ODISSI DANCE CLASSES

In the tradition of India’s classical dances, Odissi’s rich language consists of Taal (rhythm), Bhangi (posture) and Abhinaya (expression). Our classes lead the beginner student through theoretical and practical knowledge of Odissi till she/he is capable of giving a Manch Pravesh i.e. the performance of a solo show depicting her/his expertise and compositions in this art form.

INTRODUCTORY DANCE

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Taal: On Your Feet

Our novice students (6years and older) love taking this class, They enjoy the opportunity to create rhythm with their feet. They work hard to master the classic moves of Odissi in Chauk and Tribhangi. They also learn to combine the basic steps and postures to create small sequences of dance.

INTERMEDIATE DANCE

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Bhangi: Get Up & Move

On mastering the basics, our young dancers like to explore the new dance moves taught in this class. We make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative.
Students learn individual compositions and further their knowledge of the theoretical concepts involved in classical Indian dance.

ADVANCED DANCE

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Abhinaya: Let’s Do It

Whether you’re looking to learn new and more complex dance compositions or hone in on your existing talent, this class gets you ready for certification in Odissi. Upon receiving certification the student may perform their first solo show, the Manch Pravesh. We are committed to giving each student the encouragement and skill for them to take their dance to a new level of fulfillment.

If you have any additional questions about our classes, get in touch and we will gladly answer all your questions.