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"Dance is the poetry of movement, the canvas of emotion, and the masterpiece of the soul, where every step tells a story and every leap unlocks a universe of possibility."

~ Smt. Arundhati Singha John

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About Us

Established in 1987 by Smt. Sujatha Rajendran, Nritta Dhyana is one of the oldest and premier institutions teaching Bharatanatyam in Kuwait. Nritta Dhyana is an institution committed to educating students in the field of Indian classical dance. This revered organization helps foster the artistic, intellectual and personal growth of its students through quality teaching, while allowing students to experience and appreciate the beauty of Indian art and culture. Over the last 36 years, Nritta Dhyana has achieved remarkable growth and gained recognition for its work towards enhancing the practice, understanding and appreciation of Indian classical dance. Students continuing their education in dance are taught nattuvangam, dance theory, abhinaya/expression classes as part of their syllabus and the opportunity to learn via special workshops. Many graduates from our school go on further to become dance teachers, performers and even have their own schools. 


Ever since its inception, the institute has been a ground for aspiring young artists who have enthralled audiences around the world. The classical training at Nritta Dhyana under the tutelage of Smt. Arundhati John follows the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam which has helped the students embark on successful careers and gain recognition in this field. Students from the age of 3 to 60 continue to learn dance at Nritta Dhyana.

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Courses Offered In

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NAPA offers diverse classes, including Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kalaripayattu, and contemporary dance.
Explore the rich tapestry of Indian arts and contemporary expressions with us.

Click here for a detailed dive into the courses offered at NAPA 

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Meet our Gurus

Brief profiles of our Gurus who form the bedrock of Nritta Dhyana. Their journey and passion are a lighthouse, eternally illuminating a path toward the revival of Indian art forms. 

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What's New at NAPA

Keep yourself updated on the latest classes, workshops, and webinars. We continuously introduce and feature the most recent updates regarding our achievements and prominent figures in the realm of Indian art and culture in our region.

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Explore the Arts

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The Navarasa's

Rasa is about human state of mind. Its about what the mind feels and the expression of the feeling thereafter. In the Bharata’s Natyashastra, Rasa is an emotion experienced by the audience created by the facial expression or the Bhava of the actor. In Indian classical dance it is referred to as Rasa-abhinaya.

Shringaara 

‘Shringaara’ means Love

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Haasya 

‘Haasya’ means Laughter

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Karuna 

‘Karuna’ means Sadness

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Roudra 

‘Roudra’ means Anger

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Veera 

‘Veera’ means Bravery

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Bhayanaka 

‘Bhayanaka’ means Fear

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Bibhatsya 

‘Bibhatsya’ means Disgust

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Adbhuta 

‘Adbhuta’ means Wonder

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Shaantha 

’Shaantha’ means Peace

Lessons in Abhinaya

Interested in learning the Abhinayas. Register and Join us today!

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Testimonials

Discover the transformative journey of our students.
Hear their stories and experiences at NAPA, where dance becomes a way of life.