BHARATANATYAM CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS
Aranyani currently conducts Bharatanatyam classes for beginners – both children and adults. The classes for children involve creative and fun ways of exploring the Bharatanatyam technique and narratives. They also include an introduction to the history of Bharatanatyam.
The adult classes are a comprehensive set of classes that introduce students to both technique and theory, as well as history. The classes include practical as well as historical/theoretical examination of Bharatanatyam.
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“My daughter is 8 years old and has been learning Bharatnatyam from Aranyani for the past 4-5 months. She has picked up so much in so little time is amazing. She had never been enthusiastic about a dance class and we have never lasted more than a month in a few other dance classes that she has attended in the past. But this one is different. She looks forward to going to this class. And why not? Aranyani is a fantastic teacher, so patient with kids and what I like is she doesn’t just make them learn the steps or mudras but explains the meaning behind it. She gives a lot of personal attention to each child and seeks perfection in each step they learn.”
- Aanchal Manglik
BHARATANATYAM CLASSES FOR MORE EXPERIENCED STUDENTS
Aranyani conducts Bharatanatyam classes for children at the Alarippu level and beyond. These classes are for children who already have a basic knowledge of the Bharatanatyam technique. They involve body awareness and conditioning in order to improve upon their existing knowledge of the technique, as well as building upon their Bharatanatyam repertoire.
Aranyani also conducts classes for adults who are already trained but wish to build on their repertoire and perfect their technique.
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“Our 7 year old daughter had tried a few different dance classes. Each time she quickly became bored and never stuck with the class for more than a few months. When she entered Aranyani’s Bharatanatyam class she reacted differently. She stayed with the class out of her own interest. She looked forward to her dance classes with Aranyani week after week, month after month. She practiced mudras while playing with her dolls and adavus while waiting for the school bus. She became so comfortable with the dance she integrated it into her everyday rhythm and movements. Aranyani engaged our daughter with respect and through playfulness. She understands how to connect to children while upholding a high standard of discipline and technique. Aranyani clearly has impeccable knowledge of her craft. As impressive is her ability to tune in to each student and bring their confidence to the surface. We truly enjoy every moment in her class. She is a wonderful person and a teacher full of integrity and creativity.”
– Nora Kropp
SEEKING MODERNITY WITHIN BHARATANATYAM – 11 MONTH COURSE
In 2020, Aranyani began a course on seeking modernity within the tradition of Bharatanatyam, inspired by her work and creative process with her dance company, Vyuti. This is a structured 11 month course that takes place on Zoom and is accessible to students all over India and the world. These classes are not for beginners but rather experienced professional dancers who are looking to explore Bharatanatyam through the lens of modernity.
You can find more information about the course here.
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