Dance for Everyone

Dance for Everyone: a dance-training project created by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

Dance for Everyone
is currently run in India and the U.S.

Starting in 2013, a “Dance For Everyone” Fellowship Award is available to one student in the Edappalayam Branch. This fellowship is sponsored by Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra.

Artistic Director Aparna Sindhoor and Co-Directors Anil Natyaveda and S M Raju have created various programs to develop the performing arts as a source of inspiration for society and as a means of expression. They believe that art is an integral part of every person’s life, not just a pastime of the privileged. Art is a necessity for all. Navarasa Dance Theater believes in promoting art to people all over the world as a way of communicating and building community.

Navarasa Dance Theater has a three fold program:

1. Creation and Performance
2. Teaching/Sharing
3. Research

“Dance for Everyone” is a program created to bring performing arts to young people who do not have the financial means to learn dance. Navarasa Dance Theater sends one or two teachers to selected areas to teach dance classes on an ongoing basis. The students learn for free. Every year they have a showcase of their training and at the end of three years they have a full-length performance. After the three-year course, the students have the opportunity to work with Navarasa Dance Theater either as a company dancer and/or as a teacher for the “Dance for Everyone” program in a village selected by the directors.

Special Thanks to Don Perrault, Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra, Barry Meklair, Dr. Srivalli and Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan and support from Edappalayam local schools, the village panchayat and leaders of the community. Navarasa Dance Theater is a non-profit organization with 501c3 status. All your donations are tax deductible. If you wish to make a donation to Navarasa Dance Theater please contact us. You can also click the donate tab in the menu above. You can even support Navarasa every time you shop online - for free! Sign up here: Thank you!