Bharatanatyam Advanced – Showcase 2024!

$449.00 Inc.GST

Our Bharatanatyam Advanced course will deepen your connection with this art form. If you’re looking to revise your adavus & learn a new dance item each course, then this is the class for you! We recommend at least 7 years recent experience, or more than 10 – 12 years past experience to enrol at this level. This term will be part of Studio J’s annual stage show!

Dates: 9 July – 8 September 2024
Time: Tuesdays 7.10pm (75-minute class)
Teacher: Govind Pillai
Price: $399 + $50 showcase participation
Showcase date: Sunday 8 Sept @ Bunjil Place Theatre

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  • This course is part of Studio J’s annual stage show. Join us on stage and live out your dance dreams with a crowd cheering you on!!
  • Expand your repertoire and movement vocabulary through learning a classical dance item (either traditional, or a more modern classical routine by newer choreographers)
  • Develop a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of Bharatanatyam
  • Refine and further develop your form and technique
  • Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment, geared towards adult learning
  • Work on your fitness, strength and flexibility
  • Meet a friendly group of like-minded dancers
  • Be taught by the best in the industry, a professional Bharatanatyam dancer & teacher with over 25 years dance experience
  • Get weekly practice videos to support your learning outside of class time
  • Have access to a private group chat (via WhatsApp), to encourage communication with other students and your teacher
  • Showcase will be on Sunday 8 September at Bunjil Place Theatre, Narre Warren. Dress rehearsal from approx 11am onwards, with performance 6 – 8pm. Students MUST keep this whole day available until exact timings are confirmed.
    *Regular attendance throughout this course is required in order to participate in the final stage performance (at least 75% of the classes, e.g. at least 8-9 sessions must be attended). If you miss several sessions, participation in showcase will be at the teachers’ discretion. Please consider this commitment prior to enrolling.


Teacher – Govind Pillai

Govind Pillai is one of a few Australian male practitioners of Bharatanatyam. With an international track-record of sell-out productions and festival appearances, he has choreographed, directed and performed at venues and events including the Victorian Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House, Midsummer Festival, Woodford Folk Festival etc.and has roles as Director of Karma Dance, Board Member of the National Theatre (St Kilda), Lead Male Dancer of Sanskriti Dance (Sydney), Vice President of Flare Dance Co. (Melbourne), and Dance Advisor elect to the Federation of Indian Music and Dance Inc (Victoria). Read more about Govind in his interview here!