Basic Bharatanatyam Dance Steps

By Kamala Cesar

Bharatanatyam is a very expressive south Indian dance that requires years to learn. Start your dance journey with this free video clip where a dance expert will teach you some of the basic Bharatanatyam dance steps.

About the Author

Kamala Cesar is an instructor at Lotus Music & Dance in New York City who may be reached at 212-627-1076. Ms. Cesar was born in Brooklyn, New York and is Native American (Mohawk Tribe) and Filipino. She studied Bharatanatyam (the classical dance of South India) both in the United States and in India, under T. Balasaraswati, Bharata Natyam's legendary and foremost exponent, she is one of the few American disciples carrying on the style of T. Balaswarasati in this country. Ms. Cesar has participated in programs sponsored by the American Society for Eastern Arts, the Center for World Music, Asian Traditions, The American Dance Festival and Wesleyan University and in 1986, she was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Folk Art Apprenticeship. She has performed extensively in the United Stated, Europe and in India. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Lotus Music & Dance, a not-for-profit organization that has been supporting multicultural programs since