Nrutyakala Shree Dance Academy Hosted graduate ceremony

Director of Nrutyakala Shree Dance Academy Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari. Student Nishi Dave performing Arangetram4. Nishi Dave receiving graduation Award from Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari
Director of Nrutyakala Shree Dance Academy Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari. Student Nishi Dave performing Arangetram4. Nishi Dave receiving graduation Award from Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari

Jayanti Oza

CHICAGO: Nrutyakala Shree Dance Academy Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari organized a graduation ceremony for Bharatnatyam Arangetram at Shree Swami Narayan Hindu Temple in Itasca, On June 20, 2021. This year 2021 more than 10 students graduated from the Academy 

Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari said in her speech that for the past 32 years the Dance Academy has been spreading Indian culture throughout the Chicagoland Area. The director of the Academy, Guru  Toral Chaudhari, shared her passion for dance by teaching the classical art form of Bharatnatyam.

Music Orchestra team L to R Mrudangam (Ravi Iyer), Nattuvangam ( Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari), Singer (Pvitra Ramachandran), Violin (Dr. Prasad Ramachandran), Veena (Saraswathi Ranganathan)
Music Orchestra team L to R Mrudangam (Ravi Iyer), Nattuvangam ( Guru Smt. Toral Chaudhari), Singer (Pvitra Ramachandran), Violin (Dr. Prasad Ramachandran), Veena (Saraswathi Ranganathan)

Guru  Toral was born in Ahmedabad, India. She received her performing arts degree from Guru Shreemati Elakshiben Thakor of Nrutya Bharati Performing Arts Center and received a second degree from Shree Madhubhai Patel of Madhur Jyoti. She has spent her career training disciples and molding them into fine artists. She has taught over 750 students and 171 of them have graduated by completing their Arangetram.

Furthermore, the Academy has grown tremendously throughout the previous years and now teaches additional styles of dance, including bhangra, Bollywood, garba, and raas, as well. It is through the passion that Guru  Toral instills in each and every one of her students that encourages them to create, practice, and perform. It is through the dedication of both the Guru and the students themselves that has allowed Nrutyakalashree Dance Academy to perform in shows for India TV, TV Asia, Gujarati Samaj, Federal Indian Association, Federal Aviation Association, Midwest Asian American Center, India Tribune Night, Vishwa Hindu Gujarati Samaj, American Indian Association, and many more.

 It was the hard work and commitment put into perfecting each dance that has led to the Academy winning awards, such as the India TV Awards Night, iCAN Awards, Midwest Fogana Competition, and many more. The devotion of Guru Toral Chaudhari and her students has given Nrutyakalashree Dance Academy the honor of creating a bridge to share Indian culture with America.

This program is done in support of singer Pvitra Ramachandran, Mrudangram (Ravi Iyer), Violin: Dr. Prasad Ramachandran, Veena : Saraswathi Ranganathan.If interested in classes contact us at (847) 421-7857 or via our website:

http://www.kalashreedance.com. We are located at the corner of Schaumburg Rd. and Plum Grove Rd. at 845 Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194.