BHARATNATYAM DANCE

A form of classical Indian dance, Bharatanatyam is a physical expression that centers on displaying the divine or spiritual aspects through the body. It is considered the most ancient form of classical Indian dance, originating from Tamil Nadu, South India and it is considered to be one of the most popular form of Indian classical dance.

Bharatanatyam is a form of Natya yoga (a sacred and meditative dance yoga) and is believed by some to have similar health benefits as yoga.The name Bharatanatyam is a simple derivation from the four most important aspects of dance (in Sanskrit). These are: Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance. Thus Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm and expressional dance or Abhinaya and strictly adheres to the Natyashastra (the scripture of classical Indian dance).

In this class we follow Kalakshetra Style of Bharatanatyam. You start learning from basic technic footwork (adavus), hand gestures (mudras), expressions & emotions (Abhinaya), theory and more.

There are also plenty of performances opportunities for Intermediate and Advanced students.

Beginner class: Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm
Intermediate: Fridays 7pm to 8.30pm
Advanced: Fridays 8.30 pm to 10pm
BHARATNATYAM DIPLOMA EXAMis also available for students.