Shakti School of Dance is a center for the study and practice of traditional Indian dances, yoga and their intrinsic philosophies.
Housed in the Vaishnav temple of Lord Rang Nath Venu Gopal, in the holy town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India, our school offers a contemplative devotional atmosphere. It is a place where artistic and spiritual inquiry is nurtured and reinforced by structured study.
Students from all over the world come to experience Rajasthani folk arts and culture through classes, lecture demonstrations and performances. Our diverse curriculum offers students a chance to drop into Colleena’s unique Indian Fusion Belly dance classes or learn from a local Kalbelia ‘Gypsy’ – Rajasthani folk dance.
Our school’s main focus is to promote and preserve Odissi classical Indian dance of the Kelu Charan Mohapatra lineage. Imparting rich authenticity through the traditional classroom setup, Odissi students delve into a rigorous training system of Indian classical dance technique, supplemented with deeper studies in Indian aesthetic theory, Vinyasa Krama Yoga and related cultural and philosophical studies. There is an application process for students interested in full time study.
Seasonally we conduct intensive dance training programs (January through May), and each spring host an annual festival of classical Indian dance and music – The Pushkar Temple Dance Festival.
ODISSI INTENSIVE TRAINING
We conduct dance training programs January through May.
We offer drop-in classes in local folk dance forms such as Khalbelia ‘Gypsy’ Dance, Fusion Belly Dance and other special dance workshops.
PUSHKAR TEMPLE DANCE FESTIVAL
Each spring we host the annual festival of classical Indian dance and music.