Dance Classes

A typical dance class consists of a short warm-up followed by learning of the basic dance steps and dance step combinations (called korvai) as well as hand, eye and head gestures. As the beginners progress in acquiring the basics, short choreographies are studied. The more advanced dancers learn more complicated choreographies.

It is very important that a student first acquires all the basic dance steps. It can take time from the beginning of learning the dance steps till a free dancing and acquiring of dance choreography because the time is necessary for learning the correct foot, arm, hand, finger, eye and head movements.

As you proceed with learning bharatanatyam you will get a lot of interesting knowledge about the Indian cultural heritage. Most of dances are based on the Indian mythology.

Thus, the class covers hand-foot coordination, footwork, choreography, self-discipline and Indian culture through an artistic form of physical exercise.

In order to be able to dance the classical Indian dance you need strong legs and healthy calves as most of the movements are from the aramandi position which is a half-sitting position with the turned out thighs.

There is no age limit for starting dancing bharatanatyam. It can be practised by both male and female dancers. The wide range of movements and postures and the balanced mix of the rhythmic and mimetic aspects the dance lends itself well to experimental and blended choreography.

Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in India. It can be danced as a solo dance and also in a group.

You are welcome to join our dance school!


Saraswathy Kalakendra Institute of Fine Arts

Bharathanatyam Annual Syllabus (2016-2017)

Group No.

Practical

Theory

1

Prayer  & Namaskaram, Thattadavu (8), Nattadavu (8), Paraval adavu (4), Kudithumettadavu (4)

Dhyana Slokam (Angikam Bhuvanam), Asamyutha hastas and Samyutha hasthas

2

Tha thai tham (6), Tha thai tha ha (1&2), Tha hata jam thari tha with Tha dinginathom, Mandi Adavu (1st) & Alarippu (Tisram)

Shiro Beda, Drishti Beda, Griva Beda, Jaathi (5 Rhytmic cycles)

 

3

Tha thai Tha ha (4), Mandi Adavu (2), Kita thaka Tharikitathom (2), Thaiya thaiyi (4), Thai thai dhi dhit thai, Thati mettu (5) & Pushpanjali (Tam tam tamNattai), Jathiswaram (Vasantha)

4

Utsanga Adavu(1), Karthari Adavu(1), Sarukkal Adavu (1), Kathi Adavu (1), Thai thai that tha(1), Dhithayum thatha thai (2). Mayoora Adavu(1), Mei Adavu (3) & Jathiswaram (Kalyani), Shabdam- Thandai Muzhanga, Keerthanam - Natanam Adinar

Pada Bedha, Sthanakam, Patra Prana, Natya Krama, Significance of Nataraja, Viniyoga till Soochi Hastha, Saptha Thala, Basic Tala and Raga for pieces, Demonstrate Jathis with thala.

5

Compose 4 Avarthana Adi tala Jathi.

 & Nataraja Anjali, Alarippu (Misram), Jathiswaram (Ragamalika), Shabdam (Thandai Muzhanga) Varnam (Roopamu JoochiThodi), Keerthana (Sriman Narayana), Padam (Edirillada), Thillana (Natabhairavi), Mangalam (Bagyadalakshmi)

Origin of Natya, Styles of bharathanatyam, Rukmini Devi, Tanjore quartet, Saptha Thandava, Laya-Lasya, Deva Hasthas, Dhasavathara hastas, Navagraha hastha, Jaathi Hastha, Navarasa, Viniyoga (Samyutha, Asamyutha), 108 Karanas, Classical Dances of India.

 

 

Class Timings:

Saraswathy Kalakendra (Bharathanatyam Classes)

Private Lessons for Adults: One hour during the following days. Timings are flexible and can be booked in advance.

Tuesday kl 17.00 –20.00

Saturday kl 09.00 – 14.00

Sunday kl 10.00 – 11.00, 17.00 – 20.00

 

Kids Group Class: Age: 4+ years.

Sunday kl 11.00 – 12.30 (Beginners), 12.00 – 15.00 (Intermediate and Advanced Training)

Kl 15.00 – 17.00 (Rehearsals for performance)

 

You can start classes during any time of the year. Contact us if you wish to register.

 

KulturskolanLärare : Usha Balasundaram (Indisk Dans)

Stockholm Kommun Kulturskolan

 

Monday

Bredang Kulturskolan

Kl 17.00 – 18.00

Beginner

Kl 18.00 – 19.30

Advanced

Wednesday

Tensta Kulturskolan (Blåhuset)

Kl 16.00 – 17.00

Beginner

Kl 17.00 – 18.00

Beginner

Kl 18.00 – 19.30

Beginner

Friday

Högdalen Kulturskolan

Kl 17.00 – 17.45

Beginner

Kl 17.45 – 18.30

Beginner

Kl 18.30 – 20.00

Advanced

Saturday

Husby Kulturskolan

Kl 15.00 – 16.00

Private classes for kids under 6 years of age

Kl 16.00 – 17.00

Beginner

Kl 17.00 – 18.00

Beginner

Kl 18.00 – 19.30

Advanced

Botkyrka Kommun Kuturskolan

Thursay

Music Huset, Nörsborg

Kl 16.00 – 17.00

Beginner

Kl 17.00 – 18.00

Beginner

Kl 18.00 – 19.30

Advanced

 

  • Registration opens in August and January. Register with Kulturskolan by clicking here.