Classes

All classes are conducted by Mrs. Padmini Ravi, director, and founder and her hand-picked, highly qualified, personally trained staff. All choreography used is developed by Mrs. Padmini Ravi. All our music is professionally developed, in-studio, mp3 format, and designed for today's high-quality audio system.

All are group sessions for 60 minutes

Registration open for All New Batches commencing from February 2021

Beginner’s level:

Bharatanatyam For Beginners

Objective of the course:

Imparting Traditional Comprehensive Knowledge of Bharatanatyam for Beginners, preparing the body and mind for further learning, developing interest and curiosity to explore and discover this dance form. The students will learn skills to focus, maintain attention span, and self- discipline through repeated practise.

Overview of Course Information:

Written articles and adequate information of related sections Abhinaya Darpana/Natya Shastra will be provided.

The broad areas that will be covered by the sessions are as follows:

  • Traditional knowledge of Bharatanatyam (Theory and Practical)
  • Cultural History
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry and literature
  • Bhakthi Movement
  • Music, movement and its impact on body and mind.
  • Emotions
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Arts
  • Fitness
  • Temple Architecture
  • Stories from upanishads

Emphasis during class time will be primarily focussed on training the body and mind with the goal of preparing the student to learn performance pieces. Class will be conducted with meticulous focus on laying a strong foundation for subsequent levels.

The students will be taught to apply this training through a performance item:

Swarajathi. Through this swarajathi, the knowledge of the basic positions of dance will be mastered, the understanding of stories and the understanding of ragam and thalam will be imparted.

The monotony of repetitiveness required to build a solid foundation will be creatively broken up through introduction of other pieces, like bollywood songs. Through the movements used in these songs the students will acquire knowledge of spatial and body awareness, while developing a sense of rhythm in an engaging manner and intuitively transfer this to other pieces.

All other relevant material for this level will be covered in a comprehensive manner. It will be provided in audio, visual and written format for self study at your own pace.

The student will be tested at the end of the course.

A certification of completion will be provided, upon successful completion, by Padmini Ravi Dance Academy.

  • Fees and Payment Schedule:
  • Class Days/ Timings/ Fees:
  • Saturday and sunday: 9.00 - 10.00 a.m. or 4.30 - 5.30 p.m.
  • Minimum age of the course is 8 years and above
  • Two classes per week at 500 INR per session. (Group sessions)
Students who are interested to register

Please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

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Bharatanatyam For Intermediate:
Objective of the Course:

Students will continue to build upon the foundations laid at the PRDA Beginner level or equivalent and proceed to further learn their integrated applications through five performance items. Students will explore and investigate the interrelationships between the adavus or steps in the context of rhythm, beats and the notes through the songs in these pieces. They will move beyond the execution of steps and learn to combine expressions or abhinaya, be familiar and execute them with ease. Students will be introduced to visualization and narration through non-verbal communication. They will concurrently apply many of the concepts they learnt in parallel, through self study sections of the course.

Overview of Course Information:

Written articles and adequate information of related sections Abhinaya Darpana/Natya Shastra will be provided.

The broad areas that will be covered by the sessions are as follows:

  • Traditional knowledge of Bharatanatyam (Theory and Practical)
  • Cultural History
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry and literature
  • Bhakthi Movement
  • Music, movement and its impact on body and mind.
  • Emotions
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Arts
  • Fitness
  • Temple Architecture
  • Stories from upanishads

Emphasis during class time will be primarily focussed on learning the following five core items from the traditional Margam, or the repertoire :

Kavithvam: An invocatory poetic piece

Alarippu: Emphasises proper execution of the basic line and movements

Jatiswaram: Steps and adavus are weaved in various intricate, layered patterns, and set to swaram or notes of the song.

Shabdam: Selected stories will be enacted through nuanced expressive whole body movement or abhinaya along with building and expanding on the prior skills of combining adavus or steps.

Keerthanam: A culminating piece of this level where all previously acquired skills are masterfully applied and demonstrated, usually in praise of a deity.

All other relevant material for this level will be covered in a comprehensive manner. It will be provided in audio, visual and written format for self study at your own pace.

The student will be tested on these at the end of the course.

Assessment video of performance will be judged and reviewed by a panel of examiners at the end to meet graduation requirements.

A certification of completion will be provided, upon successful completion, by Padmini Ravi Dance Academy

At the end of this course the student will be well prepared to register for the next level course: PRDA - senior, culminating in the arangetram.

  • Fees and Payment Schedule:
  • Class Days/ Timings/ Fees:
  • Saturday - 10.30 - 11.30 a.m. or 5.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Sunday - 10.30 - 11.30 a.m. or 5.30 - 6.30 p.m
  • Two class per week at 750 INR per session (Group sessions)
Students who are interested to register

Please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

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Arangetram

An Arangetram is a debut solo performance which is conducted when a student completes learning the basic repertoire necessary for understanding the grammar of Bharatanatyam. This learning and understanding is a rigorous process and time consuming. However, students of the current generation are under extreme academic pressure. This coupled with logistical challenges and lack of time, one needs to be highly creative to impart dance training to the students.

With forty years of teaching experience and a liberal mindset, Padmini Ravi has designed an effective module, through which a student can have a comprehensive understanding of Dance and complete the course in 3 years. Of course, one needs to understand that Arangetram is only the beginning of the journey. It is essential for the development of a vibrant personality.

A student performs her Arangetram, when she has completed learning the basic repertoire necessary for understanding the grammar of the craft. Students of the current generation are under extreme academic pressure. This coupled with logistical challenges and lack of time, one needs to be very creative to impart dance training to the students.

"With my years of teaching experience and a liberal mindset I have designed an effective module, through which I believe that a student can have a comprehensive understanding of Dance and complete the course in 3 years. Of course one needs to understand that Arangetram is only the beginning of the journey. It is essential for the development of a vibrant personality.

With the advancement of technology I believe that it is absolutely possible to prepare a student for her Arangetram through a digital platform in case the student does not live in Bangalore."

The course would entail:
  1. Learning a set of 7 items.
  2. Learning all the information about the items that the student learns. For e.g. the raga of a particular item: if it is Kalyani, then what are the few other songs in the same raga. A similar exercise with the Tala. Information about the composer, when and where he lived and so on. This will give the student more understanding and will be able to appreciate the beauty and the philosophy of the song and its meaning
  3. A comprehensive understanding of Rhythm and Music appreciation.
  4. Exercises that will help the student bring about a balance of her/his creative and logical side.
  5. The student will get the strength of the body and mind to sustain a 90-minute performance without compromising.
  6. Abhinaya or the emotional part will be the most important component of the module. Exercises for emotional awareness coupled with theater exercises would make the student not only competent on stage but would prepare her for her life.
  7. Basic knowledge of theory

Students who are interested to register please call +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com

Those interested please call at +91 9845048462 or email

Arangetram (2 classes per week, solo training session): $40 per session

For class days and time, send inquiry.

For class, time and fees, send inquiry.
Generic Information:

All are group sessions for 60 minutes.

All classes are conducted by Mrs. Padmini Ravi, director and founder and her hand picked, highly qualified, personally trained staff. All choreography used is developed by Mrs. Padmini Ravi. All our music is professionally developed, in studio, mp3 format and designed for today's high quality audio system.

Registration open for All New Batches commencing from February, 2021

Students who are interested to register
Read more
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Continued Learning

After the students complete their Arangetram, they usually move on pursuing their degree and career. Through the journey of their lives, their affinity to dance only increases. A few pursue dance as a career. They always dream of getting back at a phase when they want to feel that high of a performance.

Continued learning module is designed with only one purpose: to feel good dancing again.

Students can pursue their learning through the digital platform.

Students who are interested to register

Please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

Beginner’s level:

Bharatanatyam For Beginners

Objective of the course:

Imparting Traditional Comprehensive Knowledge of Bharatanatyam for Beginners, preparing the body and mind for further learning, developing interest and curiosity to explore and discover this dance form. The students will learn skills to focus, maintain attention span, and self- discipline through repeated practise.

Overview of Course Information:

Written articles and adequate information of related sections Abhinaya Darpana/Natya Shastra will be provided.

The broad areas that will be covered by the sessions are as follows:

  • Traditional knowledge of Bharatanatyam (Theory and Practical)
  • Cultural History
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry and literature
  • Bhakthi Movement
  • Music, movement and its impact on body and mind.
  • Emotions
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Arts
  • Fitness
  • Temple Architecture
  • Stories from upanishads

Emphasis during class time will be primarily focussed on training the body and mind with the goal of preparing the student to learn performance pieces. Class will be conducted with meticulous focus on laying a strong foundation for subsequent levels.

The students will be taught to apply this training through a performance item:

Swarajathi. Through this swarajathi, the knowledge of the basic positions of dance will be mastered, the understanding of stories and the understanding of ragam and thalam will be imparted.

The monotony of repetitiveness required to build a solid foundation will be creatively broken up through introduction of other pieces, like bollywood songs. Through the movements used in these songs the students will acquire knowledge of spatial and body awareness, while developing a sense of rhythm in an engaging manner and intuitively transfer this to other pieces.

All other relevant material for this level will be covered in a comprehensive manner. It will be provided in audio, visual and written format for self study at your own pace.

The student will be tested at the end of the course.

A certification of completion will be provided, upon successful completion, by Padmini Ravi Dance Academy.

  • Fees and Payment Schedule:
  • Class Days/ Timings/ Fees:
  • Saturday - 10.00-11.00 a.m.EST / 07:00-08:00 a.m. PST
  • Sunday - 10.00-11.00 a.m.EST / 07:00-08:00 a.m. PST
  • Minimum age of the course is 8 years and above
  • two class per week at $20.00 per session (Group sessions)
Students who are interested to register

please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

Read more
Alternate Text
Bharatanatyam For Intermediate:
Objective of the Course:

Students will continue to build upon the foundations laid at the PRDA Beginner level or equivalent and proceed to further learn their integrated applications through five performance items. Students will explore and investigate the interrelationships between the adavus or steps in the context of rhythm, beats and the notes through the songs in these pieces. They will move beyond the execution of steps and learn to combine expressions or abhinaya, be familiar and execute them with ease. Students will be introduced to visualization and narration through non-verbal communication. They will concurrently apply many of the concepts they learnt in parallel, through self study sections of the course.

Overview of Course Information:

Written articles and adequate information of related sections Abhinaya Darpana/Natya Shastra will be provided.

The broad areas that will be covered by the sessions are as follows:

  • Traditional knowledge of Bharatanatyam (Theory and Practical)
  • Cultural History
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry and literature
  • Bhakthi Movement
  • Music, movement and its impact on body and mind.
  • Emotions
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Arts
  • Fitness
  • Temple Architecture
  • Stories from upanishads

Emphasis during class time will be primarily focussed on learning the following five core items from the traditional Margam, or the repertoire :

Kavithvam: An invocatory poetic piece

Alarippu: Emphasises proper execution of the basic line and movements

Jatiswaram: Steps and adavus are weaved in various intricate, layered patterns, and set to swaram or notes of the song.

Shabdam: Selected stories will be enacted through nuanced expressive whole body movement or abhinaya along with building and expanding on the prior skills of combining adavus or steps.

Keerthanam: A culminating piece of this level where all previously acquired skills are masterfully applied and demonstrated, usually in praise of a deity.

All other relevant material for this level will be covered in a comprehensive manner. It will be provided in audio, visual and written format for self study at your own pace.

The student will be tested on these at the end of the course.

Assessment video of performance will be judged and reviewed by a panel of examiners at the end to meet graduation requirements.

A certification of completion will be provided, upon successful completion, by Padmini Ravi Dance Academy

At the end of this course the student will be well prepared to register for the next level course: PRDA - senior, culminating in the arangetram.

  • Fees and Payment Schedule:
  • Class Days/ Timings/ Fees:
  • Saturday - 9:00- 10:00 a.m. EST / 06:00-07:00 PST
  • Sunday - 9:00- 10:00 a.m. EST / 06:00-07:00 PST
  • Two class per week at 30$ per session (Group sessions)
Students who are interested to register

please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

Read more
Alternate Text
Arangetram

An Arangetram is a debut solo performance which is conducted when a student completes learning the basic repertoire necessary for understanding the grammar of Bharatanatyam. This learning and understanding is a rigorous process and time consuming. However, students of the current generation are under extreme academic pressure. This coupled with logistical challenges and lack of time, one needs to be highly creative to impart dance training to the students.

With forty years of teaching experience and a liberal mindset, Padmini Ravi has designed an effective module, through which a student can have a comprehensive understanding of Dance and complete the course in 3 years. Of course, one needs to understand that Arangetram is only the beginning of the journey. It is essential for the development of a vibrant personality.

A student performs her Arangetram, when she has completed learning the basic repertoire necessary for understanding the grammar of the craft. Students of the current generation are under extreme academic pressure. This coupled with logistical challenges and lack of time, one needs to be very creative to impart dance training to the students.

"With my years of teaching experience and a liberal mindset I have designed an effective module, through which I believe that a student can have a comprehensive understanding of Dance and complete the course in 3 years. Of course one needs to understand that Arangetram is only the beginning of the journey. It is essential for the development of a vibrant personality.

With the advancement of technology I believe that it is absolutely possible to prepare a student for her Arangetram through a digital platform in case the student does not live in Bangalore."

The course would entail:
  1. Learning a set of 7 items.
  2. Learning all the information about the items that the student learns. For e.g. the raga of a particular item: if it is Kalyani, then what are the few other songs in the same raga. A similar exercise with the Tala. Information about the composer, when and where he lived and so on. This will give the student more understanding and will be able to appreciate the beauty and the philosophy of the song and its meaning
  3. A comprehensive understanding of Rhythm and Music appreciation.
  4. Exercises that will help the student bring about a balance of her/his creative and logical side.
  5. The student will get the strength of the body and mind to sustain a 90-minute performance without compromising.
  6. Abhinaya or the emotional part will be the most important component of the module. Exercises for emotional awareness coupled with theater exercises would make the student not only competent on stage but would prepare her for her life.
  7. Basic knowledge of theory

Students who are interested to register please call +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com

Those interested please call at +91 9845048462 or email

Arangetram (2 classes per week, solo training session): $40 per session

For class days and time, send inquiry.

For class, time and fees, send inquiry.
Generic Information:

All are group sessions for 60 minutes.

All classes are conducted by Mrs. Padmini Ravi, director and founder and her hand picked, highly qualified, personally trained staff. All choreography used is developed by Mrs. Padmini Ravi. All our music is professionally developed, in studio, mp3 format and designed for today's high quality audio system.

Registration open for All New Batches commencing from February, 2021

Students who are interested to register
Read more
Alternate Text
Continued Learning

After the students complete their Arangetram, they usually move on pursuing their degree and career. Through the journey of their lives, their affinity to dance only increases. A few pursue dance as a career. They always dream of getting back at a phase when they want to feel that high of a performance.

Continued learning module is designed with only one purpose: to feel good dancing again.

Students can pursue their learning through the digital platform.

Students who are interested to register

please Whatsapp on +91 98450-48462 or email at director@padminiravi.com / ravi.padminiravi@gmail.com

Enquiry Form: