Learn Bharatanatyam from Scratch

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by Muktai Bhagwat

12 Years Experience

Choreographed and performed at professional shows. Her students span across India, the USA, the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, and Thailand.

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Instruction Language

: English, Hindi, Marathi

Course Summary

One of the oldest dance forms of India, Bharatanatyam is expressive and graceful beyond words! The word Bharatnatyam means a combination of Bhava(expressions), Raag(musical melody), Taal (rhythm), and Natyam (presentation). Are you ready for this wholesome experience? These classes designed by the highly trained Muktai Bhagwat will cover basic level hand and feet movements, their easy combinations, and also some complex combinations.


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Muktai Bhagwat

Experience: 12 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Experienced in Teaching, Yoga, Basics Bharatanatyam, Bharatanatyam
  • Education

    Education

    Diploma in Bharatanatyam from Nrityangan Dance Academy

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Founder - Nrityananda Dance Academy

About the Course

Students will explore theoretical aspects of Bharatanatyam from Abhinay Darpanam and Natyashastra. As well as learn the practicalities and technicalities of this traditional dance form. 

The first part of the course will cover:

  • Basic warm-up exercises, including sitting and standing exercises from Ashtang Yog
  • Advanced-level exercises that would help in holding different Bharatanatyam postures
  • Introduction to different Hastamudras and Paadbhedas
  • Recitation of Shlokas from Abhinay Darpanam and Natyashastra like Shirobheda, Drushtibheda, Grivabhed etc.

The second part of the course will cover:

  • Beginner-level Adavus like Tattadau, Nattadau etc
  • Techniques to perform these Adavus in 3 speeds i.e. slow, medium, and fast
  • Some complicated Adavus like Tirmanam Adavu 

The third part of the course will cover:

  • Introduction to the basics of the Taal system of Carnatic music to understand traditional Bharatanatyam compositions 
  • Learn to count and perform Aditaal on hands
  • Introduction to the concept of Jaathis like Tishra and Chatushra Jaathi
  • Techniques to perform Jaathis with Footwork

The course will conclude with learning a small choreography based on the portion you have learned. Usually in your mother tongue for a better understanding of the choreography and its meaning. 

About the Teacher: Muktai Bhagwat has trained under the guidance of Maniktai Ambike from Nrityangan Academy, Pune. She is learning Karana under the guidance of Vithya Arasu, a disciple of Dr Padma Subramanyam. She has participated in many dance competitions and events. She has also choreographed and performed at professional shows. 

Muktai started the Nrityanand Dance Academy, in Pune in the year 2012. Since then many students successfully learned, appeared and cleared different Bharatanatyam examinations. Currently, students from India, the USA, the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, and Thailand are learning Bharatanatyam at different levels. 

Muktai believes that there is no shortcut to success and not at all in the field of dance! A strong foundation leads to the ladder of success which can be climbed only through practice. 

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

37 Online live sessions completed

37 Online live sessions completed

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  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different strength and flexibility

  • Has a different caliber to understand and replicate steps

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • And a different GOAL!

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

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