Nrityalaya Dance
Academy
Courses Offered
We are accepting new enrollment on a limited basis. If you are interested in joining Nrityalaya, please email us at info@nrityalaya.org
or call us at 763-416-6363.

Centers:
  • Blaine: Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30pm. United Methodist Church; 621 115th Ave NE, Blaine MN 55434
  • Maple Grove: Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Edina: Sunday 9.30am to 2.30pm. SV Temple; 7615 Metro Blvd., Edina MN 55439
Nrityalaya’s Curriculum:
Beyond the key benefits of dance such as cultural education and bringing people together for a common cause, Dance is also demanding.  It
takes years of training to become a Bharatanatyam or Kuchipudi dancer.  The work is demanding because the performers must train every
muscle in their bodies and faces in precise movements.  

Level 1. (
Beginners)
This course gives the introduction to the classical dances.  During this period one can learn:
Basic Foot Steps
Basic Hand Gestures
Neck and Eye Movements

Level 2. (
Intermediate)  
This course is suitable for the candidates who are familiar with basic footsteps, hand movements and neck and eye movements’ etc.  
The course starts with Jathis, Theermanam, and items with theory.
Jathis
Theermanam
Items                 
Allaripu                  
Jathiswaram                                     
Shabdam                  
Varnam                    
Tillana

Level 3. (
Specialization)
This course provides the advanced theory, which gives the complete study of hand gestures called Asamyutha and Samyutha Hasthas,
the Abhinaya Darpana, the Nava Rasa Vidana and the birth of Indian Classical Dances (Natya Shastra).
Pada Varnam (3)
Javalli (2)
Keerthana (2)
Vinayaka Stuthi   
Manduka Sabdam  
Astapadi  
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