Upcoming Events & Current News

Sampradaya Dance Creations welcomes everyone to 2019! 


April 14th, 2019 @ 4:00pm – HORIZON SERIES featuring Shobi Ruban and Sonali Skandan – SOLD OUT!!!

Sampradaya Dance Creations is excited to announce the first HORIZON SERIES performance of 2019!  Join us for an afternoon of bharatanatyam dancing as we present Shobi Ruban and Sonali Skandan.  Click here to see the event poster. 




January 26th, 2019 @ 1:30pm – DanceWeekend ’19

Our SDC dancers will once again grace the stage at Dance Ontario’s DanceWeekend ’19!  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Sampradaya Dance Creations perform alongside talented dance artists from throughout Ontario. 
Visit danceontario.ca for more information and to purchase tickets.






October 14, 2018 at 4pm – HORIZON SERIES performance featuring Tanveer Alam and Kalaisan Kalaichelvan – Sampradaya Dance Creations presents another performance in our celebrated Horizon Series.  Join us as we are treated to performances by two talented and emerging dancers in two dance styles: Tanveer Alam, kathak, and Kalaisan Kalaichelvan, bharatanatyamClick Here for more information.

Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors/Art Workers
To purchase tickets, please call 905-607-8434
Please note tickets will not be placed on hold without payment.  Tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering and can be picked-up on the day of the event.  Thank you.

September 29, 2018 at 6pm – “STILL I RISE” – a Kalangan Series concert – Sampradaya Dance Creations invites you to attend the upcoming concert in our Kalangan Series, “STILL I RISE”, a solo dance-theatre presentation by Vidhya Subramanian.  Set to original music using dance, spoken-word, and world poetry.

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors/Art Workers
To purchase tickets, please call 905-607-8434
Please note tickets will not be placed on hold without payment.  Tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering and can be picked-up on the day of the event.  Thank you.

September 28, 2018 from 7pm-9pm – Abhinaya Workshop with Vidhya Subramanian – Sampradaya Dance Creations presents an Abhinaya Workshop with Vidhya Subramanian.  Open to advanced-level dancers.  Must be over 16 years of age to participate.  To register, please call 905-607-8434.  Registration fee is $50 and is to be paid at the time of registration.  Don’t miss this opportunity to study with one of bharatanatyam’s elegant and powerful dancers!


August 22, 2018 – CALL FOR AUDITIONS! Are you an advanced dancer looking for an opportunity to be a part of Sampradaya Dance Creations newest show premiering in Fall 2019?  If so, please join us for open auditions on August 22nd, 2018.  We are looking for talented and versatile advanced dancers from any dance style or discipline.  If interested, please send your resume/bio/cv to [email protected]  For more information, please click here.

July 2018 – Dispelling Darkness GoFundMe campaign has begun!  For more information on our Dispelling Darkness project, please click here.  To make a donation, please click here.  Thank you!

Sunday, June 17, 2018, @4pm and 7pm – THYAGARAJA MAHIMA – 4pm show has SOLD OUT!  Tickets still available for 7pm show.   Sampradaya Dance Creations presents Thyagaraja Mahima.  For more information on the performance and how to purchase tickets, please click here.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, @4pm – SAMVAD – Sampradaya Dance Creations presents SAMVAD, the first concert of 2018 in our KALANGAN SERIES!  Join us at Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, for a unique jugalbandhi (duet) of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music.  Featured artists: Vidya Nataraj and Ramneek Singh.

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors/Art Workers
To purchase tickets, please call 905-607-8434
Please note tickets will not be placed on hold without payment.  Tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering and can be picked-up on the day of the event.  Thank you.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, @3-5pm – Sangita Kala Vihara in partnership with Sampradaya Dance Creations presents a concert by Dr. Harish Ganapathy (vocal), Sri. Abhay Kumar (violin), and Sri. Arun Ramachandran (mridangam).  For more information and tickets, please visit www.sangitakalavihara.com

Sunday, April 15, 2018, @4-6pm – Master Class with NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE For Advanced Dancers Sampradaya Dance Creations is proud to host this highly exclusive workshop on behalf of Flato Markham Theatre.  For more information or to register, call 905-305-SHOW.  Or click here. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @6:30pm at SVBF, Toronto – Sampradaya Dance Creations with Bharathi Kala Manram presents THYAGARAJA MAHIMA  Sampradaya Dance Creations presents THYAGARAJA MAHIMA, a dance tribute in celebration of Saint Poet Thyagaraja’s musical genius.  Featuring an ensemble of 14 Bharatanatyam dancers, come witness an evening of Indian classical dance to Thyagaraja’s famous compositions.  The performance will be held at SVBF in Etobicoke on Saturday, April 14, 2018 @6:30pm.  This is a free event!  No ticket purchase required.

First HORIZON SERIES Performance of 2018 was SOLD OUT!!  On Sunday, March 25th, 2018, Sampradaya welcomed dancers Shanthini Kangesan and Sridaya Srivatsan who performed for a sold out crowd.  Everyone in the audience was spell-bound by the dancers’ technique, grace, and power.  After the performance, Artistic Director Lata Pada facilitated a lively and informative Q&A session with the dancers.  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and came to the show and thank you to the dancers for all their hard work and brilliant performances. 

Sampradaya Dance Creations Granted $30,000 for DISPELLING DARKNESS – A Project Aimed at Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment. For more information, visit:  http://www.sampradaya.ca/september-7-2017/

WELCOME to our new Administrative Coordinator!  Veronica Stoneman joined the Sampradaya team in February and will be acting as Administrative Coordinator for both Sampradaya Dance Creations and Sampradaya Dance Academy.

KANNADA SANGHA CULTURUAL DAY – February 10, 2018  Congratulations to our dancers who performed for an excited audience at the Yorkwoods Library Theatre in Toronto.

DANCE ONTARIO DANCE Weekend  On January 20, 2018, six of our talented dancers performed for an audience of over 400 people at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront.  Well done!



  We look forward to sharing another inspired year with you all.
  NEW! WE HAVE AN APP! Keep in touch with Sampradaya easily with your phone with our new app. Available for Free on all platforms. Download the app here!
  NEW! Adult Bharatanatyam Classes!  Started on Jan 12, 2017 with our sister company, Sampradaya Dance Academy .  Adult classes are now offered on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8pm. All welcome.  For more information, please contact the Academy office at 905-607-8454 or by email at [email protected]
  MARCH 2017
  March 26, 2017 –  Another stellar presentation of our Horizon Series – Emerging Artist Performance Series took place in our theatre which featured dancers Monica Shah (Contemporary) and Supriya Nayak (Odissi).  Visit our Facebook page for more details. 
  NEWS! Artistic Director Lata Pada received an award from the Indo-Canadian Arts and Culture Initiative during their Celebrating Womanhood Gala Event on March 4 at the Grand Taj Convention Centre in Mississauga. For more information, please visit their website.
  APRIL 2017
  NEWS!  Bollyfuze Fitness Classes have started again.  We are excited to offer these fun fitness classes every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. The first session started in April and goes until June in a complete program of 10 classes at a total cost of $150. Full payment is required before the start of the first class and there are no refunds.  Each class is a fun mix of cardio and Bollywood inspired  choreography.  Sign-up a friend & receive 10 % off your fees. Interested in joining our next session? Send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at 905-607-8434.
  NEWS!  Artistic Director, Lata Pada is one of the South Asian artists appearing in the May/June 2017 issue of the Dance Current magazine in conversation with Aparita Bhandari in a feature titled Legacies.
  MAY 2017
  May 6, 2017 – 7:30pm – AALAAP was performed by the Usha Gupta Dance Entourage at Sampradaya Theatre as part of Sampradaya’s signature presentation series, the Kalangan Series. 
  News! We are pleased to share the Sampradaya Dance Creations has received funding for a new project called Dispelling Darkness . The project has been granted $30,000 from the Creative Engagement Fund  which is provided by the Government of Ontario (It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Violence and Harassment)  and is administered by the Ontario Arts Council.  Dispelling Darkness will tackle issues of sexual violence and harassment within the South Asian community. The company will be working with community collaborators and aim to have the project running by the Fall of 2017.
  JULY 2017
  HOME SEASON 2017 – PUNYAH KRISHNA & other works by Parshwanath Upadhye took place on  July 15 – 7pm  &  July 16 – 4pm  & 7:30pm to 3 sold-out performances at Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.  Our sincere thanks to all for your continued support!
  July 19, 2019 – Flato Markham Theatre Performing Arts Camp dance workshop. We had a blast dancing the day away with the young campers! To see what other great programs the Flato Markham Theatre is offering, visit them online!
  August 2017
  Summer Notice:  The SDC Office will be closed from August 21 – 25, 2017.  Regular office hours will resume on Monday, August 28.
  September 13, 2017Bollyfuze Adult Fitness Class – Fall SessionJoin us for a fun mix of cardio fitness and Bollywood inspired choreography every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm -8:30pm lead by instructor, Aishwarya Menon.   These classes are offered as complete program of 10 classes. You must register your spot and full payment of $150 is required before the start of the first class.  There are no refunds for classes missed.  Sign-up a friend & receive 10 % off your fees. Curious to look-in on a class?  We welcome you to drop-in to observe or try one class for $15. To register your spot, please call the SDC office at 905-607-8434 or email [email protected] 
  September 17, 2017  – Performance – Mid-Autumn Moon Festival  Gala presented by Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts (KCPA) , Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall.  Ticketed event, for more information, please visit Kaleidoscope (KCPA).
  September 23, 2017 – Doors Open Mississauga 10am-4pm.   Drop-by Sampradaya Dance Centre to peek in on dance classes until 1pm  or visit us between 2pm and 4pm as we welcome members of the Mississauga Writers Group in our theatre to share their newest work, an anthology called Canada, Our Home.  Admission free, all welcome.
  September 30, 2017 – Performance – Gandhi Peace Festival, McMaster University, Hamilton. Presented by the McMaster Humanities Department and co-sponsored by the India-Canada Society of Hamilton and the Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University.    For more information, please click here!
  October 2017
  October 7, 2017 – Performance – Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) – Toronto Centre for the Arts, North York. Ticketed event.  For more information please visit TIDF.
  October 15, 2017 –  4pm –  A Kalangan Series Presentation – A Canadian Dream – Hockey Night in Indo-Canada, a work by Pratibha Arts  in partnership with Sampradaya.  This  fun, dance work will be performed by a ensemble of local dancers including Company dancer, Atri Nundy. Question & answer session with artists to follow. Tickets $10.  To purchase in advance, please call the SDC office – 905-607-8434. 
   November 2017
  November 19, 2017 – Horizon Series: Emerging Artist Performance Showcase – 4pm – Sampradaya Theatre.   Featuring classical dancers:Naren Ganesan (Sanskriti Temple of Fine Arts,  Edmonton) and Taniya and Puneet Pandya (Georgia, USA) performing in this program.  Join us in our theatre for a special afternoon of dance curated by the artists. Tickets are $15 – adults, $10 – students, seniors, arts workers.  To purchase your ticket in advance, please call the SDC office at 905-607-8434.