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Amrapali performed a Kathak solo with guest appearance by Guru Anjani Ambegaokar presented by University of California, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre Department with Workshop, lecture demonstration and participation at the dance conference on 14th through 17th Jan 2015

Anjani Ambegaokar and Amrapali Ambegaokar will present a two day Kathak dance workshop at the Ektaa Center on July 12 th and 13th 2014 with Ramesh Kumar on Tabla and Neal Bharati on Vocals and Harmonium

Amrapali is invited to perform a classical Kathak solo for the Pratham Gala Los Angeles on Saturday November 23rd Saturday at Hilton, Anaheim for a great cause of raising funds for educating children in India.

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Anjani's Kathak Dance of India Junior Company is invited to perform at the UCLA Bruins Basketball half time event on Sunday November 24th at 1pm

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Amrapali performed as a soloist for the American India Foundation Annual Bay Area Gala at the Concourse on April 13 th, 2013

Amrapali Ambegaokar performed a solo and was part of the symposium at the Kalanidhi Dance Festival, Toronto, Canada on March 16th,2013

Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation presents - Pancha Kathak Nritya Darshan - Sights & Sounds of Five Kathak Dancers: Sat, September 15, 2012 @ 7 PM in Sophia B. Clarke Theater, Walnut, CA

Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation presents Summer Kathak Dance Workshop - July 13 to July 15, 2012 in Artesia,CA. Open to all ages and levels...

Savita Bal, dancer of Anjani's Kathak dance of India Company will perform a solo at the Nrityotsava 2012 at Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday March 3, 2012

Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation Presents:

*** Kathak Stories *** Sunday, Nov. 20th @ 4:00 PM, Curtis Theatre, 1 Civic Center, Brea, CA


Anjani Dance Theatre/Anjani's Kathak Dance of India
Made in Mumbai II 

February 04

11GP51 - Anjani Dance Theatre Anjani Dance Theatre is celebrated for its groundbreaking repertoire fusing Flamenco, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Folk, Modern dance, and the Indian Kathak. The ensemble is led by Anjani Ambegaokar, who was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for her achievements in Kathak dance. The ensemble features her daughter, Amrapali, who won a Solo Silver Medal in NBC’s hit show Superstars of Dance. The program will include guest performers specializing in Contemporary/Modern, Bollywood, and Bhangra dance, accompanied by an ensemble of award-winning musicians.

Sundar Kala Kendra Kathak Dance school will be offering Kathak classes at NDM at Cerritos starting September 16th Thursdays, 6.30pm to 7.30 pm children and 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm teenagers and adults

Ektaa Center, Irvine new classes for children starting September 13th Mondays from 5.30 to 6.30 pm

Diamond Bar/Walnut new class for teenagers and adult starting September 12th from 4.30pm to 5.30 pm

Guru Smt. Anjani Ambegaokar will teach all the classes, for further information write to


Notice for Summer Workshop 2010:   Sundar Kala Kendra Kathak Dance School is compiling an interest list for the attendance of a summer Kathak Dance Workshop Session the end of June in the Los Angeles Area taught by Guru Anjani Ambegaokar &/Or Amrapali Ambegaokar. For interest email: Workshops will be available for all ages & all levels and a formal schedule will be made once we have a full list.

Anjani-ji and Amrapali are invited to perform at the prestigious Kathak Mahotsava at Kamani auditorium in New Delhi on April 1st 2010.

Anjani ji and Amrapali will perform for the Jaipur Samaroh at Ravindra Manch in Jaipur, India on November 19th, 2009.

Anjani's Kathak Dance of India Junior company performs for the Bower's Museum Diwali Festival on September 6th between noon and 3pm.

Divya Patil disciple of Guru Smt. Anjani ji performs Kathak Nritya Darshan - solo recital on September 12th at the Mt.San Antonio College theatre.

Amrapali is invited to perform for the TV Moves show presented by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Wordsworth Theatre on Tuesday 21st of July at 7.30pm.

Amrapali is invited to perform as a guest soloist dancer for TV show "So You Think you can dance" on FOX channel tonight - June 18th @ 9pm

Anjani Dance Theatre - Junior Company performed at the Renaissance Faire, Irwindale, Ca on Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th , 3 shows every day in the afternoon, the company successfully performed on April 18th and 19th at the Faire.

Anushka Kulkarni, student of Sundar Kala Kendra Kathak Dance School was awarded first prize for the classical dance competition at the IYANA 3rd Annual Youth Convention, congratulations Anushka!!!

Anjaniji performed in Mumbai at the Nehru Center for the Durgalal Festival, and in Vadodara for the Kathak Darshan Festival where her Guru Pandit Sundarlaljee conducted her performance, what an honor that was!!

All of us at the Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation are honored that Amrapali the principal dancer, associate artistic director and associate choreographer of Anjani Dance Theatre was awarded the Silver Medal in the solo category of the Supertstars of Dance on NBC among 16 soloist from 8 countries.

Amrapali Ambegaokar is the finalist for the solo category of the Superstars of dance show on NBC, watch the finals on Monday the 26th at 8pm. We at Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation are very honored for the national and international recognition of our Kathak dance.

Amrapali is a soloist for the Superstars of Dance premiering on Sunday January 4th on NBC, Please check the calendar for timing in your area.

Amrapali is invited to perform at UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures on Friday and Saturday January 16th and 17th at the Gloria Kaufman Dance Theater.

Anjaniji and Amrapali are invited to perform in India in February, the performances include Durgalal Festival at Nehru Center, Mumbai and Kathak Festival in Vadodara.

Anjani Dance Theatre junior company is invited to perform for the 5th Annual America India Foundation Southern California Gala "AIF Black Tie & Diamond Gala" on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles at 7pm.

Kathak Dance Intensive Workshop Summer 2008. Register NOW!!

Amrapali Ambegaokar and Anjani's Kathak Dance of India performs for the Rainbird companies new year eve event on December 31st , 2007 in Pasadena. Anjani's Kathak Dance of India with musicians will perform as part of 2007/2008 season at Palmdale Playhouse, Palmdale, Ca on January 5, 2008 at 8PM. Anjani and Amrapali are invited to perform at Leicester, UK on March 8th and 9th 2008.

Anjani's Kathak Dance of India is honored by the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles , 16th Annual Lester Horton Dance Awards - Milestones, Los Angeles Dance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on the 6th of May at 5 PM as part of enduring legacy of Los Angeles concert dance that have sustained 25 years or more of continuous professional participation in: performance, leadership and service to the Los Angeles community. Click here for more info..

Anjani Ambegaokar is invited to teach a credit course in Kathak Dance at the University of California, Irvine, Dance Department for the Winter Quarter 2007.

Anjani Ambegaokar is invited by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon as Choreographer for the play The Little Clay Cart in English from the Sanskrit play Mrichhakatika of Sudraka to be staged in February 2008 and will run through October 2008.