Style: This Bharatanatyam practice saree comprises 3 pieces: Blouse (upper part), Skirt (lower part of saree), and Pallu/Dhavani (drape over bosom). The costume is pre-stitched and ready to wear. These practice sarees are also called half saree and the height of the saree will be shorter than our regular sarees. All articles have hooks and/or strings to fasten.
The pleats in the skirt open beautifully when the dancer forms a particular posture, especially arai mandi (half sitting) and muzhu mandi (full sitting).
Material: Pure cotton saree with patterns of dancers on the border. Made from authentic Kalakshethra sarees. Indigineous craftsmanship as the costume is stitched by tailors who have 30+ years of experience in this industry. Easy and comfortable to wear. Can be used multiple times as the material is of excellent quality.
Suitable for Bharatanatyam dance classes, practice or informal sessions..
Size: Please refer to our size chart and use your best judgement to select the correct size. The blouse has a 4 inch margin so you can open and adjust the fitting yourself.
Women Adult Sizes (in inches):
S (34):- Waist:32-34, Blouse Bust:34, Saree length:30
M (38):- Waist:36-38, Blouse Bust:36, Saree length:32
L (42):- Waist:40-42, Blouse Bust:38, Saree length:34
Care Instructions: Dry Clean only
Disclaimer: The fabric colors you see on our website can vary in person due to the color variations of each photograph and screen resolution. The sarees are hand-dyed before stitching so there may be slight variations in color because of these fabric dying processes.
This readymade Kalashektra Bharatanatyam dance Saree has a lovely ethnic motif pattern on the border. It comes with a Blouse and Pallu/Dhavani (drape over bosom). These practice sarees are worn over pajamas/pants/leggings along with a choli/blouse and pallu. Not only does it add to the beauty of the dance, it also represents the culture and tradition of India.
The Dance Bible dresses are designed with colors and patterns that are visually appealing to the eye. The authentic costumes are tailored to perfection, taking care of fabric materials to pattern design.
Practice dresses are more casual style dresses for everyday classe and practice. These are not for performances. Dance practice sarees can also be used as a uniform for your prestigious dance institutions, where all the students will be wearing similar practice sarees or even different batches can have different colors.
This wrap skirt saree style Bharatanatyam costume for women is most popular and worn for all dance classes. All our products are manufactured in India and meet international standards.
Features: Authentic Kalashektra cotton fabric, skin friendly, neat finishing, great design and ready to wear.
How to wear a Bharatanatyam practice saree:
Wear a trouser or leggings underneath to start with.
- Wear the blouse and button it. Your costume will have stitched margins in the blouse of 4 inches, so that you can open them yourself if they don't fit right.
- Drape the pallu/shawl/dhavani on your left shoulder to cover your chest and secure it. Two set of drawstrings provided, one to tighten at back and another to tighten at front. The pallu's down part should be tucked beneath the skirt.
- Wrap the saree around the waist. Hooks are provided so you can tighten to fit your waist size. Adjust the pleats in the skirt saree to be in front.
- Take the side pleat fold from right to left and fasten it on the left side.
- Lastly, put on your ghungroo and you are set for your dance class.
Package includes a 6 piece bharatanatyam costume only. (It does not include any jewelry and ghungroo.)
About Bharatanatyam: Bharatanatyam is a classical dance style originating in the temples of southern India. Bharatanatyam is a combination of the words, Bharata and Natyam. Natyam is translated to dance and a popular interpretation of bharata is: bha as bhava (emotions and feelings), ra is raga (musical notes) and ta is Talam (rhythm). There are two main elements of bharatanatyam which are Nritta and Nritya. Nritta is pure dance, it is creating complex movements and patterns to rhythms. Nritya is a combination of rhythm and expression. The theoretical foundations of Bharatanatyam are found in Natya Shastra, the ancient Hindu text of performance arts. Today, Bharata Natyam is not only limited to India, but is a global dance practice.