Immerse Yourself In The Rich, Vibrant Heritage Of Indian Performing Arts
Experience Kathak, The Lifeblood Of Indian Dance
How do we walk in the footsteps of those that have gone before us? With respect and dignity. Our ancestors reach back, far back through the fog of time. A time when India wasn’t even a word. A time when history was something being written, not studied. During this time our beloved ancestors invented languages so that we might speak, they created customs so that we might be able to pass our knowledge on. Then at some point, although mentioned in scriptures at least 2400 years ago, Kathak was born. Kathak is the movement of India, it’s how we communicate and how we share our experiences. It has influenced every dance to come out of our country. From Bollywood fusion dances to Indian Folk dancing. In essence, Kathak is India.
Indianica Academy is at the forefront of bringing this art form to America. In particular to the residents of New York and New Jersey, who wish to experience our culture first hand. When we say first hand we do actually mean first hand.
A Platform for Our Students – EST. 1996
One of the key points we always stress is The Cultural Bonanza of the Year – Chamakte Sitaaray (Shining Stars). It is the focal point of the year. A chance for every student to come together at whatever stage they are at, and showcase all they have learned. The beauty of this, is the guests we invite. Some of the most popular names in Bollywood come to us and take part in this annual extravagance. With crowds over 1000 guests, it really spotlights the students and gives them a taste of the fine art of Kathak to playfully spirited Bollywood Fusion . It’s also a full evening of entertainment with several Bollywood numbers, and some western pop, hip hop, ballroom dancing in the mix. It’s a platform for the students. Something we have done since 1996. Something no other institute in the TRI-STATE has done.
“Come watch our budding stars entice you with their ravishing dances in all different styles from the fine art of Kathak to the playfully spirited Bollywood! Our students at Indianica have worked hard all year to prepare for this show and impress YOU with their mesmerizing talent!
THIS IS ONE NIGHT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”
What We Offer… Classes for ALL ages
Beware of the talent that hides within you, for it is like a slow smoldering spark waiting to be kindled into something warm, bright and beautiful – Classes for ALL ages
Indianica Academy is at the forefront of bringing South Asian Performing Arts to America. In particular to the residents of New York and New Jersey, who wish to experience our culture first hand. When we say first hand we do actually mean first hand.
We offer simply the best culturally accurate Kathak dance instruction in the USA, (from non other than Ms. Padma Khanna).
We also offer Bollywood, Indian Folk Dances, Western pop, Bollywood Fusion, Hip Hop, and Ballroom Dances too.
When you join us, either as an ongoing student of the art form or as a complete novice wanting to learn from the ground up, we welcome you. We came from humble beginnings and we will always stay humble. Our purpose is to be inclusive.
Our Academy is really YOUR academy. We want you to jump in and immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of our culture.