Classes

Class Schedule and Fee

 

Dance classes are scheduled at the time of enrolment students can changed the timing based of availability at the discretion of the teacher, classes are held weekly for an hour (approx.) fee is monthly due on the first class of the month (fee is not per class and hence no refund for missed classes). If the class is canceled by the teacher due to conflict every effort will be made to reschedule the class or refund will be given. To reduce distraction for the kids parents are requested to drop off the students and leave or wait outside. In case if the parents are leaving the kids should come back on time to pick their kids.

Locations

Foxboro Upton (Sat. only) N Chelmsford (Sun. only)
32 Commercial St. 1 Church St. 31 Princeton St.

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Teaching Pattern & Rules Age

The mimimum age to start dance is 6 years completed. Kids under that age can attend classes to get familiar with the class environment under the supervision of one parent.

Beginners

Students learn basic and advanced steps in this level. Student usually takes 12 to 18monts to graduate from this level.

Intermediate

Student learns complicated combinations of steps called Jathis. Jathis are divided into:
1.Chaturasrajathi jathis (11 jathis), followed by 1st item. 2. Thisra (5 Jathis ) followed by 2nd item;
3. misra jathi (3 jathis)followed by 3rd item. 4. Khanda &amp, Sankeerna jathis(4 jathis), followed by 4th item.
To graduate from this level the student takes about 2-3 yrs.

Advanced

This level starts from the 5th item and moves on to complicate items. This level as such does not have any limit, but to finish students need to complete at least one item in each category of Kuchipudi dance form. Usually takes a minimum of 3-4 yrs (8-12 items).

 

Graduation

During the advanced level the student is eligible for Rangapravesam (graduation debut of solo performance).An assessment will be scheduled.When students are ready graduation will be announced one to two year prior to the event date depending on the assessment results .

Summer Camp

During the months of July and August summer camp will be announced.Along with the planned summer camp schedule
theory classes will be scheduled, where the students will learn the contents of Natya shastra and Abhinaya Darpanam (science of dance).

All the material required will be provided. Theory classes are divided to 4 levels. Students will be promoted to the next level on successfully completing their level. In completion of all 4 levels student will be awarded a graduation certificate with a title.