Preserving Classical Indian Tradition

Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDDC) and Chhandam School of Kathak (Chhandam) strive to preserve the dynamic and rich Indian classical tradition by presenting traditional Kathak performances of excellence, integrity, and depth. Based upon Pandit Chitresh Das' artistic legacy, the Company is creating some of the most exciting and groundbreaking productions in Indian classical dance today.  Our dance programs are generating field-wide, international impact and significant contributions to the preservation and authentication of the Kathak tradition.



  • Chitresh Das Dance Company

    The Chitresh Das Dance Company is one of the world's leading Kathak dance companies, performing internationally to great acclaim. Members of the CDDC have studied under Pt. Das, are senior instructors at the Chhandam School of Kathak and professional soloists.

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  • Chhandam Youth Dance Company

    The Chhandam Youth Dance Company was established in 2002 to provide young dancers with access to professional training and performance opportunities in Kathak dance under the direct tutelage of the senior disciples of Pandit Chitresh Das.

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  • Chhandam School of Kathak

    The Chhandam School of Kathak is the largest Indian classical dance institution in North America with five branches in the San Francisco Bay Area and additional affiliated schools in LA, Boston, Toronto, Kolkata and Mumbai India.

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  • Arts Education

    As Young Audiences of Northern California roster artists, CDDC dancers perform at assemblies, conduct workshops and teacher trainings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, reaching 4,000-8,000 K-12 school children.

  • Community Performances

    Chitresh Das Dance Company and the Chhandam Youth Dance Company actively participate in community events, festivals and performances in the SF Bay Area.

  • Affiliate Center Exchange Program

    Our Exchange Program currently involves in-depth dancer training, and performance tours for Chhandam students, and CDDC company members at our affiliate schools world-wide.

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459 Fulton Street, Suite 10, San Francisco CA 94102 
Tel: 415.333.9000  Fax: 415.373.1731