Indian Classical Dance

The Classics
If you are serious about enrolling in body bootcamp, the classics are for you. Good research pays, as on Indian classical dancer makes a lifelong commitment to dance: whether he chooses to learn strenuous Kathakali or graceful Odissi. In return you will achieve a photo-ready body and glowing confidence, word has it that Bollywood starlet Diana Penty finds gym routines boring and swears by Kothak for her cardio work-outs.

From the surya namaskar to the fribhanga, every stance and posture in Indian classical dance and exercise forms is scientific in execution, and artistic in attitude. Currently, the Sahitya Natak Akademi considers just eight dances to be classical- Kuchipudl (Andhra Pradesh), Kathakall (Kerala) Bharatnatyam (Tamil Nadu). Kothak (Uttar Pradesh), Odissi (Odissa), Mohiniattam (Kerala), Sattriya (Assam), and Manipuri (Manipur).

Of these, Bharathnatyam and Odissi are probably Bengaluru's most popular classical dances and there are several distinguished gurus as well as renowned dance schools across the city where you can sign up for lessons. Mrs. Sahana Das, former Odissi dancer and lecturer of a Perspectives in Dance paper at Mount Carmel College, is of the opinion that Indian dancers today tend to neglect the exercise aspect of their routines. Her golden advice- never, ever miss your warm-ups if you want to see effective results in your physique and stamina!

Where to enroll:
# 1016, 2nd Floor (Above Sichuan), 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 1st Block, Bangalore
T: 97412 90592, 8971455021