Online Bharatnatyam Classes

Online Indian Dance Classes in Chantilly, VA


Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance heritage of India, originating in Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, dating back to the 16th or 17th century during the Devdasi culture. 

The 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 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 amalgamation of Tanjavur style too. This dance is more than just a weekly class and requires years of Abhyaas and Sadhana. 

COVID 19 Updates:  Due to the current circumstances, learn Bharatnatyam online with us.

1. Virtual Live Lessons

2. Pre-recorded On-Demand Lessons (to your chosen song/s)

3. In-person Lessons (in our outdoor space)

Fee Structure may vary based on the format you choose. Please contact us for details on 617-245-2195.

Class details

  • New Student Trial Class

All new students can enjoy a Trial Class at $10 per person. To register please follow the sign up link on the schedule page - Click here

It gives you an opportunity to experience our teaching style & for us to understand your goals and expectations.

  • Fee structure

$150 for 10 weeks package

$280 for 20 weeks package

Dance Uniform - $55/set 

Dance Folder - $25 

  • What syllabus do we follow?

 We follow a combination of Tanjavur & Kalakshetra Bani Syllabus which we have divided into Adavus (8 Levels) and Dance Compositions (8 Parts). Dance Medal Tests are conducted biannually in June and December to assess the student's growth. Students receive a Certificate, Marksheet and a Medal for every level they complete. Students simultaneously learn multiple performance oriented choreographies through the year based on their current skill levels.

In case you have had prior training and would like to train further with us, you can book an assessment and we guide you further to a suitable training plan.

  • Plenty of performance opportunities through the year

Upcoming Events - March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, September 2020, October 2020

Need assistance in selecting the right course? Please contact us on 617-245-2195 or

To check our schedule, please click here

To view videos from our classes and events, please click here

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