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Introduction

Swati Dance Company (SDC) is a South Asian Dance Company based in the Northwest region of England, founded by Dr Swati Raut, an established dance artist, choreographer, teacher and educator. SDC’s philosophy is creation and propagation of Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam through excellence in practice. SDC aims to make Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam more accessible to wider audiences in the Northwest of England and beyond by providing:

  • Training in Bharatanatyam through weekly classes
  • Developing and mentoring students for professional performance, preparing them for ISTD exams and Arangetram (dance graduation)
  • Creating and touring traditional and creative dance performances
  • Offering educational workshops in schools and communities to promote and educate people in South Asian dance and music

Training

Performance & Touring

Swati Dance Company regularly performs traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire at various events in the community and professional dance venues.
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Performance

Performance & Touring

Swati Dance Company regularly performs traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire at various events in the community and professional dance venues.
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Youth Dance

Performance & Touring

Swati Dance Company regularly performs traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire at various events in the community and professional dance venues.
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Creation and propagation of Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam through excellence in practice

Dr Swati Raut
Artistic Director

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“Our mission is to creatively engage & enrich communities in the Northwest of England and beyond, through educating, exploring and sharing the experiences of Indian Classical Dance”

Dr Swati Raut Artistic Director

Swati Dance Company (SDC) is led by Dr Swati Raut, an established Bharatanatyam dance artist, choreographer, teacher and educator who has worked in the Northwest region for the last two decades. Her highly successful dance career began in the UK in 1987. Since then, Swati has not only established herself as a leading classical dance artist but has concurrently focused attention in training and developing the next generation as a teacher and workshop leader across education and in community contexts.  More Info…

Swati Dance Company is currently managed by Anita Srivastava.
Anita Srivastava is an Independent Arts Manager and the Founding Director of New Dimensions Arts Management. Anita has specialist knowledge in South Asian Dance underpinned by her deep & broad interest across the dance sector. With over 20 years’ experience, Anita has a proven track record of successfully applying her marketing and management skills in the education & arts sector. Find out more

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