$210.00 Inc.GST

A semi-classical fusion class which combines Indian classical (Bharatanatyam) and Bollywood dance. Explore some of the technical aspects of Bharatanatyam in a fun yet challenging context! Bolly-Natyam is an intermediate level course. A basic understanding of Indian classical dance and/or prior dance experience is recommended.

Next Course:
8 weeks: 7 February – 28 March 2022
*NO CLASS 14 March (Labour Day holiday), 7 sessions over 8 weeks
Time: Mondays 6pm (1 hour class)
Teacher: Jaya Karan
Price: $210

Spots Available: 14




In this 8-week course, you will:

  • Learn and revise some foundation Bharatanatyam hand gestures and footwork
  • Gradually learn a complete semi-classical fusion routine
  • Get a great stamina and strength workout
  • Learn from Studio J founder – Jaya. Melbourne’s top Bollywood choreographer, dancer and teacher with over 10 years Bharatanatyam training
  • Get weekly practice videos to support your learning outside of class
  • Have access to a private WhatsApp group, to encourage communication with other students and your teacher
  • Learn performance skills by creating a dance video in the final lesson. Your routine is professionally filmed and edited by Studio J. You will have full access to the final dance video, to share with family & friends (non-commercial use)


Teacher – Jaya Karan

Jaya is owner and director of two dance companies, Studio J and Sapphire Dance. A dancer-entrepreneur at heart, Jaya has been the driving force behind both companies success. Jaya started dancing as a hobby in her early 20’s, and eventually decided to learn Bharatanatyam at the age of 32. Since then, Jaya has gone on to choreograph, teach, perform and work with some of the best in Australia’s dance community. Having personally experienced how dance can create positive change, Jaya feels strongly about encouraging others to dance at any age. Jaya is also a physiotherapist and passionate about the impact dance can have upon mental, physical and social wellbeing. Read more about Jaya in our full interview here.