Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer,
&
Yoga instructor.

Learn Indian culture and tradition through Bharatanatyam

  Sharing our passion, love, and knowledge of Bharatanatyam

Educating, Enriching, and Evolving

Welcome

Manasa Nagaraj is the Artistic Director of Nrithyamanasa Performing Arts Center. She is even the Director of Esha Yoga which is a highly rated studio in Santa Clara.

 

Classes of All Levels

NPAC presents dedicated kids/adult instruction in Bharatanatyam for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Using rhythmic footwork, geometric movement, codified hand gestures, and facial expressions to tell powerful stories and create intricate sequences of dance, the faculties of abhinaya and nritta are shaped and honed. Through this journey, students advance towards technical precision, depth of emotional expression, increased rigor, and artistic maturity.

Kids/Adult Beginner

The students learn the pure dance steps/Adavus during the first three years of learning. In these crucial years, a solid foundation is laid that will help the student achieve perfection in later years of pure dance. For an hour each, these classes take place twice a week.

Kids/Adult Intermediate

For students who have learned adavus. Warm up and adavu class focuses on developing and maintaining posture and core strength. Expressive items are introduced with the primary emotion being that of a deity’s devotion or praise. To learn about the different facets of Asian deities, different mythological stories are explored. For an hour each, these classes take place twice a week.

Advanced/Pre-Arangetram

In the three to four years prior to the arangetram, the varnams and other complicated items are taught and practiced.

The highly rated Bharatanatyam studio at Santa Clara

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She is an amazing performer. Saw her dance at an event. Very gracious and expressive. Loved it.
Avani K.

Moving with felicity.
V.Nagaraj from The Hindu

Dancing like a swan.
Prajavani, a leading Kannada-language newspaper from Karnataka.

Happy Students

Nrithyamanasa is an inspiring place to learn Bharatnatyam. I look forward every week for this class. Manasa is an excellent dancer and a dedicated and passionate teacher. She is a skilled choreographer and tailors her choreography considering the various skill levels of her students. Manasa fosters cultural and artistic growth and provides motivational support to all her students in a friendlier and happier environment.
 
 
G.G/Krupa

My kid has been learning dance here from the past one year and I can see significant progress in her dance skills. And she is always excited to go for her dance class. Ms Manasa is an excellent bharatnatyam dancer. She makes it a point to have the kids perform at a professional level on stage and that gives the kids tremendous confidence at a young age. I highly recommend this dance school.

 
 
Gokul R

Very nice dance studio to learn indian classical dance..highly professional and energetic teacher…I Highly recommend to attend this program even if you are a beginner or more advanced…..
 
Renuka Sahane

My daughter is taking bharatanatyam classes from last 2years and she loves to go to classes here.
The classes are mix of beginner, intermediate so good thing is after my daughter completes her dance she can sit and watch the other students dance.
If you need to learn Bharatanatyam with Indian traditions then this is good place for your kids to start where you get complete package . One of the Best Bharatantyam teacher in Bay area.

Ajay G

Address

3565 Homestead Rd,
Santa Clara,
CA 95051

Rosemar Ave,
San Jose,
CA 95127

Call Us

408 512 2776
858 880 4576

Email Us

manasanrithya@gmail.com