Sampradaya Dance Academy
Sampradaya Dance Academy is Canada's premiere Indian dance training institution. It was established by leading Indo-Canadian dancer, choreographer and teacher Lata Pada in 1990 and is at the forefront of training in bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form. Founded with the vision of creating future generations of accomplished dancers, teachers and choreographers, the Academy offers a progressive curriculum that incorporates the technical, theoretical and performance skills of bharatanatyam, while maximizing the individual potential of every dancer
Through Sampradaya Dance Academy, Founder/ Director Lata Pada strives to nurture a passion for dance by inspiring excellence, self-confidence and creativity in an emerging generation of dancers. The Academy aims to contribute to the arts by creating highly trained dancers who embody the diversity and vibrancy of dance in Canada.
The activities of the Academy are closely linked to Sampradaya Dance Creations, recognized as one of Canada's foremost professional Indian dance companies thus maintaining a dynamic continuum between our training and performance on Canada's main stages.
The Academy also maintains a resource library and documentation centre with a large collection of books, audio and videotapes of Indian visual art, music and dance.