Events

  • Summer Kathak workshop with Anvita Sharma!

    6/29/24

    Join us for an engaging two hour exploration into Kathak, featuring foundational techniques, riyaz and exclusive new compositions. Ages 10+ but all levels welcome, some Kathak experience required. Must have basic understanding of padhant and terminology. Notes and videos will be provided to all participants. Registration deadline June 20th, Admission $35

    Register here! 
  • MixMatch Dance Festival 2024

    8/10/24

    The MixMatch Dance Festival has been a staple performance space for many Los Angeles dancers since 2006. Inviting all dance forms and styles to one stage, welcoming dancers from across the US, MixMatch is one of the largest, most diverse dance festival that can be found. It's truly one of a kind.

    Nrityanvita Kathak Academy Dance Troupe will be participating this year, and tickets are now live! We will be performing on Saturday Aug 10th.

    Tickets $20

    Purchase tickets! 
  • Nritya Sadhana 3: Ghungroo ke Sur

    9/21/24

    Save the date for our next annual show! James Armstrong Theater, Torrance

    2pm

    Tickets available soon!

  • Bhakti Fest 2024

    9/2/24-9/29/24


    Anvita Sharma will be back to perform at Socal’s premiere yoga and music festival in
    Joshua Tree, September 27-29, with 3-days of yoga, conscious and sacred music, wellness workshops, and more! The event is family friendly so be sure to bring the kids along. Join me
    there for a Bhakti family reunion like no other!

    For 10% off, use discount code ANVITASHARMA

    Purchase Festival Tickets 
  • World Cultures Day 2024

    5/24/24

    The 6th grade students of Bonita Canyon Elementary School in Irvine are celebrating World Cultures Day on Friday May 24, 2024 from 9am-2pm. Students of Nrityanvita Kathak Academy will be sharing a medley of Kathak pieces to the students, representing India. Free program for students at the school.

    1 Sundance Dr. Irvine, CA 92626

  • NWC AAPI Rally

    5/24/23

    The Asian American Club at New West Charter High School in West LA is having a school assembly during AAPI Month to celebrate, showcase and educate students on Asian traditions and cultures. Nrityanvita Kathak Academy members will present a medley of Kathak pieces to the student body, representing India. Free for students of the high school

    10905 Armacost Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • Dance and Mudra Meanings from India - Lecture Series

    Passed

    5/19/24

    Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Ana has asked us to come back to teach their religious school kids! Marking the end of the school year for the Religious school students, Anvita Sharma will teach three 25 minute sessions to different age groups: K-1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade, and 4-7th graders from 10am-1130am .

    Free for members

    2625 N. Tustin Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705

  • Holi and Baisakhi Celebration

    Passed

    3/8/24

    South Asian Senior Association (SASA) is hosting a Holi and Baisakhi celebration on Friday March 8th from 2pm-430pm in Irvine with music and dance! Artistic Director Anvita Sharma will be offering a performance for the senior community.

  • Women's Leadership Summit 2024

    Passed

    3/17/24

    Adult students from the academy will perform a technical Kathak piece in Teentaal at the UNA-USA Long Beach Chapter/Global Peace Foundation Women's Leadership Awards Summit in Orange, CA. Tickets available on Eventbrite and Sulekha.com (search for event). $25 ticket includes snacks, program and lunch at Tandoor Restaurant

  • Shakti Fest 2024

    Event cancelled

    5/3/24 to 5/5/24

    The return of Shakti Fest after a 21 after a 4 year hiatus! The first phase lineup for Shakti Fest 2024 is here, and it's a cosmic dance featuring Beats Antique, Deya Dova, Ajeet, Snow Raven, Kr3ture, MC Yogi, Anvita Sharma and more - a fusion of Kirtan melodies and worldly rhythms that resonate with the pulsating heart of our vibrant Bhakti community.

    + In the sacred spaces beyond the music, let your soul expand with the guidance of luminaries like Dianne Bondy, Shiva Rea, Jonah Kest, Susanna Barkataki and more. Adding an extra layer of divine wisdom to our collective journey.

    Early bird tickets are now available. Grab your tickets and we'll see you in the desert!

    Shakti Fest 2024 tickets 
  • Kathak Aadi-Kathak

    Passed

    1/14/23 FREE

    Indic Dialogue and SMAP cordially invites you for the premier of historical research documentary *“Kathak – Aadi Kathak”*, directed by Rewa Rawat, in association with Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute & Infosys Foundation. The free event includes interaction with the Director, felicitation of Kathak Teachers and dance performances.

    Thank you and we look forward to having you at the event.Date:Sunday, 14th Jan 2024

    Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
    Venue: Chinmaya Mission of LA
    14451 Franklin Ave., Tustin, CA

    Register here 
  • Jewish Diaspora Presents: INDIA

    Passed

    12/10/23

    Lecture demo and dance
    presentation for Temple Beth Shalom of Orange County by Anvita Sharma and student Monika Raghuvanshi. Delight your senses with Indo-Judean culture featuring spices, art, henna, food and fashion. This program is meant for to broaden the knowledge on world cultures and explore dance styles of India.

    Temple Beth Shalom

    2625 N. Tustin Ave.

    Santa Ana, CA 92705

    RSVP 
  • HTHF Diwali Show

    Passed

    11/18/23

    San Gabriel Valley's longest running Diwali show held by the Pasadena Hindu Temple. Students of the academy have performed here for 15 consecutive years (this year will be 16!). In fact instructor Anvita Sharma performed here herself as a child over 30 years ago! Tickets required

    Adults : $25 (food included)

    Youth (6-17) : $20 (food incl)

  • Diwali Presentation at St. Mary's Elementary Middle School

    Passed

    11/6/23

    Private event for local school in Aliso Viejo where Nrityanvita Kathak Academy students will give a lecture demo and dance presentation for students to broaden their knowledge on world cultures and the festival of Diwali!

  • Ektaa Diwali Fest 2023

    10/28/23

    One of Orange County's biggest Indian festivals of the year featuring various food, jewelry and clothing vendors and dance performances from different regions of India.

    FREE to the public

  • Workshop with Vidha Lal!

    Passed

    10/21/23

    Vidushi Vidha Lal, who holds the Guinness book world record for the fastest one-foot spins in the world is in SoCal! We are excited to host a workshop for her along with 3 other Kathak schools!

    Time: 2-4pm on Saturday 10/21/23

    South Coast Performing Arts Dance Studio14711 Bentley Cir A, Tustin

    Fee: $40

    This workshop is geared for students 10 years and up, and attendees should have at least 2-3 years experience in Kathak to attend (any Gharana).

    Please complete your registration and payment by Wednesday October 18th to confirm you spot, a space is limited.

    Register here 
  • World Peace Day

    10/15/23

    Young students from the academy will be performing at The Global Peace Foundation and UNA-USA event. The United Nations Association is a part of the largest Global movement supporting vital work of the United Nations with a mission to inspire, educate and mobilize the Long Beach population to support vital work of United Nations.

    GA $15 (includes snacks, program and dinner)

  • Irvine Global Village Festival

    Passed

    10/14/23

    The City of Irvine's signature festival will be held at the Great Park in Irvine. The festival incorporates the best of Irvine's historic fall festivals, offering food, art and music all day from 10am-6pm. At 530pm on the Cultural Stage (Palm Court), adult students of the academy will be showcasing some beautiful Kathak with the community! FREE

  • Nritya Sadhana 2

    Passed

    10/7/23
    Nritya Sadhana- Our annual school recital! All students from Anaheim, Mid-City, Pasadena, Irvine and online will come together to showcase their hard work for the community. Ticket required.

    Would you like to sponsor us? Click here to become a sponsor

    Click here to purchase tickets 
  • Bhakti Fest

    Passed

    9/16/23
    Anvita Sharma will be back to perform for the long awaited return of  Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree.

    For 10% off, use discount code ANVITA

  • Broadway Bliss

    Passed

    9/23/23
    Students from Irvine and Pasadena branches will be presenting a small piece from Mughal E Azam in this fundraiser dedicated to Broadway items! Tickets required

  • Independence Day

    Passed

    8/27/23
    Students from the Pasadena branch performed at

    (FREE) Independence Day celebration at Pasadena Hindu Temple. Students from the Pasadena branch performed at the Pasadena Hindu Temple Independence Day Event. Free to public

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    Address:

    676 N Rosemead Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91107

  • Women's Leadership Summit

    Passed
    6/17/23

    Young students from the academy performed at the UNA-USA Long Beach Chapter Global Peace Foundation Women's Leadership Awards Summit. Ticket required

  • Folk Dance Festival

    Passed
    3/5/23

    Folk dance performance by students from our Irvine branch in Laguna Woods. Ticket Required

  • Vegan Holistic 2.0

    Passed

    2/25/23

    Anvita Sharma performs at Vegan Holistic Event in LA

    Free admission