Help fund the creation of Dancing Stories - a series of interactive children's workshops that bring fables to life through Indian classical dance!

About the Project

Help us spread the beauty of Indian dance to children in our community! 

Kalanidhi Dance is deeply committed to the preservation, promotion and teaching of Kuchipudi, one of India’s eight classical dance forms. For twenty-seven years, we have been providing high quality dance classes and cultural experiences directly to children in our community. Dancing Stories will help us spread awareness and appreciation of Indian arts and culture to diverse student and community groups throughout our community.
 

Dancing Stories 
brings childhood fables to life through an exciting and interactive Indian dance workshop. Recognizable tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Monkey and the Crocodile introduce children to the world of Indian dance in a fun and accessible format. Students will learn how to tell stories through hand gestures, body movement, and facial expressions. The stories they see come to life will be accompanied by original music with English narration so that they can understand and engage with the dance.
 

The Kalanidhi Dance team needs your generous support to commission and record the music for four Dancing Stories workshops. Once complete, we will have four, high-quality, off-the-shelf outreach programs that we can offer in multiple schools and community organizations!


A donation to Dancing Stories will help create a sustainable outreach program that will introduce children to Indian dance for many years to come!
 


Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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$4,355 of $6,000 goal ⋅ 21 days to go
  • Donate $50 or more

    We'll be sure to list your name as a supporter on our website and in our printed event programs.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    In addition to seeing your name on our website and in our printed programs, you will be invited to an open rehearsal in our studio prior to Kalanidhi Dance's fall production.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    All of the above plus a 25% discount on 2 premium tickets to the Kalanidhi Dance Company's fall production.
    Amount over $25 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    You receive acknowledgement on our website and printed programs, an invitation to our fall show open rehearsal, 2 premium tickets to Kalanidhi Dance's fall production, and an invitation to a wine and cheese reception before our fall production.
    Amount over $150 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    At the leadership level, you receive acknowledgement on our website and printed programs, an invitation to our fall show open rehearsal, 3 tickets to our fall production, an invitation to a wine and cheese reception before our fall production, plus free access to our signature Salon Series for one year.
    Amount over $200 is tax-deductible
$1,645 to go. Every dollar helps.
$4,355 of $6,000 goal ⋅ 21 days to go

Founding Sponsors


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  • $100
    Sanjay Pradhan
    4 days ago
  • $280
    Chris O'Flinn
    6 days ago
  • $100
    Chittari Shivakumar
    12 days ago
  • $56
    Anonymous
    12 days ago
  • $56
    Aparna Olivia Lerchner
    12 days ago
  • $56
    in honor of Kalanidhi Dance
    13 days ago
  • $150
    Sivaram Kalyandrug
    13 days ago
  • $84
    Kavya Adabala
    13 days ago
  • $50
    Sahiti Rachakonda
    13 days ago
  • $50
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $1,120
    Anonymous
    13 days ago
  • $920
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $10
    Smitha Hughes
    13 days ago
  • $10
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $112
    Lavanya Thamire
    13 days ago
  • $112
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $280
    Anonymous
    13 days ago
  • $255
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $224
    Chitra Kalyandurg
    13 days ago
  • $224
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $56
    in honor of Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp
    about 2 months ago
  • $50
    Anonymous
    about 2 months ago
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