We present a novel dance posture based annotation model by combining features using Multiple Kernel Learning (MKL). We have proposed a novel feature representation which represents the local texture properties of the image. The annotation model is defined in the direct acyclic graph structure using the binary MKL algorithm. The bag-of-words model is applied for image representation. The experiments have been performed on the image collection belonging to two Indian classical dances (Bharatnatyam and Odissi). The annotation model has been tested using SIFT and the proposed feature individually and by optimally combining both the features. The experiments have shown promising results. © 2011 IEEE.