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Weekly classes

Weekly Classes in Bharatanatyam (available face to face or online)

Foundation Year

Classes for new children to learn the basic Adavu steps leading to Beginners Grade in Bharatanatyam. Classes start with a fun cardio warmup to music, followed by some Pilates stretches. Core dance steps of Tattadavu and Nattadavu are taught with the aim for young students to develop their own body awareness and safe alignment. Termly classes take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

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Susanna is a fantastic teacher. She motivates the children, is organised, effective and gentle, yet firm. She has been able to transfer her passion for Bharatanatyam to my daughter.Dr. Reshma Chatterjee Rakshit

Graded Examinations

Annual Spring examinations with the Academy of Fine Arts (London) covering grades 1-6.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes build on good practise of an aerobic warmup, including stetches followed by a focus on the core posture of Araimandi. Students' progress through the grades learning the more advanced Adavus of Tat Tai Tam, Paaichal and the Theermana steps. Candidates taking Grades 2-6 learn Bharatanatyam repertoire items, including theory and singing the items with Thalam.

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I have always loved to dance, but learning Bharatanatyam with Susanna has made me love it more! With Susanna's teaching, I improve every week, and feel inspired and positive when I dance.Harleen Nanda

Adult Classes (only available online)

Social class for adults who are keen to pursue their cultural heritage through Bharatanatyam. This fun class starts with a cardio warmup, with an emphasis on safe practise through stretching and alignment, before focusing on the core posture of Araimandi. Technique is taught for 40 mins, followed by applying the newly learnt steps, to a popular piece of music. The class finishes with a stetch and cool-down.

This online class runs every Saturday from 11.30 - 12.30 on Zoom. Contact Shrimathi Susanna for more details 07881 208415.

Susanna I love the class! I have absolutely no experience in dance, and I myself can't believe what I have learnt during our online classes.Dr. Sonica Bansal

One to One Sessions

Available online or face to face with Shrimathi Susanna. These sessions are specifically for students who cannot attend a group class, or want to learn in a more authentic style.

One to one sessions

I love learning from Susanna because she explains everything in detailNoynika Rakshit


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305 Mile End Road,

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Dorset Avenue,
Gt Baddow

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