DEVI SCHOOL OF DANCE
...the exploration of beauty through movement
PREYA MANGALAT-PATEL FOUNDED DEVI SCHOOL OF DANCE WITH THE INTENTION OF CREATING A PASSION FOR CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE, SPECIFICALLY, BHARATANATYAM, WHILE INSTILLING THE INHERENT THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE PARTICULAR TO INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE AS WRITTEN IN THE NATYASHASTRA- THE ANCIENT TREATISE ON THE PERFORMING ARTS.
CLASSES WE OFFER
Embrace Your Love of Dance
YOUTH CLASSES AGES 6-18 YEARS OLD
Classes are available for beginning, Intermediate and Advanced youths. We begin the school year in the fall and culminate with an annual show each May, where the students showcase their efforts on the "big stage". This is one of the highlights of the year both for dancer and parents.
ADULT CLASSES AGES 18 AND UP
These classes are designed for adult students ranging in experience. From the novice dancer to the most advanced. Beginning levels focus on readying the body for dance and adavu practice. In the more advanced classes, we focus on adavus and choreography. Preya instructs all adult classes. We encourage all of our adult students to participate in the annual show as it is a performance well earned.