School of Bhartanatyam is a leading dance institute in Baroda.
The renowned dance teachers Guru Shri Sharad Pandya Smt. Niru
Pandya founded “PURVA”
in 1983 with the aim of promoting the rich art and cultural
heritage of India. It fulfills this aim through proper and
intensive training of young talents, thereby bringing the
essence of Bharatanatyam style of Classical Dance. “PURVA”
has also been working for the purpose of the cultural upliftment
of classical dance of India.
It is affiliated to Nalanda Dance Research Centre Mumbai,
a college recognized by Bombay University. “PURVA”
School of Bharatanatyam is recognized as one of the leading
highly professional dance institutes from around the world,
by International Dance Council, and is a registered member
of CID, UNESCO.
has two teaching centers in Baroda. It also consists of two
sections, The first section is related to teaching and training
and another section is that of the performing group.
also has a junior troupe of upcoming artists who are trained
in a disciplined manner and have given several small but important
performances in shows hosted by “PURVA”.
This helps in increasing the confidence in the junior artists
and they are thus encouraged to further participate in similar
Over and above teaching dance “PURVA”
believes in educating students regarding the cultural heritage
and traditions of India. It is a institution of incomparable
credibility in imparting training in Bharatanatyam dance style.
Under the inspiring guidance of Guru Shri Sharad Pandya the
performing group has given innumerable national and international
performances and have been widely appreciated. The troupe
has performed for various charitable and social organizations
frequently invites and felicitates the renowned artists of
this field thereby making the coming generation aware of such
Lecture as well as demonstrations related to various other
facets of Indian Art is also arranged at “PURVA”
Workshops & cultural exchange programmes are also conducted
It has maintained and served the sanctity and the purity of
the dance form, style and technique. It has made innovation
in the Bharatanatyam choreography keeping intact the basic
features of the dance.
believes in helping out various educational and social institutes
through its performance and feels that dance can be much more
than just a medium of entertainment. It helps the society
with complete devotion and feels proud in playing a small
but vital role in doing so. The students of PURVA pursue dance
as their hobby but they are trained in a professional manner
with sheer discipline.
It also truly follows the ‘GURUKUL PARAMPARA’
of Indian culture. Students find a home away from home here
in Purva. Till this date“PURVA”
has trained about 1500 students who are now stationed around
the globe. In this manner it has been discharging the stupendous
task of enabling the heritage of India to reach around the