The Prayukti Dance Academy is an initiative started by Nitya to nurture, promote and retain Indian Art and Culture in the Bay Area. The first step of this initiative is in the form of Bharatanatyam dance classes where she shares her art, training and values.
The class is structured based on the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company training module created by Guru Rukmini Vijayakumar. It attempts to create a dancer that is physically strong and trains with awareness of muscular alignment, prevent injury and increase efficiency of movement.
Adult classes are structured to be enjoyable and challenging with the goal of promoting a fit, injury free, healthy lifestyle while learning an ancient artform. The class is suitable for all adults irrespective of prior Bharatanatyam training. Class will incorporate yoga and strength techniques to push the students physically while simultaneously growing with their bharatanatyam training. The class will also occasionally cover theory based on Natyashastra to educate students about the context of Indian arts.
Nitya loves working with children and has a natural knack for handling them. The kids classes bring a fun, new approach to traditional arts and are one of its kind. The children learn rhythm, musicality and build artistry while having fun, learning through activities, and being exposed to movement. It will build to a Bharatanatyam repertoire and structure over time without forcing the children into it immediately.
The kids classes are currently accepting registrations. Parents can sign up using the contact form and will be notified when the next term is about to commence.
All classes are held in Sunnyvale, CA. We are currently accepting registrations for
Kids (Age 4 and above)
Teens (Ages 9-15)
Adults (Ongoing/Previously Trained)
If you are interested in being a part of the Prayukti family and want more details about ongoing classes/ If you are continuing student of Bharatanatyam looking for one off lessons/ Out of station student looking for private lessons –
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Class Enquiry or fill out the Contact Form on this website