Beg. Bharat Natyam
Introduction to Bharat Natyam

drag-child Age 9 to 18 Years

calendarJan 08, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024

clock06:00 PM - 07:00 PM EST

  • Monday

Moksha Arts LLC.

Location: Playwrights Studios
440 Lafayette St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Welcome to our beginner Bharat Natyam dance class!


Bharat Natyam is a classical Indian dance form that combines intricate footwork, graceful hand gestures, expressive facial expressions, and rhythmic body movements. This class is designed for those who are new to Bharat Natyam and want to explore the rich cultural and artistic heritage of this dance style.


Dancers will begin to learn fundamental adavus (steps) and mudras (hand gestures) which form the building blocks of Bharat Natyam. Dancers will start by practicing simple combinations to get comfortable with the movements and then move on to creating more complex expressive sequences.


*Costume Rental and professional video of recital is included. 


*Spring semester will end with a year-end show on Saturday, June 15th. Participation in the show is not manadatory. However, all dancers who choose to participate must attend all recital rehearsals. 


*All dancers participating in the recital will need to attend the mandatory rehearsals on Sunday, June 9th & Saturday, June 15th Stage Rehearsal.  Final hour by hour schedule will be released in early May. 


*All students must purchase a 2024 Black Moksha Arts t-shirt (No need to purchase if you already have one from December 2023 showcase.)


*Students dance barefoot in studio. Upon arrival, students will remove socks and shoes in studio. 


*Students should wear comfortable clothing such as Moksha Arts t-shirt and leggings/sweatpants. No dresses or skirts.


*Hair must be neatly pulled back/tied up.


*Make-up class is not provided for missed classes by student. Make-up is only provided should Moksha Arts cancel a class due to teacher emergency. 


Instructors: Ashlesha Shah



1/8 1
1/15 OFF (MLK)
1/22 2
1/29 3
2/5 4
2/12 5
2/19 OFF (President's Day)
2/26 6
3/3 7 - (Sunday, Moksha Day)
3/4 8
3/11 9
3/18 OFF (Spring Break)
3/25 OFF (Spring Break)
4/1 10
4/8 11
4/15 12
4/22 OFF (Spring Break)
4/29 13
5/5 14 - (Sunday, Moksha Day)
5/6 OFF (Makeup, if needed)
5/13 15
5/20 16
5/27 OFF (Memorial Day)
6/3 17
6/9 18 - (Sunday, Moksha Mandatory Recital Rehearsal)
6/10 19
6/14 20
6/15 21 - Stage Rehearsal + Show

*Inclement weather: Class will be moved to zoom. 

Additional Information:

- Parents and guardians are not allowed to wait in the studio while classes occur. No outside food allowed. Please eat all snacks outside.
- Pleasae bring water bottle.



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