Bharata Natyam – Intermediate


Sunday 9th September 2018

3 - 4pm

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)

3pm – 4pm

Sunday 9th September, 2018

Sunday 16th September, 2018

Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Sunday 30th  September, 2018

Sunday 7th  October, 2018

Sunday 14th  October, 2018

Sunday 21st October, 2018

Sunday 28th October – Half Term (no class)

Sunday 4th  November, 2018

Sunday 11th  November, 2018

Sunday 18th  November, 2018

Sunday 25th  November, 2018

Download your forms for  

Bharata Natyam Intermediate Timetable Autumn 2018

Bharatnatyam Payment Form

Class Registration and Emergency Contact Form 

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.