Sammilan Senior Dancers Retreat 2022

Workshop & Performance details:

Welcome to all you beautiful dancers! With beautiful memories of Aikyatan 2018 in our heart, we are very excited to announce our annual Deepam Reunion with the launch of Sammilan – Senior Dancer Retreat 2022. Sammilan is a professional dance training program designed by Deepam Odissi Academy for the serious dance student who aspire to reach new depths in their dance through focused study and hard work in a supportive environment.  This year Sammilan will be conducted from July 1st – July 6th at Deepam Gurukul located in the beautiful city of Durgapur, India.

We believe strongly that performance is a key factor in contributing to the growth of an artist. To share our art with the local community of Durgapur, we will host a performance on the 2nd of July.

This retreat is an opportunity for dancers looking for a space to revisit complex odissi choreographies and learn new items over a course of one week. Your time at Sammilan will be dedicated to dancing, learning and sharing your experiences with other dancers looking to further their artistic journey.

A day at the retreat will include body conditioning exercises, dance, lecture demonstrations and opportunities to experience different local art forms. Odissi training will be led by Guru Deepak Roy (founder, Deepam Odissi Academy) and assisted by Aishwarya Hegde (Artistic Director at Deepam).


The Sammilan retreat is designed for dancers who have learnt at least one item of the 5 elements of the odissi repertoire. (Mangala charan, Botu, Pallavi, Abhinaya, Moksh)

We understand the demands of daily life and the inability to dedicate time towards practice but we highly recommend a few practice sessions before you come for the workshop to enhance your time with us.

The course is designed for senior dancers and we will be focusing our time and attention on correcting pieces you have previously learnt and further your knowledge through a new piece. We will revisit one pallavi and one abhinay piece in detail.

Guru Deepak Roy will teach an Odiya Abhinay piece as he feels undisturbed time must be dedicated to absorb the intricacies of Abhinaya.


Deepam Gurukul is the new home of Deepam Odissi Academy and its founder, Guru Deepak Roy. It has always been Guru Deepak’s dream to teach Odissi to as many aspiring dancers as he can and he continues to do so at his newly established school in his home town Durgapur.

Sammilan performance

Sammilan is the coming together of Deepam students in Oman and Durgapur, and what better way to do this than to share a stage and classroom with each other. The Sammilan performance will include a complete odissi repertoire performed by Deepam students collectively. We wish for this to be an enriching journey for all our dancers to understand the challenges and hard work that goes behind putting forward a performance. The event will be open to all our student’s families and friends.

Workshop Fee

Option 1:

WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE FEE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS: Rs 30,000 (RO 150) All Inclusive (Performance contribution, Tuition fee, accommodation, local transport & food)

A guardian or parent can accompany you at a fee of Rs 12,000 (inclusive of accommodation, food and local transport)

Option 2:

FOR LOCAL RESIDENT STUDENTS: Rs 15,000 Tuition Fees & Meals only (no accommodation)

Early Bird Discounted Rates will be offered to the first 2 applicants of the course. On acceptance of your application form you will be notified if your are eligible for the discount.

Please note that this workshop is designed for a small number of dancers so please fill out the application ASAP to block your spot at the workshop.

*Deepam Odissi Academy bank details will appear on screen once the application below has been submitted. Please contact Aishwarya at with any financial queries.


To Register for Sammilan Dance Retreat 2022 click on the link below and fill out the form. We will get back to you within 2 working days to confirm your acceptance. Please note that your spot will only be confirmed after full payment of the workshop fees has been received.

Sammilan – Senior Dancer Retreat 2022 Registration Form

You will receive an email with payment details on approval of your application form.

We look forward to a fruitful time with all of you at Sammilan 2022.