Fall classes begin on September 6!

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

Bharatanatyam Classes for CHILDREN

Sundays 10-10:50am/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. At Chhaya in Jackson Heights, Queens. Class schedule: October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2. $140/semester

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm/6-16 year olds: Intermediate Bharatanatyam For students who have learned Kalakshetra style adavus or are transitioning styles. Warm up and adavu class focuses on developing and maintaining posture and core strength. Nritta and nritya pieces including Alarippu, Jathiswaram, Sabdam, Thillana. Indian Consulate, New York, NY.

Bharatanatyam Classes for ADULTS

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.  Indian Consulate, New York, NY.

Thursdays 7-8pm/Adult Intermediate/Mixed-level Bharatanatyam. For students who have studied Kalakshetra-style Bharatanatyam for 3-5 years. Nritta and nritya pieces including Alarippu, Jathiswaram, Sabdam, Padam, Thillana, and Kirtanam. Indian Consulate, New York, NY.

Thursdays 8-9pm/Adult: Advanced Bharatanatyam: For students who are advanced practitioners of Bharatanatyam (preferably with 8-10 years of dance experience...and ready to dance! Permission from the teacher and a possible audition is required for this class). Indian Consulate, New York, NY.



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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