Bharatanatyam, the most widely practiced form of Indian Classical dances in the world, is considered to be over 2000 years old from South India. A Bharatanatyam dancer narrates, evokes, and creates dramatic images through her eyes, body, and gestures. In this elementary course, children with no dance training will be introduced to the rudimentary movements of Bharatanatyam. Proficiency in the art is attained only after several years of intensive training.
Age at least 5 yrs but less than 12 yrs (for both boys & girls). LIMITED SEATS!
Tue, Thurs 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Including an Exception date: June 23rd , Friday)
*Performance on the last day
$250 (Early Discount of $25 if register by May 21st , 2023)
Founder of the Natyasthalam has been trained in Bharatanatyam for over 18 yrs. She is a disciple of Dr. Uma Anand (daughter and disciple of Padmashri K N Dandayuthapani Pillai). She has presented her work throughout Dallas. She provides multicultural programs at several venues including Senior Living Homes, Schools, Libraries & special events. Her one of a kind program "Summer Elementary - Bharatanatyam" is well appreciated and is featured on a regular basis in Plano Recreation Center for several years. She is a regular invitee for "The Career Week" program at PISD, wherein through an interactive performance she talks about taking up Bharatanatyam as a career.
Her programs are unique, creative, and choreographed to inspire & engage whereby entertaining all, to show that art has no language or cultural barriers. She is committed to preserving the cultural tradition of India. Ancient Indian art is connected with the multicultural audience through interactive explanation and emoting performance which brings smiles and joy to audiences of all ages.
Dedication toward the dance form
A notebook and pen/pencil
Dress Code: yoga pants, t-shirt (no sleeveless), no socks/shoes while dancing.