The Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam, also known as Sadiraattam, is the oldest in the world, with evidence in the form of temple carvings and stories from the second century AD and as the mother of many other Indian classical dance forms. The term Bharatanatyam, meticulously codified by Bharata Muni in the Naatya Shastra, is a combination of ‘Bha’, ‘Ra’ and ‘Ta’ where ‘Bha’ means Bhaava or feelings, ‘Ra’ means Raga or melody and ‘Ta’ Taala or rhythm. This venerable art form evokes a dance that harmoniously expresses bhava, raga and tala and is carefully handed down from one generation of ‘Nattuvan’ to the next in an unbroken lineage.
Its performance repertoire includes nrita, nritya and natya. Painstakingly revived during colonization, this artform continues to inspire countless people globally to this day.

Sample Class
Short Mridangam Solo
Why Thadhim?


At Thadhim, we provide two distinct ways of learning that interests students,
without compromising on the course offering and recognition.

Scheduled Online classes

Instructor Led

Best suited for those who can attend regular classes over the course. 

Beginners: USD 180 for 12 classes 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Batch Size: 3

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Learn at your pace from videos

Self Paced

Pre recorded videos with course materials designed to support students at all learning levels.

Best suited for those who prefer to experience learning on their own with their own pace.

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