Should you wish to begin the process to register your child and/or yourself as a student, please contact the Academy office by email ([email protected]) or by phone (905-607-8454).
To learn more about the classes offered and private one-on-one instruction at Sampradaya Dance Academy, you are welcome to contact us by phone at 905-607-8454 or send an email to [email protected]
Students of all ages are welcome however, we advise that younger children should be at least 4 years of age to begin taking classes.
An evaluation of student’s level is conducted to determine student placement.
Our curriculum encompasses a carefully structured program that addresses training in bharatanatyam movement technique, abhinaya-expressional dance, bharatanatyam theory (drawn from various classical dance texts) music, aspects of South Asian culture and aspects of safe dance practice and dancer health.
We have aligned our curriculum, with style specific variations, to that of bharatanatyam examination syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in London, England.
Our curriculum is aligned with Grade One of the ISTD bharatanatyam from Level 4, which is the first year of the Intermediate Level.
Our curriculum is designed to serve three levels of training:
Elementary Level: Includes students 4-6 years of age. Students dance for 45 minutes per class, as an introduction to the bharatanatyam dance form.
Beginner Level: Includes students in the age group 6 years and up and consists of Levels 1-3. Students dance for one hour a week learning the basic building blocks of bharatanatyam.
Intermediate Level: This group consists of Levels 4 – 6, students commit to classes two hours a week and commence the Certification program.
Advanced Level: Includes Levels 7-10, students have committed to the Certification program, Three to four hours a week as stipulated by teacher.
Certification: Upon completion of levels 1-10.
Arangetram: Upon confirmation of eligibility by the Director, the student will be required to attend intensive individualized training for 1-2 years.
Fees range from $15 – $20 per class depending on the level and number of classes per week.
We offer a 20 % family discount to siblings enrolled in the Academy.
New! Adult Bharatanatyam Classes: We are pleased to share that we will be offering adult classes. Whether you are new to the art form or want to refresh and revive your dance practice, these sessions will help you find your rhythm while having fun. For more information, please call our Academy office during office hours – 905-607-8454 or email [email protected]
All students participate in the Annual Recital which is held in June at the end of the Spring Semester. Students perform a dance created for each level.
Parents and family are all invited to attend.