Classical Indian Dance

We run classes for Classical Indian music, including Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odyssey dances. All classes have been offered in small groups for the best learning experiences. We also encourage our children to participate in the formation of groups, which represent and perform on the national scale on behalf of the Indian community at large.

Our Bharat Natyam Teacher is Miss Swati Cavale. She is an accomplished classical dancer and began her Bharatnatyam training at the age of three. She commenced her tutelage in India under the guidance of Smt. Prabha Hari disciple of Guru Rajee Narayan, founder director or Nritya Geetanjali. Upon moving to Canada at the age of eleven, Swati continued her education under Dr. Alakananda, founder director of Sri Laasya Kalakendra. Swati completed her final Bharatnatyam Arangetram in Canada in August 2007. Under the guidance of Dr. Alakananda, Swati has performed for various organizations such as the ROM, Canadian Museum of civilization, Bharati Kala Manram, Kannada Sangha, Arya Samaj, Tamil Conference and India Panorama. She has been an involved and dedicated to her art form for several years now and has assisted Dr. Alakananda in teaching her various classes for the past five years. Swati has performed various dance dramas for charity and fundraising efforts both in Canada and the U.S. She currently teaches students at the Hindu Heritage Centre in Mississauga. Apart from dance, Swati works full time as a risk analyst with TD Securities and is a participating member in her cultural community. She graduated from the Schulich School of Business in 2008 and since then has her sights set on completing her MBA and hopes to continue her involvement in dance and contribute to the field of art.

Our Kathak Teacher is Mrs. Vaishali Panwar from Panwar Music and Dance Academy.  The Academy does the groundwork by creating well trained singers and Dancers through its professional training program to support the enterprises of Panwar Music and Dance productions.

Our Vocal and Harmonium Teacher is Mr. Hemant Panwar also from Panwar Music and Dance Academy. Hemant and Vaishali Panwar are also available to tour in North America for performances in numerous music and dance festivals along with their professional team.

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