• To provide instruction in Bharatha Natyam and Indian folk dances in their authentic and traditional formats.
  • To foster understanding of other dance forms through participation in workshops and lectures.
  • To invite renowned masters of dance and music from other places to provide an opportunity for students to enrich their learning.
  • To organize performances for the public to increase the appreciation of this ancient art and enhance understanding of Indian art and culture among people from diverse cultures.
  • To promote performing arts in general as a medium for increasing understanding among people of different ethnic backgrounds.
  • Classes are held weekly.
  • The school accepts students of ages 5 years to adult.
  • Teaching: Asha Joseph and Priya Jagadeeswaran will be the main teachers for the school. Two senior teachers, Dr. Malathi Koli and Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy with 35 years’ experience in teaching, work with students at all levels focusing on adavu tests, salangai puja and arangetrams. In addition the Post- Arangetram students who continue to learn about teaching dance help train beginner students giving one on one attention.
  • Internship in Teaching: Students who have done the graduation performance have the opportunity to undergo 2 year training in the teaching dance. Interns go through hands on training in teaching, dance vocabulary, art of Nattuvangam and theory of dance. They will also train with outside faculty and will be evaluated by outside examiners.
  • Membership fee is collected in February and August of each year on a six monthly basis. This schedule may be modified upon special request.
  • The senior teachers will do one on one training for students who wish to learn a new item of dance, brush up after taking a break from dance or in preparation for a program. The school has a large collection of varnams, thillanas, padams and jathiswarams from master teachers original choreography of dance maestros.