Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most widely practiced Indian classical dance forms. It is a celebration of dance and music that unites the body, mind and soul. Come celebrate this artform while you simultaneously get a fun, full body workout!
This class includes a quick, yoga-based warm up, followed by an introduction to Nritta, or 'pure dance', and Abhinaya, or 'expression.' Explore various techniques regarding rhythm and music for Bharatanatyam and learn how to achieve the sculpturesque poses of the most graceful and pure professional dancers as you improve your flexibility, endurance, and muscle tone. Who says ab day can't be fun!
About the Teacher
Dr. Aparna Sindhoor is a choreographer, director, teacher, actor and singer. She was nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Choreography in 2013. She is a Gold Medalist in Dance from Mysore University and has a PhD in Dance, Cultural and Women's Studies from Boston University.
What to expect
Learn the basic steps and poses of Bharatanatyam, a popular and classical Indian dance Discover the fascinating history and ideals behind this ancient tradition Practice moves that will improve your flexibility and increase your stamina Unify your mind and body through this beautiful art form