Basic Diploma in Bharathanatyam – Semester I

Price: 900 USD

Basic Diploma in Bharathanatyam – Semester I

The students undergo a rigorous training in the basics of Bharatanatyam starting right from the basic technique of ideal body alignment to concluding with taking up the challenge of performing almost 25+ variations of foot works in three speeds (basic techniques). In this course, the student will read in brief about introduction to Fitness & Yoga; learn few selected Pranayama & Asanas required for the fitness; learn basic postures and foot positions; read and learn about introduction to the Adavu; recite the syllables of all Adavus with rhythm in 3 speeds; learn to perform 25+ variations of Adavus; read general and applied theory such as introduction to Indian culture, History & structure of Bharathanatyam, Bedhas & Hastamudras (variations in limb movements and hand gestures); understand few basic terminologies of music related to Bharatanatyam, etc., The unique add-on to this course is the fitness module where the student learns special breathing techniques for dancers, relevant Āsanas(Postures) in Yoga and get a diet advisory.
Students are provided with high quality in depth step by step instructional videos, watching which they learn and present the same during one on one online class with the instructors helping them to enhance their learning. Audio downloads and PDF’s are provided to help the students in their practice. Students will have online assessments at the end of every module.
This course is for you if:
  • You are passionate to learn Bharatanatyam intensively.
  • You are a beginner in the field of Indian classical dance.
  • You are a performer of any dance genre in the world who is interested to learn Bharathanatyam in depth.
  • You are a teacher who is interested to understand the art in depth and use it as a reference course.
Semester – 1 is a 6 month course with 24 one to one online sessions with the faculty. If students wish to extend the course duration, they can do it by paying a minimal fee. They could write to for more details. At the end of the course, students take up an assessment after which  they can continue with semester 2 of Basic Diploma in Bharatanatyam.
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Course Overview


Module I - Appreciation


Module II - Fitness


Module III - Postures & Basic Foot Positions


Module IV – Aḍavu I


Module VII - Bhedhas and Hastha Mudhrās

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