOR MORE DETAILS
Tuesday Thursday Saturday
2 Batches – 6 PM to 7 PM | 7 PM to 8 PM
Coach: Vaibhavi Bapat
Contact: 8975501842

10. ONLINE BATCH
on Zoom for outstation students

Coach: Vaibhavi Bapat
Contact: 8975501842