Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer,
Learn Indian culture and tradition through Bharatanatyam
Sharing our passion, love, and knowledge of Bharatanatyam
Educating, Enriching, and Evolving
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.
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.
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.
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
She is an amazing performer. Saw her dance at an event. Very gracious and expressive. Loved it.
Moving with felicity.
V.Nagaraj from The Hindu
Dancing like a swan.
Prajavani, a leading Kannada-language newspaper from Karnataka.
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.
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.
3565 Homestead Rd,
408 512 2776
858 880 4576