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CLASSES  2024

​Dakshina does not currently conduct group classes in BN.  Private classes are conducted for serious students who wish to learn beyond the basic through our program. Classes are taught in the  Tanjore Court style , in the Kandapa-Balasaraswati Sampradaya. Young dancers must have reached their 7th birthday. Classes are open to Men, Women, Boys & Girls or Indian and Non-Indian background.

CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED:

STUDIOS 353

353 West 48th Street ( Between 8th and 9th Avenues)

NYC, 2nd floor

POLICY

Students must purchase a class card of 4-10 classes. Single classes are not allowed.

Female Dancers are to wear: half saree, choli, pajama

Young ladies: pajama and blouse with dupata and  adorn a red poutu (bindi)

Male Dancers: Pajama and Tee shirt.

 

NO SHORTS, TIGHTS OR SWEAT PANTS ALLOWED.

 

For youngsters, parents are not allowed to observe the class, except for the initial class.



BEGINNERS CLASS

students will be introduced to the pada vinyasa ( feet positions), bedhas of standing and sitting positions along with the basic Adavus  ( basic steps) and Samyuta & Asamyuta Hastas ( Hand Gestures) learn basic Kauthavam.

​INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Students will review basic adavus, bedhas and hastas.

Items will be introduce. and intro to Abhinaya ( art of storytelling) Alarippu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam

ADVANCE CLASS

Review of Adavus, bedhas, hastas. Advance items will be introduced:

Varnam, Padam/Kriti, Tillana

Senior Student Alpi Sinha during her Arangetram in 2009 at the Roy Arias Theater NYC

Senior Student Priyanka Pendharkar with Jaan R. Freeman during her Areangetram in 2014 at the Engleman Theater at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC

Dance saree for female dancers shown above

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