The main objective of this school is to develop and nurture the authentic traditions of classical Bharatnatyam and produce performers, teachers and choreographers who will preserve and spread the art form in its purest form. The students are trained in a wide-range of programs like the Adavus - Steps, Hastas – Hand Gestures, Abhinaya – Expressions, dance items – Ranga Pooja, Alarippu, Pushpanjali, Jathiswaram, Ganesha Stuthi, Shabdam, Padam, Keerthanam, Devarnamam, Varnam, Javali and Thillana. Currently the school has many students over various age groups and different levels of training. The school regularly presents “Nrithya Sandhya” (evening of dance), a stage performance by its students.
"For us dance is passion and a celebration of varied emotions."
Bharatnatyam originated in Tamil Nadu and the word Bharatnatyam is derived from the word "Bharata" and thus associated with the Natyashastra. Though the style of Bharatnatyam is over two thousand years old, the freshness and richness of its essence has been retained even today. The technique of human movement which Bharatnatyam follows can be traced back to the fifth Century A.D. from sculptural evidence. This classical dance has a mesmerizing effect as it uplifts the dancer and the beholder to a higher level of spiritual consciousness. It is a dancing style that comprises of Bhava, Raga, Tala, and Natya which reflect the real meaning of Bharatnatyam.
Mohiniyattam is a traditional South Indian dance from Kerala. The credit for reviving the Mohiniyattam dance in the nineteenth century goes to the Tamil nattuvanar (dance master) Vadivelu, one of the Thanjavur Quartet and Swathi Thirunal. He was an enlightened ruler of Travancore (Southern Kerala) and promoted the study of Mohiniyattam. Swati Tirunal composed many of the music arrangements and vocal accompaniments that provide musical background for the Mohiniyattam dancers. The noted Malayalam poet Vallathol, who established the Kerala Kalamandalam dance school in 1930, played an important role in reviving the Mohiniyattam dance form.
Kuchipudi is a Classical Indian dance form from Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also popular all over South India. Kuchipudi is the name of a village in the Divi Taluka of Krishna district that borders the Bay of Bengal and with resident Brahmins practicing this traditional dance form, it acquired the present name. The performance usually begins with some stage rites, after which each of the character comes on to the stage and introduces him/herself with a dharavu (a small composition of both song and dance) to introduce the identity, set the mood, of the character in the drama. It originated in the seventh century.