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Graduating Senior YC Spotlight: Simran Arora

When did you begin your study of Kathak with Chhandam? I began studying Kathak approximately 9 years ago (3rd grade). When did you join the CYDC and why? I joined CYDC in 2009 (7th grade). I joined youth company because I had already been dancing for three years and I was looking for a more […]

Graduating Senior YC Spotlight: Sneha Patkar

Sneha Patkar, "Dadaji always used to say that knowledge of kathak goes beyond just dance - it requires understanding of history, mathematics, philosophy, and music."

CYDC at SF Symphony’s Deck The Hall

January 13, 2014 by


Junior CYDC member Isha Chitre reflects on their 'Deck the Hall' program at Davies Symphony Hall

Interview with Sonali Toppur

May 23, 2013 by


Sonali Toppur, senior member of the Chitresh Das Youth Company, talks about her experiences growing up with Kathak and her upcoming solo.

Youth Blog Spot: CYDC performs at CCSF!

October 16, 2012 by


CYDC performed in the prestigious Alafia Dance Showcase at the City College of San Francisco on September 29, 2012. CYDC member Sneha Patkar shares her experiences from the show!

Youth Blog Spot: The Language of the Drum – Kathak Dance meets Japanese Taiko Drumming

October 4, 2012 by


On Sept. 22, 2012, the Junior Chhandam Youth Dance Company members performed a stunning collaboration with Japanese Taiko drummers at the Eden Aoba Taiko’s 15th Anniversary Concert. CYDC member, Mayuka Sarukkai shares her thoughts from the experience!

Youth Blog Spot: Lunar New Year Festival

June 6, 2012 by


Chhandam Youth Company member, Mayuka Sarukkai, tells us her experience of performing at the Lunar New Year Festival in Oakland!