Posted October 5, 2016 by mandalarts
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Event: Pralaya
When: 27-Nov-2016, Sunday
Time: 8:00PM
Where: Round House Community Centre
Tickets: $30 Adults , $25 Students and Seniors
Available at Ticket Tonight or
SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATION will be presenting “PRALAYA” in Vancouver on SUNDAY November 27- 2016 at the ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE at 8 p.m. Do not miss this unique production combining bharata natyam, Balinese dance, shadow puppets etc., with dancers from India, Bali, and Canada including Parshwanath Upadhye, Adhithya Veedu, Arti Nundy and Nitya Garg.
¬†Tickets can be purchased at TICKET TONIGHT, or directly from Mandala’s artistic director Jai Govinda.
This show will be held for one night only. Get your tickets ASAP.

Fall – Winter Classes 2016-2017

Posted August 28, 2016 by mandalarts
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Ines - Mandala
Dear students and dancers.
The Jai Govinda Dance Academy will resume it’s group classes at the SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE on SATURDAY Sept. 17 – 2016.
Kindly note a few CHANGES to this year’s schedule:
Beginner 1 – 10 a.m. / Marcuse studio
Beginner 2 – 10 a.m. / Jandali studio
Intermediate – 11 a.m. / Jandali studio
Advance – NOON / Jandali studio.
Registration is done at the reception desk of the DANCE CENTRE. The year is divided in 2 sessions of 18 classes at $252 (GST included) a session. A yearly membership of $20. is also payable upon registration.
677, Davie street (corner Granville), Vancouver.
PS: There will be no yoga classes this year.
We want to once again thank our yoga teacher Jacci Collins for her many years with our training program. We would also like to congratulate Academy teacher Rena Boggaram for giving birth to a baby boy!

Abhinaya Class of 2016

Posted August 2, 2016 by mandalarts
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Visting bharata natyam artist Smt. Bragha Bessell/ Chennai, was teaching a summer intensive workshop on Abhinaya at the Jai Govinda Dance Academy for the 2nd consecutive year. – CLASS of 2016 – Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver.


Class of 2016



Bharatanatyam Arangetram – Alex Parappilly

Posted July 21, 2016 by mandalarts
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Alex Invite-1

Alex Invite-2

Bragha Bessell 2016 Workshop and Lecture Demo

Posted July 5, 2016 by mandalarts
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Mandala Arts and Culture is honored to once again present the celebrated bharata natyam artist Smt. Bragha Bessel for a week long Abhinaya Workshop..

Dates: 15-20 July, 2016

Location: Scotia Bank Dance Center, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Lecture Demo: 16th July, 2016. 2.00PM

Contact: Vidya Kotamaraju (


Jai Govinda (


Arangetram – Grihalakshmi

Posted June 5, 2016 by mandalarts
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Grihalakshmi Invite


Posted May 24, 2016 by mandalarts
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Jai Govinda was invited as guest teacher for a week as part of the professional dance training program of “Modus Operandi”, a wonderful group of some 25 dedicated and hard working dance students, under the artistic direction of David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen
Thank you for the experience and opportunity.