Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance forms of South Asia. Bha meaning bhava that is emotion, ra meaning raga that is melody, ta meaning taal that is rhythm and natyam means dance.
You will also learn to understand rhythm cycles and to dance within them, also how to speak bols and sing.
In order to make it interesting for the mind and body both, I will be doing slightly different things in each session. The exercises will also be different each day with some focusing on flexibility and some on strengthening different parts of the body especially the core.
Day 1: Introduction, Theory, Exercises
Day 2: Exercises, Basic positions in Bharatanatyam
Day 3: Alignment exercises, hand gestures
Day 4: Exercises, hand gestures
Day 5: Exercises, Standing positions, hand gestures.
Day 6: Exercises, Eyes.
Day 7: Exercises, introduction to Adavus (basic steps) and rhythm.
Day 8: Exercises, Adavus
Day 9: Exercises, Adavus, revision of first few days.
Day 10: Exercises, Adavus
Day 11: Alignment exercises and rhythm
Day 12: Flexibility, Adavus and hand gestures
Day 13: Flexibility, revision
Day 14: Strength exercises, Adavus, revision
Day 15: Exercises, revision, Adavus
Day 16: Revision, Adavus and hand gestures.