Omkara School Of Indian Dance caters to students of all levels through the following classes: beginners, intermediate, senior, special and private classes.

For class timings please click here.

New To Omkara?

New students are very welcome and will be assessed and placed into the appropriate level class by the teacher. Omkara encourages perseverance and requests all new students to commit to Omkara for a minimum of one full year once joined. It is strongly advised that students stay with the same group and not miss classes as it is easy to fall behind and catching up may require extra classes to be booked.

 

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ NEW - DANCE EXAMINATIONS ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

We're pleased to announce that Omkara now offers Bharata Natyam Examinations and / or Certifications to interested students via ISTD (Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing) UK and CID (International Council of Dance) France.

ISTD Exams

ISTD (Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing) is a government recognised dance teaching organisation and examination board, which trains and certifies teachers to deliver its syllabus to students in both private and mainstream dance education.

It is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available, and is a registered educational charity, supporting and training members through a wide variety of courses, teaching syllabi and techniques.

Bharata Natyam exams are offered from levels 1 - 6, and more information can be accessed here.

International students can take dance exams provided by ISTD remotely via Zoom with an ISTD appointed examiner.

Interested students should apply through Omkara - please email or call Sujatha to discuss.

Please note that the syllabus is extensive and classes will need to be organised to prepare and learn the material. Extra learning supports can be purchased from ISTD for a fee, and exam costs are per interested candidate.

We're happy to extend the opportunity for assessment to students learning from other Gurus as well. If you're a Bharata Natyam student learning elsewhere in Switzerland and wish to take the exam - or if you're a Bharata Natyam teacher who'd like to offer your students the ISTD exame - please get in touch with Sujatha at sujatha_venk@hotmail.com.

CID Certification

The CID (International Council of Dance) is the official umbrella organisation for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

It is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, Schools, companies and individuals in over 170 countries.

As a member of CID, the school is informed about opportunities such as scholarships, invitations to perform, to teach and new publications by other performers.

The CID offer International Certification of Dance Studies to students of member dance schools.

To find out more about CID certification, please contact Sujatha.

Beginner Classes

Receive a thorough and complete initiation into this beautiful South Indian art form. Learn about body dynamics and use of space, and familiarise yourself with the Bharata Natyam ‘alphabet’ (adavus), minor limb movements (bhedas), and hand gestures (mudras).

Intermediate Classes

Begin garlanding the building blocks of Bharata Natyam together and practice synchronising your body and mind to music through simple dance pieces. Discover the emotive power of abhinaya, mimetic dance, through stories from Indian mythology.

Senior Classes

Master the finer emotions and nuances of mimetic dance (abhinaya) and Bharata Natyam technique (nritta) through more intricate and demanding pieces like varnam, thillana, and javali.

Special Classes

If you’re a dancer with over 6 years training and in Geneva only for a short time, why not get some extra training or support in abhinaya and nritta, or learn a new item by requesting a special class. Get In Touch.

Private Classes

Prefer learning one on one instead? Private classes are available at Sfr. 80 / hour. Get In Touch.

Class Schedule for 2022 – 2023

Omkara Space
Monday:
Senior:  6:15 – 8pm

Tuesday:
ADEM year-2 students:  5 – 6:15 pm
Beginners (adults & children): 6:15 – 7:30pm

 

ADEM – Rue de Montbrillant 10, 1201 Geneva | 022 9190494

Wednesday:
Beginners – Debutants ( Adult and Children ): 1:00 – 2:15pm
Beginners – Faux debutants (with 2 years of training): 2:15 – 3:30pm

Have Any Questions?

Use the form below to get in touch. Alternately email sujatha_venk@hotmail.com or call on 0041 22 784 08 52.

9 + 12 =