- 12-1pm - Grades 1 and 2
- 1-2pm - Grades 3 and 4
- 2-3pm - Beginners
Karnatik music is a highly systematic classical music form originating from southern India with emphasis placed on vocal music. Most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style.
At Srishti, Karnatik vocal music is taught as a subject in its own right for those who wish to train in it exclusively. Vocal classes are also conducted specifically for Bharatanatyam students to enhance their understanding of music, allowing them to complete the music requirements of their dance examination syllabus.
Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance School is based at Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End, Harrow, Middlesex, and provides classes in Indian classical dance and Karnatik music from age 5 years upwards.
The school started in 1991 and is led by Nina Rajarani MBE who is the principal Bharatanatyam tutor at the school. Karnatik vocal is taught by Y Yadavan, and Kathak dance is taught by Shyam Dattani. Over the years, the school has earned itself an admirable reputation where students pride themselves upon the high standard of dancing and singing, they aim to achieve. The school emphasises adherence to the classicism of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance and Karnatik music, ensuring training with a strong foundation firmly rooted in tradition.
The school performs publicly at least twice a year, allowing students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned over the year as well as giving them the opportunity to experience dancing in a performance setting outside of the classroom.