Austin Dance India


Calendar: Classes begin after labor day on Tues Sept 3rd
No classes during Thanksgiving week on Tues Nov 26th and Sat Nov 30th
Classes end on Sat Dec 7th
Save the date:
Sun Sept 29th 4 - 5:30 pm Threads of Tradition: NEW Salon Series at Art Beat Dance Center, 1420 Cypress Creek Dr #100 (just 1 mile west of 183 North)
Featuring local Bharata Natyam dancers and students

Sat Oct 5th Dassera Celebrations during class

Austin dance india is currently closed for new enrollment. However, the following classes are open. please send an email via the ‘contact Anu’ button if you are interested in attending.

Yoga All levels adults/teens Saturdays 8 - 9 am
(bring your own mat and props ie. blocks, strap) Drop ins welcome.

Bharata Natyam Clinic** All levels adults/teens Tuesdays 7-8 pm
This class will be a deep dive into various topics like expressions (abhinaya), adavu practice, developing grace, alignment, dynamics, conditioning, refining transitions, etc.) Drop ins welcome. Intermediate experience necessary to attend.

Bharata Natyam Adult intermediate/advanced Tuesdays 8-9 pm
This class builds on repertoire and skills that require ongoing attendance. No drop ins.

**Adults! Can’t spare 2 hours or running late on Tuesday? Attend a 90 min session by attending from 7:30-9 pm

9-10 am Beginner 2 (Adavus)
10-11 am Level 1 (Jatiswaram)
11-12 pm Level 2 (Padam)
11:30-1 pm Level 3 (Varnam)

*Note: 11:30-12 noon will be a clinic that will cover various topics like expressions (abhinaya), adavu practice, and developing grace


Austin Dance India offers all levels of classes in traditional Bharata Natyam technique. Lessons begin with extensive time spent on practice of adavus, or series of steps, which are the building blocks of the dance. Along with this practical aspect, students learn theoretical terms in the form of Sanskrit verses from the text, Abhinaya Darpana. These verses contain explanation and detailed definitions of hand symbols, head and eye movements, positioning of the arms, stances, and more.

Students are expected to practice at home as they progress through the levels. Students and parents are guided on how to develop a disciplined approach to a regular home practice that can make all the difference in a student’s progress.

ADI’s  teaching philosophy emphasizes dance as a means of developing discipline, passion, self discovery, and mental focus. Instruction is based on thoughtfully developed approach that provides students with an opportunity to discover their own inner strengths as they progress. Although ADI’s students participate in local community events and annual showcase, the emphasis is on the joy of learning rather than performing or accolades. Each student can discover the strength, grace, beauty that lies within themselves as they go through the technique.

Limited private lessons are available to students who prefer an individualized program of study at an advanced level or an in depth look into particular aspects of the dance.



As of 2018, Austin Dance India will continue to offer classes for its current students but is presently closed to new registrations. ADI’s goal is to continue to focus on training and mentoring these young students for the next several years so that they receive the utmost time and individual attention necessary for them to achieve their objectives.


Austin Dance India

Shepherd of the Hills Church
6909 W Courtyard Dr
Austin, TX 78730



ADI student showcase

ADI Annual Student Showcase | May 2018


ADI Student showcase

ADI 28th Annual Student Showcase | May 2019