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Kandyan and Bharata Natyam Dance Society

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Kandyan and Bharatanatyam are two of the most well known, traditional Sri Lankan and Indian classical dances. Official host society for THAALA : The only Inter-University classical dance competition in the UK! .


Kandyan is a type of traditional dance that originated from Kandy in Sri Lanka. It is well known for its vibrant costumes and the live drums that are played when performing.

Bharatanatyam originates from South India and it reflects the culture of India at its best. Hallmarks of this dance are the eloquents of expression and the precision of footwork to intricate mathematical rhythms

At SKBD, we have a variety of exciting performances throughout the year, where we perform pure traditional pieces and our popular fusion choreos!

We are the hosts of the first ever inter-university classical dance competition in the UK - THAALA!
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Regular classes:
- KANDYAN Tuesday 6-7.30pm Clubs and Socs Room
- BHARATANATYAM Friday 4-6pm Multipurpose Studio

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Email For Enquiries:
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Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Kandyan and Bharata Natyam Dance Society , although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Year Membership (£15)
    Membership gives discounted access to professionally taught dance lessons and access to performing in dance competions both in and outside the University! It also provides dicounted entry at some clubs! If you would like to join just speak to any of our committee at one of our sessions!
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Kandyan and Bharata Natyam Dance Society this year are:

  • Venuri Don Tennakoon
  • Swathy Sanjay Kumar Sindhu
    Bharatanatyam Dance Captain
  • Dhruvi Vyas
    Kandyan Dance Captain
  • Ashwariya Kuhendiran
    Secretary
  • Abina Pasupathy
    Social Secretary
  • Mithushan Iyampillai
    Social Secretary
  • Kush Patel
    Treasurer
  • Karthika Sathiyan
    Vice President

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