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Flamenco: Poetry of the Arms

By |2021-09-11T07:31:04+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Flamenco Flamenco, refers to a variety of Spanish musical styles developed as early as the 19th century. In November 2010, UNESCO declared it as one of the ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’. It has become extremely popular all over the world, especially in the United States and what we see today is a fusion form and the American take of the same. Flamenco is often accompanied by a guitar, a palo seco (dry stick) and a dancer performing a series of choreographed dance steps and improvised styles. The dancer is the protagonist of the singer’s narrative and its interpreter. Flamenco dancing is a very [...]


By |2020-02-11T11:26:08+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Music and Style Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, also known as ‘Garbha Deep’, which means ‘womb’ and ‘earthen lamps’. It is a joyful style of dance, based on a circular pattern and characterized by a sweeping action from side to side. Garba performances often include singing and musical accompaniment provided by Dhol, Dholak, hand claaping and assorted idiophones, such as cymbals.  History and Essence  Garba dance celebrates fertility, honour woman hood and pay respect to an array of mother goddesses. It was traditionally performed around Garbha Deep, representing life just as fetus in the mother’s womb. The dance form worships the divinity and power of [...]

Activating Body Harmony – a new way to heal!

By |2020-01-29T07:19:45+00:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Activating Body Harmony, Creative, Dance|

Studio Antara, Jalandhar’s #1 dance and creative art studio is one of the most loved and much sought after by dance and art lovers in the city. The Founding Director - Nidhi Mittal, has been recently making news with her all new study and research in the area of healing the mind, body and emotions by working on energy centres called chakras, yoga, movement and dance. She has been training directly under Sidra Jafri the founder of School of Awakening, a global online school of consciousness. Since the last year Nidhi has co facilitated the signature program called Activating Body Harmony alongside Sidra Jafri at her international spiritual [...]

Fall in love with Kathak…all over again!

By |2019-02-04T16:13:20+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Fitness|

This month, the city of Jalandhar is in for a treat! Studio Antara Jalandhar’s #1 Dance and Creative Art space is hosting an exclusive Kathak Workshop that will be facilitated by Parwati Dutta. Founder Director and Guru at Mahagami Gurukul in Aurangabad, Parwati Dutta is a name to reckon with in the national and international arena of Odissi and Kathak. Parwati Dutta, is a versatile Odissi and Kathak danseuse, Guru and researcher; and is recognized by the dance-community as a thinker-dancer and a dedicated Arts Administrator. An Alumni of Kathak Kendra, she is a senior disciple of Pt. Birju Maharaj, Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Padmashri Madhavi Mudgal. Blessed with a [...]

Dream Catcher 2017 – Empower, Rejoice, Inspire

By |2018-02-09T07:49:12+00:00December 26th, 2017|Categories: Dance, kathak|

Studio Antara, Punjab’s No.1 Dance and creative art studio presented Dream Catcher 2017 to celebrate its 6th Annual Dance Recital at Lovely Professional University on 24th Dec 2017. The whole show was highly appreciated for its innovative theme of Empowerment, Joy and inspiration. Nidhi Mittal, Director of Studio Antara says, ‘Dream Catcher is our way of igniting the minds and hearts of our audience to dream big dreams and achieve them’. They are on a mission to take dance to as many people as they can to help people heal from within by using dance as a way to embrace a hobby and live a life of passion. [...]


By |2017-05-19T12:43:52+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Everyone has a dream and as we grow up we learn to give up on them and are told that to dream is a waste of time. But I recently encountered a bunch of crazy dreamers who yearn to express themselves through dance and other creative forms. It was an incredible coming together of dreams as Studio Antara celebrated its annual day on 25th December 2016, in Lovely Professional University. It was a showcase event to display the talent of the students and how they hone their dancing and creative skills at Antara through the year. We witnessed the dancing souls march in the direction of presenting a world class [...]

Dreams do come true…

By |2017-02-25T20:52:40+00:00December 18th, 2016|Categories: Dance, kathak|

And ours did! Welcome to Studio Antara's blog. A well curated and lovingly created blog for all those looking to dream and embrace their passions in every way possible. In our first post we thought it would be most apt to share with you who we are and why we exist. So we are Studio Antara, Jalandhar's most loved dance and creative art studio. We're 4 years old and growing younger each day with our fondness to learn at every given opportunity and then passionately teach our students the very best. Yes you heard us right! We believe knowledge explodes into limitless joy when shared...and we don't like [...]

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