We can Learn Bharatanatyam Online!

January 9th, 2009 by Anjali

When I had started this blog , I had asked a question “Can we learn Bharatanatyam online“? Now around one and half years later, I can say with certain degree of confidence that Yes, we can!

As requested by few of our readers, I have been doing some online classes and it has been going very well ! I have taught students by traditional means in school and also privately. Now, I am teaching online and feel that the online method of imparting this knowledge is some times better! Note that this is still a Guru-Shishya (teacher-student) learning, the only difference being that the students are not physically present before me.

Here are the advantages I have seen so far with the online methodology I am following:

Quicker Learning: I have been able to chalk out a curriculum so that students refer to the online Videos/Posts and prepare themselves before they present themselves for the classes. This has meant that the students pick up things much quicker!

Efficient: From a students perspective, the one to one online methodology I have been following so far is more efficient. In traditional classes where a group is generally taught, the pace of learning is decided by the speed at which the majority in the group can pick up the skills. In the online classes, the student decides the pace to their requirement.

Customized: Since the classes are one to one sessions, the course can be customized to needs of individual students. This helps people to start their classes from basic, intermediate or advanced levels.

Convenience: The student can choose to take their classes from anywhere! They can opt to be at home (which is generally the case) but can also continue the lessons even if traveling briefly. All that is needed is the laptop, cam and mic!

Access: I have heard from many readers especially those living outside India that they do not have access to any teacher. The online classes makes it possible to reach out and help such students.

Continuity: The Guru-Shishya link has lesser chance of being broken. The online classes continues the relationship even if the teacher or student is relocating. The interruption in sessions is generally brief even if there are any.

There are some cons largely technical (like internet availability, cam/mic issues etc) but the pros so far far outweigh the cons!

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97 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Emelda Dec 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Learning Bharatnatyam is my passion learned for 1year unfortunately had to dscntu. can you pls send me the details about online learning prodeedure

  • 2 Anjali Dec 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    @Emelda, I have just sent you the details. Thanks.

  • 3 deepthi Dec 25, 2012 at 5:56 am

    hi mam…my name is deepthi…n im married…i like clasical dance ….n when i was in chaild hood in my village there is no fecility of daces..now i want to learn clasical dance…frm online……in this age is it possible to learn clasical dance..pls help me

  • 4 swaetha Jan 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    i would like to learn bharathanatiyam online.

  • 5 Gabriela Brinza Jan 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

    i would like to take the bharatanatyam lessons online. To dance Indian dance is my dream . Please tell mi what i need to do to have this lessons? thank you and have a nice time….

  • 6 PRABHULING KHEDAGI Jan 27, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Really very interesting
    this is my fever
    and peace of mind

  • 7 Jesmin Feb 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Like to learn

  • 8 Priya Lal Pattni Mar 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Anjali,
    I can’t express my feelings when I saw that we can learn Bharatnatyaum online! I live in New Zealand and have only ever done native dance of island people. I am a beginner with history of yoga and will look out for any advice that you would give.
    I would like to know more about the course structure please.
    Kindest regards

  • 9 Visalasree Aug 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    madam, i am visalasree from salem , i like classical dance so much , but my age is 28 , ihad learnt it previously when i was young after that i didnt get time to learn can i learn now madam ? please help me, let me know what is the fees madam

  • 10 twinkle Aug 13, 2013 at 5:47 am

    my passion is to learn whatever i can learn in my smaller age
    Before i am getting late i want

  • 11 vidhi.v.rane Aug 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    mam you are doing a good job. i want learn bharat natyam again and wanted to giv all exams.can you guide me? please.and i want take addmission in online bharat natyam learn ing. can you guide me mam.i am from india

  • 12 subha Aug 15, 2013 at 7:05 am

    i want learn full baratanatyam

  • 13 riddhi Sep 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I won’t to learn abhinay darpan n jatiswaram -kalyani.

  • 14 Tanusha Sep 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Anjali
    I dont know dance.But I am interested in learning can you please help me


  • 15 roslin Sep 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    i wana learn bharatanatyam online plz help me

  • 16 Ira Oct 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I wish to learn Bharatanatyam online. I have some background of the art form, but wish to continue learning. However, going to a class is a constraint. Hence, looking for online lessons. can you please mail me your details.?

  • 17 shwetha Nov 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    mam i think we r very dedicated to learn from u ,u r very great madam pls start my class soon

  • 18 shwetha Nov 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    i am rom india i have already submitted my details ,u r exploring ur tatents and also feeding this to others pls mam iam veryfond of u

  • 19 sindhu ajith Nov 21, 2013 at 7:38 am

    what should i do to learn online bharatanatyam

  • 20 rehna Nov 23, 2013 at 3:26 am

    i love barathanattiyum

  • 21 Anugraha Sankar Feb 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I am living in Ooty, Tamilnadu and am very much interested in learning Bharatanatyam but could not find any right source. Could you please enlighten me with somebody who can teach me here.
    Thanks in advance

  • 22 florence haubraiche Feb 24, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Good morning,
    thank you the site, i have learnt a lot with youe on line lessons.
    I would like still learning by on line method, but how could i do ?

  • 23 Anu Ratha Feb 27, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Anjali ji,
    I am so happy to see this site and at the same time i am so angry with myself.why didnt i see this site earlier. I left my dance about nearly 7 years ago, Due to my work as I was working in a shift basis. I got married about a year ago and looking for a master to teach me back. Unfortunately, the place that i am staying do not have a proper bharathanatyam master. They don’t really bother bout the mudras and your hand positions.My prev master is very concerned on the mudras and bhavas. he gives attention to Each and every small details of your dance movements

    I am pregnant now n i just found this website. Can I dance back after i gave birth and after how long should i start? I really want to learn this art . I am 32 now. I started my first class when i was 21years old. I know some of them who advised me that if you r getting older , you cant be flexible but i don’t care. I believe that you must have passion to achieve from impossible to possible.

    I would love to keep in touch with you and join as soon as possible.

  • 24 Swathi Mar 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I am interested in your online class and was wondering how I can be part of the classes and how much it would cost. Thank you.

  • 25 Janani sivasampavan Apr 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Dear Madam,
    This is first time I am visiting this site and I think it’s wonderful for foreigners like me who just like in Bharathanatyam. I have completed B.A in Bharathanatyam. I would like to continue in M.A in Bharathanatyam, so could you please let me know about it.

    Your sincerely,

  • 26 Vibha Sharma May 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Hi Anjali,
    I have been wanting to learn bharatnatyam and want to do a proper course online coz there r no bharatnatyam teachers in my city.
    Please guide me.

  • 27 mh Aug 2, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I would really love to learn from you online. Pls send me details of the classes. Eagerly waiting for your response.

  • 28 Anu Sep 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hi mam
    I am interested in learning barathanatyam. I learnt this when i was 8 year old fot about 2 years. Now i am 28 years and i really have a great passion on learning it. Can you kindly give me more details like time duration,fees and how to join this. Very much waiting for your reply.

  • 29 Khushboo Parmar Dec 7, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I learnt Bharatnatyam for a year but could not continue due to sime problems, would u pls help me out.
    l’m from Gujarat and want to learn Bharatnatyam. Please guide me

  • 30 shwetha.MS Dec 15, 2014 at 3:50 am

    please send bharathanatyam learning CD for me

  • 31 Sophia parween Feb 5, 2015 at 2:15 am

    mam,I watched your videos in you tube n try to learn from it.the videos are awesome,and I am interested to learn more.pl help me to learn more.

  • 32 Mital Patel Jun 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi Anjali,
    I want my daughters to learn Bharatnatyam through your one on one sessions. Will you please send me your fee structure.
    I have seen your lessons from the time you had it just on you tube. I admire your skills and am thankfull for your teaching.

  • 33 Lincy wilson Aug 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Hi Anjali, I saw you offer DVDs. I would like to order DVDs. I saw Part1 for Adavus. Do you have all in one. Or you have another one for part2. If so, I would like to order that. Let me know how.

    Thanks Anjali!

  • 34 Bhuvana Dec 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Hi.. I’m Bhuvana. I’m from Nellore. present am working in h
    Hyderabad . Bharatha natyam is my passion . I would love to learn bharata natyam through online . coould you please suggest me the way to learn bharathanatyam . am staying in a hostel,located in madhapur . am working in rotational shifts . thank you .

  • 35 Saritha Mar 1, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I want to learn Bharatnatyam; however, am residing in Gurgaon, India. If online doesn’t work, can you please recommend anyone whom I can contact?

  • 36 asha Mar 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    i would like to learn bharatanatyam online..please send me the details

  • 37 benabbes Jun 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    i’ve learnt bharatanatyam for 4 years in paris ten years ago, but since we’ve moved, a couldnt find any teacher where i live. thanks to you, i’ve been able to train adavus.
    Can you send me d├ętails about the procedure of online Learning, and i Wonder how can i pay you as i live in France ?

  • 38 Soumya Jul 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm


    I am a huge fan. I am in the USA and it is impossible to find a dance class within convenience.

    I have learnt Bharatanatyam for five years as a kid and I would say I hardly remember much. Would you be interested in coaching me online? I will definitely be faster than a beginner.


  • 39 Madhuri Pahwa Sep 3, 2016 at 2:41 am

    i am a trained bharatnatyam dancer of many years.. Due to where i live (remote area in aus) i am unable to go to dance class, although it is my passion.

    Would love for someone to teach me new routines.

  • 40 Aruna Mar 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Please send info.
    Where are you physically located?

  • 41 Aiswarya Jun 23, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Hi Anjali,
    I am living in Belgium. I have a strong passion for dance and I learned classical dance from 6years till my 15 years. But then I discontinued. So its been 12 years now. But now I would like to practice again. Can you help me?
    How can I get the audio and video to practice?
    No need of basics. Any one bharathanatyam audio and video is enough.


  • 42 keerthyramachandran Feb 18, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Keerthy here from Tamilnadu.
    I started Learning Bharathanatiyam when i was 5 years old and continued till my 12th grade. Then due to to some situation i discontinued. Now I’m 29 old. I wish and want to continue Bharathanatiyam again. Kindly help me out.

    Kindly let me know how to join online class and what are the terms and conditions.

  • 43 Smitha Apr 22, 2018 at 4:48 am

    My daughter has completed her level 1 (junior) one year back. Would like to know whether you provide level 2( senior) classes. She has done in Kalakshetra style.

  • 44 Divya Bharathi N Jun 7, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I learned bharatnatyam in my childhood. Now I would like to learn it online. Can you please send me the details mam.

  • 45 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    we are replying you based on your message on the website.
    We are taking new admissions to the online sessions . Pls send us your details here so that we can set up a trail session with you.

  • 46 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Hello Ragam,
    we are replying you based on your message on the website.
    We are taking new admissions to the online sessions . Pls send us your details here so that we can set up a trail session with you.

  • 47 Sreejisha Oct 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Sreejisha here frm kerala .Classical dance is one of the part of my life.I’m srtned learning bharathanatyam 9 years its continuing.I love dance very much.I’m participate many prgrms and certificate also.so pls help me madam can u send me details about the procedure of online learning and time duration, fees ,how to lrng this kindly I waiting for ur reply madam