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Tandavam Events Inc is a mom-daughter initiative to elevate dance and especially classical dances to where it belongs. The idea is to organize dance events that have a purpose and that among other things, brings a togetherness in the DMV area.

There are plenty of Indian dance events and organizations within the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and each does their part in promoting the cultural aspect and it is gratifying to be part of such elevated company. However, Tandavam Events wants to raise that bar, and challenge ourselves and our patrons to push Indian Classical Dance boundaries to an experience that satisfies, as much as it educates and unifies us under one umbrella, and that is Dance.

Tandavam Events in DMV area, Indian classical dance event company, Radhika Kaavya

Radhika Kowtha-Rao

Radhika was initiated into Kuchipudi as a 10 year old by Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and since then, dance has been her passion and rhythm. In the year 2000, she met Guru Mrinalini Sadananda and the passion is now a constant light with no turning back. She learned Kuchipudi with her guru and has performed and taught at the school: Kalamandapam, VA. Radhika has participated, organized, and put together numerous dance events and fundraisers in the area, and enjoys the thrill and the accomplishment that comes together while creating.

Radhika is a multi-potentialite and has been an optometrist, and a data analyst in a previous life. Now, she is a Life Coach, helping women reach their goals and realize their dreams and Blogger and rolls with the punches that life hands her. You can find her waxing eloquent on all things she is passionate about on Instagram and on her Facebook Page and Linkedin

The secret?

Age Quod Agis – Do well all that you do.

Kaavya Rao

Kaavya learned Kuchipudi since she was 5 years old with her Guru Mrinalini Sadananda at Kalamandapam. She gave her Rangapravesam in 2014,  and dance is now a part of her every day. She co-founded the Indian Classical Dance Team, Mason Mahima at George Mason University, VA and also captained the Fusion Dance Team, Mason Ke Rang and led it to win a few Inter-collegiate competitions. She also co-founded the inter-dance competition, Tu Bhi Nachle at George Mason that invites teams from all around the US every Spring.

Kaavya is a now a consultant with Accenture and also runs Saaya Dance Company. 

Saaya was also a winner at the Regionals of the 2nd Dance USA Dance 2018 (Season 2) and you can also follow them on Instagram.