Dance Courses

Many dance styles are offered at The Temple of Fine Arts, with part time courses for both group and individual students. These are Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Contemporary, Kathak and Bollywood.

 

BHARATANATYAM Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month * Features scheduled assessments of student learning * Examinations required for each level

The course comprises 5 stages. The beginner learns basic adavus and introductory dance history and theory before moving onto simple dance items such kauthvams and pushpanjali. Stage Two and Three students learn the alarippu, jathiswaram, and short pieces in abhinaya such as sabdam. Stage Four and Five students essay the varnam and thillana. All students who imminently qualify to sit for the margam or final examinations are encouraged to perform their arangetram or solo debut.

Bharatanatyam Dance Instructors - Shrimati Vatsala Sivadas / Shrimati Radha Gopal Shetty / Shrimati Malar Gunaratnam/ Shrimati Shyamala Narayanan / Shrimati Vasuki Sivanesan / Shrimati Latha Uthaya / Shri Choong June Tong / Kumari Thachayani Ramanaidu / Shrimati Kasthoori Mudhu Krishnan (relief) / with special assistance at Stage Five from Shri Shankar Kandasamy

 

Watch a video of Bharatanatyam classes in action.

 

 

ODISSI Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month * Student assessments through informal year end performance projects

The course takes the beginner through basic adavus and introductory dance history and theory before moving into the Odissi repertoire of mangalacaran, pallavi, sthai and finally abhinaya. The course is performance oriented and students are assessed regularly in class, at frequent informal presentations, and finally, in full production projects.

Odissi Dance Instructors - Shrimati Geetha Shankaran-Lam / Shrimati Sumathi ET Chandra / Shrimati Gowri Ramachandran / Shrimati Sandhya Manoj / Kumari Nisha Sivanandan

 

Watch a video of Odissi classes in action.

 

 

KUCHIPUDI Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month * Student assessments through informal year end performance projects

The course takes the beginner through basic adavus and introductory dance history and theory before moving into the Kuchipudi repertoire. Sequential adavus are taught to prepare students for simple dance items. These include Puja Brahmanjali, kauthvams, jathiswaram, sabdam, thillana, kirtanam, and the famous tarangam - the brass plate dance unique to Kuchipudi.

Kuchipudi Dance Instructors - Shrimati Kasthoori Mudhu Krishnan/ Kumari Thachayani Ramanaidu

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month * Student assessments through informal year end performance projects

The course takes the beginner through basic modern and contemporary dance techniques. Alignment, movement, use of space are brought together to create a body that is physically versatile and capable. Initial focus is on building strength and stamina while working on flexibility.

Contemporary Dance Instructors - Shri Umesh Shetty / Shrimati Nadina Vijay / Kumari Dhanya Thurairajah

 

KATHAK Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month

The basic course takes the beginner through taal, the fundamental principle underlying this virtuosic dance style.

Kathak Dance Instructors - Shri Umesh Shetty / Shrimati Nadina Vijay / Kumari Dhanya Thurairajah / Kumari ShreeVidhya Nagendram

 

BOLLYWOOD Classes: One and a half hour duration / 1x per week * Fees: RM60 per month

The course takes the beginner through the fundamentals of various folk dance styles such as Bhill, Santhal, Assam, semi classical Indian, qawwali and dance movements popularised by Hindi films and offers opportunities for both formal and informal performances.

Bollywood Dance Instructor - Shrimati Bavani Shetty / Shrimati Nadina Vijay / Shri Vijay Nair

 




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