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We are proud to present “Yatra – Journey around the world“, a two-part webinar presented by our talented dancers, celebrating unity in diversity. The webinar episodes will be presented on May 8th and June 5th. 

All proceeds benefit our own charity, Ray of Hope International Foundation, and help us make a small impact on the underserved in India and the USA.

Click here for more details, and to register to attend the webinars! 



We at Nava Nritya Dance Academy, the school, its students, dancers, teachers and families have been blessed with 14 years of continued growth.  For most people, Sunday is a relaxing day – a time to crawl warmly on the sofa and watch TV. For us at Nava Nritya Dance Academy (NNDA), we cannot imagine a Sunday without dance! During the summer months and national holidays, our dancers and their parents write to us saying how bored they are without dance class! Wondering who we are?

Nava Nritya Dance Academy (NNDA) of Philadelphia is a vibrant family of dancers of ALL ages who are learning and elevating the art of Bharatnatyam (South Indian Classical Dance) and Navanritya (contemporary synthesis of classical dance forms, martial arts, yoga and ballet) to incredible levels of novelty.

Check out our WHYY Documentary that features Anwesha Dutta and our senior dancers, and view our latest photos & updates on Facebook

While our focus is on strong classical techniques, we believe that creativity and passion makes your art distinctive. NNDA also has a goal of bringing to you captivating music from all around India as well as from other parts of the world that we rarely get to indulge into.

Have you ever been to a show where you see dancers dancing to upbeat traditional classical songs praising Deities and also to world music in 18+ languages through dramas like Snow-white, Tagore’s “Tasher Desh-land of cards” and Sheakespeare’s Twelfth Night? Well that would be US – the dancers of Nava Nritya Dance Academy! We love being different and making a difference in the lives of under-privileged.

Through NNDA we have achieved creative development & gained confidence with every passing year to help many underprivileged children and families in India and USA, especially with the launch of Ray of Hope International Foundation(  It is this very spirit, of being an academy beyond a “dance school”, which makes Nava Nritya so unique.

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