Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

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Learn from the Masters! Tabla, Bharatnatyam Dance, Sitar, Mridangam (South Indian Drum), Kathak Dance, Hindustani & Karnatic Vocal, Karnatic Violin! Meet new people.....deepen your practice of Music & Dance Designed for Intermediate to Advanced students ONLY.

The Bhavan's 32nd Summer School of Indian Music & Dance

Sat 15 July - Sun 6 Aug

(15 July, 2pm Registration at The Bhavan, meet the teachers, they will assess your level)

Study, Develop, Learn, Grow, Perform

Designed for Intermediate to Advanced students ONLY

RECEIVE 14 Classes over 3 weeks

Opportunity to Perform on The Bhavan Stage to a captive audience


  • Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar – Hindustani Vocal
  • Rani Khanam – Kathak Dance
  • O. S. Arun – Karnatic Vocal
  • Bala Devi Chandrashekar – Bharatanatyam Dance


  • Pt Rajkumar Misra - Tabla
  • M Balachandar - Mridangam
  • Balu Raguraman - Karnatic Violin
  • Sanjay Guha - Sitar

Kathak, Bharatanatyam - £175(incl dance music) (£190 if paid after 21 July)

Karnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal - £145 (£160 if paid after 21 July)

Karnatic Violin, Mridangam, Sitar, Tabla - £125 (£140 if paid after 21 July)

Summer School Showcase 1

Hindustani Vocal Concert by Nagaraj Rao Havaldar

Sat 22 July, 5pm

£15, £10, £7.50

Havaldar is a disciple of Madhava Gudi, a prime disciple of the Kirana scion Bhimsen Joshi. He is also a disciple of Panchakshari Mattigatti, a senior disciple of Mallikarjun Mansur, of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. Assisted by Chandrima Misra.

Summer School Showcase 2

Kathak Dance Recital by Rani Khanam

Sat 22 July, 8pm

£15, £10, £7.50

Rani is a sensitive and astute interpreter of the Lucknow Gharana. Her style reflects deep comprehension of the dance tradition. She sets new dimensions and is a source of inspiration to younger generations. Assisted by Nahid Siddiqui

Summer School Showcase 3

Bharatanatyam Dance Recital by Bala Devi Chandrashekar

Sat 29 July, 6.30pm

£15, £10, £7.50

Renowned dancer/teacher based in the USA, Baladevi was trained under Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. She is a Professor of practice in Asian performing arts. Her approach is interdisciplinary, involving lecturing and research. Assisted by Guru Prakash Yadagudde.

Summer School Showcase 4

Karnatic Vocal Concert by O. S. Arun

Sun 30 July, 6pm

£15, £10, £7.50.

O.S. Vaidyanathan or Arun, is one of the most gifted Karnatic musician. He is known for his sonorous voice and musical personality. Arun is a passionate teacher who studied under his father Vidwan O.V. Subramaniam. Assisted by Sivashakti Sivanesan.

Summer School Finale

A Concert showcasing all The Bhavan Summer School Students

Sat 5 & Sun 6 August, 4pm

£10 incl snacks

A grand finale celebration showcasing the talents of The Bhavan’s Summer School students from the many departments in Music and Dance.

For brochure please click the below link

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