Answers to commonly asked questions about our dance styles, class information, our school, our programs and our community work as non for profit organization.
What is the age range of the students you accept?
Currently we have dancers of all ages from the age of 5 to 55. Everyone should feel welcome at the school.
I am over 40 years old and I want to start dancing which I could not do in my youth years. Can I take up dancing now?
You may start learning dance at any age. Dancing has a power to transform people’s lives. It’s great exercise, great fun, builds self-confidence, and improves physical coordination.
I want to perform at wedding. Can I learn few steps or just a song from you?
Well, yes but I will recommend serious dancing at least for few months before you show your talent to people.
What syllabus do you follow?
We follow the curriculum of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya (an university of dance and music), Mumbai. This is full five year course which begins with understanding of basic steps and ends with staging of traditional classical repertoire.
I learnt some dancing when I was small. Now I have forgotten everything. Can I take up the dancing again?
Certainly yes. Once you start dancing again you will start remembering the steps again. You should definitely join right in and with our instructions you should be able to pick up the steps.
I am Bharatnatyam dancer. Are you asking me to learn Kathak?
Certainly not. But you are welcome to join us in our performances and class programs. Going forward people will like to see combination of styles and we as a dancers should be open to creative ideas.
Do you take private classes? Are group lessons better than private lessons?
When in a group you have a chance to follow/lead others and improve upon. You also make friends to count on. I would always recommend group lessons.
What is the prerequisite to join your classes?
Just Willingness to learn dance!
What is the typical duration of the class?
We take one class per week lasting an hour
What kind of facility do you have?
Classes are held in my basement studio at Schaumburg which has hardwood floors & mirrors like any other professional dance studio.
What should I wear during the class?
The most common dress code for the dance class is salwar kameez. No shoes on dance floor are allowed. Hair must be tied in the back.
What is your policy for the makeup class?
Students are encouraged to attend makeup classes in the same week when they missed the class.