Class Schedule and Fee

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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

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

Teaching Pattern & Rules Age

The mimimum age to start dance is 6 years completed. Kids under that age can attend theory classes where the students will learn the contents of Natya shastra and Abhinaya Darpanam (science of dance)

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 (12 jathis), followed by 1st item. 2. Thisra & misra jathi (8 jathis), followed by 2nd item. 3. Khanda & Sankeerna jathi jathis(4 jathis), followed by 3rd item. To graduate from this level the student takes about 2-3 yrs.

Advanced

This level starts from the 4th 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).

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Graduation

After finishining the advanced level the student is eligible form Rangapravesam (graduation debut of solo performance). When students are ready for this graduation will be announced one year prior to the event date. Theory Classes: Along with the regular dance classes, 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.