Lawson Dance

Lawson Dance

Dance is an art form that crosses the boundaries of culture. The Lawson Academy is excited to offer our unique dance program ‘Rhythms of India’ to the Upstate, bringing this exciting and diverse dance style to students of all ages.

Our dance classes feature experienced and dedicated teachers from around the world, and are designed to be affordable and accessible. Ask about our referral discounts!

Class Fee: $120 for twelve 60-minute classes (exceptions noted)

Financial Assistance Grants Available

Beginning Rhythms of IndiaRhythms of India

  • Ages 7 and up
  • Mondays 5:006:00 pm
  • An introduction to Bharathnatyam (Classical) and Bollywood (Contemporary) Indian dance forms
  • Experience both high-energy and graceful movement and a taste of Indian culture and heritage

Instructor: Sunitha Raj, star of over 50 Indian films and teacher here and abroad for over 25 years

Experience a dramatic, vibrant introduction to the two most popular forms of Indian dance, Bharathnatyam (Classical) and Bollywood (Contemporary). While Classical Indian dance draws its essence and emotions from Indian culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years, Bollywood draws from innovative dance styles from all around the world, including jazz, hip-hop, Mediterranean, and Latin, all blended with aspects of Indian classical and folk dances. Students will be trained in the basics of both dance forms. Instructor Sunitha Raj, star of over 50 Indian films and dance teacher both here and abroad for over 25 years, will offer one class for all levels.

Attire: Loose-fitting shirt and tights. No shoes should be worn (socks optional).


– Private lessons and group classes offered
– Contact our office for a full listing and schedule of current offerings

Instructor: Maryanna Caggiano
Lesson Fee: $25 per 30-minute private lesson

$35 per 60-minute private lesson