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Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam (video)

I have written about Tatta Adavu and its variations (Steps) earlier. Today I have the Video for all the Tatta Adavu variations.

Please look at the below postings for detailed explanation of the Tatta Adavu variations.

Tatta Adavu- First Step

Tatta Adavu- Second step

Tatta Adavu- Third step

Tatta Adavu- Fourth step

Tatta Adavu- Fifth step

Tatta Adavu- Sixth step


  1. Dr. Vaishali Ashar

    Hello Anjali,

    I was so pleased to see your website and various videos on it. For students like myself who are settled outside UK this is invaluable resource. I am a beginner and have had difficulties in find a teacher in UK. I have had on and off teachers but none consistent. I am so pleased with the videos on the website that it helps me keep up with the practice even in the absence of teachers!!

    Keep up the good work.

    God Bless You.

  2. Anjali

    Thanks a lot for your blessings, Dr Vaishali. These words are so precious to me. I am proud of the fact that Indians abroad are taking lots of efforts to keep our rich culture alive. Salaam to all out there. Keep writing to me about your progress and any suggestion to improve on my part. Again Thank you very much

  3. Rani

    Hi Anjali,

    I am in New Jersey currently. I am a beginner to dance. I am glad having just discovered your website. I always wanted to learn classical dance.But being abroad(different countires) most of the time , it became almost impossible to accomplish my dream. This site is just perfect for me. I really appreciate the way you explain in detail. I almost feel like I am in the presence of a teacher while watching the video.

    I am very serious about learning dance and I would gradually like to first learn the steps and then jathis and then atleast one song and then perform. Do you think that I will be able to do that through this site or am I being greedy. :-)Hence if possible please keep updating this site with more videos.

    I just dont have enough words to thank you. My Best wishes to you.

  4. Anjali

    Thanks Rani, for your good wishes. I wish may your dream come true very soon. And with such a strong desire and sincere efforts you will be able to give good performances in future. But do not hurry when learning Classical dance . It requires a lot of patience and practice on part of the student to master the this art . So best of luck. And I shall keep doing my best to help you all out there through this Blog.


    hi! very nice learning process. i had done this so long ago, i forgotten so many thing. now my daughter does this. but they do not know regarding all mudras. i had forgot so many. if you can post the mudras and meaning. thank you.



  6. Anjali

    Hi Vimisha, nice to know about your learning. My good wishes to your daughter who is following your footsteps. Check the index page for Asamyukta hastas, I will be covering all the mudras soon. Also check the Resources page for link that shows all the Mudras. Keep adding your feedback as it gives me direction on improving the site. Thanks a lot for your kind words.

  7. Rishi

    Hi Anjali,

    I am unable to play your videos on IE 6.0, Firefox and Google as well.Could you advise about running the videos online or download them.


  8. Anjali

    hi Rishi, Sorry i am not a technical person, it must be related to internet access issues on your side. I was able to access on my side. It may also be with the time. try some other time.

  9. neha

    Hi Anjali,
    I am 14 years and just started learning bharatanatyam.
    How to do thattadavu 8th step?
    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!

  10. vimallan

    wonderful work akka… i really appreciate ur effort…
    for middle class like me barathanatyam is just a entertainment…
    we only can see cannot learn n feel…
    i dont have enough age to bless u…
    but sure i will pray for you…
    thanks a lot akka…

  11. Anjali

    Hey Vimallan
    Thank you. Your words will always keep me motivated to do better. I am glad you are able to learn from the site. Good luck. God Bless you!

  12. s.swati

    it was a really good experience to see thataadavu over the net bt can u help me by giving instructions in jathi choreographies !!! please …….

  13. Tharmini

    Hi Anjali,
    Im so happy to see your online classes. I learnt baratham up to ” Jatheeswram” and stop learning 10years ago. Your lessons are more helpful for me to revise everything and I like to continue my learning since I love bharatham.

    Please keep on doing this session, which will help for student like me whoever really want to learn.

    Once again thank you so much for this service.


  14. thus..

    hi mam..this is really fentastic…im a biginner n bharatnatyam….im very much intrestd in learning this…..thank you so much for such a grt wrk… is fabulous….god bless you….

  15. Pooja Pithadia

    u r doing a fab job mam. ur idea of teaching Bharat Natyam is very good and it is very informative too. I am learning BharatNatyam from 10 yrs
    & m practising for Vishard Dwitiya now. Can u plz give some sort of guidance on how to play Tattakali.
    Thank you

  16. Anjali

    pooja you must think of taking nattuvangam lessons. Your teacher can help you out with this. A Cd that come to my mind is “Nattuvangam- the cadence and conduct” by Bhagavathalu seetharama sarma. The Cd give a summary of nattuvangam.

  17. Radha

    Hello Anjali,
    We are so fortunate to have you. you made it easy to learn.
    Please post some more different combinations of dance.
    God bless you in every move you take.


    excelente site. muito fácil para aprendizagem… Um grande abraço e obrigado. Miguel – Brasil

  19. devi

    hi Anjali,
    Nice to c ur dance online. My daughters just started learning bharatnatyam in Australia. It is so helpful and easy to teach them at home by seeing videos. You are doing great job Anjali. Its really like boon for people who wish to learn dance in abroad.
    Keep it up.
    regards devi

  20. S. Vasanthi

    Hello Anjali…………………………Good and graceful to view your video………………..I would like to purchase Video CD for the beginner……please suggest………………..Keep it up…..awesome and excellent..

  21. isuri

    anjali mam

    I am a 13 year old girl from sri lanka and i like your lessons and videos very much . previously i studied in gujarat , india with my mom and i have a great talent in dancing and i love it. you inspire me so much and i never forget to watch one of your videos everyday . I am a begginer still and i encourage you to update more videos in the website . this is really a blessing to me . May god bless you in every ways and help you to improve your good deed. pls visit sri lanka once . thank you very much.

  22. Anjali

    @ Isuri, thank you for your encouraging words. Will surely consider visiting Srilanka some times 🙂


    I always dreamt of being a dancer from childhood. But may be bcoz its not in my destiny I cdnt. Now am 22. i still have that passion to learn dance. but due to lack of time n job pressure i cant have a detail study. now I find out time on weekends with the help your website. u dont know how helpful your website is for me. I am really really thankfull to you. and i sincerly hope that my dream will come true one day…. WISH U ALL THE BEST. MAY GOD BLESS U .

  24. Anjali

    @Divya, Thanks. Stay focused and determined you will get what you want. Glad that the site is helping you.

  25. astha mehrotra

    forth and sixth variation are different

    FORTH VARIATION- 4 times right and 4 times left
    SIXTH VARIATION- 3 times right ,wait for a second and then 3 times right again . then 3 times left ,wait and then 3 times left again.


    THANK U …………………………………………………

  26. Anjali

    @Astha, there are no mistakes here. Just that it can be done differently. There can be many more variations here. Basic would change with the bani or style.

  27. Rajakumary

    Hi Anjali,
    I am in connecticut right now. My daughter is 4 yrs old, she’s very much interested for dance, so i have choose to classical dance, That time i saw your website its really very nice teaching, i really glad to you. Could you help me what is the basic step has she do?

  28. surya

    Hi Anjali,

    I am one of a student who didn’t get an opportunity to study classical dance but now after visiting your website and watching the videos , I really got my confidence to learn my favourite dance again.Thank you so much Anjali for providing such a wonderful chance for students like us to fulfill our wish…


    Hello Anjali Madam,
    I learned BHRATNATYAM for about 4 years and then had to leave it for my study pressure. i always wanted to join it again, but some time commitment hindered me. Whenever I saw a BHARATNATYAM dance being performed on T.V, I wanted to go back and join it again. 7 years passed, an urge within me suddenly came, and i wanted to learn BHARTNATYAM once again. And today, a very strong will power made me search it on the web, where i landed up discovering an online BHARATNATYAM website.
    Madam, i really can’t express in words how happy and overjoyed I became. Finally, i could start learning BHARATNATYAM once again. I am very much grateful to you for taking initiative for making such a website. Thank You so so so so much ma’am. May God bless you with abundance of luck and joy..:-) 🙂
    And again, Thank you so much for making this website.

  30. shilpa mittal

    lots of respect and regard mam.. got to learn a lot about this beautiful dance form..and whole the credit goes to u..once again thnx a lot..

  31. vandana saini

    hei jst luved your site…i wanted to learn bharatanatyam….ur site is a great help..thnk you..:)

  32. sharmilee

    Hi Anjali, I’m trying to get the full videos of adavus. Can you email me the video for adavus..what you have I can view them..

  33. Asmita Dasgupta

    I am overwhelmed to see your websites and visit them very often. I am 15 years old and have been learning Bharatanatyam for the last 9 years. I have excelled in Alarippu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam, and Varnam. Now, I wish to progress and prepare myself for Arangetram after learning Thilanna and other items. Please suggest some ways for my preparations.

  34. Mithila Prabhudesai

    This website is indeed a blessing for many of us. Thanks a lot for this wonderful boon :)..
    I have studied bharatanatyam for 6 years. We have our exams annually and i could not find any information on tattakali. It would be of great help if you could provide me with some notes on the same.
    Thank you!

  35. Naiya

    Completed 5 years of bharat natyam and left due to study. Your site inspired me revise them and start all over again. Great initiative. Would love to see more videos also if possible.

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