- Curriculum involves learning Bharathanatyam in a systematic manner following the traditional ‘Margam’ format.Mandatory enrolment September to May required to complete one year’s couse.
- Pre Natyam (5-6 years age group) – Thattadavu 1-5, Nattadavu 1,2,3,4 5,6,7 + Recital dance
- Beginner - Level 1 –Year 1
Recital Dance + Shlokams
Theory Single hand gestures. Terms Namaskaram, Aramandi, Samapadam, Muzhumandi
- Beginner – Level 2 – Year 2
Ganesha Kavitvam/Pushpanjali + recital dance
Theory: Double hand gestures. Meaning of Bha, Ra and Tha in Bharathanatyam, Adi Talam
- Junior - Level 1 – Year 3
Alaripu + Recital dance
Theory: Eye, head and neck movements, Devatha hastas,
- Junior - Level 2 –Year 4
Jathiswaram and Recital dance
Theory: Pada bedha, Mandala bedha, Roopaka talam,
- Intermediate - Level 1 –Year - 6
Shabdam/bhajan + recital dance
Theory: Pataka uses, Terms : Abhinaya, Nritta, Nrithya
Chapu talas: Misra Chapu or Khanda Chapu
- Intermediate-Level 2 – Year 7
Thillana + Recital dance
Theory: Pancha nadai. Using adavus in different nadais.Uses of tripataka to shuka thunda. Classical dances of India
- Senior-Level 1 –Year 8
Theory: Uses of Mushti to trishoola, Terms Tandava, Lasya
- Senior- Level 2 – Year 9
Theory: Double hand gestures and uses.
History of Bharathanatyam, The Navarasas.
Note: Students who have demonstrated a good grasp of technique (nritta) & facial expression (abhinaya) and who have shown interested in learning the art form will be recommended for Arangetram (solo debut performance) after senior level 2. Arangetram training involves one-on one learning with the teacher for a year and involves learning a second “Margam” a set of 7- to 8 dances.
- Advanced Level Post Arangetram
To learn to say jathis to talam and to use the tattu kazhi .