Learn the art of Bharatanatyam

“The Science, Movement
and Performance…”

Samridhi is an initiative, which aims to cultivate your interest in Indian Classical – Bharatanatyam by enabling you to connect with a unique form of self-expression.

We bring a centuries-old tradition of the art form through online resources for learners of all genders, ages and environments.

 

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Founded in 2016 Our vision has always been to bring people together to explore the art and to build a community of like-minded  Bharatanatyam learners and enthusiasts. Samridhi has been recognized by Google India as a channel of immense value in their project for creating a platform for endemic creators and the growth of classical arts on youtube. Now reaching over 30 Million People and 48 Thousand Subscribers on YouTube we invite you to join our community to share the love for Bharatanatyam, learn and grow.

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Are you new to learning Bharatanatyam?

Please select "No" only if you have learnt under the guidance of a Guru/Instructor at an Institution physically for atleast 3 years

The Training Plans we recommend for you is...

Essentials of Bharathanatyam - Instruction & Evaluation Course

  • Video Course Modules

  • Text and Audio Materials

  • Live Evaluvation & Certification

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Dance Life Journeys

This International Dance Day, we bring to you, stories from our International students, their dance life journeys and all intersections along the way.

Bharathanatyam

and Samridhi

where we began…

Bharatanatyam

and Samridhi

where we began…

The Cosmic Dance, Samridhi’s Logo was inspired by the interpretation of creation through dance, the prime mover of dance being the Nataraja (Shiva). Dance exists in every movement of the dancer and they are inseparable.

Samridhi’s goal is to spread the knowledge of Bharatanatyam online and share the passion we have for the art form with you. We want your journey towards self-expression to be a path of discovery and learning.

As an important step to enhance your experience in learning and exploring Bharatanatyam, we wanted you to be inclusive of the Global Performing Arts scenario, and get access to the global performing arts communities along with an indigenous understanding of Indian – Classical Bharatanatyam.

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International Dance Council (UNESCO)

Samridhi is a proud member of the ‘International Dance Council‘ a part of ‘UNESCO‘.CID is an  umbrella organization for all forms of dances, its schools, companies, and induviduals in the world spanning 179 Countires.

 

World Artistic Dance Federation

Connecting with artists around the world, Samridhi is a registred member of the ‘World Artistic Dance Federation‘. WADF is an International Forum whose aim is to create a true democratic organization for dancers, coaches and dance schools.

Samridhi’s Approach to learning Bharatanatyam

Bridging theory with empirical knowledge of performance art

Bridging theory with empirical knowledge of performance art

Science

Learning the science of dance – origin, influence, propagation and evolution. The impact of history and literature, the reverence to artistic & musical lineage of the art form of Bharatanatyam.

Movement

Improving body awareness by using vocabulary of traditional indian dance and creative movement. Body conditioning, strength training regimen to acclimitize to the form of movement sustainably.

Performance

Rendering techniques of performance – dramaturgy in dance, music and rhythm significance exploration, formatting and presenting repertoire with a thorough understanding of the exhibits.

Classes are Inclusive, Catered towards your needs

Samridhi’s goal is for you to learn Bharatanatyam regardless of your age or gender. Our Programs are structured to help you grow individually. The virtual classes are flexible by way of enabling you to book your preferred slots from our scheduling calendar.

 

Samridhi’s goal is for you to learn Bharatanatyam regardless of your age or gender. Our Programs are structured to help you grow individually. The virtual classes are flexible by way of enabling you to book your preferred slots from our scheduling calendar.

 

We offer a Beginner friendy online program to get you started. It offers a compendium of video, audio and written course materials. Live assessments and evaluation are offered as part of our certification program.

Each lesson is based on your individual requirements. You can choose your schedule with our online calendar and the type of lesson, one to one or group classes.

Lessons focused on building movement and self-awareness

Lessons focused on building movement and self-awareness

We want your learning experience to more than just plain instructive monologues.
We help learners build movement confidence and establish the traditional significance of the form.

One to One Intensives helping students to build unique learning style.

Body conditioning exercise regimen for adult learners to equip for the physicality of movements

Free Body Movements in vocabulary of bharathanatyam taught for building creative
movement sequences.

Training in Choreographic Nuances and Performance)

Get your time and commitment rewarded

At Samridhi your commitment towards learning bharatanatyam is not taken lightly. After 150 plus hours of training you are eligible to certified by the International Dance Council (UNESCO) which Samridhi is a registered member of.

 

At Samridhi your commitment towards learning bharatanatyam is not taken lightly. After 150 plus hours of training you are eligible to certified by the International Dance Council (UNESCO) which Samridhi is a registered member of.

 

Live Sessions

Samridhi is offering online sessions for any who are interested and committed learners. These classes are structured to further explore Bharatanatyam the advanced concepts present etc. The training offered through live sessions is curated for you as an individual to enhance your unique skill and inherent talent.

  • You can learn based on your level & requirement in available slots every month through Private or Group Sessions.
  • Classes are conducted via Zoom and Google Hangouts / Meet .

Book a free trial Session!

Take a free 30-minute trial class, get to meet your teacher, and learn more about how you learn Bharatanatyam with us.

Get Certified

After 150 plus hours of training you are eligible to get certified from the International Dance Council.
Conseil Internationale dela Danse(UNESCO) – Long Term Program Certification

Hear what our students have to say…

Samridhi is the best online training I have ever received. It is highly organised and well structured. The video modules and text guidelines are very clear to follow. The teaching methods are very effective. Guru Rakshita is exceedingly knowledgeable and exceptionally efficient in teaching the art of Bharathanatyam. She has been very encouraging and supportive in my training as an absolute beginner. I would definitely recommend Samridhi to anyone who wants to be a better person through art.

Dr. Nisha Marley, Essex UK

Superb. The way of handling class is extraordinary. Patience and kind behavioural approach even though the kids repeat the mistake again and again. Making correction without any hesitation. Maintaining spirit and eagerness among students is not an easy task. You are doing it great, thanks.

Thejashri Ezhil Kotran, Queensland Australia

One of the best dance sessions. Gave very valuable training. It was a pleasure to attend this online programme and also helped me to correct my mistakes. The live sessions were very active and interesting. Felt much better to deal with uncomfortable issues. Thank you for the support.

Aishwaraya Venugopal, Kerala India

Through one-to-one session,the Guru has an opportunity to interact with the student directly and also the student feel satisfied after every session as they're learning something new.

Krishna Prasanna, Andra Pradesh India

Meet Your Guru

Rakshita

Purisai Raghunathan

Rakshita is the Founder and Artistic Director of the online learning initiative “Samridhi” – which brings you an inclusive and accessible way to learn and explore the artform. Rakshita is a Bharatanatyam Practitioner, Performing Artist, Tutor and Choreographer from India.

Rakshita is the Founder and Artistic Director of the online learning initiative “Samridhi” – which brings you an inclusive and accessible way to learn and explore the artform. Rakshita is a Bharathanatyam Practitioner, Performing Artist, Tutor and Choreographer from India.

Rakshita is a Bharathanatyam Practitioner ,Performing Artist, Tutor and Choreographer from India. Having over 18+ years of experience, Rakshita has had formative training in Pandanallur and Vazhuvoor Styles.

She is the disciple of Dr. Archana, Sastra Temple of Dance. She is a student of Kalaimamani Guru. Smt. Ramya Ramnarayan, Nrithyanjali, USA and also training in Karana Vivaranam with Dr. Sujatha Mohan(disciple of Padma Bhushan Guru, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam).

Join The Community

Join the Community

We are proud to have reached 30 million people and host 48000 Subscribers (and counting) on Youtube. You will be part of a global community who shares the same passion and curiosity for this art-form that binds us beyond all as a culture.