The Art of Bharatanatyam | Level II

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Dr. Rekha
Last Name
Raju
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Course Summary

This is a customizable intermediate course for students who are already well versed in the Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam. At the beginning of the course, students review the basics and origins of this ancient Indian art form before moving on to more advanced practices and techniques, like abhinaya. Dr. Rekha Raju is a master dancer and educator who meets each student at their current level and tailors the course to their needs and goals as a dancer.

Course Duration
42 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$36.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Dr. Rekha
Last Name
Raju
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Basics Bharatanatyam
bharatanatyam
Study Details
Ph.D in Dance
Mysore University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Nrithya Dhama Temple of Fine Arts

Description

This course is an opportunity for intermediate dancers to delve into the Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam to gain a greater understanding and skill level. Dr. Raju will lead students through a review of basics, including body posture, adavus, asamyukta and samyukta hastas, as well as a look at the theory and origin of this ancient Indian dance form. From this, the teacher will assess the current learning level of the student and customize the rest of the course to their needs. Students attending this course only need to have a notebook and pen to take notes during lessons and a dedication to learning the art form. 

Further lessons will include techniques and practices such as krithi and thillana, Carnatic music compositions and their accompanying movements. Students may also learn to recite jathis in thaalam, the finger counts of the beats in a taal, and how to use the thattu kali, a wooden block used to keep rhythm during a Bharatanatyam performance. Students will also have the opportunity to learn abhinaya, the Indian art of aesthetic expression. This concept teaches students to connect with their audience to tell a story. By the successful completion of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of their craft and greater ability to express themselves through classical Indian Bharatanatyam tradition.

If the student wants to learn basics of ancient Indian classical dance form, Bharatnatyam, Here are other courses tailored by Dr. Rekha Raju: Basics of Bharatanatyam and Basics of Bharatanatyam | Level I

About Dr. Rekha Raju: Identified as a child prodigy after entering dance school at the tender age of 3 and a half years, Rekha Raju has come a long way. After refining her skills as a bharatanatyam dancer Dr. Rekha Raju has devoted most of her time to mohiniattam, a dance form popular in Kerala. Perhaps her birth in Palakkad, Kerala could be the possible reason for her interest in Mohiniyattam. Raised in Bangalore, the gifted artist now runs Nithya Dhama, a dance school in Bangalore. Amidst this hustle and bustle Dr.Rekha Raju successfully completed her phd in dance from Mysore University studying Margi and desi techniques of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam. 

 

The ipassio Edge

 Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Sinc long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

Students attending this course should be dedicated to learn the artform.They should have:

A notebook and pen handy to take down notes during their classes.

Schedule Weekly

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Section A
Tue 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
Do the students need the attire and accessories needed for Bharatnatyam to start on the basic course?
Answer
They do not need it at the beginning. Dressing up for the dance form will be taught at a later stage.
Question
Do the students get evaluated?
Answer
Yes, there will be a periodical assessment to evaluate the students.
Question
Do you provide students with additional course material apart from the notes and live demonstration?
Answer
Students will be provided, theory notes, PDF’s and referential links on YouTube.
Question
Any specific expectations from students enrolling?
Answer
Students enrolling have to be punctual to the class.
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What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.

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