Dikshaa Dance Academy teaches traditional Bharatnatyam, in a fun and engaging manner. We teach Bharatnatyam along with principles of acting and movement, incorporating theater techniques from Indian as well as western theater world.
When we are not teaching we are working on some unique and spectacular productions, showcasing our school talent, while pushing the boundaries with challenging choreographies and innovative ideas.
”If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.” I believe this quote sums up a majority of my dance journey which started at the age of 6 when I went to my very first Bharatanatyam class. I don’t remember exactly how I felt that day, but one thought was definite – I wanted to continue learning. Every day since then whenever someone would ask me what I loved doing, my immediate answer was “dance”.
For a while I enjoyed learning dance and participated in various performances until in 2011, when my family and I moved to India. I joined a dance school where we learned in large groups with each consisting of 20-30 students. This learning environment began to reduce my eagerness to continue dancing, and I stopped practicing at home or wanting to go to class. My mom immediately recognized my change in attitude, and talked to me about changing dance schools, which I was enthusiastic about. When I began learning with a new teacher, I instantly regained my passion for dance and learned many dances, participated in performances and gave three dance exams.