About Me

Namskaram !

My name is Anjali Nandan and ‘am currently in Plano,TX, USA. I have been learning Bharatanatyam from the age of 6. The learning has mostly been in Mumbai from late Smt. Madhuri Kelkar. I am a “Nritya Visharad” in Bharatnatyam from Bharatiya Sangeet Samiti.

I have got the good fortune to work along with Padmashri Smt. Hemamalini as part of various dance Ballets. It was a Divine experience working in her productions like “Mahalakshmi”, “Savitri” and “Geet-Govind”. She is a graceful and disciplined exponent of Bharatanatyam.

Apart from online lessons her school Natyam Academy in Plano, TX offers Bharatanatyam lessons to interested students in Dallas/Plano/ Frisco communities.

I am not any expert in the field having seen many greats in this art form. This Blog is a humble attempt to provide some information on the dance form as I have learnt it.

Thanks for your help and encouragement along the way!

Note (Updated Sep 21, 2009): Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and encouragement. I truly appreciate each of that.  To enable a better format for our discussion, I have added forums to the website. Request you to discuss your questions and ideas there.

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  • 1 Manjula sandeep Jun 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

    madam pls I wanted to learn bharatanatyam am living in Melbourne Australia pls contact me madam this is my mail id
    manjulavenna99@gmail.com

  • 2 swethabalaji Jul 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Hii madam ,I finished my junior exam long ago ,now I want to continue plz help me
    Give me details about senior exams

  • 3 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 12:48 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.
    https://onlinebharatanatyam.com/new-online-classes/

  • 4 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:12 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.
    https://onlinebharatanatyam.com/new-online-classes/

  • 5 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Hello
    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.
    https://onlinebharatanatyam.com/new-online-classes/

  • 6 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Sure we will upload and exercise video soon. There may be slight variation, but mostly they will be the same.

  • 7 Anjali Aug 1, 2018 at 1:53 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.
    https://onlinebharatanatyam.com/new-online-classes/

  • 8 Bharatanatyam fan Aug 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Ma’am please can you post a link to just the music you use in your “dance sequence (part 1)” video on YouTube. Many thanks.

  • 9 S.karpagavalli Aug 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Dear madam Ur dance video really very useful to me to learn.. like that way pls post video about nattuvangam…

  • 10 Saranya Oct 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Anjali,
    A big kudos to you.You have done a wonderful job in creating this website..Awesome explanations and videos.A great help for beginner
    kids.Thanks.

  • 11 Anjana Sandeep Oct 12, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Dear Anjali mam..I’m an online student of your blog.. could you please explain what style bharatanatyam is following in this blog.. ??I heard about different styles of bharatanatyam like pandanallur ,melattor , Kalakshethra styles etc…

  • 12 Parineet Oct 14, 2018 at 1:55 am

    HI MY NAME IS PARINEET
    I AM CURRENTLY 12 YEARS OLD AND LIVE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA.I AM LEARNING BHARATANATYAM FROM ABOUT 7 YEARS UNDER GURU SAROJA VAIDYANATHAN’ S DISCPLE. I AM VERY KEEN IN LEARNING THIS DANCE FORM PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GROW AND TELL ME I GOOD PLACE TO LEARN THE SAME.
    THANK YOU

  • 13 Meenakshee Singha Nov 19, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Namaste !

    I am following your website since two years. its very helpful to me.

    Its one request , you have not written anything about sabdam. It will be very helpful to me if you update some videos about shabdam.

  • 14 Dr.Francesca Bremner Jan 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Dear Ms. Nandan

    I love bharatha natyam and have learnt from the Padmini Ramachandran school in NJ a long while back. Once I got into the doctoral program and started my research projects I could not learn anymore. I am now older, and would love to start again. I followed your alarippu steps very easily, and as I did these steps my body remembered.
    I am able to learn through DVD’s. You are a very good teacher online. Or through individual skype classes. I live in NJ and spend a lot of my time travelling internationally. My phone is 862 621 3398.

    Best
    Dr. Francesca Bremner

  • 15 Anitha Deivasigamani Jan 20, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Hi
    I want to buy ur jathiswaram video, where can I buy it .
    Thanks
    Anitha

  • 16 Dinesh Balan Jan 27, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Hello,
    My daughter is planning her Arangetram in Chicago and is interested in performing the Dasaratha Kauthuvam.

    We are looking to the lyrics in Tamil and English for the same. Could you possibly assist with the same?

    Thanks
    Dinesh

  • 17 Anjali Feb 2, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Here is a link to this kauthuvam
    https://youtu.be/Xd7sQizC4eE. I would recomd you to add this link on Rasikas.org. Someone will get back to you with meanings.
    Thanks

  • 18 vikas kumar Feb 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    i visited your web i want to know more about single hand gestures which i didnt found in your web site please reply me so that i can provide you further details.

  • 19 Vaishnavi Soundararajan Mar 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Hello! I’m living in Minneapolis and have a 10 yr experience in dance (From age 4 – 14) But due to personal situations could not continue. I am interested in taking it further. Love what you’re doing here, and look forward to hearing back!

  • 20 shatakshi thorat Mar 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    mam i need translation of dasarath kouthuvam
    word to word meaning as soon as possible