Natraj dance school of art specializes in Indian classical Odissi dance. We conduct Bollywood dance and fitness classes for all ages and serve our customers across Austin, Leander, Georgetown and Cedar Park. We choreograph and train groups for private events . We
offer intense training on Bhava, Bhangi, Raga, Taal and creative ways to connect with dance. We believe dancing is a form of expression, irrespective of any language barriers and we want to teach that while having fun. We follow a holistic approach to dancing. We not only teach the traditional dancing techniques but also focus on explaining the mythological stories behind these songs. That helps our students to perform gracefully and convey the right facial expressions.
Natraj dance provides Bollywood style dance classes. It is a dance-form originating from the Indian movies and is one of the famous dance style in the world. Bollywood dancing develops natural rhythm, balance, flexibility, strengthens coordination skills, tones the body, and also relieves stress. We have students from all ages and you don't have to be a professional dancer or have any prior training to enjoy dancing at our Bollywood classes.
AGE IS NO LIMIT!!
We are dedicated to developing our talent pool and inspire our students to reach their own personal potential. We do that by understanding their goals and then building a customized plan that helps them to reach their goals.
We embrace a learning environment that will prepare you for the path ahead. Our classes incorporate traditional learning styles as well as hands-on experiences. We perform at Corporate events, Fundraising, Wedding receptions, and festivals. We choreograph large groups for private lessons and special events.
Exclusive stage performances for kids and adults is also arranged where they can showcase their talent and develop their confidence.
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We believe individuals are unique from one another, and while there are infinite differences in humans we embrace and celebrate people of any race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Chandana Behera has been a trained Odissi dancer and teacher for over 20 years. She started learning when she was 4 years old and gave her first performance at the young age of 5. She is a Nrithya Visarad (Bachelors) and Nritya Vaskar (Masters) in Odissi dance. She has won several awards for lead performances, choregraphed and performed in dance videos both in India and US. She has judged prestigious dance competitions across multiple dance styles. Chandana also teaches in small groups, provide private lessons, and choreograph dances for Wedding / Birthday parties. Choreography includes folk, fusion, western, and semi-classical styles. She is passionate and driven to use the power of performing arts to engage with and explore social issues that face humanity today.
Odissi is one of the oldest dance form of world .
No age limitations to learn this dance form.
Bollywood dance is a colorful, dynamic and highly theatrical style seen in Indian films.
Every year we do annual recitals where kids perform on stage and get certified and awarded.