Bharata Natyam – Beginners


Saturday 27th April 2019

10.30 - 11.30am

Cantell College 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)

Classes take place 1pm – 2pm on

Saturday 27th April 
Saturday 4th  May 
Saturday  11th May 
No Class on  Saturday 25th May
Saturday 1st June
Sunday 2nd June
No Class on  Saturday 8th June
Saturday 15th June
Saturday 22nd June
Saturday 29th June
Saturday 6th July
Saturday 13th July
Saturday 20th July

Download your forms for  

Bharata Natyam Beginners Timetable Summer 2019

Bharat Natyam Payment Form Summer 2019

Class Registration and emergency contact form Summer 2019

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.