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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. 

 

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





Our Services

  • 1:1 Private Lessons

    Get started with our 30-min Introductory Private Lesson.

     

    Price: $25

    Lesson Packages:

    $45 per 45-min lesson

    $35 per 30-min lesson

     

    Online / In-Person

  • Group Classes

    Our Online group classes are designed for kids and adults. Choose an age-appropriate class from our Bharatanatyam class schedule

    Sign up for a Trial Class

    Price: $10

    After the trial class, you may choose to purchase a class package

    $90 for 5 weeks

    $150 for 10 weeks

    $280 for 20 weeks

  • Video Tutorials

    Order a step by step Video Tutorial for your chosen song or composition and learn anytime, anywhere.

    *Prices may vary based on the  composition length and expected intricacy

BHARATANATYAM GALLERY

Testimonials

Raj Ghanat

My daughter enjoys Barthanatyam classes with Priti Gupta. She is an Amazing Teacher and Multi-Talented Dancer.

Kavya Chatterjee

Priti is a great teacher, a combination of talent, patience and professionalism. My daughter took Bharatnatyam classes and Priti inculcated in her a love for the dance, taught her discipline all at the same time having fun. Priti is great at recognizing her student’s strengths and weaknesses as it comes to dance and she uses that to the utmost advantage of her students. Be it Bollywood, western or Indian classical, we have witnessed flawless choreographies and appreciation and gratitude from all her students. 

Sherly Vadakkoot

Priti is an amazing and hard-working instructor. She is multi talented and well versed in different dance forms ranging from Bharatnatyam, Salsa, Bollywood Dancing and many more.It was a pleasure learning Salsa with her, along with my husband. I have my daughter enrolled with Bharatnatyam too.

I would recommend anyone who wants to learn dance forms from beginner to expert level. She is a patient and persistent and will get the best out of you!!

Why Us?

We come with experience!

  • Priti Gupta-Udeshi has been a key performer at the most sort after Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Wedding Sangeet at their home Prateeksha in Juhu in 2007.

  • She has been a Pro on Jhalak Dikhla Ja 'Dancing with the Stars' Indian version on SONY TV paired with Shekhar Suman and judged by Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Remo Fernandes and Malaika Arora-Khan

  • She was the winner on Boogie Woogie All India Latin American to Bollywood Contest

  • Priti has worked with Dr. Nene and Madhuri Dixit-Nene as the Chief Creative Strategist for the platform 'Dance with Madhuri' and is also featured on the expert panel of choreographers for the same.

  • She has been a celebrity teacher and choreographer to many Bollywood and Indian Television stars : Adhyayan Suman, Kavita Kapoor, Jennifer Winget, Kajol, Dino Morea, Vidyut, Shekhar Suman, Neena Gupta, Kunika Lal and more.

 

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“Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience”

Lyall Watson