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Grace And Grooves is in the 12th year of making a history with registered dance business, recreational classes, work, passion, quality education, and instructions as an independent company.

Current Leadership : Hetal Nagaraj. (2010-Current) 

Website : www.hetaln.com

About our artistic director Hetal Nagaraj in brief : 

  • Hetal Nagaraj was launced as drama artist in 1994 in India. (Academic Year : 93 - 94).

  • She was Estd. independent artist :1999 @age of 19 - first batch. This was right after her full training/internships & successful show contributions under her teachers.

  • 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 re-launched herself in 2004 - 2005 in USA.

  • 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. More about hetal's performing arts trainings.

**Hetal Nagaraj has 50+ specializations in multiple fields (including Indian performing arts) and has shown results in all of them** More about her : www.hetaln.com

Overall Growth under the leadership & 99% involvement of Hetal Nagaraj was achieved with 4 hrs each on Saturday & Sunday for teaching. In 2019, she took performing arts activities as a full timer offering classes throughout the week & weekend w/staff  & moved to freelance consultant services in other fields:

 

1. Hetal Nagaraj is Guru-teacher in the follow genres :

  1. Indian Folk Dance Guru (from 1999: 100s of graduates, national n international level now).

  2. Indian Classical Dance Guru from 2014 only (now has the first set of graduates, some national as well as international for Bharatanatyam, Chhau, Kalaripayattu).

  3. 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.

  4. Hiphop from 2013, 2015 & 2018 (City Level students). Recreational + Elites. For Public from 2019 onwards. Collaborations started in 2010.

  5. Contemporary from 2014. Recreational, Elites Only. 2019 for public.

  6. Theater Guru from 2009.

2. Hetal Nagaraj is The First & Only One To Offer :

  1. A successful Bollywood/Tollywood dance program with a full set of graduates, theory, drama and they are teaching independent classes w/her.

  2. Bharatanatyam dance program focused on margam dances with ragam thalam, recitation and nattuvangam.

  3. Kalaripayattu & Mayurbhanj Chhau Dance & Martial Arts with FULL curriculum from 2016, for dance and martial arts.

  4. In the entire USA to offer all the programs with 100% straight background.

  5. Indian Folk Dances with full theory & by genre production showcases separating Lok Nruthya from stage-folk dances.

3. Total Number of Graduates :

  • By 2021 March,  Hetal Nagaraj has 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.

  • 45 couple-marriage package/programs-classes.

  • More than 90 private classes given by Ms. Hetal.

4. Workshops, Lecture, Demonstrations : 

5.    Brands under Hetal Nagaraj exclusive ownership :

  • Hetal 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. All our brands are listed here.

6.    Scholarship Programs :

  • 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.    Artist Mangement by Genre & Modeling by Genre :

8.    Commercial - Videography & Photography :

  • Hetal created opportunities for over 15 highschoolers, interns, amateur-artists for Grace-Effect-Media-Teams in 2014 for their-school-credits. 

  • More than 15 Shoots are done in this activity for various submissions.

9.    Non Profit Activites | Fundraisers :

  • 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.

  • More about our non-prifit acitivites & adopted projects: Read More.

10. Dance Events & International Artists :

  • 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.

  • 10 workshops held in DFW, under the leadership and supervision of Hetal Joshi M from Bharatanatyam, Festival Folk Dances, Folk Dances, Bollywood & Hiphop!

11. Dance Production Lines :

  • Hetal Nagaraj created 3 different dance production lines for LIVE shows for Indian Dances itself with 65+ her-own students & separate recitals.

  • Apart from her own students, her choreographers, interns and invited artists contribute to her shows with full credits! See here.....

12. Youngest Independent Choreographers & Graduates:

  • 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!

  • Hetal Nagaraj 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. 

  • See about them here : Ashna, Nirja, Samarth

  • Endless list of graduates , internship trainings and program offerings : Click Here.

13. Graduates With International Awards :

  • 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 about them here : Ashna, Nirja, Samarth

  • See their Wins! 

14. Awards, Competition Awards & Nominations:

  • 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 the history of these accomplishments as company.

  • Hetal Nagaraj is also winner of 4 international awards herself-for culture, women-youth-upbringing, business & performing arts. See all of Ms. Hetal's 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 totals to 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.

  • All of above events are purely institutional, educational, non-profit and non-commercial events or if classical then purely margam items.

16. Wholesale Costume Supplier :

  • More than 10 dance schools in her networks have bought costumes from Ms. Hetal's own brand as of 2021. It goes in her own name.

  • Bharatanatyam, Bollywood, Indian Folk Dances & Fusion Designer Wear for High End Competitions or Events. Min order :12 costumes/sets, or min 2000$ billing of products.

  • More about Ms. Hetal's fabric and textile background : See here.

17. ​Hetal's Own Experience in Performing Arts :

  • Along with her full trainings & with full internships of 25+ years in Indian Performing Arts (from 1994) & 37 years of experience(from 1984), she specializes in non-indian performing arts too. See here.

  • Hetal is also a certified trainer from Ahmedabad Management Association (IIM Atira-Wing, Company Employee Program) with FULL scholarship & internships. This training and leadership certification is an internaitonal grade certification that does not expire.  Read here.

  • 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!

18. Record Breaking Success of Non-Voting Indian Dance Competitions :

        ( by genre, regional, state, national & international) 

  • 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.

19. Clarity : 

  • We, ourselves are eligible to open as school / university & soon we will.

  • We are on our way to that too with the type of clarity in recreational classes by genre & style and with once a week class!

  • Strictly level by level skills-class education!

20. Outside Company - Collaborations & Partnerships :

  • Collaborated with various artists on stage / off-stage for various performing arts showcases/shows/competitions & events : indian and non-indian - Both!

  • Record Breaking collabs with more than 12 artists & 3 Dance companies - all legal.

  • See one of the brand that was result of collab ,  all  under exclusive Ms. Hetal.

21. Theater Props & Drama - Sets Supplier:

  • More than 6 Sets/Prop-Theater Designs sold in her networks. Ms. Hetal makes them!

  • Specialization listed here - Coming Soon!

 

22. Employment & Trainings for Performing & Non-Performing Arts :

23. Sponsorships by Hetalnagaraj :

  • Record breaking sponsorships till date reaching to 100K$ & 2600+hours of community hours.​ Read More.

24. Number of Events under Hetal Nagaraj:

  • Independent Events as of April 10, 2022 successfully under Hetal Nagaraj Dance, Hetal Joshi M : 18. (Min 3 hrs)Total Programs/Events prepared/planned : 26.

  • 8 events cancelled with full refunds - due to emergency situations(Covid-2020).

  • More about these events : https://wp.me/p7EbkV-1zy

25. Number of Music Mixes Sold :

  • On March 9, 2022 Hetal Nagaraj sold her 3500th music mix! Her 3500th music was a bollywood mix with latin beats for a client.

  • Hetal specialies in music compositions, re-composititon from broken records, music mixes, adding/removing music/beats, pitch and tempo adjustments, commercial writing, poetry and lyrics engagement in music for industry. She specializes in music with full trainings of music-board and various apps as well.

  • This includes music making without disturbing the ragam and thalam for classical dances, music compositions & recompositions for folk categories and genres, hiphop, contemporary and many more! This work is not the medley work that all dance schools do :). The Difference. All her music re-compositions or compositions fall in category of *no copyrights found* on youtube. 

  • This is how we are able to re-create music/songs by genre for our genre competitions!

  • Very soon, these tracks will be available for purchases on our websites for other dance schools and teachers at a very affordable price.

  •  Read More about her speciality.

26. Private Group Enrollments (Choreo & Group Lessons):​​

  • Learn, Perform & Graduate together. Either by choreography or by curriculam.

  • By April 30, 2022 : Company booked it's 156th group class and Ms. Hetal booked her 151th group. All of these by genre setting a record in world of performing arts.

27. Parties & Event Host :

  • More than 25 private event workshops for Bharatanatyam, Indian Folk Dances Introduction, Festival Folk Dances,  Bollywood, Tollywood, Introduction to Classical Dances, Rabindra Nruthya, Fusion and Semi-Classical as well as Yoga Infused workshops (other than the educational workshops above), by genre as party hosting services with atleast 300 people, exclusively by Hetal Joshi M.

 

28. Couples & Marriage Packages (By Genre) :

  • More than 47 couples and marriage packages sold by Hetal Nagaraj alone because of Hetal's own speciality in Latin Couple Dances and Bollywood Marriage Package Dances. About her background in Latin Dances.

  • Packages sold : Bharatanatyam, Folk Dances, Festival Folk, Bollywood, Tollywood, Fusion Classes for fully trained dancers, Ballroom, Salsa, Waltz,  and Hiphop Couples.

More about Hetalnagaraj at www.hetaln.com | www.graceandgrooves.com

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!

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Theater Classes
Theatre Classes
Recreational Classes
Langauge Classes
Kathak Classes
Hiphop Classes
Drama Classes
Indian Martial Arts Classes
Seperate Competition Classes

Grace Creations Fusion Dance Company

 Texas All Star Talents 

  Mayurbhanj And Purulia Chhau  

  The Grace Effects  

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   Mirchi Dance Academy   
   Bollywood Tollywood  

  Movie/Cinematic/Filmy Dances 
In ALL Languages 

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Indian dance lessons for everybody !
Kids Ages 5+, 8+, 10+, 13+, Teens, & Adults..

Competitions ALL Age Groups
Only After Completion of Trainings..

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It is an Honor To Be The Only Indian Dance Institute With Straight/Transparent Background Of Indian Performing Arts & Degrees.