Bharatnatyam Classical Dance Experience in Chennai

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From $355.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Bhartanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms in India. In this half-day session an accomplished dancer will bring alive this magical dance form through mythological stories, gestures and expressions. Guests will learn the language, concepts, and history of this dance form. By the end of the session, you will learn to narrate an episode in a  story through Bharatnatyam.

• Introduction to Bharatnatyam
• Demonstration of actions, footwork and hand gestures
• Representation of everyday objects, animals and emotions

What's Included

02 bottles of mineral water per person

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Local English speaking guide

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Additional food or drink (unless specified)


Items of a personal nature

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to the venue.

Your instructor will introduce you to this classical dance form that originated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Traditionally, it has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women in Shiva temples. Later its popularity spread to the courts of Kings. Today the dance is practised by both male and female dancers and modern stage productions narrate non-religious ideas and fusion themes.

This dance form is believed to be over 2000 years old and reference to it can be traced back to ancient Sanskrit texts, notably the Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni and  the Tamil epic, Silappatikaram.  

During the session, the instructor will demonstrate the Bharatanatyam style that is noted for its fixed upper torso, legs bent or knees flexed out combined.
After the dance class, you will be dropped back at your hotel.
( Dance classes places may subject to change as per availability of performer)

• Admission Ticket Included

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