Shantha Ratii Initiatives: Indian Classical Dance Classes

Bharatanatyam Dance Classes in Singapore

Want to learn Bharatanatyam Indian Classical Dance? Join Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) Bharatanatyam dance classes in Singapore. We are renowned for our own evolved teaching techniques for adavus(steps), mudras(hand gestures) & abhinaya (acting). We offer Bharatanatyam classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels for children and adults.

Bharatanatyam is the classical dance form of Tamil Nadu. Its dynamics, regal geometry, and aesthetic range have made it one of the most practiced Indian dance forms.

Bharatanatyam meaning – Bha for Bhava (meaning emotion), Ra for Raga (meaning music), Ta for Tala (meaning rhythm), and Natyam, meaning dance. Thus Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm, and expression and strictly adheres to the principles laid down in the  Natyashastra – the ancient Hindu text on performing arts. Natya Shastra is attributed to the ancient sage-scholar Bharata Muni. Its first compilation was between 200 BCE and 200 CE.

In recent history, dance has been a form of offering to the deities in the temples. The practice of Bharatanatyam has evolved over centuries to its present state. Today we teach our students to tell stories and express various emotions through the techniques they learn.

Rhythm is an important component too. Its intricate mathematical combinations and permutations are employed in the setting of the rhythmic patterns, which are expressed through abstract dance!

As we discuss the topic of Bharatanatyam dance Classes, some key ingredients are very important that ensure efficient learning of this Indian classical dance forms.  Unlike academics and sports, dance involves kinesthetic skills, which would require comprehension, retention and concentration in class.

Their learning would be three-pronged:

  • Abhinaya
  • Technique
  • Theory

This multi-layered dance form is popular across the globe. We help them build better posture, confidence, coordination, cognitive skills, and a sense of aesthetics!

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Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) Bharatanatyam dance classes in Singapore