Rasa, Talam, and Strength
I currently teach two levels of beginners. Beginner I students focus on building strength and rhythm, and learn elementary dances that focus on feeling, expression, and musical timing. Beginner II students, who have been dancing with NDS for 2-3 years, are progressing through basic foundational steps (adavus) and short dances that include elements of expressive and abstract dance. Both these classes have a few spots available. Please contact me if you think one of these beginner sessions is right for your child.
Bharatanatyam Fundamentals for Adults
This class welcomes adults from a variety of dance backgrounds (or none at all!). If you have studied Bharatanatyam briefly (less the 5 years) or just want to hit a reset button, this is also the class for you. We will focus on building strength and stamina through adavus (foundational abstract steps in Bharatanatyam) and yoga, while also developing our rasa through exploration of music, rhythm, and stories. This class helps adults get in shape and develop an expressive artistic persona. This class has been paused in 2018, but will restart in the Spring or Fall. Please contact me if you are interested.
Classes held at Sereda DanceWorks in Natick.
NATyA Dance Collective:
We are a group of rigorously trained dancers with extensive performance experience who meet to co-produce new work together. Originating in Open Studio sessions that have been ongoing since 2015, NATyA Dance Collective now works over the course of a full year to produce a Spring show that inspires our heart and bodies, and takes conceptual and choreographic risks. In 2015 and 2016, NDS produced Open Studio Salons that built the foundation for the current collective. Please email or send a contact note if you're interested in joining this ensemble. We will be auditioning up to two new dancers for our 2018-19 session. And please put Trishul: Dancing Trident on your calendar to see our current work!
NDS is available for solo and group performances in the greater Boston area. We specialize in interactive programming for children and families, including educational performances. Our repertoire includes familiar stories from around the world, interpreted through Bharatanatyam, and paired with English narrative and eclectic music. I am also happy to present Bharatanatyam in solo or group formats, and we can tailor a performance to fit the needs of your event. Please email if you're interested in working with me to craft a special performance for your event.