Grace And Grooves Group of Dance Companies By Hetalnagaraj
Our current specializations in dance include the following genres, with full curriculam :
Indian Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Hiphop, Contemporary, Kalaripayattu & Bollywood/Tollywood dances (Movie Dances - Both Traditional & Non Traditional Dances).
Accomplishment Under Hetal Nagaraj, By Hetal Nagaraj with more than 98% involvement including teaching students.
Our Accomplishments till today & Our Owner's OWN contributions :
Hetal Nagaraj was launced as drama artist in 1994 in India (Academic Year : 93 - 94) | Estd. independent artist :1999 | Company Estd. 2010 | Company Regd. in 2012.
In 2004, she moved to the USA and continued her journey with Indian Folk Dances by curriculum and freelance classical dances for youth/college students. She launched herself in 2004 - 2005.
By 2010, she started branding her performances under the names: Hetal Nagaraj, Grace And Grooves and finally registered the company in 2012. Since then, the company has shown massive growth even with once-a-week class by genre & program exclusively with 7 locations exclusively under her with over 98% involvement, local to Dallas-Fortworth, Texas, USA.
Hetal Nagaraj has 50+ specializations in multiple fields (including Indian performing arts) and has shown results in all of them in educational & institutional setup.
Her achievements as of June 2021:
1. Hetal Nagaraj is Guru-teacher in the follow genres :
Indian Folk Dance Guru (from 1999: 100s of graduates, national n international level now).
Indian Classical Dance Guru from 2014 only (now has the first set of graduates, some national as well as international for Bharatanatyam, Chhau, Kalaripayattu).
Bollywood-Cinema teacher/guru from 2014 (now have national level students teaching Bollywood) & Several Recreational Level Students that learn-just for fun classes/seasonal classes.
Hiphop from 2013, 2015 & 2018 (City Level students). Recreational + Elites. For Public from 2019 onwards. Collaborations started in 2010.
Contemporary from 2014. Recreational, Elites Only. 2019 for public.
2. Hetal Nagaraj is The First & Only One To Offer :
A successful Bollywood/Tollywood dance program with a full set of graduates, theory, drama and they are teaching independent classes w/her.
Bharatanatyam dance program focused on margam dances with ragam thalam, recitation and nattuvangam.
Kalaripayattu & Mayurbhanj Chhau Dance & Martial Arts with FULL curriculum from 2016, for dance and martial arts.
In the entire USA to offer all the programs with 100% straight background.
Indian Folk Dances with full theory & by genre production showcases separating Lok Nruthya from stage-folk dances.
3. By 2020 March, Hetal Nagaraj had 80+ dance genre and program graduates in various folk dances just in DFW-Texas, she has 100s of Graduates(USA & India) and have taught 2500+ students all over in India and USA with curriculum & by-genre.
4. Hetal Nagaraj has offered Workshop Programs to 50 to 2000 students - at a time, in DFW-Texas, USA in Indian Folk, Festival Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam Intro Classes, Fusion Classical Dances, Yoga-Dance Projects, Kalari & Bharatanatyam, Chau & Bharatanatyam, Kalari & Bollywood/Tollywood with/without Hiphop in Dallas-Fortworth-Texas-USA.
5. Hetal Nagaraj owns 28+ brands as of March 2021 exclusively.
Company offers variety of dance and performing arts-programs for all ages from extra -curricular/recreational/competitive/ISD supporting performing arts/college-credits/competitive, competition programs, Indian martial arts, artist management, media/commercial photography-videography, amateur artist & youth/teenager’s development, international faculty management, hourly professional dances and fitness programs.
6. We take pride & honor-Both of being the only institute/school that offers curriculum-based programs accepted all over the world in several universities. Tried and Tested exclusively including some who received scholarships in various programs with her trainings-guidance. See our news.
7. In 2020, Hetal Nagaraj acquired Reachh Mediaa - A Media Management Company. By 2021, she became the only dance teacher that has over half a dozen performing artists, by genre, at Reachh Mediaa since 2013.
8. Hetal created opportunities for over 15 highschoolers, interns, amateur-artists for Grace-Effect-Media-Teams in 2014 for their-school-credits.
9. In 2016, Hetal Nagaraj created platform for 50+ amateur-artists by providing them audience, knowledge-skills & fix them in dance, modeling, shoots, costumes, earn-learn-programs in Texas All Star Talents as Non-Profit activities.
10. Hetal took over Dhamaal Events in 2017 and by 2021, she showed success streak of Dhamaal Events Workshops for exclusive International Artists often known as dancer’s paradise in DFW.
11. Hetal Nagaraj created 3 different dance production lines for LIVE shows for Indian Dances itself with 65+ her-own students & separate recitals. Then her choreographers and invited artists contribute to her shows with full credits! See here.
12. Hetal Nagaraj is the only dance teacher to have youngest set of graduates teaching independently, by genre, at age of 13, 15, & 16 years and showing results! She broke her own record for starting her journey at 19.
These graduates are also First Ones to be national level dancers by genre in competitions or events with strict technique-focused-curriculum rules, level, age, non-voting, judges with 100% straight-background or PHDs.
13. In 2020, her graduates/elites/national level students started winning international awards for their accomplishments in dance & some w/required Non-Dance merits too. ALL Non-Voting-Non-Competition-strictly by submitting skills/clips/videos/shoots or accomplishment-certificates/proof. See their Wins!
14. Till date, Hetal bagged 32 awards in non-voting events of Indian Dance Competitions to non-voting culture/leadership/inspiring awards in 1st 3 prizes for: IndianFolkDances, Moviedances, Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu, Chaau, Fusion, Culture, Leadership, StudentAwards - Strictly by rules-Genre/Curriculum/Technique Focused/Creative/Recreational, Competition Rules/ by Choreography & costume guidelines as well as her guru(s) original art-works. See their history. Hetal Nagaraj is also winner of 4 international awards herself-for culture, women-youth-upbringing, business & performing arts. See all our awards listed here.
15. Performances by Genre, Solo, Group, Paid & Unpaid :
Hetal performs every year 3 to 4 performances in her own shows itself in DFW-Texas, except for March to Dec 2020 due to Covid when lockdown happened.
From 1999-2020, she has performed over 150+ performances, a minimum, by genre in her OWN shows or events organized by her or her OWN teachers in USA & India.
Other 150+ performances for outside shows/events/culture events with minimum of 2 to 3 of those events per year. This is 300+ dances in Solo(s) & Group/Paid and Unpaid Projects.
In 2021, she went LIVE with her 7th arangetram with international audience over Zoom & Youtube Invite LIVE.
Hetal has gifted herself/her family/students/teachers and everybody around her with above achievements along with several knowledge & job opportunities. See her show counts!
More about Ms. Hetal at www.hetaln.com and our endless list of graduates and program offerings : Click Here.
Along with her full trainings, internships of 25+ years in performing arts & 35+ years of experience(from 1984), she is also a certified trainer from Ahmedabad Management Association (IIM Atira-Wing, Company Employee Program) with FULL scholarship & internships. Read here.
Over a decade of non-stop awards in non-voting Indian Dance Competitions in Indian Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood/Tollywood and Fusion by Year/Level. All our dance programs are certified by Master Faculties from India and have some of the best universities curriculum(s) that do not require any approval of authentication due to extensive research and degrees in Indian Performing Arts that our choreographers pursue or already have.
We, ourselves are eligible to open as school / university & soon we will. We are on our way to that with this clarity even in recreational classes by genre & style too.
How we do it :
We do it all - with absolutely straight background & transparency.
We offer extra-curricular programs, recreational programs, ISD supporting performing arts programs, college credits, competitive/competition programs for those interested in competition trainings, hourly based professional dance programs and a few fitness related programs.
All our dances come with exclusive curriculum and are accepted all over the world and several universities.
We know the drill from dance, curriculam, terms, techniques, choreography by audience, costumes, stage to makeup and lot more!
Grace And Grooves is honored to be the only Indian Dance School with straight/transparent background for all the programs offered under them.
Kalasri/shri Institute of Classical Dances
Indian Martial Arts Classes
Seperate Competition Classes
At Grace And Grooves own in-person/physical locations (exclusively with Hetal Nagaraj itself ), our students are celebrating their 250th, 450th hour Bollywood, 350th or 400th hour in Indian Folk Dances (once week), 150th hour in Kalaripayattu, for some the journey has began and are about to complete their 100th hour & some at 500th hour in Bharatanatyam(some twice week) & the history continues.
That is just our own owner's Hetal contribution and capacity with results + Choreographers teach.
Indian dance lessons for everybody !
Kids Ages 5+, 8+, 10+, 13+, Teens, & Adults..
It is an Honor To Be The Only Indian Dance Institute With Straight/Transparent Background Of Indian Performing Arts & Degrees.