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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 1. What is the right age to start learning Bharatanatyam?

A: The recommended age to start learning Bharatanatyam is 5, however if a child has an aptitude for discipline, it can be started earlier than 5.

Q: 2. Can I learn Bharatanatyam from this website?

A: Yes, you can learn after 6 months of class room trainings with basic dance steps.Mayuri Academy of Performing Arts strongly recommends learning from a teacher or a guru. It compliments classroom training and provides an easy to use digital referencing to enable practice at home. MAPA aims to bring technology to Bharatanatyam, and is not meant to be a substitute for classroom training.

Q: 3. Which style of Bharatanatyam does this website follow?

A: Mayuri Academy of Performing Arts follows the pedagogy of the traditional Tanjore style of Bharatanatyam.

Q: 4. I am a Bharatanatyam teacher. How can I use this website?

A: While Mayuri Academy of Performing Arts aims to be a useful tool for students, it is a simple tool for Bharatanatyam teachers in the following ways:
a. Serves as standard guidance for the basic coursework for your classes.
b. Allows you to create your own practice routines for your class that you could share with your students.
c. Helps students perfect the basics, even as it lets the teacher let you focus on creativity.

Q: 5. My child is a studying std 8. Will Mayuri Academy of Performing Arts school be useful to me?

A: If your child wants to learn Bharatanatyam, we provide both weekend and week days classes also.You can choose according to your preference.After 6 months or 1 year they can do their Salangai Poojai ,if student is interested and regular to the class.

Q: 6. How many years does it take to perform the Arangetram?

A: That depends on the child’s ability and age. Generally, it will take about 5 years if a child starts around 7 years of age.