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Fee before 6/25: $390
Fee after 6/25: $450
**Discounted rates available for registered Arpanites

Info

AGE GROUP: Adults & Young Adults

SESSIONS: 12 classes of 2.5 hrs. each
July – 07, 09, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Aug – 05, 06, 11, 13

REGISTRATION

Required via e-mail by 30th of June 2014 to hold your spots.  To register and hold your spots at the early bird rates, please do the following:

STEP 1: Send the following information via e-mail to arpan.vidyalaya@live.com

    1. First name and last name
    2. Contact information – Phone number and address
    3. Your background/experience in dance (classical or folk) if any
    4. Your age range

i.   below 18 (please specify so instructor can arrange accordingly)
ii.  18 to 25
iii. Above 25

EMAIL: arpan.vidyalaya@live.com

STEP 2:

  • Pay using PayPal - click the PayPal button above
  • Pay using check
    • Mail a check made out to ARPAN to the following address - ARPAN STUDIOS 24311 NE 80th street, Redmond, WA 9805
  • To avail the early bird discount, you will need to send in the full amount of $390 before 6/25
  • If mailing after 6/25, or bringing it on the day of the workshop, please bring a check for $450
  • Note that we cannot hold your spot if you plan to pay at the door.

INSTRUCTOR : Priyanka Wilkins

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Priyanka started dancing at the age of eight and had the privilege of learning from Guru Hare Krishna Behera. For the next 12 years she performed extensively, accompanying Guruji and his troupe from Odissi Kendra. After moving to Seattle, Priyanka continued her training in the Odissi Mahari tradition under Dr. Ratna Roy in 2001. Since then, she has performed with Urvasi Dance Ensemble in the Pacific Northwest. 

Priyanka believes in order to gain competence in an art form, one must be willing to look beyond the superficial boundaries of various styles. A dancer's pure dance form, expression, and nuance is individualistic. By using formal training and the teacher’s body as a guide (not a template), a dancer can develop and discover new ways of self-expression.

In Priyanka’s words, one of the most satisfying experiences was dancing with Joyce for the Tsunami Benefit in 2004. She got a brief peek into the world of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam and be part of Joyce's choreographic process in creating a unique piece of work