Alapadma (dance school offering lessons in Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam), is truly one of a kind. "Alapadma" means "blossomed lotus" and from our approach to learning to our logistics, everything has been carefully thought out in order to provide a learner the best possible environment to blossom as an artiste.
Come learn with the best at Alapadma! Whether your focus is technique, flexibility or you’re just looking for a new way to work out, you can find it here. Whether you’re an advanced dancer or just starting out, we have something to offer everyone. Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with questions. Alapadma offers classes in Kalakshetra bANi (or Kalakshetra style) Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam as taught by Kalamandalam Kalyanikuttiamma.
"And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh" -- Friedrich Nietzche
While adavu refinement goes on, longer pieces involving movement and abhinaya are taught. Focus is on improving technique, learning complex rhythmic structures, intricate abhinaya and on improving stamina.
More adavus are taught and the approach is to refine movement. Short pieces which put together the steps taught in a sequence, are taught. The student is also introduced to abhinaya - the art of expressing a story through facial expressions and body language.
Basic adavus/steps, posture, hasta mudras, neck and eye movements are taught at this level.Interested in learning? Get in touch!
Fridays 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm (Redmond)
Saturdays 9.00 am - 12.30 pm (Renton)
Now in Bothell too!