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Supporting holistic development and self-confidence through dance

There is so much more to Indian classical dance than the physical display. Students enjoy exercises in storytelling, self-expression, mythology, spirituality, and development of self. At Kritya we aim to bring forth the truest expression of each student as a dancer and an artist.

Fall
24/25 
Virtual Semester

Mon, Sep 9th, 2024
- Fri, Jan 24th, 2025
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30 PM - 8 PM EST via Zoom
School Holidays :
  • Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2024

  • Thanksgiving: Wednesday - Friday, November 27 - 29, 2024

  • Winter Recess (Christmas and New Year's): Monday, December 23, 2024 - Wednesday, January 1, 2025

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Friday, January 20, 2025

Student Showcase Performance | Jan 24th,  2025
1 / New & Beginner Students - Wednesdays & Fridays

Beginner students will be introduced to basic principles of body placement and mechanics within the Kuchipudi dance form, as well as exercises to increase stamina and flexibility. Basic steps will be introduced (or continued depending on student level) and completed within the course of the semester. Importance will also be placed on learning of the Natya Shastra slokas that dictate the primary principles of all Classical dance forms.

2 / Intermediate Students - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

We will be revising all the Steps and Jathis to get a complete command of all Kuchipudi Basics. In this process we will focus on improving our stamina, stage presence, movement texture and placement. This will result in the ability of absorbing and grasping choreographies very quickly. 

3/ Remedial Classes  - Mondays | 7-8 PM EST

These classes are scheduled for students who are struggling in class and need extra help to practice their new lessons.

4/ Advanced Choreography  - Mondays & Wednesdays

 8 - 9 PM EST

These classes have been added to the schedule to learn the pieces which are in the July 2024 production repertoire. Only students who are invited to join this class can join this class. 

If you only do what you can do,
then you'll never be more than what you are.

School Offerings

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Weekly Class Agenda

Please make sure you attend the appropriate classes according to your level

Mondays
Items Focus
(Intermediate stu
dents)

We will be focusing on learning new pieces for our next NY Kuchipudi Dance Festival​ while refining and revising the old ones. 

Wednesdays
Learn new material
(All levels)

 We will concentrate on refining and revising all choreographies learned in the past semester to ensure they are performance-ready for future events.

Fridays
Revision/ Refinement
(All
levels)

We will work on enhancing technique by revisiting all Steps and Jathis, mastering various speeds to explore the texture and weight of the movements.

Additional
Information

Questions?
Feel free to email us here

Prerequisites to Join Kritya Dance School

- Should be 5yrs old and above

- Prior experience not required

- Should have interest in learning about Indian culture & mythology

- Should be consistent and on time to classes

- Should have a stable internet connection

- Should be self-responsible and dedicated to practicing material learned in classes

Dress Code

- Hair must be pulled back in a braid or bun

- You must wear a Kurti with leggings

- No Dupattas

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