Rajashree was teaching Dance in India until she moved to United States. After coming to United States, she started teaching Bharatantyam voluntary to few students and now formally started Dance school, “Kalarpan”

Kala – an art, Arpan - surrendering yourself.
Dance or any art has been considered only next to worship and something very sacred.
Arpan- relates with guru-shishya parampara, which is as ancient as dance itself. You have to surrender yourself before your teacher, only then he can transform an ordinary human into an artist.
Mission is to share the experience of dance and culture with all ages, introduce a new way to move and a new culture !

Kalarpan, the first Bharatanatyam Dance school in Frisco, Tx. offers Thanjavur style of Bharatanatyam for age 5 yrs through adult.

Classes:
General : 10 to 15 students in one batch
Semi private : 2 to 5 students
Private : one to one.
Beginner Level : first 2 years

The beginner training involves basic dance workout, dance Stances, Adavus (basic steps) and there variations, Korvai (Garland / combinations of Adavus), Shlokas.

Theory : Hastas ( hand movements ) and viniyogas ( usage ) with reference to the Natyashastra and Abhinayadarpana, Intermediate Level : 2 years Revision of previous year lessons, Basic Dance items ; Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Kavuthuvam,Jathiswaram introduction to Abhinaya.

Theory : Pad bhedas ( Feet movements), Shiro bhedas ( head movements), Griva Bhedas ( neck movements), Dristi Bhedas ( eye movement) and introduction to Jathi & Saptatala.

Advanced Level :
3 years
Revision of previous lessons. Dance items: Shabdam, Padam, Varnam, Keertanam and Tillana.
Theory : The three folds of dance; Nritta, Nritya and Natya. Navarasas ; 9 modes of emotions. History of Bharatanatyam, Introduction to other classical dance forms of India.

In these 7 years the student will be ideally ready to prepare for Arangetram. Arangetram is not a part of curriculum. It shall be structured and decided by the school in consultation with student and their parents.

For students who have learnt dance from other schools, the level of entry shall be decided by the school after interacting with the student in the initial 2 or 3 classes.