The Ragamala School
At the Ragamala School students receive classical training in the style of Bharatanatyam carefully created by the internationally renowned Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, considered to be one of India’s greatest living masters. This style, rooted in the Pandanainallur tradition, is distinguished by its technical perfection and grace. Groomed in this art form by Ms. Valli, Ragamala Artistic Directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy are dedicated to preserving and carrying on their guru’s tradition and passing it on to the next generation of dancers.
The Ragamala School offers introductory through advanced level classes for ages 7 through adult. All classes are taught by Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, or senior Ragamala company dancers.
Ragamala classes provide students with rigorous training in Bharatanatyam, while giving them an opportunity to learn about, preserve, and immerse themselves in the arts and culture of India. The Ragamala School’s unique program stresses artistic excellence and a professional level of training while fostering cultural awareness.