Ideally kids need to be 6 years old to learn Bharathanatyam. The main reason that teachers give behind this is that the bones of kids would still be forming and the bone structure would not be completely formed until 6.
Does Bharatnatyam affect knees?
There is a study published in Indian Anthropologist (1998) by Joyce Paul and Satwanti Kapoor that says 35% of the Bharatanatyam dancers surveyed (a small sample of 70) seem to have had injuries caused by dancing, the knee being the most affected.
Can 18 year old learn Bharatanatyam?
There is no age bar for learning dance or Music or for that matter any FineArt. You need to have the zeal and the passion for it. You can definitely go ahead if you have the passion.
Why do you want to learn Bharatanatyam?
By learning Bharatanatyam children pass in a life of discipline, devotion and passion. Being a dance form that blends dance, music and theatre Bharatanatyam is an activity that instils poise and self-improvisation in the children. Let your children follow Bharatanatyam and see the positive difference in them!
When should I start learning dance?
There is no best age to start dancing. From our research, the most conducive age to begin serious training is around ages 7-9. Prior to this children should be acquiring movement and co-ordination skills in age-appropriate activities that might include dance.
Can 3 year old learn classical dance?
Absolutely. I learned ballet from 3 years till 9 years. I started Bharatanatyam at 8 years.
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