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About Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya

Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya is a Bharatanatyam dance school based in Sammamish, Washington. It was founded in 2008 by Sandhya Kandadai Rajagopal, who is a Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher, and choreographer. 


If you are looking for a place to learn and enjoy Bharatanatyam, consider joining Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya. It offers you the opportunity to learn from a passionate and experienced teacher, Sandhya Kandadai Rajagopal, who has been practicing and teaching this dance form for over 25 years. She will guide you through the basics and nuances of Bharatanatyam, and help you develop your skills and confidence as a dancer.​ At Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya, you will also be part of a friendly and supportive community of students and parents, who share your love and enthusiasm for Bharatanatyam. You will have the chance to participate in various events and performances, where you can showcase your talent and creativity to the audience. You will also have the opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich and diverse culture of India, through its music, art, literature, and history.​ The school is affiliated to SAMPADA - Silicon Andhra University of California and many students graduate every year in distinction under the training and guidance of Smt. Sandhya.


     Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya Highlights:

  • Member of the UN's International Dance Council CID

  • Many students have graduated from the school.

  • Conducted many Annual shows and productions.

  • Student’s won 1st place in Classical Dance and 1st place in Semi Classical Dance, in a National Dance Competition conducted by Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in 2013.

  • A few students won 1st price in an International Competition conducted by Dance Idol, an organization to promote Dance in India in 2021.

  • One of my student's 1st place in a competition held by a Television Channel Vasantam TV in Indi in 2022. She is also one of the participants who won Dance IDOL in 2021.

  • A few of my students entered Guinness World Record, Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records for 50 Jathi Challenge in the year 2021.

  • A lot of my adult students won Women ikon Dance Competition in 2020.

  • Trained many students to appear for the 2023 certificate exams conducted by SAMPADA [Silicon Andhra University in California]. 

  • Many students participated in various events including Northwest Folklife Festival, Anandamela, VALA Eastside Redmond, Cultural programs in Temples for several occasions, City of Sammamish, etc.

  • Have choreographed and executed nearly 80 programs in WA state alone from the time of the commencement of this school.

     Bhargavi Bharata Natyalaya Offers the Following:

  • Offers a rigorous curriculum that combines sound movement technique with musicality and artistic appreciation.

  • Carefully selects the curriculum while remaining highly aware of the special emotional needs and physical limitation of young children.

  • Limits its class size to ensure that every student receives individual attention and encouragement.

  • Fosters an environment of positive guidance and mutual respect.

  • Familiarizes its students with an advanced class repertoire in the studio and offers performance opportunities for all.

  • Offers high quality instruction to students aged from four through adult.

  • Provides multiple performance opportunities.

  • Encourages participation in dance enrichment activities.

  • Provides state-of-art studio with mirrors.

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Na tajjaana na tacchilpa na sa vidya na sakala/
Na sa yogo na tatkarma yanna tyesminna drsyate //

Natya Sastra

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