Testimonials - Dance Classes
Here are just a few testimonials from recent dance classes offered by CALA:
"I took a dance class with Tanamayi and it was such a positive experience. She talked
us through all of the dance steps in sections, showed us how to do each step, and
then did the steps with us. I’m not the most coordinated person, but she made me feel
like a dancer! The entire experience was fun, positive, and energizing. I loved it!"
--Martha Sumner, Project Manager, NE
"Tanamayi graced us with her amazing dance skills at a summer camp I attended. She
expanded our knowledge and showed us different styles of dances like Garba, Kannada
Folk, Bollywood, etc. Her choreography was amazing and her grace was unmatchable.
Tanamayi taught us all the steps with a lot of patience."
--Keerthana, High School Student, Florida, US
"I hadn't learned dance until I started with Tanamayi. I really enjoyed learning with
her. She choreographed the dances in a way that challenged my abilities, but I also
had fun. In a few months' time, I gained confidence to overcome my stage fear. I choreographed
a dance, performed in front of my classmates, and taught them a few dance steps."
--Aditi, High School Student, Netherlands
"I had taken a dance course with Tanamayi earlier this year while having chemo treatment
to keep my brain and body coordination somewhat normal. She was very thorough in guiding
the class through slow steps for several sessions, ensuring that each student understood
the dance moves and the mood before she demonstrated and danced the entire song with
us. I felt like a dancer, even though chemo was challenging my brain at that time.
I really enjoyed it and look forward to more."
--Shanti D., Retired Secretary, Florida, US
"Tanamayi was a wonderful teacher! I truly did not know how to dance or even anything
about it. Tanamayi was very patient with us and taught us so much in so little time.
She made dance very enjoyable!
--Ashwika, High School Student, Florida, US
"Tanamayi is a very graceful dancer. Knowing how to dance gracefully and how to teach
those dance skills is really important for a teacher. Tanamayi is excellent at imparting
her dancing skills. She makes the class very interesting with her complete and total
involvement in dancing. I am really grateful to have found Tanamayi to teach dance
to my niece."
--Madhavi, Mother, Florida, US
"I didn't have any dance experience, but I had so much fun learning different dance
forms, including Indian folk dances. She made the dances seem fun and effortless.
Her love for dance was apparent in the way she taught us. She is very friendly and
--Tarini, High School Student, Florida, US
"I’m retired, so I want to continue to keep my body and mind active. The dance course
I took with Tanamayi fit the bill: It was a fun way to get exercise and learn about
a different culture directly from the teacher’s first-hand experience. Learning the
dance in small segments with the possibility of rewatching enabled me to get mastery
over each segment before moving on at my own pace. The personal anecdotes Tanamayi
told of her life in India, the charming meanings behind the movements, and the beautiful
venues she danced in all made this feel like much more than a dance class. It was
personally enriching, and I look forward to taking another course with her soon."
--Shelley T., Retired French Professor, Murfreesboro, TN
"Tanamayi has good teaching skills. She helps people when needed and helps us learn
things that may be hard to understand. She is a very patient instructor. If someone
doesn't get a certain dance move, she goes over it until they understand it. She is
a great dancer. She has graceful movements and can do complicated steps with precision."
--Yashwin, Middle School Student, Florida, US