School of Dance

Kathak, Odissi and Contemporary Indian Dance 

The level of quality of the school's training has resulted in many of its students successfully receiving scholarships from both the Canadian and Indian government to continue their studies in dance in India's top dance institutions. On completing a basic program in dance, the school offers its students an intermediate and advanced program, finishing with a graduation performance in Kathak, the Rang Manch Pravesh, or in Odissi, the Manch Pravesh.


Upasana's dance studios

Ottawa: Dance Educators, 111A Rideau Street, 3rd floor, Monday to Friday inclusively.

Toronto: National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street, Saturday and Sunday.


Become a Student

Upasana welcomes new student of all ages to its School of Dance for private or group classes in Kathak, Odissi and Saveeta's own newly developed creative and innovative style of contemporary dance. Professional dancers are particularly welcome to enroll in the school's dance programs or, possibly, into its professional dance company, Saveeta Sharma Dance Company.

Upasana students are of from age 4 to adults and are divided into appropriate age groups. All programs follow a syllabus of both theory and dance with optional annual examination, leading to yearly certifications. The school also offers children and adult classes for recreational purposes only.


The school’s programs include

An annual school recital, LAYA ANGIKA

An annual outreach performance program, STARS OF TOMORROW

Annual workshops and master classes to students – also to dance company members.

Artist residencies for national and international artists for up to a three month period for intensive workshops and master classes to student and dance company members.

Choreographic consultations with senior dancers for specific projects.

In house productions of original student works



Saveeta Sharma, principal

Sunita Bhatia

Kanika Thakar

Rumela Kabir

Mushtari Afroz

For additional information, please contact the school’s principal, Saveeta Sharma.