For 25 years Austin Dance India has been one of the premiere organizations for Indian classical dance in Central Texas for several reasons. Creative director, Anuradha Naimpally, seeks to maintain and direct connection with each student who seeks technical training in Bharata Natyam. Anuradha teaches all classes personally, carrying on the guru-sishya (teacher-disciple) tradition that she herself experienced throughout her own training. Classes are offered at various locations in Austin from beginner to advanced level, including classes for adults. Students participate in and serve as a resource for many events and festivals around Austin.
The arangetram is a long-term goal for those students interested in reaching a pre-professional level of performance after fulfilling the completion of traditional repertoire. This process often takes up to 10 to 12 years of training with one full year of intensive study. This includes personalized training, intensive practice, detailed work on technique, and creation of new repertoire.