Past Interns,Visiting Faculties :

Here’s the list of past interns who did some classes and performances for us as Grace And Grooves. We thought it would be a great idea giving them credits here as their little contribution towards Grace And Grooves had opened doors to other possibilities. No effort can go to waste!

We have surprised ourselves just as the word The Impossible as I M Possible even by following the rules of Indian Dances and yet we took a step ahead than the norm and yet managed to stay in the category! That’s fun. Serving to knowledge and knowledge only helps to achieve! The magic of training can take you to the heights of enjoying the form or style with unlimited creativity without harming anybody, it is so true! Gaining knowledge through training has helped deal with pressures and proper understanding of body mechanics.

When we say intern-choreographer, it means:

  1. They were working for us either voluntarily or were the part-timers or had occasional official commitments with us as per our mutual understanding and contract.
  2. They had given us full rights for publishing their pictures, videos and all that they had submitted to us to advertise their specialty or workshops either as the independent choreographer or as our own contracted choreographer.

If the names aren’t mentioned here then it only means that

  1. they have not met our expectations to teach our students after their showcase performance (Their performance did not represent Grace And Grooves).
  2. OR they have not worked for us in past at any given point of time.
  3. OR It did not materialize to the level where they officially committed to us, by signing the contract with Grace And Grooves
  4. OR officially they did not submit their videos or pictures to us for either advertising their workshops or their specialty.

Grace And Grooves is a registered business with the State of Texas as an LLC.

Thank you to each one of you for being part of our rich history that’s always in making!

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    Ms. Shruti Sheladia: 

    She was amongst very first intern-choreographer who joined us amongst our very first batches/classes as an intern. She offered some Beginners’ Bharatnatyam Classes and did a few performances for us. Her experience had brought on board some lyrical dance skits in Bharatnatyam. She performs for us time permitting and gives occasional workshops. Here’s her rich experience:
    1. Shruti Sheladia brings her specialization in Classical Bharatnatyam from Abhinaya School Of Bharatnatyam from New Jersey to Grace and Grooves.
    2. She has been a very successful performer ever since the age of 6 and has performed in several awards winning shows in New Jersey such as Rutgers University NATYA- Indian Classical Dance Team and Rutgers RAGA – Raas and Garba Team. She has also danced for AATMA Performing Arts(New Jersey).
    3. She brings an amazing experience of 5 college level titles in classical, modern folk and fusion categories to Grace Creations and these titles are not counted towards the company achievements until now.
    4. She specializes in Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Contemporary, Modern Folk-Fusions, Modern Folks, and Lyrical. She likes to spend time with family and friends and has a degree in Computer Science.
    5. Performances to represent Grace And Grooves – Chhailaji, Lyrical: Abhinay.  Bharatnatyam.

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Dance Projects By Grace And Grooves (Exclusively To Schools Only).

Just as our artistic director Ms. Hetal Nagaraj had the opportunity to learn from her own schools and colleges during her entire academic life, she just follows same here. A little give back to her kids’ schools other than her active PTO involvements such as Vice President PTO, Cultural Committee Coordinator, and Staff-Event Coordinator.

Focusing on just one country(India) is an easy job in India where the diversity/culture in forms of Indian Folk or Cultural Dances makes sense as in regions or states of India when celebrating India’s Independence Day or Republic Day or school annual day. This is not really a possibility in Dallas-Texas charter schools(USA) where every other student studying in school is from the different country with absolutely no common culture grounds! With this global diversities, imposing an Indian Performing Arts or even using Indian music wasn’t a good fit.

But, efforts were paid off when the parents opened their doors to do some creative works as long as it was limited to school environment and shows. Most dancers who joined this program had never danced before or had never even moved themselves to the tunes of music. From selecting the music, costumes, moves and the makeup standards were as per school guidelines. The performance was to appeal not only most/all demographics depending on the school, and the environment but also must fit the guidelines of the school. Dance lessons happened throughout the academic year following the school guidelines and calendar.

Finally, we could get a decent 4-5 min of presentable creative works by the end of the year. Kids loved it and parents admired it.  Grace And Grooves had undertaken these fun creative projects with the following schools:

Below are the pictures of performances from both the schools. These pictures are released based on parent’s consent forms signed exclusively for Grace And Grooves releases Only.

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