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About Nātyārambha

Practice, has been a constant companion in my life as an Indian classical dancer. ‘Practice!’ is also the one word I use most, as a teacher of Bharatanatyam; for both the young student in training and the established performer.

Eager to facilitate an engaging and exciting practice at home option and bridge the gap between classroom training and home rehearsals, we conceived Nātyārambha, a first of its kind Bharatanatyam practice app. Nātyārambha is interactive, comes with detailed guidance, and a choice of practice options. Inspired by the digital initiatives of the Government, Nātyārambha, that intersects at the crossroads of tradition and technology, is our offering to the world of Bharatanatyam dancers, to help hone their talent, skill and training into excellence and perfection.

We hope with Nātyārambha you will be able to practice like never before!

Why Nātyārambha


Nātyārambha is easy for beginners, yet powerful for pros. While it is an easy tool for beginners to learn and practice, Nātyārambha is also an aid for pros to perfect and take their skills to the next level.


While Nātyārambha bootstraps you with you a wide range of handpicked routines tailored to all levels, it also allows you to create your own routine for that perfect personalized practice session.


Whether you are a student or a teacher, Nātyārambha lets you share the personal routines you created with others.


All that it takes is your favourite device and a little bit of space to stretch your limbs. Nātyārambha on and practice on. No excuses please!



Limited access

Provides access to 3
chapters of adavus, 3
Nātyārambha practice routines and one
personalized practice routine.


Suitable for trial


No restrictions here!

Provides access to everything Nātyārambha has to offer - All Adavus,
All Nātyārambha practice routines and an UNLIMITED number of personalized practice routines.

Introductory Price

INR 2500 / USD 35

Yearly Subscription

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About Us


Shankarananda Kalakshetra, a renowned center for excellence in Bharatanatyam, established in 1979, has forged a reputation for   producing outstanding dancers, dedicated teachers,committed scholars and an ensemble that has performed across five continents to critical acclaim. Shankarananda Kalakshetra’s, immersive engagement   with   the arts, spans   creative choreography, traditional and contemporary dance productions, signature national festivals, academic dance conferences, in depth publications and arts education. Nātyārambha is Shankarananda Kalakshetra’s latest arts education initiative.

Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant, the Artistic Director of Shankarananda Kalakshetra, is celebrated as one of India’s most eminent and renowned classical dancer, choreographer and dance scholar. With an impeccable training in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra, Ananda a much loved Guru, brings   to Nātyārambha, four   decades of experience, of teaching Bharatanatyam to young aspirants at Shankarananda Kalakshetra. For her contribution to the field of classical art, she was conferred the "Padma Shri" (India’s 4 th  highest civilian award) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for Bharatanatyam. Ananda inhabits the worlds of administration, academics, technology and the arts; straddling them with equal ease.

Nātyārambha, is Ananda’s offering to the world of Bharatanatyam dancers, to help hone their talent, skill and training into excellence and perfection.

Heading Project Nātyārambha is Sneha Magapu, bringing a unique combination of art and technology, treading the two tracks of being a Bharatanatyam dancer and a product manager at a leading software company. On the lookout for ways to make her two worlds meet, and synergising her entrepreneurial spirit, technical background and love for the art form, Sneha, spearheads the Nātyārambha project, and is excited about the immense possibilities and opportunities, that technology can now enable for the many performing arts of India.

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