The Chhandam Youth Dance Company (CYDC) is an elite kathak troupe (North Indian classical dance), under the tutelage of renowned kathak artist Rachna Nivas. Dancers exemplify the technical, graceful, and dramatic aspects of the kathak tradition, performing in a style that evokes the richness of ancient India and engages contemporary audiences. CYDC takes great pride in its core values of excellence, leadership, and creative discovery, shepherding teens to not just excel in dance but to become advocates and rising young leaders in the arts.
Content Connections: History and Social Science, Geography, Asian Studies, Visual and Performing Arts
For grades K-8