Sooryagayathri School of Art is an institution which you can learn different form of indian arts from dedicated and exceptional Proffesional artist who recognised in indian traditional art.

We offers a rage of options for the needs of every individual who are interested in learing Dance & music. And we offers flexible timing according to the students desire.

In here the courses are available in Bharata Natyam, Mohinyattam, Carnatic Music and Instumental Music.

Bharatha Natyam is a South Indian classical dance form that developed chiefly in Tamil Nadu over the past three thousand years. The name Bharatha Natyam was coined in the 1930's to represent the three major elements of dance in the three syllables of the word Bharatha - bhava (facial expression), raga (melody), and tala (rhythm).

Originally, this art was known as sadi or dasiattam, and was performed in Hindu temples by female dancers called devadasis, or servants of God. Performances were a part of daily rituals and religious or festive occasions, where dance was considered to be an offering to the deities. Eventually, this dance form made its way into the royal courts, and in the 18th and 19th century Thanjavur courts, Bharatha Natyam developed into its present form. A period of decline in popularity was followed by a revival of Bharatha Natyam in the 1920's and 30's, after which it found its place on the modern stage.

Bharatha Natyam is known for its rhythmic, vigorous footwork, crisp movements, sculpturesque poses and combining the energy of its Nritta (rhythmic movements) with the emotion of its Nritya (expressive movements).

Bharathanatyam may describe as the resplendent gem adorning the crown of Indian Culture. There are several classical dance styles practiced in India of these, Bharathanatyam, the pride of the Southern State of Tamil Nadu, is perhaps the most aesthetically and technically evolved. This dance of South India came to be called Bharathanatyam, impliedly emphasizing the fact that it has maintained a continuous link with the ancient dance art, treated of in ‘Natya Sastra’ written by sage Bharatha.

It has two important facts: Nritta – the rhythmic and Nritya the emotionally expressive. The highly cultivated art of Bharathanatyam was developed and propagated in the sacred environment of the temples in South India thought the centuries. Even today, it exudes a deeply spiritual and devotional aura. The songs are purely devotional love songs, the dancer being the devotee and God the beloved. Bharathanatyam is not a mere entertainment, but a glorious art capable of taking human beings on to the path of divine consciousness.

Mohiniyattam is a traditional South Indian dance from Kerala, one of the eight Indian classical dance forms. It is a very graceful dance meant to be performed as a solo recital by women. The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words "Mohini" meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and "aattam" meaning graceful and sensuous body movements. The word "Mohiniyattam" literally means "dance of the enchantress. The white and gold costume, arresting hairstyle and the highly graceful movements in medium tempo, contribute to this aesthetic effect.

Mohiniyattam is characterized by swaying movements of the upper body with legs placed in a stance similar to the plie position. The eyes play an important role in accenting the direction of the movement.

Over the past few decades, the repertoire of Mohiniyattam has been developed and expanded by dedicated performers who have ensured that this beautiful dance style retains a distinct identity among the classical dance styles of India. Apart from mythology, Mohiniyattam contains a range of themes from nature.

The name Mohiniyattam may have been coined after Lord Vishnu, and the main theme of the dance is love and devotion to God, with usually Vishnu or Krishna being the hero. Devadasis used to perform this in temples. This dance which has influences and elements from two South Indian dance forms, the Bharatanatyam and Kathakali, was formulated in the court of King Swati Tirunal by Vadivelu, one of the Thanjavur Quartet. There are approximately 40 different basic movements, known as 'atavukal', in Mohiniyattam.

The dance follows the classical text of Hastha Lakshanadeepika, which has elaborate description of Mudras (gestural expressions by the hand palm and fingers).

The vocal music of Mohiniyattam involves variations in rhythmic structure known as chollu. The lyrics are in Manipravalam, a mixture of Sanskrit and Malayalam. The Mohiniyattam dance is performed to this accompaniment by the subtle gestures and footwork of the danseuse. The performer uses the eyes in a very coy yet sensual manner, the purpose being to enchant the mind without enticing the senses.