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& Wellness institute ​in San Jose for last 18+ years

Welcome Video by

Guru Shraddha

Institute presents performances on different topics with the advance level students at various organizations like Nasa, Rungumanch.

Bharatnatyam Class

Class begins with 20+ stretches / yoga activities which are necessary for dance. Followed by intricate foot work, hand gestures & chanting of shlokas.


” I was one of Shraddha didi’s first students when she started to teach here in the bay area. Almost 10 years later I am still with KalaAwishkar and it is very clear why. Shraddha didi’s passion and dedication to this dance form is very inspiring, and her positive attitude and upbeat personality makes it so enjoyable to learn from her. Although I have learned Bharatanatyam for several years and successfully completed my Arangetram, “


” My 6 YO daughter has been learning Bharatnatyam at KalaAwishkar academy for 1.5 years now. My daughter loves learning the dance from Shraddha and looks forward to her class. The dance academy offers ‘make-up’ class as well every Friday, which is very convenient if for some reason one ought to miss their scheduled class on Sunday. To sum it up – my daughter and I are going to be associated for long term with Shraddha and the dance academy!!! “


” My daughter is a student of KalaAwishkar She has learned a lot and almost in the stage of completing her adavus. Shraddha, the artistic director and dance teacher, is an amazing dancer! Shraddha’s dance performances are truly phenomenal! She is an expert in choreography. Hers and her students’ dances are mesmerizing. She is very committed to her dance and her students. She works very hard in developing graceful dancers. Because She has an excellent personality, Kids are very comfortable with her. “


” Shraddha Joglekar is an amazing teacher who takes pride in seeing her students excel. Her recent show of ShivoHam was an awesome program. Her 5th Anniversary, Grand Samakirtan/Celebration, show was the first one I attended. I was totally fascinated by all of the dancers, including Shraddha. She has helped me become a better dancer. She never ceases to amaze me with her passion for the art of Bharatanatyam. I am very happy she is my guru. “

Anya Navar
About Dance


KalaAwishkar was first registered in Pune, India, in the year 2000.
It proudly teaches the Paddukottai and Kalakshetra Style of Bharatnatyam.

This institute has created a harmonious blend of dance and Yoga. The school accepts students of all ages, from students start at the age of four to adults. KalaAwishkar Dance School is currently working on bringing awareness among the dancers in both US and India, to have a fit body and mind. KalaAwishkar has designed exercises for dancers to avoid dance related injuries. The focus is also on toning and preparing the body for the requirements of this dance form.