Southern California

Arpana Dance Company
Arpana Dance Company

Combining the best of both Eastern and Western teaching methods, I hope to instill in the students a love for dance. The students start in small groups learning the basics – posture, movements, rhythms, gestures from my able staff members under my continuous supervision. As they mature in age and technique, I personally groom them further in developing a deeper understanding of the dance form and enhancing their performance by working on – grace, endurance, sensitivity and presentation. While audio or video tools may be supplementary, I believe in a one – on – one approach much like the oral and visual learning that is the hallmark of my ‘tradition’.  – Ramya

Arpana means ‘offering’ in Sanskrit and it is with this spirit of offering dance to the Divine that the school began. Since humble beginnings in 1982, Ramya Harishankar has personally trained several 100 students in this rigorous art form with more than 150 of them ‘graduating’ and performing their dance debut or Arangetram. The teaching follows much in the pattern of the ‘Guru-Shishya’ tradition of yore. The students are not mere enrolees in the school but develop a personal relationship with their teacher over the years, learning many intricacies of the dance form, performance techniques and cultural awareness. Through her school, Ramya has helped build artistic sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of cultural traditions in the community. Her students also acquired physical and mental discipline, strength of character and personalities that have held them in good stead through their high school, college and working careers. Many continue to be a part of the Arpana Dance Company post Arangetram and some have become torchbearers of the form.

“I believe learning a performing art and achieving a certain amount of proficiency requires regular attendance, a good practice schedule, exposure to all dance forms/ dancers, family support, self motivation and an intelligent approach. Even though it may be only an extracurricular activity for many students, the art form itself is no less than any other art or science, requiring years of dedicated mental and physical work. It is a life long journey of growth and learning.”    – Ramya

http://www.danceramya.com/
(949) 874-3662
Ramya
Harishankar
7 Mecklenberg
Irvine
CA
92620
Nilima Mamtora
Nilima Mamtora

Dr. Nilima Mamtora is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Anaheim, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center and La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. She received her medical degree from N.H.L Municipal Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 22 doctors at AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center and one of 9 at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital who specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

(714) 956-3535
Hitesh
Mamtora
531 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim
CA
92805
Papaya Tree Nursery
Papaya Tree Nursery

Papaya Tree Nursery
Family owned & operated for over twenty years, we supply the best varieties of fruit trees for growing in Southern California, plus the knowledge to help them thrive in your home garden.
Our emphasis is on personal service backed by solid experience.

www.papayatreenursery.com
(818) 363-3680
Alexander
Silber
12422 El Oro Way
Granada Hills
CA
91344