Beginner students, ages 6 to 10 years old, will focus on the basics of Bharatnatyam. Students should wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement, hair should be tied up in a pony or bun and water to drink available. Also please make sure the area to dance is clean and there is plenty of space to dance safely .
In this Classical dance form,
Week 1 :- Students will be building strength and rhythm through introductory dances with a focus on feelings, rhythm and story telling. Stories using ‘mudras’, or hand gestures, are also incorporated into this class.
Week 2 : Focusing on Nritta
Which means pure dance steps or dance sequences that are performed rhythmically. These movements and gestures do not convey any mood or thought. Their sole purpose is to create beauty. Adavus – which are the basic steps in Bharatanatyam- form the basic component of Nritta.
Week 3 focus : Nrittya
involves interpretation and is the mime that corresponds to the song accompanied by music and song. This aspect of Bharatanatyam involves showing emotions, sentiments and to convey a message through steps, movements and gestures.
Week 4 focus on Natya
is the art of storytelling through dance. Natya is the dramatic representation and the technique involved here is called “Abhinaya”. The dancer through steps, gestures, movements and expressions,