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About Us


Celebrating 37 years of excellence, our academy has been a beacon of Indian classical dance in Kuwait. We take pride in nurturing talent, preserving culture, and fostering artistic growth through Bharatanatyam.

Join us in commemorating this remarkable journey of dance, passion, and tradition. For 37 illustrious years, our Indian Classical Dance Academy has been a thriving hub of artistic excellence in Kuwait.

We've passionately imparted the timeless traditions of classical dance, fostering cultural richness and nurturing talents. Join us in celebrating our enduring commitment to the art of dance.


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.

Our Approach


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. 

Exploring the artistry of Bharatanatyam: Uncovering its historical roots, cultural influences, spread, and transformative journey. Examining how history and literature have shaped this dance form, and its profound respect for its artistic and musical heritage.
Enhancing bodily awareness through the utilization of traditional Indian dance terminology and imaginative motion. Implementing a conditioning and strength training routine to adapt to this form of movement in a sustainable manner.
Exploring performance rendering methods, including the significance of dramaturgy in dance, music, and rhythm. Formatting and presenting a repertoire with a deep understanding of the featured elements.

Classes are all-encompassing and customized to suit your specific needs. NAPA's objective is to make Bharatanatyam accessible to individuals of all ages and genders. Our programs are designed to facilitate your personal growth. Virtual classes offer flexibility, allowing you to select your preferred time slots from our scheduling calendar.

Our lessons are centered on developing both movement skills and self-awareness. We aim to provide a learning experience that goes beyond traditional instructional lectures. Our focus is on fostering movement confidence and conveying the cultural significance of this art form. Our school conducts yearly examinations for all students as well. In addition, we conduct arangetrams for all graduating students.


Nritta Dhyana has further launched live online lessons by Smt. Arundhati S. John. This year apart from our Bengaluru branch opening, we are opening 2 new branches in Mangaf and Abbasiya. For those interested and committed learners, NAPA offers online classes. These sessions are structured to delve into advanced concepts of Bharatanatyam. Live training sessions are tailored to your unique abilities and inherent talents, aiming to enhance your skills as an individual.


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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