Odissi is traditionally a dance-drama genre of performance art, where the artist(s) and musicians play out a story, a spiritual message or devotional poem from the Hindu texts, using symbolic costumes, body movement, abhinaya (expressions) and mudras (gestures and sign language) set out in ancient Sanskrit literature.
Chandana is a fantastic teacher. She teaches classical and Bollywood dance to kids and adults. She really has a mastery in her domain and is very patient with kids too. My daughter is learning from her for more than a year and had given four stage performances. She gets complimented every time for her performances and it increases her confidence. All credits goes to the amazing teacher... Thanks Chandana for being such an awesome teacher to my princess.
My daughter Ridhima has been learning Odissi from Chandana since 2018. She has given 4 performance since then (including one solo performance recently) . Number of performances would have been much more if the world had not come to a grinding halt for two years due to covid. I am glad that my daughter continued to learn from Chandana via online classes during the covid time. I would highly recommend Chandana as Odissi teacher for your kids. She herself is an excellent dancer and encourages her students to be the same. I am very pleased with Natraj Dance school.
As a parent of 5 years old student, I believe that Ms. Chandana is doing really meaningful and important work here in the United States. It is exceptionally rare for students in the United States to receive training of this caliber in the Bollywood , Odissi (old classical)style. She is able to give insight into this beautiful method of dancing that students of the Natraj Dance School ,one of the respected schools in the Austin area would receive. My daughter is lucky to have had such a teacher. She can prepare any age kids or adults within one or two weeks not only perform in stage but also gain confident. Thanks to teacher Ms. Chandana for your guidance ,hard work and most importantly that your skill to handle kids!( Highly Recommended)