In Urdu, Afsaana means to tell a story.
Geeta, the Founder and Artistic Director of Afsaana Dance, has been trained in both South Indian (Bharatnatyam) and North Indian (Kathak) classical dance styles, but her first love is Hindi Film Dance! To Geeta, it is not a style, but a culture. It’s a combination of the classical, folk and tribal dance styles of India. Hindi Film Dance is about understanding the spirit and emotions of South Asian culture.
Creating One Story At A Time
Afsaana Dance Company was created in 2011 when Founder and Artistic Director, Geeta (she/her), was able to put a label on how she had felt her entire dance life: that dance was not inclusive, nor diverse. So she created a space for herself!
Afsaana Dance Company provides a unique perspective of traditional South Asian movements and contemporary innovations. Geeta has found a delicate balance in fusing Indian classical and folk styles with Western methods.
PURPOSE AND INTENT
To inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, inspiring performances and creative choreography. We are committed to building a community that lives up to our belief, that dance is for everyone. Dance is a powerful vehicle for lifelong learning, well-being, transformation, and progress.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
Afsaana Dance Company is dedicated to creating meaningful change by fostering and supporting a space that honors what is unique in all of us. We recognize our responsibility to be an inclusive and open organization for artists, students, volunteers, and clients of all backgrounds.
Here to Keep You Entertained
Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Instructor
Choreographer, Artist, Instructor
Taking the Stage One Performance at a Time
UHEIGHTS SUMMER PARK POP UP
September 9th, 2023 10:30AM to 1:30PM
Come enjoy our workshop and interactive performance at the Summer Park Pop-Up at University Heights community building in the Seattle University District next to the University District Farmers Market - one of the best Farmers Markets in the city.
After you groove to the music at the Summer Park Pop-Up - shop or just stroll through the market and enjoy the height of the region's summer bounty before fall arrives.
For more information, click here.
DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE
HINDI FILM DANCE WORKSHOP
Join us for a short drop-in workshop where dancers will focus on learning choreography to a popular Hindi film dance song.
Saturday, September 9th 11:20AM
Afsaana Dance was a lively and entertaining addition to our wedding! Their dance choreography instruction got everyone -- even my Dad -- on the dance floor! Geeta really charmed the crowd with her step-by-step choreography; she was hilarious, engaging and great at working the crowd. I'm so glad we hired Afsaana Dance troupe. I would recommend them to anyone looking to turn their event into a real party!