Kathak Teacher: Sheila Oak

Read on about Sheila Oak and her Kathak journey in the DMV! 1. Tell us about yourself: In addition to directing the Kathak program for Rhythmaya Dance and the Maryland Bollywood programs, Sheila received her MBA at University of Maryland and B.S. in from the School of Engineering at George Mason University. Sheila lived and worked in investment banking […]

Baithak Event: Ashta Nayika ..Of Love And Lovers

Baithak Baithak or Bethak literally means “seat” or “place to seat” in several languages from South Asia. Tandavam aims to delve into giving a deeper appreciation of arts for the art lover, and as a result, Baithak series came about. These will allow a coming together of art, artiste and the art lover in a way that brings […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer Tara Nair {Spotlight}

Reva Nair is a student of Kathak and is a 10th grader at Oakton High school in Fairfax, VA. She and her sister both learn and perform Kathak under their guru, Mrs. Purvi Bhatt’s guidance.  1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? My mom says I started dancing even before I was […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer: Suhani Malhotra {Spotlight}

Suhani Malhotra is a freshman at The Madeira School and learns Kathak with  Guru Purvi Bhatt of Fairfax, VA  1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? I started dancing when I was 3 years old. I began with ballet and tap dance, then moved on to Bollywood. For the past 7 years, I […]

Guru: Kathak Dancer Prajakta Gogte {Spotlight}

Prajakta Gogte is a kathak student and a new teacher and lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband and two kids.   1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus?  I started dancing at the age of 5, my gurus are – Guru Rekha Nadgauda, Pandita Maneesha Sathe and Guru Purvi Bhatt. 2. How do you prep […]