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  • FIVE MONEY TIPS FOR DANCERS IN THEIR 20s AND 30s

    Hi everyone! In response to the feedback garnered from my recent dance reel, a glaring reality has surfaced - dancers are grappling with significant financial hurdles. It has become evident that the absence of financial literacy among dancers has contributed to the prevailing challenges within the art form, particularly within the realm of Indian classical dance. From my own upbringing, I was ingrained with the notion that money was a source of negativity. However, as I matured, I came to recognize the fallacy of such a perspective. Consequently, I embarked on a journey of comprehensive financial education, continuously seeking to enhance my understanding in this domain. It remains baffling to me that such a fundamental life skill is glaringly absent from formal education systems. I am committed to sharing my personal journey as both a dancer and an entrepreneur, intertwined with invaluable insights into financial literacy, wealthy individuals' practices, and prudent lifestyle choices. Bridging the gap between dancers and their financial struggles has become a personal mission of mine, recognizing the pivotal role financial empowerment plays in fostering sustainable artistic careers. For those in their twenties and thirties, embarking on a journey towards financial stability and prosperity necessitates intentional actions: Tip #1 - Establish an Emergency Fund: Secure a financial safety net equivalent to 3-6 months' worth of living expenses to cushion against unforeseen circumstances. Tip #2 - Cultivate an Abundance Mindset: Shift away from a scarcity mentality towards one of abundance, recognizing the wealth of opportunities available within the dance industry and beyond. Tip #3 - Value Your Craft: Refrain from underselling your talent by performing for free, and instead, advocate for fair compensation that aligns with your worth. Tip #4 - Optimize Your Financial Position: Strive to widen the gap between your income and expenses, thereby creating room for financial growth and security. Tip #5 - Invest Strategically: Prioritize investing in tax-advantaged accounts, consistently and with a long-term perspective, to lay a solid foundation for financial independence and prosperity. By embracing these principles and taking proactive steps towards financial literacy and empowerment, dancers can navigate the economic challenges inherent in pursuing their passion, ultimately realizing sustainable artistic careers and financial well-being.

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  • Home /Kassiyet dance | Kassiyet

    Menu Login Search Home Upcoming performances Kassiyet is featured as a member of the internationally acclaimed Ragamala Dance Company, led by the esteemed Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy. Ragamala Dance Company Lincoln Center's Summer for the City, New York City, NY Wed, Jul 10 New York Jul 10, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT New York, Amsterdam Ave &, W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA Jul 10, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT New York, Amsterdam Ave &, W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA "Avimukta: Where the Seeker Meets the Sacred" as part of Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy's Ragamala Dance Company Buy tickets Northrop, Minneapolis, Minnesota Sat, Nov 02 University of Minnesota Nov 02, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM University of Minnesota, 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA Nov 02, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM University of Minnesota, 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA World Premiere: Children of Dharma by Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy's Ragamala Dance Company Buy tickets Multiple Dates The Joyce Theater, New York Wed, Jan 08 The Joyce Theater Jan 08, 2025, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA Jan 08, 2025, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA “Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious” (The New York Times), Ragamala Dance Company presents Children of Dharma, the latest work by Bharatanatyam choreographers Aparna, Ranee, and Ashwini Ramaswamy. Buy tickets Multiple Dates Harris Theater, Chicago, Illinois Fri, Mar 21 Chicago Mar 21, 2025, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Chicago, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA Mar 21, 2025, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Chicago, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA Created by Aparna, Ranee, and Ashwini Ramaswamy, Children of Dharma takes inspiration from Keerthik Sashidharan’s novel The Dharma Forest, a re-envisioning of the epic text, The Mahabharata. With scenic design by French artist Willy Cessa, poetic movement and lush visual imagery reveal the rippling Buy tickets View all events TRAINING CENTER JOIN THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Explore the work "Kassiyet has cultivated a distinguished professional performance trajectory since 2010, showcasing her exceptional talent across prestigious venues spanning India, the USA, Europe, and beyond. With a repertoire boasting over 200 solo and group performances, her enduring dedication to excellence resonates through her diverse artistic expressions, embodying a profound commitment to both cultural enrichment and global engagement." "SAMYU - A UNION" Samyu is a demonstration of this very beautiful and transformative power of dance. "AMBIKA PALLAVI" "AnMA - A CYCLIC EXPERIENCE" I am here and not here I am everywhere and nowhere I am the eternal nobody, A soul is who I am "VARNAM - THE CREATIVE JOURNEY" INTENSIVE DANCE RESIDENCY San Jose, California Explore more... Engage Professional classes Leading-edge columns Legends in motion Residencies Connections Unseen Unseen Moves, Global Impact Subscribe to our newsletter Sign up Stay connected Newsletter Stay up-to-date with the latest information on performances, and receive special discounts, exclusive invitations, and more! Sign up Contact us Careers Talent community About Classes Workshops Back to top

  • New admission details | Kassiyet

    NEW ADMISSION Sign up Menu Login Search Home Program details Admission Schedule Tuition & Fees Training center resources Class policy Program details: Start date: 07/01/24 Registration deadline: 06/23/24 ​ Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Classes conducted: Online Location: Dancers based in the US Age: 16+ Kassiyet Training center offers customized professional training in Bharatanatyam, catering to adult dancers at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. The tailored instruction aims to equip dancers with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve mastery in the art form, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation of Bharatanatyam's intricacies and nuances. Whether one is just starting their journey or seeking to refine their technique to professional standards, the personalized approach ensures each student receives guidance tailored to their individual goals and aspirations. ​ Classes are conducted in small groups comprising upto 10 dancers, facilitating personalized feedback and attention. This approach fosters accelerated growth in the dancers' artistic journey. Beginner Intermediate Advanced Duration: required minimum of two years of commitment Classes focus on introducing students to the fundamental aspects of Bharatanatyam: ​ Basic Postures (Adavus): Students will learn foundational postures and movements known as adavus. These include steps like tattadavu, nattuadavu, namaskaram etc. Hand Gestures (Mudras) : Introduction to mudras/hastas, which are hand gestures used to convey emotions and tell stories in Bharatanatyam. Students will learn common mudras and their meanings. Facial Expressions (Abhinaya) : Beginning to explore abhinaya, or expressive storytelling through facial expressions. Students will learn basic expressions and how to emote effectively while dancing. Rhythm (Talam): Introduction to talam (rhythm) and its importance in Bharatanatyam. Students will learn to keep time with basic rhythms and understand the structure of traditional compositions. Basic Dance Compositions: Students will learn simple dance compositions (alarippu, jatiswaram) that incorporate the adavus and mudras they have learned, providing an opportunity to practice technique and rhythm. Theory: Introduction to the theoretical aspects of Bharatanatyam, including its history, mythology, and the role of music and rhythm in dance. Body Conditioning: Basic exercises and stretches to improve flexibility, strength, and stamina, essential for executing Bharatanatyam movements with precision and grace. ​ These classes are designed to provide a solid foundation for students who are new to Bharatanatyam, allowing them to gradually build their skills and understanding of this rich and intricate dance form. Class calendar Questions? For questions, email: Admin - kassiyet.arts@gmail.com Kassiyet passionately champions dedicated dancers for prestigious festivals worldwide, fostering artistic excellence and cultural exchange. With unwavering commitment, she nurtures emerging talents, celebrating diverse artistic voices on international stages. Kassiyet stands as an inspirational beacon, supporting dancers in elevating their craft and sharing their creative vision globally. Subscribe to our newsletter Sign up Stay connected Newsletter Stay up-to-date with the latest information on performances, and receive special discounts, exclusive invitations, and more! Sign up Contact us Careers Talent community About Classes Workshops Back to top

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    Home Login Menu Search Subscribe to get exclusive updates. Kindly provide your information below to stay informed about our latest news, events, opportunities, and more. First name* Last name* Email* Phone* Country of Residence* Interets areas* Dance Cosmetics Join Our Mailing List Stay connected Newsletter Stay up-to-date with the latest information on performances, and receive special discounts, exclusive invitations, and more! Sign up Contact us Careers Talent community About Classes Workshops Back to top

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