Drop In Classes: Classes that include cardio, conditioning, and choreography – drop in for only $20!
Performance Intensives: Focus on technique, choreography, grace and an opportunity to perform
Classical Technique Courses: For dancers looking to dive deeper into Classical Indian dance
SPRING RECITAL & SHOWCASE
The Ajna students and Ensemble will present their work from the Spring term on May 20 at 3 pm at PS 20 (166 Essex St, New York, NY). Purchase tickets below for a great show featuring Bollywood, semi-classical, Bharathanatyam, and Kathak dances by budding talents of all ages! If you are interested in taking classes, this show is a great way to get a sense of Ajna’s style and what you will learn with us. Tickets are just $15!
DROP IN CLASSES
Drop In classes are the perfect way to try Indian dance and get your mid-week workout. Classes are challenging and fun. The first part of each class is spent doing an intense warm-up that will get your blood pumping and teach you dance technique, while the second part is spent learning choreography. Bollywood & Bhangra classes use upbeat music and focus on the energetic movements that define the two styles while Classical Blend classes tone your body using elements from Kathak and Bharathanatyam in combination with Bollywood music.
Check out our full Summer 2017 Drop In schedule below! If you sign up for a full course, you get two classes free. Otherwise, it’s just $20 per class!
Our current series of Performance Intensives is underway and our Student Showcase will take place on May 20th. Our next series will begin in September, and you can register below!
Performance Intensives are a semester-long course that offers an in-depth experience of Indian dance. If you have attended our Drop In classes, these courses are a great next step. Students will learn three pieces of choreography that incorporate detailed arm and leg movements, hand gestures, and facial expressions. Classes are challenging and fun and culminate in a stage performance in December.
Classical Blend: These classes incorporate elements of classical Indian dance (specifically Kathak and Bharathanatyam) into semi-classical choreography that is mixed with Bollywood, Indian folk, or contemporary dance. Classes focus on emoting, hand gestures, and complex footwork.
Bollywood: These classes feature upbeat Indian film music and choreography that is expressive and energetic. Classes focus on arm and leg coordination, expressions and lip-syncing, and body control.
Levels: We offer classes at the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Advanced classes are for those students who have experience with dance and are comfortable with the style. If you have questions about which level to enroll in, please take a look at our videos below and email Shachi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the registration links below to learn more about each class!
CLASSICAL TECHNIQUE COURSES
Ajna’s classical technique courses are a full-fledged journey into the Indian classical art forms. Classes follow the traditional path of study, starting with detailed understanding of basic movement and technique, and progressing to choreography and stage performance.