Margam — A Dance Workshop

The Aradhana Committee announces a special dance workshop opportunity during the 2018 Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival. We invite participants who are quick learners, and who are willing to work hard and dedicate their time to the workshop.

The Guru

The workshops will be conducted by the senior torch bearer of the Balasaraswati tradition, Nandini Ramani.

Nandini Ramani, over the last 45 years, has been tirelessly promoting the Balasaraswati style of Bharathanatyam, as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. She sits on the committee for the Ministry of Culture, and is an expert member of the Central Dance Auditorium Board.

In addition to these, she has also made a tremendous contribution to the art world through her writings, be it meticulously researched books on compositions of the Thanjavur Quartet, or informed reviews of dance performances.

Workshop Details

  • The workshop will take place Wednesday April 4 – Friday April 6, 2018. Classes will be 2 hours each, starting at 2:00pm.
  • The workshop will be conducted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Euclid Avenue, walking distance from Cleveland State University.
  • The dancers will be taught in a group setting, with individual attention as needed.
  • Individual dance styles will not be altered.
  • Due to the intense nature of the workshop, participants must be present for all days.
  • The cost of the workshop will be $250 (USD).

How to Apply

Step 1: Use the button below to make your payment online. You will receive a confirmation email from Amazon after your payment has been processed.

Step 2: Forward your payment confirmation email to Radhika Balasubramaniam (, along with the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Dance bio-data (as a separate attachment)

Step 3: You will receive a reply to your email confirming your participation in the workshop, along with more details about dress code, location, etc.

All material and payment must be received by March 23, 2018.