These are generally lightly edited recordings of live public dance performances of my students, and occasionally myself. We try to upload these as soon as possible following a performance so that the students can enjoy them and show their friends and family.
Videos are first available on my YouTube channel and subscribers there will be notified immediately of new releases.
Pirates love to dance! A fun Bollywood group dance by Khushi, Satvik, Vaanu and Pari at the Land of Enchantment Festival at Snipes Farm 2017. to Dhoom Taana song from Om Shanti Om. Enjoy!
Semi-classical solo performance by Pari at Eileen's Academy Spring Recital 2017. We were inspired by the beautiful monarch butterfly dancing from flower to flower in springtime. Song: Azhagu from movie Saivam
Bharatnatyam duet performance of Pushpanjali (flower greeting) by Harshita and Pari at the Land of Enchantment Festival at Snipes Farm 2017.
Semiclassical solo performance by Khushi Patel of Hamsa Naava from Baahubali 2 at Eileen's Academy Spring Recital 2017 . Khushi's costume is designed to be like a beautiful swan princess and the ribbon like rainbows in the sky.
Dancers often dream of dancing with a Goddess. Here we see a dancer offer a garland and devotion to Goddess Meenakshi at Madurai Temple. Her dream comes true as Meenakshi takes the form of a little girl and offers to dance with us! Poses of the dance represent the many beautiful statues of the famous Madurai Temple.
Group Bharatanatyam dance on the Global Beats Stage at the Travel & Adventure Show in Philadelphia on March 20, 2016.
Semi-classical Indian dance to the song "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" on the Global Beats Stage at the Travel & Adventure Show in Philadelphia on March 19, 2016.
Manimekalai performing Alarippu on the Global Beats Stage at the Travel & Adventure Show in Philadelphia on March 20, 2016.
Introduction to Bollywood class at Bensalem Public Library on Nov 11, 2015.
Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki dance at 2014 ISKON Philadelphia Chariot Festival.
Manimegalaye at TAGDV Tamil New Year 2014 by Khushi, Janki and Pari.
Nagumomu Ganaleni performed for Telugu New Year celebrations in April 2014.
Mallari performed at Tamil Association Diwali Celebration 2013.
One of Mani's students performing Jathiswaram at an April 2013 function.
Snake Dance at an April 2013 function.
Junior students dance to "Teri Ore". They did a great job in their first performance.
Finals performance of the Upper Darby Winterguard for which I had the pleasure of choreographing the dance sections.
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