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Workshops with Shweta Prachande

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

Learn with Shweta Prachande through her workshops and choose the class that fits your level.

Beginner Level -

Storytelling through Bharata Natyam: June 15, 16, & 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm each day.

Virtual Workshop with students gathering in-person at:

Grace Studios

27513, 1311 Copeland Oaks Drive,

Morrisville, NC 27560

This class will feature the story, The Fox and the Crow from Aesop’s Fables for children.

By weaving the martial art of Kalaripayettu, yoga, and dialogues, with music by Rajkumar Bharthi, this session is:

  • Open to 6 to 12-year-olds with at least 1 year of Bharata Natyam training

  • Consists of three 1.5-hour sessions on June 15, 16, and 17.

  • Participants will explore rhythms through games and exercises.

  • Participants will gain better body awareness with basic positions in dance, using tools and techniques of Kalaripayattu (Martial arts) and Yoga

  • Participants will learn to physically and emotionally express a story through dance. They will learn to connect literature, music, and dance.

  • Sessions will be interactive and active participation is required.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Due to unforeseen travel disruption, Shweta will not be able to be at the workshop in person, however, Shweta will send the details of the story and what will be taught each day. We in turn, will share that with you. We will have our student volunteers and Ms. Asha Bala to help the younger students learn what Shweta is teaching.


Intermediate to Advanced Dancers –

Nritya Workshop: June 16 (Thurs.) & 17 (Fri.), 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, June18 (Sat.), 10:00 am to 12:30 pm


Complexity level: Medium to High

The focus of this workshop will be on the Nritya aspect as participants learn a Javali. The session will provide participants with tools for identifying and exploring nuanced emotions. This session is

  • For Bharata Natyam students above 13 years of age, with 5 to 6 years of training and exposure to Abinaya. This session is suitable for adult learners who bring life experiences to their learning.

  • Consists of three 2.5 hours sessions on June 16, 17, and 18.

  • Participants will study composition, learn to analyze characters, and explore various techniques of facial movements to express and communicate feelings. Participants will learn these techniques in the context of a Javali composition.

  • The music will be provided ahead of time for all participants to listen & absorb the music as much as possible.

If there is sufficient interest, we could have an option for participants to meet in person for the Saturday session, at the Grace Studio. Please let us know your preference as soon as you can. We will have the studio from 9 am. You can come early to get ready for the 10 am session.


Unfortunately, the Nritta workshop for Intermediate to Advanced Dancers has been canceled due to unforeseen travel disruptions. Any registered participants of the Nritta workshop have the option to switch over to the Nritya workshop.

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