Students are exposed to classical music and dance and so discover their traditional roots and rich history. Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form, is taught from Class I onwards. This popular dance form is a combination of melody, expressions, and rhythm. The three main elements of Bharatanatyam are Nritya, Nritta, and Natya. Nritya emphasizes body movements and various dance postures. Nritta highlights rhythm and body movements. Natya gives significance to poem and drama. When performed with absolute concentration, this dance form is as beneficial as yoga. The numerous health benefits of bharatanatyam include helping to improve body balance, flexibility, concentration, endurance and discipline. Every year, our children showcase their talent in the School Day function, Inter-house competitions and Inter-school competitions as well as performances during the celebration of various festivals.
Every promising talent needs a guru. Classical music is taught in a systematic manner by competent teachers, adhering to the rules of classical music. The concept of taal is also introduced. Besides singing, they are trained to play musical instruments like synthesizer, tabla, guitar, sitar, congo, bongo etc. Western music too has its place in the curriculum .
This enables the students to learn music from an international perspective. The school takes pride in having won numerous inter-school music competitions..
Yoga is a form of exercise, meditation, and breathing practices with Indian roots designed to bring unity to the mind, body, and spirit. Children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.
We have a specific programme for yoga that helps children to develop their powers of concentration, to learn ways to relax and get control over stress in their lives. Besides, yoga for kids teaches self-discipline. As part of the practice of yoga, kids need to slow down, hold certain postures, breathe or think in a certain way. It also enhances imagination and empathy.
Our Art and Craft Lab is a space designed for our children to explore their artistic talents and develop their own intrinsic style. Splashing a canvas with colours helps in strengthening their self esteem and character. They learn the different techniques of art. An Art Exhibition “Kriti” is held every year to encourage their talent and potential.
Skills, Attitudes, and Concepts Developed in the Creative Lab:
- Enjoyment of the creative process
- Experience with several arts and crafts media
- Expression of feelings or ideas using a variety of art media
- Observance of movement, texture, colour, or line composition
- Development of visual perceptual skills
- Learning to handle art media tools appropriately