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BHARATANATYAM

COVID 19 ALERT:

 

 Due to the current circumstances, we are offering Bharatanatyam Lessons in 3 formats:

Live Virtual Private & Group Classes | Pre-recorded Video Tutorials | In-person Private Lessons (wearing masks)

Please contact us for on 617-245-2195 for any questions. 

BHARATNATYAM 

 

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. 

 

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Frequently asked questions

Will the lessons be online or in-person?


While COVID-19 is still around, our group classes will only be offered virtually over Zoom. However, 1:1 Private Lessons are offered online and in-person (wearing masks), based on your preference.




Where do I begin? Can I get a Trial Lesson?


  1. For Group Classes : sign up for our Trial Class priced at $10.
  2. For 1:1 Private Lessons : book our 30-min Introductory Private Lesson priced at $25.

Following this, you may purchase a package that suits your needs.




At what age, can my child or I start learning with you?


Our classes are designed to suit different age groups. You may join :

  1. Bharatanatyam Tots Class for 4-6 yo
  2. Bharatanatyam Junior for 7-15 yo
  3. Bharatanatyam Beginner & Intermediate - Tweens & Adults




What style / Bani of Bharatanatyam do you practice? Do you offer Certification and Arangetram Training?


We practice an amalgamation of Kalakshetra & Tanjavur Bani. For all our students, age 6 and above, we conduct biannual Dance Medal Tests. Students receive a detailed assessment marksheet, certificate and medals for each of the 12 levels completed.

We provide a complete training for the Maargam need to showcase an Arangetram, in India, USA and worldwide.




Do you offer teacher training in Bhartanatyam, including choreography and Nattuvangam?


Yes, for teacher training you can reach us on info@saanwee.com . Please specify your current level of training and experience in Bharatanatyam. You may choose to work on your adavu technique, choreography, compositions, Maaragm repertoire and Nattuvangam





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