Kalakendira Dance School: Unveiling the Art of Dance and Music

Welcome to Kalakendira Dance School, a sanctuary of artistic expression and cultural immersion. For over four decades, we have been dedicated to nurturing the profound art forms of Bharatanatyam, Sangeetham, and Natuvangam. With a commitment to excellence, a rich heritage, and experienced instructor, we provide the ideal platform for individuals seeking to explore and master these traditional Indian art forms.


Bharatanatyam Class: Grace in Motion

Embark on a transformative journey through the enchanting world of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form originating from the southern part of India. Known for its exquisite grace, intricate footwork, expressive gestures, and rhythmic patterns, Bharatanatyam captivates hearts and minds of art lovers. At Kalakendira Dance School, our Bharatanatyam classes cater to students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners taking their first steps to advanced practitioners refining their craft.

Within our Bharatanatyam curriculum, we offer a comprehensive exploration of this captivating dance form. Students delve into the foundations of Bharatanatyam, mastering adavus (basic steps), embracing the fluidity of mudras (hand gestures), and honing the art of abhinaya (expressions). Additionally, they embark on the creative journey of learning various item pieces such as jathiswarams, varnams, padams, thillanas, and more. Through these intricately woven movements and expressions, students develop a profound connection with the essence of Bharatanatyam.

Sangeetham Class: The Harmonious Melodies

Sangeetham, also known as Carnatic music, forms an integral part of Bharatanatyam. With its roots deeply embedded in rhythm, melody, and improvisation, Carnatic music provides a strong foundation for the dance form. At Kalakendira Dance School, our Sangeetham classes provide students with the opportunity to explore and understand the intricate nuances of this musical tradition.

Immersed in the world of Sangeetham, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of Carnatic music. They embark on a captivating journey through swaras (musical notes), unravel the melodic intricacies of ragas (melodic scales), and embrace the rhythmic cycles of talas (rhythmic patterns). Through vocal exercises and melodic exploration, students develop their singing skills, unraveling the rhythmic nuances and melodic subtleties that enrich their dance performances. The fusion of Bharatanatyam and Sangeetham creates a symphony of artistic expression, elevating the beauty of each performance.

Natuvangam Class: The Rhythmic Narration

Natuvangam, the art of reciting rhythmic syllables, plays a vital role in Bharatanatyam performances. As the guardian of rhythm, Natuvangam sets the beat and provides cues to the dancers, enhancing the overall synchronization and impact of the performance. At Kalakendira Dance School, our Natuvangam classes focus on developing proficiency in this unique and important aspect of Bharatanatyam.

Through our Natuvangam classes, students embark on an immersive journey, exploring the intricate syllables and rhythmic patterns employed in this art form. They learn the art of synchronization, honing their understanding of rhythm, timing, and coordination. This comprehensive training enables them to become skilled natuvanars (percussionists) who can effectively accompany Bharatanatyam performances, breathing life into the dance with their rhythmic narrations

Our 40-Year Legacy: A Tapestry of Excellence

Kalakendira Dance School takes immense pride in its illustrious history spanning over four decades. Since our inception in 1983, we have emerged as a guiding light for those seeking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Bharatanatyam, Sangeetham, and Natuvangam. Our institution has fostered an environment that nurtures and inspires artistic growth, resulting in the emergence of countless talented dancers and musicians.

 We have undergone rigorous training ourselves and have graced national and international stages with our captivating performances. Our deep passion for the art forms we teach permeates our teaching, igniting the artistic flame within students and empowering them to explore their true potential.

The achievements of our students stand as a testament to the nurturing environment we provide. Many have gone on to excel in their dance and music careers, becoming renowned performers and esteemed teachers. These success stories speak volumes about our commitment to fostering excellence and providing a solid foundation for artistic growth.

Explore Further

To delve deeper into the specifics of each class and access our detailed class schedules, please click on the respective subpages below:

  • Bharatanatyam Class: Discover the art of graceful movements, intricate footwork, and expressive gestures that define Bharatanatyam.
  • Sangeetham Class: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Carnatic music, unraveling the melodic intricacies that enhance Bharatanatyam.
  • Natuvangam Class: Unleash the power of rhythmic narration, mastering the art of synchronization that brings Bharatanatyam to life.

We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you to Kalakendira Dance School, where the beauty of dance and the magic of music intertwine, creating an experience that transcends time and touches the soul.