A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. A theatrical presentation of group or solo dancing to a musical accompaniment, usually with costume and scenic effects, conveying a story or theme. A musical composition written or used for this dance form.
The student learns about the history of Bharatnatyam. As the trainee passes each level, they learn complex choreography. After many years of training, the student finishes the Arangetram, which is believed as the beginning of the journey to becoming a professional dancer.
One can continue studying and performing to become an experienced dancer and even start a teacher when one attains the experience that is needed.