1999…. Entering Freelance Private Group Choreography. How we got into it…

1999 marked the year when our founding member Ms. Hetal Nagaraj first stepped into professional competition choreography as freelancer. It was the very first time when she taught students similar to her age, or they did not belong to her affiliated groups/school or college or let’s just say, were complete strangers. For a 20 year old, it was tough call when she was not a performer but a choreographer (Sigh). Through a friend’s friend, this all got started and today we are thankful to both of them.

Biggest challenge was that these students were avid dancers (who could move the way you want them to) but they had no idea of what they were doing. This is in-spite of being natives or participating in various community or school events as they claimed to. But, ready to work hard & first whole week just passed by getting their moves FIXED to folk requirements, which we did daily for 4 hours totaling to up-to 28 hours of training!

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After spending all that sponsored funds for the costumes and travel, you cannot afford to do mistakes. The whole week, with pure folk training & listening to audio/video of 30+ folk artist, finally we ended up in a song that was approved by competition board to use and was best fitting our decided folk & theme!

Then the real drill work of choreography had begun!

Folk Dance Competitions in India were/are technique focused (The ones we participated in) considering the important and major elements of folk dances to promote the authenticity and importance of Folk Dances. Other folk dances participated as well due to diverse cultural demographics in Gujarat. Judges either had dual degrees in performing arts, followed by PHDs or double masters in their areas. Ms. Joshi (we were) was worried as it was her very first freelance private group choreography with just some amateur free-move dancers who took training for short period of time! Getting them to NOT do mistake was biggest challenge.

If that was not enough, innovation & creativity was an essential element and to further make it look dramatic, we added the props that required balance.

Pressures…pressures & crazy pressures of around 16 dancers (14+2 setting) and it was all worth taking the pain! Cash prize of 1 Lakh Rupees & gift certificates to various malls & resorts. We did bag 20K INR (from award money as our % other than choreography fees), free tickets to cultural concerts, and gift cards to restaurants and hotels. It was a big amount back then in 1999 for a 20 year old to earn that money for just 3.5 months of work!

The satisfaction, Ms. Joshi (we) got was PRICELESS. Ms. Joshi also received additional perks from group as a thank you note for arranging costumes, jewelry & Props in last moment when board did not approve costumes and jewelry (due to folk costume guidelines) that group had initially decided. This was a kick-starter for us…Our best of all until now!

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Common Guidelines For All Brands of Grace And Grooves under Hetal Joshi M

Common Guidelines for ALL our Dance Programs and Services:

1.   Age 4-5 years & below 4 years: Please call if registrations are open.

2.   Age Groups: 5+, 8+, 10+, 13+, 16+, 21+ and Adults: Open All Year.

3.   All Students will learn to do dances in all languages in their category.

4.   Transferred Students: Welcome, Registrations-Open All Year. Must take test class with Ms. Hetal.

5.   Students are given every single information that they will need with every work they learn.

6.   All Students may/may not perform regularly through-out the year in various events in Dallas-Fortworth cities of Texas.

7.   All Students perform in competitions as an option to challenge themselves when ready.

8.   All Students MUST DO Trial as well as assessment class to determine their level.

9.   ALL parents whose kids are below 6 age-years are required to stay in class for rest-room visits. 

10. Class Student Ratio : Depends on Instructor, Student Level, Program Type & Dance Level !!

11. ALL calls, classes are FULLY recorded for Quality Purposes from 1999, including Online classes from April 1, 2020.

12. ALL classes are taught by curriculam/techniques, choreography, theory, drama and all applicable.

13. Once you give your details about contacts, our admins/staff will contact you as requested or as required for all the opportunities of the companies/group of companies as well as internships, as a company newsletter.

Online Guidelines:

1.   Prior to April 1, 2020: ALL online classes given were to friends to family or in my dance teachers network ONLY. NOT for outsiders.

2.   All our online classes are OPEN to all our existing students, no matter where they move or go for month long trips!! 

3.   Firsthand in-person class with location or by location in-person class is required to continue online.

4.   ALL classes strictly by locations. Addresses are required to take classes. instructors are available there and so the location is accepting registrations!

5. Class Student Ratio : Depends on Instructor, Student Level, Program Type & Dance Level !!

Exclusive Dance Productions by Hetal Nagaraj :

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Dance Productions Listed Below By Genre & Category by Hetal Nagaraj

1. Rang Indian Folk Dance And Theater Production :

—- Facebook Page for Rang Indian Folk Dance And Theater Production —-

2. Anantha Classical Dance And Theater Production Series :

—- Facebook Page for Anantha Classical Dance And Theater Production Series —-

3. Sarva Cinema Dance And Theater Production Series :

For Bollywood |Tollywood | Hollywood | Fusions | Bollyhop | Creative Dances | Remixes | Festival Folk | Shaadi-Sangeet-Couples :

—- Facebook Page for Sarva Cinematic Dance And Theater Production Series —-

List of All Events ( Recitals, Sponsored or Paid Events By Producers, Product Or Service Live Indoor & Outdoor Shoots ) By Hetal Joshi M | Hetal Nagaraj

Book us for your next set of events !!!

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Reachh Mediaa Since 2013 | Artist Management

Reachh Mediaa Reachh Since 2013 : Artists Under Reachh Mediaa..

              Reachh Mediaa was our service provider freelance private company in Hetal’s Own Network for Media Management, Blog Management/Content Providers, Intranet, Staff Management Services, and Professional Portfolio Management from Mumbai-India and in DFW-Texas, USA.

              This team had worked with movie stars, dance industry altogether for fusion dances, doordarshan as well as star tv channel in Mumbai(India) for their portfolio management and several other performing arts related activities. They were also friends with Hetal Nagaraj in her college days when she started her product launch-internships with Reliance Telecom/Industries as student.

              Their connections with Hetal started again in 2013 when Grace And Grooves started their very first Fusion Performing Team and needed a particular content marketing for the company portfolio for marketing purposes and submissions to high profile submissions. Grace Creations Fusion Company was collaboration with various non-indian dance artists and freelancers where they created a team for very unique fusions for high profile submissions. Grace Creations is the reason we have g2 today!

Look at Collaborations.

              In 2020, the owner of Reachh Mediaa faced challenges that only Hetal Nagaraj could solve because of her in-depth knowledge and expertise in performing arts industry/field & legal implications. Lawyers were consulted but there was a way out. Upon just a friendly talk, Hetal proposed for the company instead of asking for remuneration to solve the problem due to extremely-high sensitivity issue. This eventually led to acquisition. Owner still dances under & with Hetal. The issue was resolved by Hetal Nagaraj in just few meetings and practically speaking, it saved owner from a million $ litigation. Opposition party are now Hetal’s clients too! Case study will be soon kept on Cqunce Inc.

             By 2021, Hetal took over the company in full as is and converted to its full potential. It now operates under Hetal Nagaraj’s leadership. In just 1 year, Hetal now has about half a dozen artists in USA under them exclusively under Hetal. All of these artists have achieved exceptional accomplisments in their field of expertise, some under Hetal Nagaraj herself.

 Ms. Hetal’s Own Paid Accomplishments : Workshops, Shoots, Modeling, Commercials, & all paid projects / assignments.

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Summer Camp | Sign Up NOW & SAVE 2022

G1 & G2 Presents great fun loving Summer Camp in association with Hetal Joshi M.

Each day, NEW exciting activities designed for kids which will be very well – organised, engaging, enriching and creative for kids under the best supervision of our staff. Let the kid discover their own hidden talent with G2 Dance Factory. Camp specialist and fully trained staff. Get all the details of this camp in the Flyer below. info@graceandgrooves.com

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Certified ALL YEAR Round Programs Available. CALL NOW 972 979 2559. 

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Texas All Star Talents Showcase # 4, May 29 2022

Dhamaal Events USA in Association with Hetal Joshi M Presents:

A Talent showcase. A platform where participants can showcase their own talent in Professional and Friendly environment. Below 18 Only.

Date: 5/29/2022 | Time: 3pm to 7pm | Tickets & Link to Register

Address: 1509 H Avenue, Plano Courtyard Theater, Plano, Texas 75074

Categories: Ramp Walk | Classical Dance | Western / Bollywood Dance | Singing | Talents – ALL are welcome !!! If you have taken online classes, most welcome to showcase your skills or talent in person. We will be happy to work with you.

Solo – 65$ | Group (min. 5)– 20$ each, Group (min. 10) – 15$ each 

Modeling – 200$ (12 hr package of Model Walk – Phase 1 & includes Participation Fee) 

Participation Certificates will be given with the skill names.

Call-Watsapp To Register or For Queries : 972 979 2559.

Instructors : Sam aka Saumya & Hetal | Sponsorships on the website – directly.

Registration Link : https://www.graceandgrooves.com/book-online

Read About Texas All Star Talents Event Supervisor : Sam aka Saumya

…..Our Events List….


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Series & Sequels !! What are they ?

Series & Sequels in Performing Arts….

Time plays an important role in identifying these acts.

If it is easy for you to understand, it is like those ad/commercials, short films and then we have a full-film/movie! It is also very similar to you performing 1 dance somewhere else and you doing whole production, by yourself.

Your dances can be series too and your productions can be series as well. Example : our dances were Bahubali Series(Tollywood), SRK, Deepika Padukone Series(Bollywood), Annamarcharya Series(Bharatanatyam) & Lavani Series(Folk) in different shows or submissions. For productions of our own, we have Anantha(Classical), Sarvaa(Cinema/Movies) and Rang(Folk) Dance Productions here at Grace And Grooves Group! All are examples of series and sequels.

Other examples at Grace And Grooves concepts and themes are : Tanjore Brothers Margam Series for Bharatanatyam, Dhoom Series for Bollywood, and Zaverchand Meghani Series for Indian Folk Dances. For creative dances, we had rabindra nruthya series, festival folk series & bollywood/tollywood/cinema folk series. The list is endless for the number of series we have done for each genre!

With this, drama/theater is in-built in all of our programs/genres under Hetal Nagaraj. Time allocation was fairly small to call it as independent act and so it was not a seperate series declared. Series can be defined as following a concept, theme or a subject matter or individual as well such as poets, performing arts creators or celebrities that have a good performing arts background. Some can be related to cause and effect or continuation of story like our Theater Comedy Series and thus the sequels!

We, at Grace And Grooves, do productions and then we have annual recitals. All programs can have sequels & series depending on time allocated to them and a theme or concept that they follow. We are year round school and that means every few months, we have new registrations/new batches by location thus we have students performing likewise atleast once a year. The students perform in other events too as and when ready! Our registrations are not prepared to having them perform at events. It is just the cycle that we follow. Those event based performances are done seperately from regular batches!

Movie/commercial shoots are different;it’s not the same as these events or even same as shoots such as LIVE shoots done during pandemic times or for youtube shorts 🙂 These commercial shoots are focused to submissions and paid assignments for modeling, advertising or such other industry related. LIVE shoots that kids dance for videos or performances are entirely different 🙂 These can be series too! We have had those as well for our Reachh Mediaa & Grace Effects as industry related. Even the education industry is industry itself !!

A very good example of the differences in concepts, themes, genres and programs is right here at Grace And Grooves. That is why, Hetal Nagaraj’s first 40hour workshop had first set of students who started in March 2021 and had a full theater specs with a full story line allocated in programs. Before 2020, our drama & theater acts were way too short to identify them as series as it was in-built program, by genre or were 5-10mins. So technically Jan 2021, Grace And Grooves had their series in Theater/Drama with full dialogues and essentials/rules of drama/theater!

That’s how in 2020, Grace And Grooves have graduates in drama/theater as well even when the drama/theater series did not start until 2021 : https://www.graceandgrooves.com/our-graduates

Register NOW and learn the difference! Don’t be a sheep that follows the crowd blindly – Know The Difference. Registration : http://www.graceandgrooves.com.

About Hetal Nagaraj straight background of 37 years and independent history, training, experience of teaching, graduates.

Her own journey/timeline with 4 generation of education in performing arts & her other knowledge!

About our success (without a single vote) is posted here.

Number of shows under Hetal Nagaraj are listed here.

Post Update with information : March 2, 2022

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Daksha M Joshi : Hetal’s Guru & Family-Inspiration

When your family, environment & history itself has taught you so much, why will you look around for inspiration! Know the main inspiration | guru(s) of our Artistic Director Hetal Nagaraj | http://www.hetaln.com.

Lt. Daksha Joshi, Hetal’s mom, was first class mumbai university graduate in fine arts with psychology and dance with English, Marathi & Sanskrit as her languages. She was main inspiration behind Hetal’s entire performing arts journey. Ms. Daksha was well accomplished paid artist herself and she led/taught/planned shows as part of library educational programs, govt. programs in association with schools, kerala samaj, gujarati samaj and various local organizations by contract in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Ms Daksha was known for her fun pupperty shows, gem-diamond studded paintings by order and shadow dance-dramas, dance dramas with full dance routines, by genre. Her specializations in her degrees & programs included folk dances, theater and dramas, bollywood industry knowledge, theater-drama sets for commercial purposes, puppet/mask making sets that Hetal continues to teach/offer. Classical dances had specialities of Sadir/Sathir(Pre-Kalakshetra Bharatanatyam) and Kuddiyattam.

Hetal’s maternal environment are all about performing/fine/music/model, beauty, fashion, salon & artistic activites esp women. They are 3rd genreations of Maharashtrians with full influences of Bollywood industries. Ms. Daksha has also spent few years in Secundrabad and vicinity of hyderabad where she came across several tollywood industry artists as well. Hetal’s grandfather was an engineer & scholar but was also a carnatic and hindustani singer and used to participate in local events for fun. Hetal’s brother was in drama until middle school & was school cartoonist;winning him The Times of India Awards-Twice for children activites. yet throughout the high school grades in science stream, he was a state level ranker(1st 10 in entire state). By 12th grade, he was an IT-STEM geek. He scored part-sponsored scholarships in Engineering & IT degree programs via student-transfer programs in USA universities. His achievements won him iEEE bootcamps at IIT campus & he then tried IIT exam-preps. He couldn’t make it to IIT for 1 mark & so he continued his journey with scored scholarships; leaving performing arts there itself and moved to USA.

Hetal’s cousins have their institutes in their countries w/their guru(s) & have specialities in min 2 dance forms, for fun and yet all are engineers, IT-nerds or have successful businesses! Some are PHD(s) in dance/music and they take short term projects. Inspite of all this, they all have other mainstream education with minimum 2 degrees. All of performing arts, fine arts is carried in family with an established guru-shishya parampara/trainings either from parents or with a formal guru seperate from family. Hetal is herself 4th generation performing arts & 2nd generation of paid artist!

While her paternal history speaks of women in commercial activities, accounts & finance scholars, teaching/education-mainstream, some are very independent and have established activity centers of their own or have business & management. Her family members are often hired in govt. securities or high profile sensitive fields because of their straight/transparent or traceable background. Her dad is accounts & management major w/finance & tax as his specialty. He was a former elite officer in govt & worked for several private companies with his remarkable achievements.

The craze to achieve transparency started during their grandparents’ time. Learning performing arts activities is a norm in her family as you would drink water. All of them are respected veterans/samartians with extra-ordinary achivements in their careers.

Hetal’s environment is always surrounded by all of these activities, subject matter, education & thus the independence. | http://www.hetaln.com.

Her picture is well posted on Hetal’s own background: Click Here.

Pictures and video clips of her guru’s history are very much available & will be posted soon 🙂

Hetal’s Graduates under Grace And Grooves : Listed Here.

Know About Outside Family Influences and Their Transparency & Timeline.

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Screen Shots-Newspaper Clips For International Awards – Hello Gujarat Awards 2020-2021 : Hetal Nagaraj, Ashna Pethe, Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty.

List of Links & Pictures of screenshots for International Awards (Hello Gujarat Awards) – Hetal Nagaraj, Ashna Pethe, Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty, The Settys .

About the Awards : Contributions to Performing Arts and Achievements – All links of pictures, dance-videos, contribution lists were submitted for each of nominations, by genre.

  1. News Link 1. : 10:15 onwards is Hetal Nagaraj as in teacher, Students from 11:20 onwards.
  2. News Link 2. : Other news publications that featured these awards.

Screenshots from more than 6 Gujarati Newspapers & the TV Channel Links-Screenshots :

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