Dress code: Students must be in kurta and tights or Salwar Kameez (no anarkali, frocks or skirts allowed).
Curriculum: In the first year we will learn foundational steps referred to as Adavus and the following will be covered:
8 Thattu adavu
4-8 Nattu adavu depending on the ability of the student.
Basic concepts of mudras
Thattu adavu description:
In this adavu, we are taught the Bharatanatyam way of leg tapping. This adavu involves only the use of legs unlike most other adavus.
Nattu adavu description:
Natta" means to stretch and so this adavu involves some stretching to form beautiful patterns. The "Natta Adavu" involves heel contacts of the feet.