Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) has two dance-teaching institutions as its constituent units- Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) at Imphal, and Kathak Kendra in Delhi. JNMDA is a leading institution in the teaching of Manipuri dance, JNMDA offers several comprehensive courses in the dance and music of Manipur, as well as other arts like Lai Haraoba and Thang-ta. The courses are designed as a foundation for professional artists. Kathak Kendra is one of the leading teaching institutions in Kathak dance. Located in Delhi, it offers courses at various levels in Kathak dance and in vocal music and Pakhawaj - a traditional musical instrument.
SNA also has four centres to promote, propagate and preserve the following traditions- Kutiyattam Kendra in Thiruvananthapuram, Sattriya Kendra, Guwahati, Chhau Kendra and North East Centre. Kutiyattam Kendra, Sattriya Kendra and Chhau Kendra have been established to promote, propagate and preserve these traditions. North-East Centre is for the purpose of preserving the traditional and folk performing art traditions of north-eastern India. All the centres conduct regular festivals, workshops and training programs to propagate the traditions.