About the Academy

Ragamayuri School of Dance and Yoga trains the students in the classical Indian dance form, Bharatanatyam along with physical activities like Yoga

About the Guru

The teacher of Ragamayuri takes absolute care to ensure that the training period in this institute is an experience of learning dance and yoga with joy

Bharatanatyam

Stage 1:

  • Level 1 - Basic dance workouts (Guidelines for practice), Basic dance stances (Araimandi, Samapadam and Muzhumandi), Basic dance units (Adavus with their variations).
    Theory : Asamyutha hasthas (single hand mudras) and Samyutha hasthas (double hand mudras)
  • Level 2 - Revision of previous level lessons, Korvai (Garland of Adavus) Basic dance items: Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Kavuthuvam.
    Theory : Asamyutha and Samyutha hastha viniyogam (usages) with reference to the Natyashastra and Abhinayadarpana, Pada Bhedhas (feet movements)

Stage 2:

  • Level 3 - Revision of previous level lessons, Intermediate level dance items : Thodayamangalam, Jathiswaram, Shabdham.
    Theory : Shiro Bhedhas (head movements), Griva Bhedhas (neck movements), Dristi Bhedhas (eye movements) and introduction to Abhinaya (acting)
  • Level 4 - Revision of previous level lessons, Intermediate level dance items : Shabdham, Varnam, Padam.
    Theory : Karanas (synchronized movements of hands, feet and body), Aesthetics and applications of Abhinaya.‚Äč

Stage 3:

  • Level 5 - Revision of previous level lessons, Advanced level dance items : Varnam, Padam, Javali.
    Theory : The three fold divisions in dance : Nritta (pure dance elements), Nritya (technical elements) and Natya (Dramatic elements), slokas from Natya shastra and Abhinaya dharpana.
  • Level 6 - Revision of previous level lessons, Advanced level dance items : Padam, Keerthanam and Thillana.
    Theory : Taala (time measure) in dance with special reference to taala techniques of carnatic music.
In 6th level, the student will be ideally ready for Rangapravesham / Arangetram.