Thattu Mettu Adavu

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Thattu Mettu Adavu

Thattumettu Adavus are rhythmically challenging Adavus. There are 5 main variations in Thattumettadavu – Thisra, Chathurashra, Khanda, Mishra and Sankeerna and their combinations. The hand positions are very simple and elegant. The students learn to sing all variations of Thattumettadavu in 3 different speeds set to a particular rhythmical pattern (Thala). Students are given a fitness guide explaining the Yogic postures relevant to the footwork. Then, the students learn the footwork under Footwork analysis section. Later, they will go through the body movement analysis and learn to co-ordinate the Hand gestures (Hastha Mudhra), Hands, Eyes, Head, Neck and Torso movements for each of the footwork. When once they learn the Adavu in its entirety, they practice it in different speeds. Audio downloads are provided to help the students in their practice.
Students are provided with high quality Step by Step learning videos by watching which they learn the lessons and present the same during one on one online class with the instructors to enhance their learning.
The course duration is for 4 weeks with 4 sessions with the teacher. If students wish to extend the course duration, they can do it by paying a minimal fee. They could write to for more details.
The students are recommended to do ‘Adavu introduction course’ before they enroll for Thattumettadavu course.
The Modular courses in Adavu is for you if you are:
  • A beginner student interested in learning the Adavus of Bharatanatyam in depth in modular format.
  • A dancer interested in understanding & improving the nuances of the particular group of Adavus in modular format.
  • A teacher interested in strengthening the intricacies of the Adavus of your choice in depth in modular format.
The students, who are beginners, are advised to take up these modular courses in the following order so that they could understand the link between each modular course. Those who are already learning and those who are teaching can take up any module as per their requirements. But, please note that Adavus learnt in the following sequence would be more beneficial.
  • Adavu Introduction
  • Thattadavu
  • Nattadavu
  • Kudhitthamettu
  • Thattumettadavu
  • Kuttadavu
  • Nadai & Sarukkal Adavu
  • Paraval Adavu & Vees Adavu
  • Bhramari Adavu
  • Mandi Adavu
  • Theermana Adavu
  • Theermana Adavu – Thahatha jhumthari tha
  • Theermana Adavu – That dhi tha combination
  • Karthari & Katthi Adavu
  • Paichal (Uthplavana) adavu
  • Korvai Adavu
  • Peri Adavu & Ettadavu
The course could be done with or without certification. The students who require certification should have completed learning all 18 modular courses and have to take an assessment.
As a continuation of this course, students could enroll directly to Basic diploma in Bharathanatyam or other short-term certificate courses. For details, write to
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Course Content

Lessons Status

Module 1 - Introduction


Module 2 - Thishra Footwork Analysis


Module 2 A - Thishra Movement Analysis


Module 3 - Chathurashra Footwork Analysis


Module 3 A - Chathurashra Movement Analysis


Module 4 - Khanda Footwork Analaysis


Module 4 A - Khanda Movement Analysis


Module 5 - Mishra Footwork Analysis


Module 5 A - Mishra Movement Analysis


Module 6 - Sankeerna Footwork Analysis


Module 6 A - Sankeerna Movement Analysis


Module 7 - Ascending Combination


Module 8 - Decending Combination

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