Classes & Workshops
Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Mohini Aattam, Kuchupudi (Indian Classical Dances)
Kalari Ppayattu (Indian Martial Art) Indian Folk Dance, Bollywood Dance (Popular Indian Dances)
Group and Private lessons available
Somerville, MA; Los Angeles, CA; OnlineContact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-389-0273
Class scheduleat Navarasa Dance Theater, 16 Gibbens St, Somerville, MA:
Kalari ppayattu (Martial Arts) Group Class: Sundays 10 am, pre-registration required, email email@example.com Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Bollywood, Yoga: Private Lessons Only, email firstname.lastname@example.org For workshops and other classes, contact email@example.com Navarasa Dance Theater, Los Angeles, CA:
Sunday Group classes *Class 2/26 at 2043 W Jefferson Blvd, L.A. 9001811 am – Kalari ppayattu (Martial Arts) 12 pm – Bharatanatyam (Classical Dance - Mysore Style) Private and semi-private lessons available in Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Kalari ppayattu, Yoga
Workshops are held by Navarasa Dance Theater in the Boston area, Southern CA and the Bay area. Do check our Upcoming Shows page for master classes and workshops.
Bharatanatyam is one of the Indian classical dance forms and has its origins in the temples and courts of Southern India. It is an art of dance and music for the body, mind and soul. Now performed and practiced all over the world, Bharatanatyam has a very well developed structure of physicality and expressive lyricism. A strong component of footwork helps in rhythm training and to develop musicality in movement. Group classes include warm-up based on yoga, strong training in Nritta (pure dance) and Abhinaya (acting or expressive technique), and are suitable for all age groups.
Kalari Ppayattu, from Kerala, India, is considered one of the oldest martial arts in the world; also called the “mother of martial arts.” The story goes that along with Buddhism, the Indian martial art traveled from India to rest of Asia. The form teaches us a way of life that is holistic and introspective. It encompasses physical training inspired by animal movements, yoga-like breathing techniques and meditation, core strengthening, weapon work, physical therapy and bodywork. Kalari training is beneficial for people of all walks of life to develop strength, flexibility, confidence, focus, and a healthy mind/body. This class is suitable for all age groups.
Mohini Aattam is a well-known classical dance from Kerala, India. It is an elegant form, rich in graceful movements and facial expressions.
Yoga is a physical and spiritual discipline. With proper training Yoga enables people from all walks of life to explore and experience life in a meaningful way. Dr. Sindhoor’s class engages in breathing techniques, stretch, strengthening and meditation. This class is suitable for all age groups and experience.
Kuchupudi is one of the Indian classical dances. Kuchupudi is known for fast-paced rhythms and energetic movements.
Indian Folk Dance Folk dances are an integral part of many communities in India. Kolata (stick dances,) Kamsale, Bhangra and other fun dances are taught.
Bollywood Dance Very popular dance of India. Influenced by Indian films, it is a good work out and fun to learn.