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Our Graduates : We LOVE THIS!

Students who have fully completed their trainings with us in dance programs or strictly by exams. 

Year mentioned is year of completion or winning a non-voting indian dance competition in 1st 3 prizes or clear our exams with full theory.

Dance on this page is always in progress....And here is where our drama is !
Celebrating over a decade of non-stop winning 1st 3 prizes in non-voting Indian Dance Competitions in DFW(10years), KS, MO, MI, Texas.
Some Bharatanatyam-Indian Folk Dances Finals/Competitions in India (In-person when students visit or from March 2020 - via online submissions)
CONGRATULATIONS --- NEW Winners OF VARIOUS In-house Awards, Outside Local/National & International AWARDS - Non - Voting

With us (exclusively with Hetal Nagaraj itself ), 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 touch their 80th hour & some at 500th hour in Bharatanatyam(some twice week) & the history continues.

Graduate Students : Hetal Nagaraj has 100s of Graduates just in USA and has instructed / taught 2500+ students all over in India & USA by 2020 March by genre & curriculam.

Workshop Students : Hetal Nagaraj has given workshops to 50 to 2000 students - at a time, in DFW-Texas, USA in Indian Folk, Festival Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam Introduction, Fusion Classical Dances Work, Yoga & Dance Projects, Kalari & Bharatanatyam, Chau & Bharatanatyam, Kalari & Bollywood/Tollywood as well as Bollywood/Tollywood in DFW areas of North Texas. 

Bharatanatyam

Those who have completed their full Bharatanatyam Margam back to back(2-3 hours) in one or more shows exclusively with Grace And Grooves LLC or with Hetal Nagaraj or any other teachers of Grace And Grooves. They may do Solo Arangetram, if they wish to do it. 

Open to public :

2013 : Kalasri Institute, Irving, Texas

Indian Folk Dances

Those who have completed a full program on types of indian folk dances per state or region with at-least 2 or more styles in each indian folk dance form with/without props from recreational programs to competitions with full theory and all year round dance lessons.

Open to public :

1999 under exclusive name of Hetal Nagaraj.

2012 - Nruthyakala Institute, Dallas, Texas.

Bollywood

Tollywood / Filmy Dances

Those who have completed all our requirements and successfully performed all our levels of Bollywood, Tollywood/Indian Movie Dances.. 

Open to public :

2013 with Grace Creations, Irving, Texas

2015 : Mirchi Dance Academy, Lewisville, Texas.

  • Diploma Students :

    • All of above +

    • Sivasankari Prabhakar, 

    • Damini Prabhakar

    • Isha Kulkarni

    • Riya Kurian

 

       To be continued.

Bharatanatyam Projects before 2013.

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  • Gujarat Folk Dances(ALL) by Hetal Nagaraj :

    • Nirja Setty(2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020). Completed in FULL.

    • Ashna Pethe(2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) : 6 Folk Dances. 

    • Samarth Setty(2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) : 5 Folk dances

    • 1 Folk Dance Group : Svetlana Rao (2013), Srinija Burra(2013), Mirudala Thangavelu(2013), Ishita Raval (2013), Esha Raval (2013), Varsha Muthu(2013), Varsha Harish Jambunathan (2013), Selvi Jaiganesh(2013).

    • Jinal Shah/Mehta (2019, 2020). 4 Folk dances

  • Rajasthan Folk Dances(ALL) by Hetal Nagaraj:

    • Srinija Burra(2016) 2 Folk Dances,

    • Nirja Setty(2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2020) 5 Folk Dances,

    • Samarth Setty (2019, 2020) : 2 Folk Dances.

    • Ashna Pethe (2018, 2019, 2020) : 3 Folk Dances

    • Sucharita Raman 2019. (2 Folk Dances)

    • Anoushka Jain (2020) : 1 Folk Dance.

  • Maharashtra Folk Dances(ALL) by Hetal Nagaraj :

    • Nirja Setty(2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) 5 Folk Dances.

    • Ashna Pethe(2018, 2019) 2 Folk Dances,

    • Srinija Burra(2012, 2015, 2016) 3 Folk Dances,

    • Amulya Ranga (2016), Ishani Kumar (2014), Diya Danda (2016) 1 Folk Dance.

  • Punjab Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL) :

    • Srinija Burra(2015) 2 Folk Dances, 

    • Nirja Setty (2015, 2016, 2019)  4 Folk Dances, 

    • Ashna Pethe (2018, 2019) 2 Folk Dances,

    • Siri Bylappa (2012, 2015) 1 Folk Dance.

    • Samarth Setty (2017) 1 Folk Dance.

  • Assam Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL):​

    • Nirja Setty (2013, 2016), Srinija Burra (2013, 2016) - 2 Folk Dances.

    • Siri Bylappa(2013), Samarth Setty (2013) - 1 Folk Dance

  • Manipur Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL):​

    • Nirja Setty(2019) 2 Folk Dances ,

    • Ashna Pethe (2019) 1 Folk Dance

    • Samarth Setty (2019) 1 Folk Dance

  • Tamilnadu Folk Dances :​

    • By Hetal Nagaraj : 1 Folk Dance - Shravya Musunuru(2017), Akhil Sukhavasi (2017), Samarth Setty(2017). 

    • By Gng Adults Performing Team : 2019 - 1 Folk Dance : Sindhu Jampala, Kvaitha Rajappan, Deepthi Chandrasekaran.(Guidance/Mentorship:Hetal Nagaraj)

    • By Hetal Nagaraj 2020 : 1 Folk Dance - participating students of Annual Program​ 2020 & Creative Movement Intermediate Students. Ages 8 to 16. 

  • Kashmiri Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL) :​

    • Nirja Setty (2012, 2013), Srinija Burra (2012, 2013),

    • Siri Bylappa (2012, 2013), Varsha Harish Jambunathan (2013), Selvi Jaiganesh(2013) - 1 Folk Dance.

  • Andra Pradesh Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL):​

    • Jinal Mehta (2019), Shravya Musunuru(2017), Akhil Sukhavasi (2017), Samarth Setty(2017) - 1 Folk Dance

  • Telangana Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL):

    • 2015 : 1 folk dance : ​Jeevana KunduruAnshu Nandhyala, Srija Venna, Vamika Bangarukathi, Mahita Singireddy, Chetna Singireddy, Nandika Pati.

  • Kerala Folk Dances by Hetal Nagaraj(ALL):​​ 

    • Nilam Dave (2005), Riyah Dave(2005), ​Selvi T(2015), Nilima Seth(2005), Merin/Marian Abraham(2012), Aahna Marella (2017), Mahika Mediratta (2017), Aanya Sharma(2017), Gowri Gurumurthy (2017)1 Folk Dance.

    • Nirja Setty(2010, 2012) : 2 Folk dances

       To be continued.

 

        

     To be continued.

All Teaching, Techniques, Curriculam & Lesson Plans, Choreography,  Costumes, Direction, Production, Lights, Theme, Stage-Setup, Ownership
By Hetal Nagaraj unless otherwise mentioned. 

 Mommy  & Me Graduates : Coming Soon.....

 

 External Education/Refreshers Students : Masters Program Only.

 25 Hour - Dance Crash Course Program:  8+ yrs Advance Students Only or 10+ yrs Beginners To  Intermediate (Not For Absolute Beginners.)

Started In Nov 2019 And Ended Successfully 1st Batch : (Due to Covid-19 lockdown, students waited to resume  in-person and then completed in Nov 2020 due to delays.

  • Anushka Jain (Asst. Ashna Pethe), Seeya Merugu, Siri Merugu, Aahana Marella, Samarth Setty, Anwita Paruchari

  • March 2020  Onwards : Sanvi L Sharma (Asst. Santosh/2 dances),

 

Theater/Theatre Graduates :  By Hetal Nagaraj unless otherwise mentioned. (Not Dance Musicals or Dance Dramas).

  Over all First Graduate of Theater/Theatre Program :

  •   2020 : Bharatanatyam, Folk & Bollywood : Samarth Setty | With & Without Dance, Voice Over, Theater/Theatre, Acting.

Dance Drama Graduates :  By Hetal Nagaraj unless otherwise mentioned. (Not Dance Musicals).

  • Indian Folk Dances : Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Manipuri, Punjab : Ashna Pethe (2020), Nirja Setty (2019, 2020), Samarth Setty (2019, 2020).​​

    • Punjab (2019) : Folk Fusion + Medley: Sucharita Raman, Sonali Thakkar.​

    • Gujarat (2019) : Folk Fusion : Sucharita Raman, Sonali Thakkar, Ashna Pethe, Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty, Nandhini, Pranitha, Dimple, Manumitra, Mohana.

    • Rajasthan(2019) : Folk Medley : Sucharita Raman.

    • Rabindra Nruthya(2019) : Folk Fusion : Sonali Thakkar, Ashna Pethe, Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty, Tejaswini K.

  • Bharatanatyam : Puja Natesan (2020), Nirja Setty(2019, 2020), Samarth Setty(2019, 2020), Tejaswini K(2019), Riya Kurian (2019, 2020)

  • Bollywood/Movie Dances : Mansi Chauhan-Hands-on internships(2018), Ashna Pethe (2019), Nirja Setty (2019), Samarth Setty (2018), Akhil Sukavasini (2018), Puja Natesan (2019, 2020)

  • Fusion : Ashna Pethe(2019, 2020), Nirja Setty(2019, 2020), Samarth Setty(2019, 2020), Mansi Chauhan(2018), Akhil Sukavasini(2018), Puja Natesan(2019, 2020), Tejaswini K(2019)

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 International Teachers Training Intensive (For Teachers, Educators, Dance Instructors or Interns from other Institutes)

  • By Hetal Nagaraj : Guedy Galeed Luna Olivera for Indian Folk Dances (From Mexico) : 4-6 hours a day | 1 week.

    • Ghoommar and Styles w/theory, Gidda & Styles w/theory, Stage Preps w/theory, Diff & Corrections for Garbha, Dodhiyu as folk - techniques w/theory

    • Diff & Corrections for Garbha, Dodhiyu as festival folk/lok nruthya

 12 Hour Exclusive Indian Folk Dance Workshops Students (includes lok nruthya/community or festival folk):

  • Garba-Dandiya  : Simran Mehta, Samarth Setty, Nirja Setty, Tanvi Bhatt, Tanushri Bhatt, Srinija Burra, Ishita Raval, Esha Raval, Srinija Burra.  

  • More Names...Coming Soon!

 12 hours Exclusive Bharatanatyam Workshop :

  • Rashmi : Returning Student of Bharatanatyam : Deepthi Chandrasekaran, Hetal Nagaraj + 4 hours choreography. : Intermediate / Thillana Level

  • Sindhu Jampala : Deepthi Chandrasekaran, Hetal Nagaraj + 4 hours choreography : Beginners to Intermediate. 

  • Ashna Pethe : Hetal Nagaraj + 2 hours of choreography : Beginners.

 10 hours Exclusive Kathak-Basics-Beginners Only workshops : 

  • Nirja Setty, Ashna Pethe, Bani Patel : Technique : Mansi Chauhan, + 2 hours Choreography Hetal Nagaraj. (Ms. Hetal Nagaraj is trained in 40 hours Kathak Choreography -Not Technique)

 4 hours Exclusive Festival / Community Indian Folk Dance (Lok Nruthya) Younger than 18 years

 Gujarat : 1 Folk Dance : Karma Subramaniyum, Nithya Thumma, Rhythm Patel, Sahith, Akhil, Bani Patel, Samarth Setty, Nirja Setty, Ashna Pethe : Hetal Nagaraj.

  2nd Folk Dance : Bani Patel, Samarth Setty, Nirja Setty, Ashna Pethe Mansi Chauhan, Hetal Nagaraj

 Rajasthan :  1 Folk Dance : Varsha Harish Jambunathan, Selvi Jaiganesh, Ishita Raval, Esha Raval, Shagun Gupta, Avighna, Aanya Rajbhoj, Arya Patlola, Sameeksha Tiwari, 

 Eesha Cheedella, Shrika Atluri, Ashna Pethe, Nirja Setty : Hetal Nagaraj.

 Maharashtra :  1 Folk Dance : Ashna Pethe, Mansi Chauhan, Nirja Setty, Samarth Setty,  Ashrith, Ashwin, Akhil, Nikhil, Aarav, Yuvaan, Sahith : Hetal Nagaraj.

 2nd Folk Dance : Bani Patel, Samarth Setty, Nirja Setty, Ashna Pethe : Mansi Chauhan, Hetal Nagaraj.

 Punjab : 1 Folk Dance : Samarth, Setty, Ashrith, Ashwin, Akhil, Nikhil, Aarav, Yuvaan, Sahith, Rishan : Hetal Nagaraj.

 2 hours Exclusive Festival / Community Indian Folk Dance (Lok Nruthya) 18 + & Adults : 

 Gujarat :  By Hetal Nagaraj: Padmini Hundy, Kalpana Narayanan, Deepa Billanuka,  Mansi Chauhan - hands onn internships,  

 Maharashtra : By Hetal Nagaraj: Mansi Chauhan - hands onn internships, Bani Patel, 

  More Names...Coming soon.

 Bharatanatyam Projects before 2013 : Coming soon!

 Bollywood Projects before 2013 : Coming soon!

 

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**Bharatanatyam :

Other students or interns or teachers who have completed their entire margam or main items of Bharatanatyam margams in different programs for us are : Hetal Nagaraj, Nirja Setty(from 2013), Samarth Setty(2015), Tejaswini K(2019), Deepthi Chandrasekaran(2016).  They perform regularly in any or all of the margam items in productions as required.

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