Prarthana School of Dance
The main focus of our school is to inspire and introduce talents to the vast cultural heritage of Indian Dance. At prarthana students undergo intense training in Bharatanatyam through regular classes. They are trained in both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject grooming them to be holistic artistes.
About the Art form
Bharatnatyam, one of the most widely practiced Indian dance forms today originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu. Practiced by the devdasis of the time, it was even written about in Natya Shastra, the magnificent Indian treatise on dance. The dancing Nataraj or Lord Shiva is considered the god of Bharatnatyam and worshipped before any performance.
One of the most graceful yet rigorous dance forms practiced today, a one hour session of Bharatnatyam makes for an excellent cardio workout. Since the emphasis lies on the dancer elegantly maintaining his/her balance through the different postures, it helps strengthen the lower half of your body; specifically the muscles of your thighs and calves.