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Jul 1, 2024 - Jul 1, 2025

NEW BEGINNERS CLASS

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Duration: required minimum of two years of commitment Classes focus on introducing students to the fundamental aspects of Bharatanatyam: ​ Basic Postures (Adavus): Students will learn foundational postures and movements known as adavus. These include steps like tattadavu, nattuadavu, namaskaram etc. Hand Gestures (Mudras): Introduction to mudras/hastas, which are hand gestures used to convey emotions and tell stories in Bharatanatyam. Students will learn common mudras and their meanings. Facial Expressions (Abhinaya): Beginning to explore abhinaya, or expressive storytelling through facial expressions. Students will learn basic expressions and how to emote effectively while dancing. Rhythm (Talam): Introduction to talam (rhythm) and its importance in Bharatanatyam. Students will learn to keep time with basic rhythms and understand the structure of traditional compositions. Basic Dance Compositions: Students will learn simple dance compositions (alarippu, jatiswaram) that incorporate the adavus and mudras they have learned, providing an opportunity to practice technique and rhythm. Theory: Introduction to the theoretical aspects of Bharatanatyam, including its history, mythology, and the role of music and rhythm in dance. Body Conditioning: Basic exercises and stretches to improve flexibility, strength, and stamina, essential for executing Bharatanatyam movements with precision and grace. ​ These classes are designed to provide a solid foundation for students who are new to Bharatanatyam, allowing them to gradually build their skills and understanding of this rich and intricate dance form.

You can also join this program via the mobile app.

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3 Plans Available, From $749.00 + $35.00 Registration fee

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