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July 23, 2017

Last night, the orchestra folks that flew in from the Bay Area to play for Mayurika's arangetram stayed at our house.  They were very funny and so talented.  They really connected with my dad about the happenings of the Silicon Valley and our dog Mowgli bonded with the...

July 9, 2017

Today was the day where we ran through the dances with full makeup and hair to see how it would hold up for the whole performance.  Pam and Rana did our hair and makeup (it turned out great), and then we all drove to the dance school.  Heather Gifford also came to watc...

July 6, 2017

Today Meera Aunty taught us a big chunk of the thillana (last item).  It was SO hot outside and inside so that made it a little tougher.  We also saw Saachi and Shanmathi today before class started so that was awesome just to say hi and stuff.  Mayurika stayed and watc...

June 10, 2017

One of the big landmark days in the process is today -  photo shoot day!  My sister and I prepared 20 poses to use, but we ended up only using four of them because my mom had better ideas.  We started getting ready with makeup, hair, and costumes around noon, but only...

May 21, 2017

Today Manasi and I danced at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. We performed our Jatiswaram, but unfortunately Anita Aunty was not able to attend due to another event she was attending. Shivy Aunty, who was there, offered her blessing for our dance.  The dance went smo...

March 31, 2017

Today Manasi and I visited Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau Village.  All we could think about was dance and we were stressing out a little bit... Oberammergau is a small village famous for its passion play (staging of Jesus' passion, covering his life from his v...

August 25, 2016

Today was the Margam Test. I did not feel prepared AT ALL because, over the course of one week Manasi and I had our final items dance class test, an India Day performance, and the Margam Test. The Margam Test is the test we are required to take that determines if we ar...

August 14, 2016

Today was India Day...Manasi and I performed a Jatiswaram with Mayurika and Sanya. It was super fun to be able to practice with them.  We always had a good time. As soon as the music started Sanya's nose ring broke off and she sprinted off stage...We were mortified! Bu...

July 15, 2016

Today we walked into dance class and we told Anita Aunty that we had finished learning the beautiful Ashtalakshmi Varnam. She replied, "Ok...Then show me." We had never practiced the whole dance before and we had no idea if we had the stamina to finish the entire dance...

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