Adavu classes begin on August 22. Fall session begins on September 19!

For rates and Registration, submit a message on the form below or email malinianddancers@gmail.com.

SUMMER: Open Level Adavu classes. Thursdays 6:45-8pm. Get your body and mind back to Bharatanatyam in this series of 4 technique classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced dancers. Drop in $25/class or $80/4 classes: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12 @ 6:45-8pm at the Indian Consulate, NY, NY.

Fall Session 2019: 9/19/19 - 12/19/19

Bharatanatyam Classes for CHILDREN

Sundays 9-9:45am/4-6 year olds: Beginner Bharatanatyam. Introduction to Bharatanatyam using child-friendly methods to introduce your little dancer to the rhythms, music and movement of Bharatanatyam. Teacher Vidya Cowsik Santosh. Fall Session: Sundays from 9/22/19 -12/15/19 (no class 12/1) 12 classes/$200. At Chhaya in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Sundays 10-11am/5-7 year olds: Advanced Beginner Bharatanatyam. The next step for returning Chhaya students! Teacher Vidya Cowsik Santosh. Fall Session: Sundays from 9/22/19 -12/15/19 (no class 12/1) 12 classes/$220. At Chhaya in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Thursdays, 4:30–5:30pm/ages 5 and up: Beginner Bharatanatyam. We build basic skills to stretch our bodies in new ways with adavus (steps) and rhythm. Through music, we continue to explore storytelling, while introducing improvisation and abhinaya expression. Teacher Vidya Cowsik Santosh. Fall Session: Sept. 19 – Dec. 19 (no class 11/28), 12 classes/$275, Drop-in rate $25 at the Indian Consulate, NY.

Bharatanatyam Classes for ADULTS

New Class! Thursdays 8:15-9:15pm/Adult Basic Beginners Bharatanatyam. A new class designed to introduce adult students to the movement and music of Bharatanatyam. Teacher Vidya Cowsik Santosh. Indian Consulate, NY, NY. Fall Session: Thursdays from 9/19 - 12/19 (no class 11/28) 12 classes/$275, Drop-in rate $25

Thursdays 6-7pm/Adult Advanced Beginner Bharatanatyam. For adult students who background in adavus and 1-2 pieces and want to build a strong foundation in the Kalakshetra style. Classes focus on alignment, structure, rhythm, and adavus/dance steps. Teacher Malini Srinivasan. Indian Consulate, NY, NY. Fall Session: Thursdays from 9/19 - 12/19 (no class 11/28) 12 classes/$275, Drop-in rate $25

Thursdays 7-8:15pm/Adult Intermediate/Mixed-level Bharatanatyam. For students who have studied Kalakshetra-style Bharatanatyam. Nritta and nritya pieces including Alarippu, Jathiswaram, Sabdam, Padam, Thillana, and Kirtanam. Teacher Malini Srinivasan. Indian Consulate, NY, NY. Fall Session: Thursdays from 9/19 - 12/19 (no class 11/28) 12 classes/$275, Drop-in rate $25

A note from the teacher:

As a teacher, I aim to transmit to my students the discipline and rigor of Kalakshetra-style training along with the ease and joy that my mother and grandmother embodied as dance artists. I encourage each of my students to cultivate a uniquely personal understanding of classical technique. This involves understanding how one's body relates to classical form, and how each of our personal experiences informs our understanding of poetry, characters and content. Many students combine private classes with group classes in order to enjoy the dynamics of the group while growing as an solo dancer. I see each class as an opportunity to bring a different aspect of the Bharatanatyam tradition alive wherever we may be.

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