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Odissi Dance Workshop
Taught by Sarala Dandekar (

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm (12 to 1 pm is lunch break)

At Golden Lotus Studio (4-941A Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746)

Learn the Fundamentals of Odissi: mudras, padas, basic steps, and original choreography

Registration Fee:
$100 plus tax through October 17th.
$120 plus tax after October 18th.

Questions? Contact Akari at or call at 808-280-5729.
About Sarala

Sarala Dandekar has studied and performed classical Indian dance since childhood. She received intensive training in Odissi from Guru Jhelum Paranjape (Bombay) and additional training from the late Kelucharan Mohapatra, in his village in Bubaneswar, Orissa.

Since 1991, Sarala Dandekar has performed and taught throughout the world, as a soloist in traditional performances as well as working with various dance troupes from the United States, Canada and India.

In 1998 Sarala received her Master's Degree in Dance Ethnology at York University, Toronto. She has presented scholarly work at international dance conferences and written work is published in several dance journals, academic texts and is the recipient of nuemerous art grants.

In addition to classical dance workshops and cultural education programs, Sarala performs classical choreography and explores principles of sacred geometry, yoga asana and contemporary themes in the spirit of creative exploration with dancers from around the world.

Sarala currently resides in Maui, Hawaii.
About Odissi

Odissi, one of the classical Indian dance forms, originated in Orissa, northeastern India. Odissi was born in the temple of Lord Jagannath, “Lord of the Universe,” and was danced by Maharis, the temple dancers. When the temple system came under threat, the dance form was transplanted to the villages and performed by young boys called Gotipua. In late 40s, gurus revived Odissi, and over time, it has found new life on the stages of India and around the world. Odissi blends tandava (masculine energies) and lasya (feminine energies) through fluid hand, eye and torso movements, and exciting rhythmic footwork.

Refund Policy - 

We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to withdraw from a workshop, you must inform us in writing via email no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop. 

For any cancellations that are made more than 30 days prior the workshop, you will be charged a non-refundable administrative fee of $20 but will be refunded the rest of the workshop fee.

Cancellation requests made between 7 and 30 days prior to the start of the workshop will be charged a minimum of 50% of the original workshop fee.
No refunds will be available for cancellations within one week of the workshop. Please take this into account when you sign up for a workshop.