Shri Krupa Dance Company (SKDC) is the oldest Indian classical dance school in the San Francisco Bay Area and was founded by the world renowned Bharatanatyam teacher, dancer and choreographer- extraordinaire – Guru Vishal Ramani. The journey started in 1977 from a simple need to satisfy the thirst for Tradition amongst Indian immigrants. Today it is a thriving Center of Excellence for Bharatanatyam learning where the dance is taught within the strict confines of the style set by the Thanjavur tradition.
I have been learning in SKDC under the tutelage of Guru Vishal Ramani for about 14 years now. I found out about SKDC when I moved to the bay area for my job, and thought of ‘just trying to dance again’, and joined the school. Little did I know that Guru Vishalji and SKDC were going to be a significant part of my life! I kept coming back to cont... Read More
I , Preethi Kishore, am an enthusiastic post arangetram (2017) adult dancer at Shri Krupa dance company under the able guidance of guru Vishal Ramani since 2009 September. What I love about my Guru is that she maintains the traditional style of bharatnatyam in all aspects. The Guru-Shishya parampara is maintained with close rapport with students... Read More