Does age matter to learn any classical dance?

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taanu 2010-03-24 19:36:12


Hi Friends....

I am 24 years old and I am keen in learning Bharatanatyam.  I have a great passion for dance and always wanted to learn Bharatanatyam.... but unfortunately couldn’t when i was small....I stay in jayanagar, Bangalore... so can you guys please let me know any institutes in and around jayanagar( or anywhere in Bangalore) where they teach Bharatanatyam for adults.. 

and also how long will it take to go for an Arangetram..

Thanks a lot in advance... :)



mickey 2010-03-24 19:52:10


Hi Taanu,

Wow , what a spirit ! There is no age bar for learning dance  or Music or for that matter any FineArt. You need to have the zeal and the passion for it. You can definitely go ahead if you have the passion. I have seen parents and  grandparents as old  as 60yrs learning dance in my daughter's class. I exactly don't know how  long will it take for an Arangetram . It all depends on how fast u learn and practise too. I stay at Hyd and not the right person to suggest you about the institutes in B'lore. You will have to look for a good Guru and environment too to pursue your passion and shed your inhibitions.

All the Best !!

Happy Dancing ....




taanu 2010-04-05 16:57:49


Hey Mickey.. thanks for such nice encouraging words.. you've uplifted my spirit..


keep smiling,



smijacob 2010-04-06 20:55:03


Hey taanu,

Where there is a will ,there is a way...

Don't worry about's your determination and passion that counts and not age.Please do follow your passion as that will satisfy you and relax you and make you prepared for anything in life.Also don't bother about what others have to say..

I am a firm believer in this.

You can check out

1)Indian Heritage Academy @Koramangala (Near to National Games Village and Police Station).They have Bharatanatyam classes going on throughout the year by Sreejaya

2)Call any of the following numbers of Sreedevi .She conducts classes for adults as well as children @ her academy Monisha School of Arts in Indranagar and also at Sarjapur Road 

9980567210, 9845375142, 9845054242

3)One more i got a pamplet ..this one is near to Sarjapur.

  9886038515, 9731947356 Address: Natyakala Dance & Music Academy,
Paneghat house, No. 128/129,
Doddakkannelli Carmelaram P.O,
Sarjapur Road,
Bangalore - 35
I hope thsi will give you a kick start.


sanjetha 2010-08-05 15:13:06


Hi Taanu,

There is a guru who takes classes specifically on weekends,in case you are interested on that. The style is Kalakshetra style.

For details you can contact Shwetha at the below number.




Dancer 2011-06-15 13:54:34


 Hi Tanu

I am not sure, how close you are to rajarajeshwari nagar..

Natyalaya School of Classical Dances is founded by renowned Guru Kalamandalam Sumathy and have its roots in Kerala and now extended globally including middle east and america

At Bangalore, the classes are taken by her disciple Ms. Dhanya, who has been learning dance since 1988. Ms. Dhanya is the Rank holder in BA (Dance) from Shree Shankara Sanskrit University and also has excelled in MA (Bharatanatyam) from Bangalore University, with Rank. Besides various performances, she had learned under Guru Usha Dattar and also been trained under Guru Maya Rao

 Ms. Dhanya can be contacted at 9844874201 or at



hsgautam 2012-12-05 18:20:11


 Hello Taanu,

Nice to know your interest in Bharatanatyam.

My wife Sushma just completed her Arengtrum after marriage and a kid. She is running Udbhava School of Dance in Jayanagar 9th Block since 3years.

Please write to for further details.






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