Odissi dance is an Indian classical dance style originating from the eastern state of Orissa. Odissi dance is characterised by its graceful upper body and torso movements whilst maintaining strong rhythmic stamping of the feet.
This 8 week course is a fun and fast-paced introduction to Odissi dance. The course provides a foundation for students who are beginners or have some prior experience with Indian classical dance. Students will learn the basic steps and stylistic movements of the dance and begin to apply this knowledge to learn short dance compositions that introduce a variety of rhythmic patterns and movements. Students will also learn Odissi hasta mudras, or hand gestures, to begin to tell stories through Odissi music and Sanskrit verse. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.
Odissi classes will run depending upon student interest. Please contact us to register your details.