Introduction to Bharatanatyam with Akademi

A six-session recorded series


Learn at your leisure with our recorded dance series! 

This six-session series led by professional teacher Kamala Devam from Akademi will introduce you to the fundamental principles of Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance forms, originating in the temples of Tamil Nadu in South India. Encompassing theatre, dance and music, Bharatanatyam dance movements convey stories through expressive hand gestures and facial expressions.

Joined by live musician Swati Seshadri and demonstrator Aishani Gosh, Kamala will lead you through the basic steps or adavus as well as short phrases, built across the six sessions. Each session is approximately 40 minutes long and they have been designed with small spaces in mind, making them ideal for use at home. 

As the series is recorded, you will be able to pause, rewind, re-watch as many times as you like to complete the exercises, moving through the sessions at your own pace and in your own time. 

By the end of the series, we hope you will have gained confidence in your knowledge of Bharatanatyam technique and discover the joy of dance! 

This series is produced in partnership with Akademi, a South Asian-led dance organisation; inspiring, engaging and educating audiences across a diverse range of settings.


  • Purchase all six pre-recorded sessions for £40 
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    - Get 15% OFF* when you buy an adult Introduction series AND an Summer Term 2022 enrolment in-person course, available to book from Wed 16 Mar 22. By the end of the series we hope you have discovered the joy that dance brings!

  • Important: You can purchase the series by pressing on the blue Book Now button. Upon purchase you will receive a booking confirmation with a link to the sessions and a password which you will need to access them. When you press on the link and enter the password you will be led to a page that looks like the image below. 
  • Please do NOT pass this link or password on to other parties.

Disclaimer: When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. The Place cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur when taking part in any classes. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you: please read this thoroughly before taking part in any online sessions. You can download our Safe practice at home checklist at the bottom of this page. 

Venue: at The Place



Recorded Dance Classes

Learn at your leisure with our recorded dance class series!

Our recorded dance class series give you the chance to learn at home at your own pace.