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.
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.
All participants should plan to arrive by 3:15 PM to check-in. If you do not arrive by 3:30 PM, we reserve the right to forfeit your space to a walk-up participant. Classes will be held rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather. In the event that the class is canceled, participants will be notified via email 2 – 4 hours in advance of the class start time and will be fully refunded. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled.
This class will be held at Allegheny Landing on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Please keep in mind that the Roberto Clemente Bridge will be closed due to construction. Paid public parking is available in the ALCO Parking Blue 10 Garage. From there, you enter Allegheny Landing park via Isabella Street.
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