December 15, 2018
Our Studio
The graceful art of Bharata Natyam has a history of over 5000 years and yet it is extensively performed today. The intention of perfecting and nurturing this classical dance is why Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre was founded in 1990. Here one gets the opportunity to learn Bharata Natyam through personalized attention by her, in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Students are coached individually or in small group and classes are held twice a week for an hour each. These are either at the home studio at A 31 West End, New Delhi 110021.
The earliest a child should start learning is 5 years. There is no upper age bar but the younger you start the better. At the Dance Centre a student gets the opportunity not only to learn the regimen of Bharata Natyam but also to get an appreciation of music, rhythm, and to gain in confidence. As dance affords regular exercise the suppleness and grace of the body improves.
The solo debut known as the arangetram is normally done after a period of 5 years depending on the age of the child. This is a really special occasion as family and friends are invited to watch the fruits of her labour! From here on she is well equipped to perform in a solo capacity as well as with other senior disciples.
During the training period, the student, although she may not have performed her arangetram can also take part in productions that are regularly organized by The Dance Centre. This gives them the opportunity to show case their talent along with the senior dancers both nationally and internationally.
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