South Semi-Classical – Showcase 2024!

$349.00 Inc.GST

South Semi-classical brings out the beautiful forms of classical Indian dance and adds a modern element to South Indian cinema songs. This beginner friendly class takes inspiration from Bharatanatyam, Kathak & folk styles from across India. This course will be part of Studio J’s annual stage show – join us on stage and live out your dance dreams!

Dates: 16 July – 8 September 2024
Time: Tuesdays 6pm (1 hour class)
Teacher: Ashwini
Course Fee: $299 + $50 showcase participation
Showcase date: Sunday 8 Sept @ Bunjil Place Theatre

Spots Available: 7




  • 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!!
  • Learn about different hand gestures (mudras), expression work, and spins (chakkars)
  • Gradually learn a fully choreographed semi-classical routine to music from South Indian cinema
  • Have fun with a friendly group of adult students
  • Get weekly practice videos to support your learning outside of class
  • 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 6-7 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 – Ashwini Chettiar

Ashwini was born in Gandhinagar (Gujarat), and is of Tamil/Telugu heritage. She has been dancing for over 19 years, with training in a huge range of styles including Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Garba, Bhangra, Bollywood, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Ashwini is passionate about dance, as it has brought community, friendship, grace and discipline to her life. An extremely versatile dancer, Ashwini teaches across many of our dance courses, including Garba, Semi-Classical, Bollywood & South Indian Street! Ashwini is also dancer and choreographer for Melbourne’s premiere Bollywood dance group – Sapphire Dance.