Bharatanatyam is not a clinical science. It is an art form. Many a time, you may have questions that may not have scientific, logical answers. Certain things are done the way they are because a Guru created them that way or because it looks beautiful that way.

When should I arrive?

Arrive 10-15 min before scheduled time and perform your warm up exercises.

What should I bring to class?

Your passion for dance, water bottle, your Arpan folder and a writing instrument

Is there a dress code I need to follow?

Yes, there is a prescribed attire that you need to follow. Please see detailed answer

Are there rules of conduct while in class?

Yes, there are! Including greeting your teacher with a traditional greeting, performing your Namaskaaram etc. Please read detailed answer.

What should I do in class?

Namaskaar before and after class. Warm ups. Notating theory and technique before leaving. Review. Trust...

I love performing? How soon can I get on stage?

Depends on your talent, commitment to excellence, opportunity and availability.

What is the class environment like?

Symbiotic, loving, joyful, sharing, learning....

I missed a class. How do I catch up? - Group Class guidelines

Be on time, perform your warm up exercises, review with classmates if you miss a class, inform your teacher of your absence...

I signed up for private lessons. What should I remember?

This is your exclusive time. You will get as much out of it as you plan or want!

I am an Arpan Parent. What are my responsibilities?

Your child's dance education and success rests equally upon the teacher and you! Read on...

Can I bring a visitor or observe my child's class?

Parents are welcome to attend class providing they are active participants (i.e. dancing along with students, actively observing, making notes, NOT chatting or on computers, cell phones, etc.).