Nritya Niketan was founded by "Nadanamamani"Dr. Janaki Rangarajan in order to promote Bharatanatyam (a South Indian classical dance form) in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Classes are held in Alexandria/Annandale, Virginia (Washington, DC area) and Glen Allen, Virginia (Richmond area).
Currently enrolling for a new class for children in the Glen Allen, Virginia(Richmond area) branch- Takes place from 7-8 PM on Thursdays. Please email us if you are interested in
the new session and would like to schedule a meeting.
Unfortunately, no more enrollment for children/teens in the Alexandria/Annandale branch. Advanced students may approach for special training.
At this time, there are no plans for enrollment for adults in either chapters.
The policy at Nritya Niketan is to hold a meeting with prospective students before enrolling them in a class. During the meeting, we will discuss our curriculum and our expectations from our students. After the meeting, if the student wishes to enroll in the class, we will make the necessary arrangements.
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: 4.5 - 5 YEARS OLD
Janaki is available for performances and lecture-demonstrations. Please contact us for more information.
Janaki is available to choreograph Bharatanatyam dance pieces for advanced students/performers/teachers. Please contact us for more information.
The fastest way to reach us is to send an email and we will usually respond within 24 hours: