Bharata Natyam Dance – Beginners


Sunday 20th May 2018

2 - 3pm

Cantell School, Violet Road, Southampton, SO16 3GJ

Bharata Natyam is a sophisticated and energetic classical dance form from Southern India. It has many dimensions that lends to its lustre. It has melody and rhythm, poetry and expression, colour and tradition.

Vidya Thirunarayan is a professional artist who trained at the renowned Kalakshetra School of Fine Arts in India. She has over 20 years of experience in performance and training.

The classes aim to:

  • Teach Bharata Natyam technique and performance skills
  • Discover fun and enjoyment through group work
  • Follow the ISTD syllabus (although there is no compulsion to do exams) for a thorough understanding of the artform
  • Build confidence and nurture creativity in a supportive environment

Tutor: Vidya Thirunarayan

Classes are open to all beginners ages 7 years and over.


Cost:  10 lessons: £100 ( no concessions)

2pm – 3pm

Sunday        20thMay 2018
Sunday        27thMay 2018
Sunday         3rdJune 2018  – 1pm to 3pm class
Sunday       17thJune 2018
Sunday       24thJune 2018 – 1pm to 3pm class
Sunday           1stJuly 2018
Sunday           8thJuly 2018
Sunday         15thJuly 2018


Download your forms for  

Bharata Natyam Beginners Timetable 2018

Class Registration and Emergency Contact Form Summer 2018

Bharata Natyam Class Payment Form Summer 2018


Remember: if you book for more than one class you can enjoy a 20% discount.


Vidya Thirunarayan

Vidya trained as a performer in the Indian Classical Dance style, Bharata natyam. Over the last 25 years, as a dance artist she has worked within the various facets of the performing arts. She has also reached out to the cultural sector and organisations in diverse roles such as founder, choreographer, performer, tutor, board member, entrepreneur and advisor. Her breadth of experience and interests spill beyond the world of dance and includes arts education and the world of arts management. Vidya also describes herself as ‘irritatingly positive’. Initially, as a relaxation from dance Vidya began to play with clay, slowly and steadily it crept in further and has become an integral part her life. She now has a ceramic studio where much play happens integrating performing arts, craft and education.