This dance form was derived by joining two words, ‘Bharata’ and Natyam’ where ‘Natyam in Sanskrit means dance and ‘Bharata’ is a mnemonic comprising ‘bha’, ‘ra’ and ‘ta’ which respectively means ‘bhava’ that is emotion and feelings; ‘raga’ that is a melody; and ‘tala’ that is rhythm. Theoretical base of this form traces back to ‘Natya Shastra’, the ancient Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts.
At 'Saanwee' we offer online Bharatnatyam classes for kids and adults starting at 4.5yrs of age. We follow the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam along with an amalgamation of Tanjavur style. This dance is more than just a weekly class and requires years of Abhyaas and Sadhana.