Dance for life!
Kalanjali: Dances Of India
At Kalanjali: Dances Of India we believe that dance has the power to promote a healthy self-image and enhance essential life skills that go beyond those acquired in our dance classes. We aim to teach the most authentic classical form of Bharatanatyam as we were taught in India, and also to impress upon our students a love for dance, and an understanding of its antiquity, scientifically evolved details and inherent beauty. Let them dance well, and let them become ambassadors of a cultural wealth reaching back thousands of years.
We share the dreams of our Guru Rukmini Devi Arundale who founded Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts more than 70 years ago, to preserve the then-threatened performing arts that had survived in the temples for millennia before the British overwhelmed India and tried to snuff the ancient voices. Through Kalanjali we strive to reach across all boundaries, both within our own multi-faceted Indian culture, and beyond the limits of any division. Founded on the belief that dance can positively impact anyone’s life regardless of age or skill level, Kalanjali provides authentic training in a friendly atmosphere, where both teacher and student share the challenges of the journey.
Join Kalanjali from first grade through high school and become a real dancer. Spend some time with us and be a learned member of the audience. Art has no limit!
Nupur Academy LA for Indian Classical Performing Arts is a living link between the generations, a vital link between visiting Indian artists and students in the US.
The Academy was founded by Guru Prachi Dixit in 2004, with our central location in Torrance, California.
Our Mission is to:
Develop the next generation of Artists
Promote the new generation of established Fine Artists from India and utilize their talents to train our students
Offer an advanced curriculum and give Degrees in Dance and Music
Preserve Indian Classical Arts and Culture and represent Indian culture to the Greater Los Angeles Area
Enhance family values and family bonds
Nupur Academy LA nurtures the creative expression, strength, self-confidence, and self-discipline of its students.
The Academy Visiting Artist program brings the new generation of Indian Classical Artists to the US to train and perform with our students.
This program provides refinement of our students’ abilities through mentoring, and builds their understanding of what it means to be an Artist.
Annual performances are a major part of the Academic preparation at the Academy.
Yearly exams are offered toward the attainment of Degrees in Dance and Music.
Currently classes are conducted at the main school studio in the City of Torrance. Classes are conducted for all ages.