Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:47

Alarippu Dance School celebrated their second annual Vijayadasami Day in Cupertino, CA on October 5, 2014. The excited students were anxiously waiting their turn as the parents were locating the best seats in the house. The Chinese Performing Arts Center in Cupertino, CA is the perfect location It has an intimate feel, while providing a vast stage with sophisticated stage lighting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:41

After a relaxing and rejuvenating summer, the students are back with bright eyes and an unmatchable eagerness to learn. With the new school year underway, I am thrilled to say that the students of Alarippu Dance School are ready to show off their talent this year.

Monday, 16 June 2014 07:43

As the crowd of excited parents and students entered the double doors of the auditorium, the anxious and excited voices were like the small hum made by a swarm of bees. The parents were eager to see how their children have progressed in the past year and the children were excited to show off their talent. I could feel the adrenaline pumping as I watched them frantically do last minute adjustments to their make –up and hair.

Saturday, 03 May 2014 06:38

The past month has been very busy for the dance world. Many people who were hiding suddenly emerged during National Dance Week and on International Dance Day. As I was scrolling through the news feed on facebook, I was amazed on how many people are currently contributing to the art world. I am so proud to be a part of the world of artists who influence so many people in so many different ways.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:42

Bharatanatyam dance is a classical dance form having its roots in South India. Centuries before, the dance was practised by just a few sections of the society. Today, it’s a world famous dance with several Indians and foreigners eagerly learning this art. This demanding art, however, requires years of practice to make one ace performer. Its detail movements and precise postures could at times be daunting unless one is partnered with the right teacher. The role of a teacher or a choreographer is, thus, very crucial in Bharatanatyam.