ARPAN Dance Academy

Offering Kathak and Semi-Classical Classes


Kathak, one of the six Indian classical dance form is characterized by rhythmic footwork  and danced under the weight of more than 100 ankle bells, spectacular spins, and the dramatic representation of themes and drama.

The word Kathak is derived from Katha, meaning "The art of story telling". The influence of Kathak is visible in the Spanish and Flamenco Tradition.


 Director of ARPAN, Mrs Bratati Saha, an authentic Kathak ( Indian Classical Dance) performer and choreographer, is offering KATHAK & Semi-Classical  Dance lessons in Ashburn / Brambleton, VA - Conveniently located near to Broadlands, South Riding, Leesburg, Sterling & Herndon. 

ARPAN is affiliated with Pracheen Kala Kendra of India and students (kathak) are getting degrees & certificates from Pracheen Kala Kendra upon completion of their yearly exam.  

 Location Details with Class Offerings


   (Convenient to Broadlands, South Riding , Leesburg, Sterling & Herndon)

  • Kathak  (kids, teen & adult)
  • Modern /Contemporary  (kids)
  • Semi Classical /Contemporary with stretch out  for adults


Schedule your FREE TRIAL Class today
Call Bratati  703-430-9316 for details


Enrollments Ongoing for Summer, Fall 2015!!!

New !!!! Adult Kathak Class (Beginners)

New!!!! Kids' Kathak (Beginners) Class

 Hurry, as classes get full pretty quickly

Please call 703-430-9316 for more details

                    ARPAN also offers Kathak Performances                                          in VA, DC & MD area, as well as other places in US

Bratati is pursuing this dance for 30 years and has performed several places in India, Germany & US. 

 Major Achievements of teacher Mrs Bratati Saha

  • Silver medalist in Sangeet Visharad Competition (All  India)
  • 3rd Position in  Kathak Competition in West Bengal
  • Gold Medal contestant organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra in 1999
  • Winner of World Dance Competetion 2012, organized by PG County, MD.
 Major Stage Performances by Bratati & Her group:
  • IDEA's presentation at Wolf Trap Auditorium -"The Barns" on Oct'2014

  • "Tomari Ragini" Kathak Dance performances with Live Orchestra ( March, 2014)

  • Showcase Performance at North American Telugu Conference (Apr, 2014)

  • International language Day at Bangladesh Embassy, DC (Feb, 2014)

  • Rhythm of India - Annual Recital of Arpan ( Oct, 2013)  

  • Kathak dance drama "Tin Kanya" in Kolkata, INDIA with live orchestra ( Aug, 2013) 

  • 33rd Ambassador Ball at Washington, DC ( September, 14, 2011)

  • IDEA Living Dance Festival ( Oct 29, 2011)
  • Gandhi Temple at Bethesda, MD ( May, 2011)
  • World Children Festival - Washington, DC ( June, 2011)
  • AKKA  World Kannada Conference 2010 at Edison, NJ
  • Washington DC Fringe Festival  with group of musicians in 2009
  • Guest Artist in Indian Cultural Show organized by Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft (Indo- German Soceity ), Nuremberg, Germany in 2000
  • North American Bengali Conference ( Bongo Sommelan, Houston, TX in 2006) – Solo performance in The Closing Ceremony.
  • Showcase performance at International Women Peace Conference at Dallas, TX 2007
  • Guest Artist at Immo Buhl Dance Company, Germany in 2000
  • Solo performance at University of North Texas in 2002
Other Performances:
  • India Fest in Norfolk, VA - Oct 2010 
  • Asian Fest in Reston, VA - 2010
  • Freedom Fest, Brambleton, VA -2010
  • Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2010
  • Showcase performance in Star Heritage India Festival, Dulles, VA - 2010
  • ndia Nite at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX -2010
  • India Nite at Southern Methodist University at Dallas, TX - 2010
  • International Night in Leesburg, VA -2010
  • International Night in Alexandria, VA - 2010
  • Wolf Trap Festival, VA - 2009
  • Diwali Mela, Dallas, TX -2009
  • India Nite at SMU, Dallas, TX -2009
  • Star Heritage India Festival - 2009
  • Showcase performance at Saraswati Puja by Bengali Cultural Organization "Sanskriti" in Maryland - 2009
  • Showcase Performance at JFK Museum, Dallas, TX -2009
  • Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2009
  • Showcase performance at Durga Puja by Bengali Cultural Organization "Sanskriti" in Maryland - 2009
  • Academy of Indian Arts and Culture, VA - 2008
  • Asian Fest in Dallas, TX - 2002 & 2003
  • Irving Arts Center Performance Dallas, TX - 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006