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Bharatanatyam classes – accepting New Students

Ushanjali School of Dance is accepting New students from all levels – Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced.
Special batch for Post Arangetram students & Adults are also being offered.
New from Fall of 2022 (Sept.) – Weekday day time classes for Adults!!
Email us at [email protected] or fill out the interest form at to set up a trial class or register.

Indian Classical Dance lessons

Ushanjali School of Dance, Accepting new students from January 2022.
Classes in San Ramon are offered on – Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Pleasanton classes are on – Mondays & Tuesdays
New beginner’s batch in San Ramon on Saturdays at 10am.
Classes will begin from February 5th..
Classes are open to ALL! Try something New, try something different!
contact to set up a Trial session [email protected]

Bharatanatyam Classes in San Ramon and Pleasanton

Dance classes
Ushanjali school of Dance a premier Tri Valley based Bharatanatyam Dance School is accepting new students 5yrs and up, all levels (Beginner to Advanced).
New beginner level timings have been added at both Pleasanton and San Ramon locations.
Interested students can register via our google form in our website ( or contact us via email at [email protected]
For more information about the School, Artistic Director, upcoming events check out our website or follow us on Instagram: @ushanjalischoolofdance or Facebook: Ushanjali School of Dance.

Indian Classical Dance Classes

Ushanjali School of Dance, a premier Indian Classical Dance institute in the Tri Valley Area, is accepting new students at all levels for the academic year, 2021-2022. Please fill out the New Student Form to set up a meeting and trial class.
[email protected]
New Beginner batches are also opening up from June 2021.
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Days and locations: Mon & Tue – Pleasanton
Wed & Thur – San Ramon
Instagram: @ushanjalischoolofdance

Ushanjali Bharatanatyam Classes

Ushanjali School of Dance;
Premier Dance Academy in the Tri Valley Area.
Classes are conducted in 3 locations – San Ramon, Pleasanton and Berkeley.  Currently ALL classes are online, via Zoom.
Personalized Online Coaching to International, out of State and County students.
Accepting New Students. To set up the first, FREE Trial class, contact us at: [email protected]

“Aham Asmi – I am” Multicultural Dance Extravaganza Dec 10

Namaha Foundation for the Arts in Partnership with SEWA International USA, is organizing a Multicultural Dance event with teams from the Tri Valley and other parts of the Bay Area presenting dances celebrating “Womanhood”!s
This is a Fundraiser for SEWA’s “Girl Hygiene and Women Empowerment” Programs
Please come and enjoy an evening of lovely dances and support a worthy cause!
Check out this link for more information about the event and to get your tickets!

Bharatanatyam Classes at Ushanjali School of Dance

Ushanjali School of Dance, Premier Dance School of the Tri Valley Area, Accepting New Students starting from August 14th at both Pleasanton and San Ramon locations.
Introducing New Beginners Batch on Saturday afternoons 12.30-1.30pm at the San Ramon location.
Please contact us at: 510-565-6202 or ushanjali200…@g…com for details regarding trail class, fees, and schedule.
Artistic Director: Vidushi Smt. Naina Shastri
Member, San Ramon City Arts Advisory Committee.
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Ushanjali School of Dance Accepting New Students

Post Vijayadashami, TriValley’s Premier Bharatanatyam Dance School is accepting new students in Beginner and Intermediate levels.
Classes are conducted at:
– San Ramon Safari kids(unit next to Domino’s Pizza) – Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
– Pleasanton Safari kids – Monday and Tuesday
Only few spots remaining! Contact us at: ushanjali200…@g…com. Call 510-565-6202 to schedule an appointment and/or trial class.
About Ushanjali School of Dance: Artistic Director, Vidushi Smt.Naina Shastri has been training students in the Mysore style of Bharatanatyam along with teaching various other styles of dance, like Indian folk, semi-classical and contemporary. Students are offered formal dance exams in Bharatanatyam through Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai. They perform regularly at various community and city organized events. Students are trained for Arangetram when they are ready. More information about the school and its activities can be found at: Follow us on facebook at:

Solo Thematic Bharatanatyam Performance

Solo Thematic Presentation
Solo Thematic Presentation

Ushanjali School of Dance invites you all to their Artistic Director, Smt.Naina Shastri’s solo thematic performance titled, “SAMARA – a woman’s fight”  on February 6th at the Sunnyvale Theater. Seating starts at 3.30pm.

In this performance, Smt.Naina explores the various battles fought by women through stories from Mythology, History and everyday life!
Some pieces have been specially composed for this event by eminent Bay Area composers, Shri K.V Ramprasad and Snigdha Venkataramani. The performance will have live music accompaniment by Snigdha Venkataramani on Vocal, Nattuvangam Smt.Chethana Sastry, Mridangam Shri.Ravindrabharathy, Violin Shri Susheela Narasimhan and Flute Chi. Prasanna Rajan.
Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chennai Flood Relief efforts.
Tickets can be purchased at:
Come support a worthy cause and enjoy an evening of dance and music!

Fundraising event – Nov 1 Amador Valley Theater

Fundraiser, Nov 1st(1)“Tula-Balance of Life” event coming up on Nov 1st at Amador Valley Theater.
Please get your tickets today and support a worthy cause while enjoying an evening of lively classical and folk dances from around India!!
Here is the link to the announcement of this event by Robert Handa on NBC BayArea’s program Asian Pacific America:
More details at

Fundraiser for Nepal Earthquake relief on Nov 1st.

It has been 6 months since the devastating Earthquake in Nepal. More than 9000 people lost their lives and over 23,000 were injured.
Nepal, is one of Asia’s poorest countries, and has little ability to fund a major reconstruction effort on its own.
It is expected that rebuilding the economy will need international effort over the next few years as it could “easily exceed” USD$5 billion.

This is our small endeavor to help those who survived. We look forward to your support!

San Ramon based Indian Classical Dance school, along with local musicians, folk dance school and other artists from around the Bay Area are getting together for a Fundraiser Event, to present an evening of lively, energetic dances and melodious music, on Nov 1st, at Amador Valley Theater between 4.00-6.00pm. All proceeds will be donated to
Fundraiser, Nov 1st(1)
Dance Schools:
Ushanjali School of Dance, Smt. Naina Shastri
T and D Dance, Smt.Hemali Gondhalekar
iGurukul, Smt.Gayathri Joshi
Manipuri dance, Smt.Chandreyee Mukherjee
Smt. Chandrika Pai, Nada Sudha School of Music
Shri. Balaji Mahadevan, Percussion
Geeta Iyer, on the Veena
Aparna Thyagarajan, Violin

For ticket and donation info, please contact ushanjali200…@g…com.
To buy your tickets for the event, please follow the link:

Bharatanatyam Performance on May 31st

Reviving Old Traditions – Bharatanatyam Performance – Mysore Style performanceUshanjali School of Dance, presents Bharatanatyam Dance performance by Dr.Radhika Nandakumar, Artistic Director of Brahmavidya School of Dance, Mysore. The performance will showcase the Mysore Style of Bharatanatyam!
We request a small contribution of $10.00
On May 31st, Sunday at the Ridgeview room, Dougherty Station Community Center(17011 Bollinger Canyon Road at, E Branch Pkwy, San Ramon, CA), from 7.00pm-8.30pm!
All profits will be donated to the Non-profit organization, Sangam Arts.

Ushanjali School of Dance

Ushanjali School of Dance has reopened after Summer Break and is taking new students in its San Ramon and Pleasanton locations.

  • Safari kids campus, San Ramon
  • Safari kids campus, Pleasanton

Students are trained in Classical Bharatanatyam leading upto their Arangetram. They will also be taught Indian folk, Semi-classical and Indian Contemporary dances.
Plenty of opportunities will be given to students to perform as and when they are ready.
Please check the website: for details on class locations, days, time, fees and contact information.

Thank you,
Artistic Director, Ushanjali School of Dance.

Ushanjali School of Dance – Bharatanatyam Dance Classes


Classes reopen on Sept 4th after the summer break.

New student Registration is now open. Call 510-565-6202 for more information and to schedule a trial class.

Training is offered in Bharatanatyam Dance following the traditional format.Other forms of dances – folk, semi classical and indian contemporary will also be taught to registered students.

Considering opening a branch in Pleasanton. Call to enquire.


Naina Shastri,

Artistic Director of Ushanjali School