Odissi Introduction & Level 1 Course

Level:

Beginners or refreshers (Combining Introductory and Level 1 students) 

Please visit this page to assess your level. 

Students should be proficient and up to speed with the content in the previous level content to progress.  This course is intended for students to learn or refresh Level 1 skills in preparation for Hari OM choreography.  

If you have further questions about what level to join after reading through the FAQ page, please write to us at: shaktischoolofdance@gmail.com

Course Structure:

Pre-recorded classes and practice video library

Live real-time classes via Zoom, plus class recordings (4 hours/month)

Live Class Schedule:

(Monthly 4 hours)

FEB 16 & 23 at 6-8pm (Athens time)

MARCH 26 & 29 5-7am (Athens time) 

APRIL (TBA)

Study Flow:

Live real-time classes via Zoom (4 hours), plus class recordings.  Please try to practice with the pre-recorded material at least throughout the week.

Please try to practice with the pre-recorded material regularly throughout the course so live sessions can be utilized for personal feedback rather than memorization.

Progression:

Progression through each level in Odissi takes several months to 1 year of regular practice and depends upon the individual.  Please speak to your teacher to progress to the next level or inquire which level is appropriate for you.

Cost:

$115 per Month – pay monthly

3 months = $299

Pre-pay 3 months and save $15 per month 

(not possible to join after 2nd month)

Join more than 1 course and get 15% discount!  Code at Check out: “CourseBundle22”


Class Description:

Welcome to the inspiring world of Odissi classical Indian dance.  This introductory course breaks down foundational techniques including basic bhangi (postures), mudra and pada (foot positions).  Odissi dance is embedded in the rich cultural climate of the East Indian state of Orissa and woven into a dance and regional history that stretches back millennia.  We will explore aspects of history and culture through lectures, the dance and the repertoire itself.  All are welcome, however please note that there is a strong footwork component to this dance and some level of fitness is required. 

The topics covered include: body conditioning, Introduction level and Level 1 technique training, elements of the choreography: HARI OM, Abhinaya Darpana techniques and some theory.  

Join classes live to receive valuable feedback and corrections on traditional training practices as well as new creative content.  This course is intended for students to learn or refresh Level 1 skills and Hari OM choreography. The entire choreography will be presented over 3 months.

CONTINUING YOUR ODISSI STUDIES

These courses are designed to support your continued study in Odissi.  Classical Indian dance arises in the context of long term training and lifestyle practices.  The techniques take time and repetition to unfold and reveal their  magic.  Progression through each level in Odissi takes several months to 1 year of regular practice and depends upon the individual.  Please speak to your teacher to progress to the next level or inquire which level is appropriate for you.

Live Zoom Class Schedule:

(Monthly 4 hours)

Feb 16 & 23 at 6-8 pm (Athens time) 

March 26 & 29 at 5-7 am (Athens time)

April dates TBA 

HOw to use this material and form an odissi practice

There are many videos here for your study and continued research into the Odissi classical dance style.  While each one of you are at different places in your early journey into Odissi, there is material for you to support your practice for months and years to come!

Ideally a practice should be done with regularity (3-6 x’s a week) and should include the following categories:

  • Intention setting:  create atmosphere, chanting, Bhumi Pranam
  • Body conditioning: warm body first, then a few preliminary stretches and strength training
  • Anga Shuddhi:  Mudra or Pada
  • Technique Training: Stepping Practice
  • Cool Down & Stretch
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