Thaarika'sBharatanatyam Arangetram.

Sunday - September 3, 2023

About the Guru

Dr. Praveena Vajja is the owner and director of Natyom Dance Academy. She specializes in Bharatanatyam and has extensive training in Kuchipudi and Kathak. She has trained, performed, and taught dance for over forty years. Natyom Dance Academy's core curriculum develops a foundation of Bharatanatyam for all students. The basis allows students to easily pick up other forms of Indian Classical and Modern Dance. Dr. Praveena's core belief is, "It should not matter whether a student is five years old or fifty years old, all students should be able to approach the art form with discipline. This will allow them to strengthen their bodies, minds, and have fun learning."

About the Shishya

Thaarika Shanmugam is currently a sophomore at Uplift North Hills Prep School. She started learning Bharatnatyam from the age of five and has grown to appreciate this art over the years. She now enjoys assisting Natyom teachers in teaching Bharatnatyam to beginners. Thaarika has a black belt in karate. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends. Thaarika loves dancing with her friends be it Bharatnatyam, Folk or Bollywood.


  • Mr Shanmugam and Mrs Nethra
  • along with
  • Natyom Dance Academy
  • cordially invite you to their daughter
  • Thaarika's Bharatanatyam Arangetram
  • Disciple of Smt. Praveena Vajja
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Date & Time



4PM - 7PM
(Seating starts at 3:30PM)


Granville Arts Center,
300 N 5th St,
Garland, TX 75040
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Program Details

Margam/ Repertoire



Natesha Kauthuvam

Varnam: Roopamu Chuchi

Keerthanam: Devi Neeye Thunai

Kavadi Chindu: Azhagu Deivamaga

Azhage Azhage



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Arangetram is a celebration of art, culture, and tradition. It is a time for the dancer to honor their gurus and their ancestors.