Nirja Setty

Dance Trainings : Tickets for her LIVE STREAMING ….CLICK HERE.

  • Bharatnatyam training from age of 5 years under Hetal Nagaraj for Kalakshetra Bani/Style. By 2021, she completes 11 straight years of training and a FULL margam. She completed her Arangetram Online In Jan 2021 in Dallas Forworth Of North Texas, USA.
  • 5 Years of Classical Ballet from Ballet Academy of Texas(Coppell), Coppell Dance Center(Coppell), Prestige Performing Arts (Lewisville/Coppell).
  • 5 Years of Recreational to Competitive American Tap from Ballet Academy of Texas(Coppell), Coppell Dance Center(Coppell), Prestige Performing Arts (Lewisville/Coppell).
  • She has trainings of over 25 Indian Folk Dances in different styles with performances under Hetal Nagaraj. See her Graduate List here.
  • 1 year of Recreational Jazz, An exclusive Indian Folk Dance Student from age of 4. Ballet Academy of Texas(Coppell), Coppell Dance Center(Coppell), Prestige Performing Arts (Lewisville/Coppell).
  • 24 hours – Kalaripayattu (Level 1) Training : Hetal Nagaraj.
  • 12 hours-Contemporary Workshop / Broadway Artist & Bollywood Celebrity : Shakti Mohan
  • 12 hours – Contemporary Program : Applications in Bollywood : Hetal Nagaraj | Asst.Mansi Chauhan.
  • 5 hours of Kathak Introduction Techniques for a 20 second Nritta in Fusion Piece : Hetal Nagaraj | Mansi Chauhan.
  • She started her Hiphop Training in 2018 as absolute beginner. As she graduated, she also did 4 hours of Hiphop : United Kings – USA Tour – Workshop for Intermediate & Advance Dancers. She is currently taking her trainings in Intermediate and Advance level for the fun of it.

Other Dance Training Related Accomplishments :

  • She enjoys exploring other styles of Bharatanatyam and has done fusion dances in Bharatanatyam with multiple style jathis with our continued education students who are from different styles of Bharatanatyam at www.graceandgrooves.com.
  • Her other dance dramas include : Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dance comparison in danceathons with Rabindra Nruthya Series in Anantha-1 Classical Dance Production 2019 & multi-style Bharatanatyam in Sarvaa Dance Production -1 in 2019 September with several other elites and performing teams of www.graceandgrooves.com.
  • Her copyright permitted dance include *Bho Shamboo* edited to her own level as her training to work with choreography and techniques.
  • She has also done 4 Bharatanatyam dance pieces with Ms.Alpana under Pandanullar Bani/Style of Bharatanatyam to explore & compare Bharatanatyam style – none of which was ever used anywhere to perform.

Dance Dramas & Dance Musicals :

  • With over a dozen dance musicals & dance dramas, by style and form in her portfolio, she is an elite of Hetal Nagaraj. Curriculam based on Theater/Theatre, Natya Shashtra & Language-Literature.
  • She is amongst first graduates in ALL programs with our other Elites.

Competitions, Accomplishments & Performances :

  • National Level Elite Status For Indian Dances :
    1. Bharatanatyam – ALL Solo(s): She earned her National Level Elite Status under Hetal Nagaraj in 2014 at the age of 10. This was when she won 2nd place all over USA & was invited to compete with USA & Canada winners in Classical Category in Ohio & Chicago – USA. Bharatanatyam Dance Piece : Kavtuvam(Group). Solo: Mangalam, Pushpanjali, Allaripu, Jatiswaram, Thillana (hattrick winner w/3 different Thillana(s) w/3 different choreo – one of which learned directly from Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan here in DFW-Texas & later edited per competition guidelines. Pictures Here.
    2. Anantha # 2 dances were showcase of not only her award winning dance pieces but lot of other dancers as well under Ms. Hetal Nagaraj. Anantha Dance Production is margam dance productions focused to curriculam based dances.
    3. Indian Folk Dances Solo: She earned her National Level Elite Status under Hetal Nagaraj for Indian Folk Dances at the age of 11(Solo) when she won 2nd place in Indian Folk Dances Solo for her Folk Dance Ghoomar, Lavani and last round Garba Fusion-Prachin/Traditional. Again selected for International grounds and it was requested again and again for Lavani & Ghoomar.
      • Group With Hetal Nagaraj : Later followed by group dances with Tribute to Gujarati Literature like Mor Bani, Narsinh Mehta & many others and other signature dance pieces with Elites @graceandgrooves.com under Hetal Nagaraj. Other group accomplishments were : Ghoomar/Group, Bihu/Group, Garba/Group, Gidda/Group, Folk-Kavdi/Group, Kollatam/Group and many more. Her List of Folk Accomplishment-Click Here.
      • Group With Indu Mangrola: Her first group national level status was under Indu Mangrola in 2013 for fusion folk garba in Fogana – Ohio, USA. See that dance here.
    4. Bollywood, Movie Dances : Her Bollywood journey started in 2013 officially with Hetal Nagaraj and since then, she is winner of Non-Voting Dance Competitons in DFW-Texas to National Level. Prior to 2013, she performed in IANT with her friends at the age of 5 years just for fun. Her Bollywood / Movie Dance award winning dances were straight 1st place was songs such as Dhoom Machale Series/Solo, Bahubali Mashup/Solo, Nimbooda Song/Solo & Taal Mashup with hattrick wins just in DFW-Texas and selected for several competitions in & out of USA. Her other group participations that won national level status were : (Dance-Drama)Krishna Leela – Fusion of Folk & Bollywood : Meethe Ras, Traditional Dances on Movie : Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Mashup.
  • PAID Assignments : She has repeatedly won several nominations all over USA & has been invited to perform several times for PAID performances. Her other PAID accomplishments include Costume Launch and Product Advertisements.
  • She couldn’t compete to gain her International Status due to her school exams as most of the times those dates would fall in exam times and travelling is not possible.
  • Nirja’s Group Arangetram at Anantha#2 at Plano Courtyard Theater, Plano-Texas with special guest appearance Revanta Sarabhai on March 28, 2020 was postponed due to Covid-19. Nirja decided to move on doing it online to showcase them. Watch her perform her favorite wins that have won awards all over USA over & over again with same choreography. **Dance Songs Changed. : Here.
  • Notable Performances: Nirja Setty has been part of over a dozen in-house signature dance and musical dance productions of Grace And Grooves LLC exclusively in Bharatnatyam, Bharatnatyam Fusions, Bollywood, Bollywood Fusion with full trainings, And Indian Folk Dances, Indian Folk Dance Fusions with Full Trainings along with Grace Creations Signature series with American Tap & Jazz. Other than Grace And Grooves Group of Dance Companies, she has also performed in 5 nutcracker dance productions, 4 other non-indian dance productions for Tap, Jazz, Ballet as freelance artist as well as student. For Fusion, she has been part of 2 dance productions

State Level Status In Non-Indian Dances:

  • Nirja is also a former state level group winner for Non-Indian Dances such as Tap, Jazz & Ballet for Group and Solo Dances.
  • Solo Dances in Tap And Jazz, in she has won several School Awards for school & recreational competitions, by genre and by her age group.

Her other dance include Fusion of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood and Folk signature series that she and her friends won non-stop in fusion categories at the age 6 and 7.

Current 2021 Dance Activities :

She is currently 15 years old(as of 2020) and earned several accomplishments at school, city, state and national level for over a decade, non-stop and continues to take advance trainings in all she does!

Other Interests & Non-Dance Accomplishments :

  • Her other interest include chess, swimming, doing spelling bees, drawing/painting, maths and for her education is just as important. She is Former Regional Level USA chess player, State level USA swimmer, city/school level spelling bees, math competitions. She loves to compete for the fun of it.
  • Nirja Setty was also nominated(non-voting) as student of the year with grace and grooves group of companies for her displaying her leadership skills, team player skills and organizing skills during her dance journey with Grace And Grooves & Hetal Nagaraj. She has been role model to students who find it hard to strike balance in all they do.
  • Nirja Setty has also been face of the year for various magazines and photographers back to back 2 times in year (not knowing the fact that she is the same girl in different costumes on stage performing flawlessly and all videographers would record them only) along with her other dance-elite Srinija.
  • During Nirja’s baby years, she has been nominated as Finalist for Open-Crowd Gerber Contest (non-voting) and gift vouchers from Disney – Florida, USA. (Free Trip With All Perks Paid).
  • Parents decided to keep her off the limelight & other media exposure until she is ready on her own & with her own consent to pursue whatever she wants!

Social Media For Nirja Setty :

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NirjaSettyN/

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGtPLU1sdzbr50wP3UzE0rg/videos

Setty Siblings : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXYVXztrGVzSry5NCJ7B1ww/about

Video Compilation Work In Progress.

Buy Tickets To Watch Her Favorite Wins.

  • Margam Wins-1 By Nirja Setty.
  • Genre : Bharatanatyam

Anantha 2 was showcase of all our margam wins by not only Nirja Setty but several others from group to solo. This showcase is not only her arangetram event but also her favorite wins. Dances that are very close to her heart.

** Songs are changed to avoid repetition. Rest all remains as is!

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Why Compete!!! Where does it get you ?

We are asked this lot of times, sometimes when people call……..Why Compete!!! What does it get you ? Do you compete because you are not confident…LOL NO…!

Here is why we have culture to compete, perform and do educational activities.

You heard that right, culture to compete is encouraged but not necessary. Our job is to inform you, tell you pros and cons. You do it or you do not it, there is no compromise in dance 🙂 You will still learn the same exact thing even if you do not compete and in same number of classes!

Competitions that we go to are : Healthy, Fun, technique focused/education field/ and lot of them come with really good $$, some are strictly amateur level while some are really good/tough/hard/strict/competitive on techniques and other rubrics. Read about rubrics!

Benefits of competing or even giving the best performance, if you were to give !

  1. You compete because it is not always for the win….! Some competitions will teach lot of other things that even education mainstream will not give you that exposure. It is about being there, feeling it, going through it that will give you the experience.
  2. It teaches healthy sportsmanship…You will still be friends, classmates whether or not you got the wins or lose!
  3. You compete so that you know what comes out of you, under that pressures!
  4. You compete so that when you lose, it does not bother you. It becomes fun!
  5. You learn to lose and still do it all over again & learn to never give up.
  6. You win it and still do it all over again; as if it never happened.
  7. You do competitions to understand life is not about competing. It is about giving your math exam after losing 5 different competitions and still get “A” without a cry. Oh, you bet, elites have gone through that a lot of times. Just like that you do not win. Times they have not won…and still had their exams later next week…Read About them here.
  8. You do competitions so that it gives you a refined audience who knows what you are doing and they have every right to comment or critic on your performance that you will not get in culture or festival audiences or even in those reality show competitions.
  9. You compete as if you are giving your post exam that is optional and fun.
  10. You compete so that when you are there, you do not lose it, no matter what happens on that day. It is the process that teaches you.
  11. You compete so that you learn to trust your trainings..from laughing, smiling, crying, moods or whatever that may come….even if you had worst day of your life.
  12. You compete so that when you get feedback (some competitions come with educational feedback), you do the fixes and do it all over again. It is the pressure under which things will happen that may surprise everybody!
  13. You compete so that the girl or boy you just met took your 2nd place or 1st place or 3rd place and that life is all about how best you did and for what. You get to judge yourself, understand + and – of it. And what could have got you that 1st place, if you would have prob listened to your teacher. Mind you, sometimes too much/over practice too causes failures!
  14. You compete so that you learn to balance everything. It is like a dart board, you hit or miss, you will play it again until the board or the dart is available!
  15. You compete to lead and take charge of your groups’ decision for changes that may happen or support as team member when required. It is not always about you.
  16. You learn to let go your ego and learn to respect others and you learn to never laugh at others. You know what it takes to be there. It is the process.
  17. You learn to get tired, exhausted under pressure and still do a flawless job just as trained without letting audience know of how bad your day was.
  18. Some competitions comes with perks/well most that we do…some $ that students earn for themselves and pay off their own fees and we do too, some give other benefits. It just depends on type of competitions.

Competing in competitions fosters not only healthy environment for sportsmanship between students, teachers, parents, and their own friends but also lot of times depending on rubrics or type of competitions, you will amaze yourself. We have had sweet surprises when our elites forgot their dance moves and made up something(surprise-their own genre steps!) and still got 1st place. Our teachers wondered that time as to where did this step come from and yet the genre suffices and gets them 1st place. Nobody knew till date if it was mistake! While there were days when we had “oppps” moments too then back to point 10. Finish the dance even if you lost that split of the second….get back to it, right away!

Do you know, not all our students compete. While not all our students perform either and yet they all learn the same exact dance/technique and routine. We did it from over a decade just in DFW of North Texas ….and will continue to do so :). 

This is the magic of training…And that is why whether or not you compete, there is no difference in what we teach you or these learning skills! With us, under Hetal Nagaraj, you get a guarantee of technique focused & creativity with all that straight background that we speak of…..Your child or yourself will learn same exact steps in same number of classes, no matter what the level is. See for yourself on our Youtube. The videos are clipped from master recording files of entire recording of non-stop classes.

Competing in educational competitions exposes you to educational field and not to entertainment field. Both are different and so are the dances. The entire choreography changes & techniques are far off. You will know when you will do it separately. We have them both under us for seperate category of dance requirements and they all are seperate. They are like two parallel lines that will NEVER meet or agree to each other. And for sure, that is something not to be compared or discussed. You compare when they have something in common!

Only Best Part about all the educational field dancers is that they fit very well and succeed in entertainment world of their genres because of strong knowledge, techniques/originality in them and the process of the trainings that they go through comes with its pros that no education or experience will teach. While entertainment dancers find extremely difficult to fit in educational field and related state of affairs. It becomes difficult for them to understand concepts, techniques and choreography too. Either way, this is just our experience whenever we had choreographers from entertainment field or direct industry who do not know this process of education. While who are we to argue when it comes to parallel lines. Those who have never done it will not know it!

Call NOW…Learn your life skills from sportsmanship to leadership skills with us and let dance allow you to beat the crap out of everything. 972 979 2559 is the right number. Our owner Hetal Nagaraj ( www.hetaln.com ) has a certifications in those too other than her trainings of 35 years background in Indian and Non-Indian Performing Arts. For those who do not know, she was trained exclusively under her teachers’ complete trainings, internships, guidance, mentorship, amongst the most mature and strongest leaderships and was launched by one in 1999.

Do you know ? In order to at-least get 1 win for 1 genre, you have to submit at-least 1 student or group or for audition for at-least 1 dance in 1 category/genre ? Do the math, how many of our students must have submitted per competition & per genre to create a record of 10+ years of history in all genres with technique based non-voting educational competitions 🙂 .

This just tells how much we love what we do, how we succeed in all we do…and why! try it, you will achieve it too. #trainingsrequired

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Secret To Winning Indian Dance Competitions For Dummies!!!

Winning 1st 3 prizes for solo(s)/group(s) in Indian Dance Competitions for over a decade in our genre of specialization for non-voting Indian Dance Competitions sounds like a big thing. It actually isn’t if you follow curriculum and keep it fun. For us, it has been a norm for Bharatanatyam, Indian Folk Dances & Bollywood/Some Tollywood and from 2013-Fusion!

HOW ? We love to share how we have been winning from over a decade in all the “stage dance competitions” and how our elites have come this far with such good paid commitments.

So, here’s our HOW TO Win Indian Dance Competitions for Dummies…! Our Fool Proof guidelines and tips for those interested.

One of main attributes in stage competitions/for all genres are : Techniques. Techniques also means right amount of expressions required at certain techniques or mood used in the dance, coordination if group, comfort level of dancers with respect to dance, stage presence and personality, choreography, costumes, makeup and drama aspect. To do it right, you have to feel it and go through it which at Grace And Grooves is a norm! Because our owner herself comes from that background of competitions from over 2 decades! Read About Ms. Hetal Nagaraj.

To begin with, what are the types of dances ?

Be it Bharatanatyam, Indian folk dances or Bollywood/Movie inspired dances; usually these dances are non-commercial dances. For bollywood or tollywood dance industry genre, there is level of dance and name of dance as well. As we all know that bollywood dances emerge from various forms or styles or certain drama attributes and thus will always have name.

However, there are certain category of dances within bollywood that do not have name because they do no follow a form or style and are purely for entertainment or let’s just say – NO RULES thus, these dances makes them commercial dances and usually gets disqualified in first round itself if you do it in-spite of rules given. Open category of competitions usually accepts these for example – most reality show competitions are based on this! That dance industry/world is entirely different than education studio. Education world competitions are to encourage the dancer to follow the rules, get finer in it and excel with feedbacks and let’s just say prepare them for higher grounds of possibilities within the form or with fusions later, if trained. Then, break the rules-it is completely dancers wish and instructor’s wish! None-the-less, our students have won these open category dance competitions with their actual dance forms itself or with fusion depending on what is allowed. Usually it will depend on judges, number of rounds in competitions and students training level in that genre. Everything goes in there…

For Bharatanatyam/Classical Dances & indian folk dances, the category is always non-commercial and standard as it is dance form. Even for entertainment, creativity is out of this world if used within the form. Most classical dances are actual dance formats/margams itself and then there are dance dramas. Not to confuse with dance musicals!

There is this entire category of exclusive Indian Folk Dances that is entirely different than the dances that are into Community stage dances/cultural dances/regional dances/bollywood inspired folk dances/ethnic dances/creative folk dances. Why ? Because of rubrics of judging and rules that go with it is entirely different for both these categories. You cannot possibly compare Folk Dances rubrics to Bollywood or with Bharatanatyam. With Bollywood having different types of techniques and some folk dances do not even have expressions as their main factor. Likewise, Bharatanatyam nritta if done will lack several attributes of nritya or natyam itself. So rubrics are often kept in % by the genre or type of entries.

Depending on competitions, they categorize fusion dances or they put them in open category. Concept of fusion dances is very simple! Some go by dance done on other music to be considered as fusion because their argument is that if dance is not danced on its actual/real music then it is not that dance. That is true but if u do not consider music at all and see the dance without music; what will you name it? That raises lot of fundamental questions. So these occurrences have been very rare in over 10 years of history that we have participated. We had 2 such competitions that we came across in entire history of 10+ years where they had that kind of rule! We got 1st place in both anyway. The only argument to this was you cannot name that dance as fusion unless 2 or more dance form or styles are used. Rest are very clear about categories & thus you’ll know it well.

Then comes the judges. First experience is always a question for you because these competitions do not tell you who the judges are and some do not specify the rubrics either but when you test waters, you’ll know! We had tested some waters — we decided not to waste time there as they were bias to one team based on their friendly relations! Then be it that way, you should call only them!

Some competitions are very transparent to names of judges and their experiences and that is fun! Last but not the least, whether or not there it is any voting. If voting then how many % is counted towards total judging points. What age group we are competing in one category/genre is also important factor for stage like dances!!

Then comes, prize money if there is one or something of that sort. Then it is motivating for students who are doing competitions regularly or something of that equivalent value. Nobody wants a 10$ trophy after spending money on hours of practices, competition fees, costumes and that just adds to a collection without a meaning!

For us at Grace And Grooves, it has been other way round. Our students have earned more, earned bigger opportunties than what they put money in! It is just boring for our students who have competed from over 10 years now to go for $10 trophies without the meaning to it. They rather spend money 50 to 60$ and do shows with us where they know they are going to get recognition, feathers to wear that they can own as skill-set, showcase as their own, perks, discounts and many more fun things to take home. A beautiful memory to take home. Budget is very important factor too!

Alas, comes the winning part after all that! Most difficult & unpredictable of all!

Just like that you do not get the wins in 1st 3 places & $$$ prizes. Here are some standard points that we have come across for rubrics in judgement & we would absolutely love to share with you:

1. Expressions 40% depending on genre. Some genres strongly requires that this element isn’t the part of dance because of restrictions on costumes, mask, type of song/pure technique competitions, or certain type of dramas. so % is then distributed.

2. Techniques 50% & % is distributed

3. Comfort level of dance & body movements-rest % divided, solo or group and as per difficulty level.

4. Coordination to music-rest % divided, if solo or group.

6. Costumes-rest % divided

7. Makeup / Dramatic effects of dance : % is divided by genre.

7. Props & usages

8. Choreography and Innovation in dance form without losing genre category—-some competitions have this highest! some have these 2 seperate.

10. Culture aspect depending on dance (if required depending on competitions since we have been to some of most difficult & strict competitions too!!!)

Sounds easy ? See you there..!!!!

Congrats to all our elites Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty, Setty Siblings, Ashna Pethe, Hetal Nagaraj, and lot of our graduates who have won them through a decade as they grew with us by balancing not only personal life but studies too.

Check out their real dances & results as they have been doing it beautifully and gracefully like cute little swans! Click Here.

Read about these budding stars : Here.

See their dance trainings at : https://www.graceandgrooves.com/our-graduates

Our Performing Teams too have won several such auditions/competitions or are called for special paid appearances : https://www.graceandgrooves.com/our-performing-team

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Dates these page were updated : May 1, 2020. 930am.

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Salutations To Our People, Staff, Teams…We love you.

We thought of compiling the list of parents who work for us as an applaud to their services and volunteer assignments when they are able to do so for all our social media, ads, flyer printing, customer service, entry submissions to our organizers, website maintenance, costumes maintenance and costumes.

They either come to us or they do it from their place. They dance with us or their kids dance with us with their own freelance group terms due to their full time travel or local jobs. There may be times when our company calls may be directed to any of them and they do not work as payroll or more than hour so they may not disclose their names and there is no remuneration involved. ALL school/college/internships are paid to students, as applicable. Volunteer assignments are given as well.

It is exclusively for the love of dance. Joining Date to Ending Dates as applicable.

  • Shruti Sheladia : intern/holidays/as available. August 2012 to December 2013.
    • Internship : August 2012 to August 2013 : No show
    • Leadership Work : August 2013 to December 2013 : No show.
    • Reason for leaving : Let go, No show.
  • Mansi Chauhan : intern/holidays/as available.
  • Rinku Das : Nov 2018 to August 2019 : Direct Hire.
  • Digvijay Singh. aka Dg or Dj, Jasmindar & family : August 2018/2019.
    • Internship August 2018 to March 2019, as available.
    • Leadership Work March 2019.
  • Hetal Shah Patel, Patel & Family. : August 2016.
  • Vanita Patel : August 2018
  • Jinal Shah Mehta : August 2018
  • Kalpana Sai : March 2019
  • Shweta Jagadish : August 2016
  • Deepthi Chandrasekaran : solo artist/teach as available/from Jan 2014
    • Internships and own Solo(s) : Jan 2014 to December 2015
    • Leadership Work from December 2015, as available
  • Sindhu J : March 2014 Student to performing team/Graduate.
    • Leadership Work August 2018
  • Kavitha R : August 2018
  • Tejaswini K : August 2018
    • Student to performing team/Graduate in January 2019 Anantha.
  • Mandi Parikh : intern/holidays. : August 2018.
    • Internship As available, short work only/staff.
  • Samar B & Family : January 2019 Onwards.
    • Internship January to August 2019.
    • Leadership Work August 2019.
  • Prushti Dave :
    • Internship March 2019 – August 2019.
    • Leadership Work August 2019 onwards. IT.
  • Anamika Jain : June 2019.
    • Performing team/freelance/under training.
  • Ketki S : New : June 2019 to October 2019.
    • Reason for leaving : Unable to commit due to travels.
  • Nimisha Sri : intern/holidays. March 2019
  • Devi S/Balasundaram : New – Sept 2019 to Oct 31 2019.
    • Reason for leaving : Started some business.
  • Puja Natesan : New. Student to performing team/Graduate.
    • Continued Education/Performing team. Come see her graduate at Anantha-2020.
  • Jeya Ravi : New
    • External-Continued Education/Performing team/under training – Subject to on-hold/Visa.
  • Yagna Pathak(Sept 2019 1st week – October 1st week) : Freelance projects/short terms/On-Hold. Background check – cancelled/on-hold.
  • Rachita Umesh(Feb 2020) : Freelance short-term batches, on-board trial period & Background check – cancelled as the batches rolled off due to low enrollments.
  • Santosh K, Our pre-judgement team for competitions for Non-Classical Dances/Genre. From Ms. Hetal Nagaraj’s own dance education stage industry & competition arenas when Ms. Hetal took her hiphop trainings in late 2014 & 2015. From 2016-2017, he has been judge for our “pricey” & “very strict” non-voting dance competition/non-classical genre. Times you just cannot afford to make a mistake because not only competitions require international standards(judges in actual dance forms) but price too is 75$ & up per solo or per round. Because nobody is perfect, you need a third eye. See his tie-ups here with Ms. Hetal Nagaraj.

This post is an appreciation to these lovely people for spending their precious time for us. We have received lot of rumors about who works for us or Mrs. Hetal Nagaraj. These people are very well set in their life with their full time job commitments. We trust them because of their contributions to our company and its work.

They have not worked with any other dance company so far that we know of due to our thorough background check or if they have, they have disclosed it to us about their equations. We feel thankful and blessed.

Thank you for all you do and maintaining the transparency.
We do offer part time, temporary work for seniors, stay at home moms, college students who are on legal status.
The work given to them are mostly data entry jobs that they do for 2-3 hours and get over with. None of our choreographers/these people are allowed to bring their gadgets, they usually use our given gadgets to maintain transparency and continuity.
We do not discriminate for gender/race/ethnicity/country/color and like to respect people who love to work. We do not recruit them. It is freewill one time thing. We do not ask them where they come from or where they go.

Updated on : May 26, 2019 | July 26, 2019 | Feb 26-27th 2019 | March 5, 2020 | June 30, 2020.

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Grace And Grooves Blog List Of Articles

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Blog List Of Articles : (From Newest To Oldest–Scroll Down)

ALL Password Protected Posts are going forward PAID posts for our exclusive members. For research students/art enthusiasts and for dance credit interns – pls contact Ms. Hetal : Here.
    1. ALL Recitals Of Grace And Grooves : Updated Annually
    2. Time-Line of Grace And Grooves LLC : Updated Annually
    3. Student of The Year – Updated Annually. : Updated Annually
    4. Anantha Dance Production Series :  Dates Updated Annually.
    5. Reviews : From Our Students/Parents with Years of Trainings. NEW
    6. Is Learning Language Required To Learn Dances ?
    7. Grace And Grooves Awards In Indian Dance Competitions
    8. Journey of Master In Fine Arts….Submitted By Hetal Nagaraj
    9. Why Seperate Names for Each Programs ?? NEW!!!
    10. Dhamaal Events USA Website Moves To Grace And Grooves Website! NEW!!
    11. Grace And Grooves Dance Performances List : Always NEW!!
    12. Know The Dancer by Dance : NEW
    13. Workshops Craze : NEW !!
    14. Dance Forms, Styles, Creative Dances, Fusions…What’s Buzz?
    15. Why Grace And Grooves LLC discontinued Better Business Bureau of Dallas Fortworth Areas of North Texas, USA.
    16. Anybody Can Dance(ABCD), Can Anybody Teach ? : NEW !!
    17. Dance Glossary : NEW !! Always Updating !!!
    18. Guest/International Faculties at Grace And Grooves LLC
    19. Guest Artist at Grace And Grooves LLC Dance Productions : NEW
    20. Why Compete or Perform, What does that get you ? : NEW
    21. International Artist Prospects For Grace And Grooves LLC : NEW
    22. Trained & Untrained Teachers – Difference by Hetal Nagaraj
    23. Competitions Counted On Our Lists.
    24. Secrets To Winning Competitions for Dummies : NEW
    25. Salutations to our people, we love you. — NEW
    26. Salutations to Darpana Academy of Performing Arts (Ahmedabad-India) & Trainings.
    27. Grace And Grooves LLC, Names, Logo(s) – Updated As Required
    28. Recital 2017: Celebration of Life Featuring JALSO (NRITYA KI MASTI).
    29. Past Interns and Visiting Faculties w/Grace And Grooves
    30. Musical Dance Drama 2017(Public) 
    31. Creative School-Fun Projects
    32.  List of Performances 2015 and Before
    33. Early Training of Our Founding Member-Raised With Standards
    34. Recital 2016 : Dance of Gods Featuring ADI-SHAKTI
    35.  Bollywood Fever…. since 2015
    36.  ELITE: Expensive or Quality?
    37.  Creativity In Performing Arts (Folk): Embrace Or Not?
    38. Our Story – How, when…. Grace And Grooves Started. And Why us ?
    39. 1999…. Entering Freelance Private Group Choreography.  
    40. Past Volunteers And Staff
    41. Dance like nobody’s watching OR dance like everybody’s watching? 

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