The Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance (Chhandika) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Kathak dance. Based in Massachusetts, Chhandika is affiliated with the Chhandam Chitresh Das Dance Company in San Francisco, California, as well as the Nritya Bharati Institute in Kolkata, India. Chhandika provides a stimulating, supportive and multi-cultural environment in which to explore the physical, intellectual and spiritual benefits of Kathak dance as a student, professional practitioner or curious observer.

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Chhandika is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and contributing to the rich tradition of kathak dance, a classical storytelling art from North India. Chhandika offers classes for men, women, and children of all ages; enriches the community through performances and demonstrations; and fosters personal growth and cultural exploration through its workshop and outreach activities.


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