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Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

This south Minneapolis dance studio is home to both the Ragamala company and school, which both specialize in the traditional style of dance called Bharatanatyam from India. The company and school are highly influenced by internationally recognized Bharatanatyam master, Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli. Run by artistic directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), the organization’s mission is to maintain and train new generations in this classical and very technical style of dance. Ragamala promotes a fully-immersive cultural experience of India through their dance and programs, and their performances often feature live music. The school offers classes in a variety of skill levels, taught by company members.