Class Details

The Samarpana difference:

    • Samarpana currently admits students from beginner to advanced levels with a minimum age limit of 6 years.
    • The school is known for maintaining the rich traditions of pure classical Bharatanatyam, and bringing out the best in students.
    • All students will learn yoga concurrently to support their dancing.
    • Students who transfer from other schools will undergo a refresher course in their basic steps (adavus).

 

Class Timings –

 

Saturday's

8:30-9:20 - Adult Ladies batch

9:20-10:10 – Intermediate 2

10:10-11:00 – Beginner 1 and 2

11:10-12:00 - Beginner 3

3:00-3:50 – Intermediate 3 and Senior level

4:00-5:00 – Intermediate 1

 

Sunday's

8:30-9:20 - Senior batch

9:20-10:10 – Intermediate 2

10:10-11:00 – Beginner 1 and 2

11:10-12:00 - Beginner 3 and Adult ladies

3:00-3:50 – Intermediate 3

4:00-5:00 – Intermediate 1

 

Weekdays:

Wednesday

11:00-12:00 Adult ladies

 

Morning Classes for adults will be available on request.

    • Beginner - 1

Basic Bharatanatyam dance, adavu techniques, hand gestures, as well as flexibility, strength, and balance exercises, are introduced.

    • Beginner – 2

Progress to Adavus (steps) of increasing complexity, increased detail in theory.

    • Intermediate

Students at this level will complete adavu training and graduate to Alarippu/Koutuvams. In addition, they will continue advanced theory lessons.

    • Advanced - 1

Proceeding to expand the student’s repertoire by learning varied items, polish technique, improve strength and stamina. During this stage, students will perform their Salangai Pooja.

    • Advanced -2

This Arangetram-track class will focus on a complete repertoire, building stamina and strength and polishing technique. Students in this class will work towards their Arangetram in group and private lessons. Private Classes and Semi private classes are offered to students preparing for Arangetram.Morning Classes for adults will be available on request.

The Samarpana student guide and commitment:
It is recommended that Samarpana students limit other extra-curricular activities to allow 30 minutes of practice every day. Students will be expected to reach a minimum standard and level before giving public performances.
Commitment to regular practice and a quest for perfection are the keystones of students enrolled in Samarpana. Samarpana students are encouraged to work towards a solo debut (Arangetram)/performance in order to fully explore and savor the complexity and beauty of this art form.
Short term courses are also conducted for students from abroad and India. The duration of the short term course is generally 10 days and above. Advanced training program is of an intensive nature and requires the trainee to show total dedication, motivation and hard work.