testimonials

Eeshani

Sunatya – A chance to learn and a place to grow!

I have loved dancing since I was a kid. Dancing is a spiritual experience for me. It’s the only time, I am completely myself, free of any thoughts and worries.  I could say joining Sunatya has been a life-changing experience for me. I found a sort of satisfaction that was missing from my life. After joining Sunatya, I understood that Sunatya is the place I want to be and Kathak is the dance form that I want to grow in. Every session in Sunatya includes continuous learning and improvement. A big thanks to our Guru Shalini ma’am whose guidance, suggestions, and feedback make all the difference. She respects the uniqueness of every individual. At Sunatya, I feel at home, comfortable, and always free to be myself. Here, we don’t try to be like someone else but only strive to be a better version of ourselves.

I could easily say that Shalini Ma’am is a great teacher as she is a dancer. My favorite dance teacher.

Shalini Ma’am leaves no stone unturned to help her students gain awareness in the field of Kathak, which is so important if you want to grow in the field of performing arts. With our class being on Fridays, I always have something exciting to look forward to at the end of the week and a perfect start to the weekend. The annual showcases (Nirmiti) at Sunatya make you more confident as a dancer to overcome your stage fears.  I can easily say that joining Sunatya is one of the best decisions of my life and it will continue to be an integral part of my life in the times ahead.

Suman

Reflecting on my seven-year journey with Sunatya fills me with immense gratitude. The annual grand programs have been more than showcases of talent; they’ve been moments of sheer joy and pride, allowing me to shine on a bigger stage and push my boundaries as a performer.

The yearly trips organized by the academy add a delightful dimension to my dance experience, providing a refreshing break from routine life. These excursions foster a sense of community among students and create lasting memories that extend beyond the dance studio.

I am particularly thankful for the unwavering support and guidance provided by my Guru, Shalini Garg. Whenever I face difficulties, her expertise and encouragement have been a guiding light, helping me navigate challenges and grow as a dancer.

Sunatya Dance Academy is undeniably one of the best places for learning Kathak. Thank you for not just teaching me the art but for creating an environment that nurtures creativity, camaraderie, and personal growth. I am privileged to be a part of this dance family.

Revathi

Enrolling in Sunatya Dance Academy has truly been one of the best decisions of my life. Shalini ma’am is not only incredibly knowledgeable but also patient and understanding. Learning from her has been a joy, and I couldn’t be happier with my experience at the Sunatya

Rishika

When I was a child, I learned Kathak at school. I have always wanted to resume dancing, and for a long time, I have been searching for Kathak classes that offer weekend sessions for people who work during the week. Sunatya Academy is an excellent institute that understands the needs of working women like me and provides flexible schedules. Shalini ma’am is an incredible teacher, and with her guidance, I have been able to resume practicing my dance. I always look forward to attending my weekend Kathak classes. Sunatya not only teaches Kathak but also helps you obtain Kathak certificates. With Sunatya and Shalini Ma’am’s guidance, I have successfully received my Adya certification, making my dance journey even more fulfilling.

Vaishali

Sunatya Academy of Performing Arts provides a wholesome experience of learning Kathak. The regular classes help in learning the basics and building a strong foundation.

At Sunatya we are experiencing magic through kathak, transporting us to a world of taal and rhythm, helping us connect with our soul with a feeling of bliss.

I am learning Kathak along with two of my daughters and all three of us are enjoying every bit of it. A big thanks to Shalini Madam for keeping us on our toes and giving us this confidence that age is no longer a bar to pursue our dreams.

Ritu

“Dance is an art in motion”.

Being an artist can truly connect these two.

An ultimate way to feel happy, satisfied, motivated and energized. A heartfelt thanks to our guru Shalini Garg for make us experience the beauty of dance, rhythm and beat. Sunatya is a lovely place to feel all this together in a mesmerized and warm environment. Thank you so much Shalini for believing and motivating us from ages. Wishing more and more learning and fun forever.

Nabanita

As a kid, I loved Kathak. I remember learning and even appearing for exams up to Madhama under Bhatkhande University, Lucknow. Then life happened, and I had to give up learning. But I always wanted to restart learning Kathak. 

I kept searching for Kathak classes for years and finally, I found Sunatya Academy run by our respected Guru, Smt Shalini Garg ji. I re-started my Kathak journey in 2022, and I cannot tell you how happy it makes me today. Both my daughter and I are learning Kathak in Sunatya now. I spend some of my happiest moments there every week. Despite crazy work schedules, and fatigue after a packed work week or PTM meetings for my daughter, I try not to miss my Kathak classes. That is the atmosphere that Sunatya provides for students like me. Most importantly you get to learn Kathak properly. With appropriate affiliations to university, regimented classes, exams and also opportunities to attend dance workshops with celebrated Gurus in the field of Kathak, Sunatya is a treasure trove for a Kathak aficionado. So, if you are looking for a place to learn Kathak, look no further. Thank You, Shalini Ma’am, for creating this space for us. Also, thank God! I found you!

Sharanaya

I am immensely grateful for the transformative experience provided by Sunatya Academy. Thanks to my Guru Shalini Ma’am for her exceptional guidance; her support has been instrumental in realizing my dream of becoming a Kathak dancer. I’m truly grateful for the opportunities she has opened up for me. Her passion and dedication have not only refined my dance skills but also nurtured my self-confidence. Joining Sunatya Academy was a decision I’ll forever cherish, as it has become a journey of self-discovery through movement and expression.

BHAWANA

I have joined Sunatya 6 months and had the privilege to learn dance from Shalini mam. Shalini mam’s passion for dance and incredible talent pushes the students to come to class every time. She is so calm and composed. She gives individual attention to each student and rectifies mistakes. Her positivity and energy are very welcoming and extremely rewarding.