Bharatanatyam Dance Lessons for Beginners | Level II







by Parijat Naik

12 Years Experience

Choreographed for the Indian TV show, Dil Hai Chota Sa on Sony Pal & with Bollywood celebrities like Sonali Rathod, Neeti Mohan, etc.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This level two, beginner Bharatanatyam dance course on ipassio will be taught OnliVe (Online + Live). Your instructor for the course, Parijat is a classical dance performer and also a teacher by training, specializing in Bharatanatyam. Level two of this course will have the students working on the Nritta aspect of dance which involves rhythmic footwork, use of hand gestures, and understanding body postures. Students will require to complete the first level of the beginner course by Parijat Naik as a compulsory prerequisite to this course.

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Parijat Naik

Experience: 12 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Professional, Bharatanatyam
  • Education

    M.A. from Fontys School of applied Arts, Netherlands

  • Work Details

    Founder/ artistic director - Soul feet

  • 140 Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    In this level two beginner Bharatanatyam course that spans the duration of 24 weeks, the student will learn the following topics:

    Anga Shudham (Body alignment): The physical structure of Bharatanatyam conceives the body in linear lines and conceives movement in space mostly in straight lines, triangles, or circles. After completion of the level 1 course, students should already have had a clear understanding of the upper torso alignment and the Aramandi position. Hence, in the level 2 course, more attention would be given to the use of eyes, head, and neck in coordination with the body movements. Students would be given a direction on how they can add grace to the body despite maintaining these linear lines. 

    Adavus level 2: Adavus are the basic steps of Bharatanatyam which are a combination of footwork and hand gestures. Students would be taught the next 5 sets of Adavus (after completion of adavu 1 to 4 in the level 1 course) in this course. They would be made to practice the adavus to 3 speeds. The understanding of Jaati would be further developed by the introduction of Khanda Jaati. Students would be given a basic introduction to the concept of 'Jaati' (Combination of adavus).

    Asamyukta Hasta Viniyoga: Understanding and practicing applications of the single hand gestures. This also introduces the student to the use of facial expressions in a subtle way.

    Shiro bhedas, Drishti bhedas & Greeva Bhedas: Understanding the positions of the head, eyes, and neck and their applications in Abhinaya as well as Adavus.

    In addition to the practical teaching, the teacher will share the theoretical aspects of study in the form of notes with the student. The student will also be exposed to the historical and cultural theory of Bharatanatyam through interesting methods. On the completion of the course, the student would have a clear understanding of the Nritta aspect of Bharatanatyam, the alignment of the body, a sense of rhythm, and a definite sense of confidence. The student would then be in a position to decide if he or she would like to move further in their journey with this beautiful art form!



    About the teacher: Parijat Naik is a choreographer and performer based in Mumbai, currently residing in the Netherlands. She is the founder of a dance company headquartered in Mumbai, India. For the past 10 years, she has been choreographing and performing at various festivals and concerts all over India and in countries like Sweden, Hong Kong, and China. She has also conducted workshops in The Netherlands, France, and Singapore. She has choreographed and performed at the famous Kala Ghoda festival, Mumbai, and also choreographed and conducted dance workshops for corporate companies such as BNP Paribas, HDFC, L&T, Phillips, Accenture, Rotary club. Her choreography has been telecasted on television channels such as Colours tv, Sony pal, and Doordarshan. For the past 8 years, her dance company has been the leading dance troupe for the famous "Bollywood tours" that mark the character of Bollywood tourism in Mumbai. Parijat’s artistic practice has a strong focus on storytelling, culture, and non-verbal communication. In her works, Parijat constantly tries to incorporate innovative methods and strongly believes that art is a participatory and collective experience. ​Given her background in Architecture, and recent research-based Masters in Performing Arts at Fontys University in The Netherlands, she is committed to continuing research in finding methods to redefine the position of traditional classical and folk dance in modern society.


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