Bharatantyam students were invited to show off their skills at a summer fete.
Students of the Indian classical dance, from the Apple Tree Centre, Ifield, were invited to the event in Petworth last month.
The young dancers performed alongside their teacher Priya Hema Bhawaneedin – a disciple of Guru Sri Prakash Yadagudde of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London.
They performed beautiful pieces illustrating stories based on Hindu mythology, demonstrating the intricate hand movements and rhythmic footwork of this art form, all of which were beautifully explained.
Performances were followed by an interactive workshop, attracting an audience of more than 3,000 people.
The performance was a great success appreciated and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Dance classes at the Apple Tree Centre have gone from strength-to-strength since the opening of the Hindu temple almost four years ago, led by Priya Hema, an upcoming professional artist who has performed around the UK, Europe and India.
Classes, held every week, are open to all ages from five years old upwards and are now accepting new students to be enrolled in September.
Anyone interested in Indian classical dance and culture can call 07531 568390 or 01293 530105 for further information.