Dance classes


Bharatanatyam classes are offered to students of all ages and levels. Sonali brings to her classroom years of experience working in educational environments. Sonali’s teaching is hallmarked by a sincerity to pass on what she has learned from her Gurus in a traditional manner, yet with an eye for innovative methodologies. Classes focus on a holistic learning – incorporating both practical and theoretical training. Each class begins with a series of yoga asanas and conditioning exercises to prepare the body and mind for practice. Classes are conducted in group and private settings. Often more serious students will combine a group class with a private class weekly.

All students have the opportunity to showcase their learning at our annual student recital, Vidyanjali, held in the spring. The highlight of the show is dance accompanied by a live Carnatic orchestra. The show is a much anticipated event, where the dancers’ performance skills, musical skills and dance skills are honed.

Semester begins January 22, 2018 and ends on June 9, 2018.

Classes are at

Lucid Body House – 230 Lexington Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Street), NYC 10016

Cameo Studios – 307 West 43rd Street, New York, NY (bet. 8th and 9th Ave.)



Mondays: 6:30PM-7:30PM Beginner/Refresher (Strengthening/Adavu Technique/ Beginning Repertoire) @Lucid

Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 – Intermediate/Advanced Repertoire @Lucid

Fridays: 6:00-7:30 – Intermediate/Advanced Repertoire @Cameo


Mondays: 4:30PM-5:30PM  – new student group | 5:30PM-6:30PM
Tuesdays: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Wednesdays: 4:30PM-6:00PM

Please email us for the level and times

PRIVATE CLASSES are also available for students at a certain level.

Please see the Class FAQs for more details.

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Ragas and Rhythm for Dancers

A course for dance students to introduce the concepts of Carnatic Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm). The understanding of Carnatic music is essential for any Bharatanatyam dancer in order to internalize the rhythms and melodic complexities inherent in the music compositions for dance. This course is designed to gently introduce the dancer to the main concepts of Carnatic rhythm and melody through verbal demonstrations, discussions and practice. The goal is to strengthen the skills which will allow the dancer to become fully aware of the music they dance to, to become better and more aware artists and students, and to eventually acquire the skills necessary for teaching and creating their own work.

Classes at Lighthouse International – 111 East 59th St. NYC, 4th Floor dance studio

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