Bharta Natyam is for girls and boys and is a great way for kids to exercise, develop confidence, and rhythms. It has a lot of benefits for the body and the mind.
It increases the strength of the body.
It improves flexibility, stamina and balance of the body. It helps concentration and mental focus. It increases the brain memory and dexterity. It gives a fascinating approach to the different rhythms of the Carnatic music.
It develops drama qualities: body language, gestures, facial expressions, breathing techniques.
It gives grace and artistic sensibility and finally offers spirituality and joy for each day of life.
A dance class always starts with a yoga session to warm up and keep the body stronger and more flexible.
The student starts by learning step by step all the different Adavus (technical dance units).
Then, the student discovers the different rythms and the language of the Mudras (hand gestures).
Slowly, he/she learns some very simple and short stories, and can later learn more complex and beautiful choreographies.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR BHARATA NATYAM STUDENTS
- Have dedication and passion for Bharata Natyam
- Show discipline and respect for your teacher
- Have a respectful attitude for other students
- Attend dance class sharp on time
- Keep quiet and focused during the class
- Hair and costume should always be absolutely clear and neat
- Keep a regular practice at home
WHAT TO WEAR
White salwar kameez (top and pan) and blue scarf for kids.
Practice cotton saree (short) or salwar kameez for adults.
Shorts, jeans or skirts are not permitted.
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
10.00 – 10.30 am (Early beginners 4-5 years old)
10.30 – 11.30 am (Beginners and intermediate)
11.30 am – 12.30 pm (Intermediate)
6.00 – 7.30 pm (Advanced)
CLASS FOR ADULT
8.45 – 10.00 am (Advanced only)
2021 DANCE SCHOOL TERM DATES
|Term 1||Tuesday 2 February – Thursday 1 April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 20 April – Saturday 26 June|
|Term 3||Tuesday 13 July – Saturday 18 September|
|Term 4||Tuesday 5 October – Saturday 11 December|