Help fund the creation of Dancing Stories - a series of interactive children's workshops that bring fables to life through Indian classical dance!
About the Project
Help us spread the beauty of Indian dance to children in our community!
Kalanidhi Dance is deeply committed to the preservation, promotion and teaching of Kuchipudi, one of India’s eight classical dance forms. For twenty-seven years, we have been providing high quality dance classes and cultural experiences directly to children in our community. Dancing Stories will help us spread awareness and appreciation of Indian arts and culture to diverse student and community groups throughout our community.
Dancing Stories brings childhood fables to life through an exciting and interactive Indian dance workshop. Recognizable tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Monkey and the Crocodile introduce children to the world of Indian dance in a fun and accessible format. Students will learn how to tell stories through hand gestures, body movement, and facial expressions. The stories they see come to life will be accompanied by original music with English narration so that they can understand and engage with the dance.
The Kalanidhi Dance team needs your generous support to commission and record the music for four Dancing Stories workshops. Once complete, we will have four, high-quality, off-the-shelf outreach programs that we can offer in multiple schools and community organizations!
A donation to Dancing Stories will help create a sustainable outreach program that will introduce children to Indian dance for many years to come!
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!
Donate $50 or moreWe'll be sure to list your name as a supporter on our website and in our printed event programs.Amount is fully tax-deductible
Donate $150 or moreIn addition to seeing your name on our website and in our printed programs, you will be invited to an open rehearsal in our studio prior to Kalanidhi Dance's fall production.Amount is fully tax-deductible
Donate $250 or moreAll of the above plus a 25% discount on 2 premium tickets to the Kalanidhi Dance Company's fall production.Amount over $25 is tax-deductible
Donate $500 or moreYou receive acknowledgement on our website and printed programs, an invitation to our fall show open rehearsal, 2 premium tickets to Kalanidhi Dance's fall production, and an invitation to a wine and cheese reception before our fall production.Amount over $150 is tax-deductible
Donate $1,000 or moreAt the leadership level, you receive acknowledgement on our website and printed programs, an invitation to our fall show open rehearsal, 3 tickets to our fall production, an invitation to a wine and cheese reception before our fall production, plus free access to our signature Salon Series for one year.Amount over $200 is tax-deductible
$56in honor of Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp
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