Youth (ages 7 and up) are invited to explore the imaginative world of Bharatanatyam with origins in the ancient temples of India! KAMALA DEVAM grew up learning the classical South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam right here in Berkeley with the pioneering dance couple Katherine and K.P. Kunhiraman. After establishing a dance successful career in the UK, she returns this winter to teach a creative beginners’ level Bharatanatyam class for kids at DanceVersity. In this 6-week series, kids will learn some basic steps from the Bharatanatyam repertoire, fostering full-body coordination with the use of gesture, footwork and eye movement. Creative themes will be explored through the lens of storytelling where students will learn meaningful hand gestures and facial expressions, enabling them to create their own danced stories for sharing at the end of the workshop series.
WHAT TO BRING: Kids are encouraged to bring a bottle of water, light snack, and dress in comfortable clothing. Class will be conducted barefoot. Parents are required to sign their child(ren) in and out and a waiver will be required at the first class.
NOTE: TEEN/ADULT Kalaripayattu class being offered same days 5:45-6:45pm under separate listing. Let us keep your child(ren) company while you learn ancient South Indian Martial Arts - $10 childcare available at the studio!
REGISTRATION: Please visit our website for registration details - www.danceversity.com.
Questions: Contact Samia, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805)407-8877