Advancing Artistic Innovation & Creativity

ARPAN Dance Academy

Offering lessons on Indian Classical Dance "Kathak", Semi Classical & Folk dances 

Major Achievements of teacher Mrs Bratati Saha

Silver medalist in Sangeet Visharad Competition (All India)

3rd Position in Kathak Competition in West Bengal, India

Gold Medal contestant organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra in 1999

Winner of World Dance Competetion 2012, organized by PG County, MD.


Major Stage Performances by Bratati & her students:

IDEA's presentation at Wolf Trap Auditorium -"The Barns" on Oct'2014

"Tomari Ragini" Kathak Dance performances with Live Orchestra ( March, 2014)

Showcase Performance at North American Telugu Conference (Apr, 2014)

International language Day at Bangladesh Embassy, DC (Feb, 2014)

Rhythm of India - Annual Recital of Arpan ( Oct, 2013)

Kathak dance drama "Tin Kanya" in Kolkata, INDIA with live orchestra ( Aug, 2013)

33rd Ambassador Ball at Washington, DC ( September, 14, 2011)

IDEA Living Dance Festival ( Oct 29, 2011)

Gandhi Temple at Bethesda, MD ( May, 2011)

World Children Festival - Washington, DC ( June, 2011)

AKKA World Kannada Conference 2010 at Edison, NJ

Washington DC Fringe Festival with group of musicians in 2009

Guest Artist in Indian Cultural Show organized by Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft (Indo- German Society ), Nuremberg, Germany in 2000

North American Bengali Conference ( Bongo Sommelan, Houston, TX in 2006) –  -Solo performance in The Closing Ceremony.

Showcase performance at International Women Peace Conference at Dallas, TX 2007

Guest Artist at Immo Buhl Dance Company, Germany in 2000

Solo performance at University of North Texas in 2002

India Fest in Norfolk, VA - Oct 2010

Asian Fest in Reston, VA - 2010

Freedom Fest, Brambleton, VA -2010

Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2010

Showcase performance in Star Heritage India Festival, Dulles, VA - 2010

India Nite at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX -2010

India Nite at Southern Methodist University at Dallas, TX - 2010

International Night in Leesburg, VA -2010

International Night in Alexandria, VA - 2010

Wolf Trap Festival, VA - 2009

Diwali Mela, Dallas, TX -2009

India Nite at SMU, Dallas, TX -2009

Star Heritage India Festival - 2009

Showcase performance by Bengali Cultural Organization "Sanskriti" in MD - 2009

Showcase Performance at JFK Museum, Dallas, TX -2009

Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2009

Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2008

Asian Fest in Dallas, TX - 2002 & 2003

Irving Arts Center Performance Dallas, TX - 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006