Natya Sankalpaa a school of Indian classical dance and music in Chennai was started on April 21st 1996. Natya Sankalpaa, has been imparting Bharatanatyam, Music and Yoga training to students since its inception and has presently has over 120 students on rolls.
The formal inauguration of the Trust and the first arangetram of Sonali and Mitali Parthasarathy was held in the following year. The guests of honour were Smt. M.S.Subbalakshmi, Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam, Sri. R.Krishnaswamy, and Sri T.C. Parthasarathy.
Since its inception over 17 students have successfully completed their arangetram. Doyens of the dance and music world have graced the occasion as chief guests and have paid rich tributes to the dancers.
A number of students are now invited to perform solo in prestigious Sabhas in the city during the December season. Students have received encouraging reviews from art Critics of leading newspapers who have had the opportunity to witness their programs.
Students of Natya Sankalpaa have been invited by various cultural organizations and trusts to present solo and group performances at festivals conducted in cities in South India. Some of the prestigious programs where students have presented their performances are The Mamallapuram Dance Festival, The Natyanjali Festival, The Kodai Vizha and The Konark Festival.
Students of Natya Sankalpaa have also been invited by corporates to present solo and group performances at conferences in different parts of the country. Some of the prestigious events at which students have presented their performances are Rotary District Conference, Thorasic Surgeon Conference, Cancer Research Foundation, Diabetes Research Conference, Swaminathan Foundation and Godrej Sara Lee, Kaka Bhujandar Asuram, Navarathri Celebration at Ponni Amman Temple.
The institute has come to be recognised for its quality and holistic approach. The focus is on cre¬ating a complete artist. Within a short time of its inception the centre has been recognised as one of excellence for its training and methodology.