The guru-shishya (teacher-disciple) tradition in India is central to the lineage and continuation of Bharatanatyam and Ragamala’s place in the Bharatanatyam world. To continue the tradition of guru-shishya, Ranee and Aparna run the Ragamala School to pass on the lineage that they learned from Smt. Alarmél Valli, one of India’s most renowned Bharatanatyam dancers.