The starting age for a student to enroll in a Dance class at Samarpana is 5 years. There is no upper age limit.
You will have to wait till your child turns 5 years old or at least closer to 5 at the start of the Term. This is so that they are more reciprocative for a dance class environment. We do not want the child to lose interest in dance as these classes are unlike any of their regular classes or schools etc and require a certain amount of discipline, concentration and patience. It has been observed by experience that by the age of 5 they are ideally placed to understand and appreciate what is taught.
The classes are conducted in a group environment but offer individual lessons. The students learn based on their individual ability. As the purpose of learning a Classical Dance is to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge of the Art form, there is a lot of emphasis on perfection and hence the effort and interest of the student plays a critical role in the pace of the learning.
At Samarpana, Classes are conducted in Bharatanatyam only. The Kalakshetra Style (Bani) of Bharathanatyam is taught. This style of dancing has a well-balanced Nritta and Abhinaya retaining the linear geometry of the Kalakshetra style. Kalakshetra, an arts and cultural academy based in Chennai, India, was founded in January 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale. Under her guidance, the institution achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfectionism. In January 1994, an Act of the Parliament of India recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an “Institute of National Importance".
Anyone with an interest to learn can enroll in our classes. Our classes cater for Beginners and Advanced students.
The offline classes are in Prestige Lake Vista, Ramagondanahalli (near Whitefield) Bangalore.
Samarpana is committed to spreading the joy of Dance to as many people and localities as we can. We can start classes at a new Centre provided that, there is sufficient interest in that particular area for classes (minimum 10 students required). For further information contact us.
The term is 3 months. The classes are conducted twice a week for an hour each.
The class is usually for an hour. As the students are taught in a systematic manner, the class may be for 30 mins or so for beginners in the initial stages until they gradually progress.
Make sure that you convey your medical condition to us PRIOR to the commencement of the class so that we are aware.
The class will have about 20 students similar to a class room with 2-3 instructors for every group.
The teacher will assess your level and based on that, the class level will be determined. Since many students have lost touch or forgotten, we require those students to commence at a Beginner level to gain an understanding of the small changes in execution of steps and movements. However, if there is a past experience, it is noticed that it may not require as much time as it would for a beginner to complete the basics.