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Indian Dance Workshop by Shambhavi Desai and Group of Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music

August 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Indian Dance Workshop with Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music

This event has been postponed.


Classically trained Indian dancer and founder of Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music, Shambhavi Desai will lead this outdoor class to teach participants a blend of Indian dance. Join us for an invigorating afternoon appropriate for all age levels. The dance will be a combination of popular folk and light classical dance movements, which will be easy to follow and fun for all. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and shoes are optional during the class. Class duration is one hour and 15 minutes.

About Sanskruti School of Dance and Music

Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music was founded in Pittsburgh by the performing artiste, choreographer and artistic director, Guru Smt. Shambhavi Desai. It offers an ongoing comprehensive training for beginner through advanced levels in Bharatanatyam, Lok Nritya (Folk dance), and Hindustani Classical, Semi Classical and Devotional music. Its mission is to groom the students in Indian culture and performing arts, and to support, celebrate and present to a wide range of international audiences the dance and music of India through performances, workshops, educational outreach programs, and formal dance and music instruction. Sanskruti also offers a formal examination for Hindustani classical vocal conducted by the ‘Pandit Jasraj Institute for Music and Research’ after the first two or three years of training.

Sanskruti dance and music programs are influenced by the contemporary cultures of India, by experimenting with different languages, music, and social topics-while retaining the unique Indian essence that defines the Indian Diaspora.

Sanskruti has been performing for the past many years at all major events locally and special events around the United States. Some of the events include Pittsburgh city’s Bicentennial Celebration, Pittsburgh’s International Folk Festival, the Nationality Room Events at the University of Pittsburgh, the Interfaith Ministries, the FBI Cultural Diversity Day, the Wierton Festival of Nations, Indian cultural events / festivals, several schools and colleges, local libraries, several private, semi-private, non-profit organizations, and fundraising events within the United States of America.


Meet in front of the shipping container on 6th Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard in the closed outbound lane. The shipping container has a mural painted on the back side and is directly in front of the Renaissance Hotel.


This event is free and open to the public; registration is required for event capacity and to ensure social distancing. To register, please visit Eventbrite at

COVID-19 Protocols

Ground stencils will be in place to designate a 6 foot distance between those in attendance. Masks will be required for all participants.



August 14, 2021
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
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Office for Public Art


Allegheny Overlook Park
6th Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA United States
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