Supriya as dance teacher is able to update and rejuvenate her knowledge, which is very essential in any teaching activity. One of the distinct features of Supriyas teaching method is the creation an intensive learning environment where the students can closely interact, meditate, encourage and discipline each other, discovering their individual interpretations and performing styles instead of blindly copying some "standard" dancer's movements and manners. The emphasis is to invoke the natural talent of the individual and urge to bring out the innate creative ability.
There are seven classical dance styles in Indian classical dance. Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kutchipudi, Mohini attam , Manipuri, Odissi & Kathakali. Bharatanatyam, is the most popular of Indian dances. Bharatanatyam is a purest form of classical dance, which said to be originated in Thanjavoor (Tanjore) of Tamil Nadu. These three concepts come into play in Bharatnatayam = Bhava, Raga and Thaala.
For the convenience of the parent to enjoy, Supriya has made three types of syllabii for the students.
1) Syllabus in Marathi: Bharatanatyam repertoire for Arangetram will be in Marathi & Sanskrit languages
2) Syllabus in Combination of 2/3 languages: The dance rachanas will be in Tamil, Telagu, Kannad & Marathi languages.
3) Syllabus in South Indian languages (Tamil, Telagu, Kannad, Malyalam)
4) Syllabus in North Indian languages (Hindi, Sanskrit)
It is an art awareness course for children between 4 to 7 years of age. This 1-year course aims at bringing awareness in children about Indian arts. It also help students to learn how to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of these art forms by watching Audio-Visuals, demonstrations and by having first hand experiences whenever possible. Evaluation is based on daily activities gives an idea about childs aptitude which helps in his/her further training in any art form. After completing this course a student gets a certificate.
The basic Five year Certificate course conducted at all the branches. In this a student learns the basics of Bharat Natyam and acquires a minimum quality level of a dancer. It is aimed more at creating appreciation and giving sound knowledge base of dance. As part of the training every student performs annually on stage and thus gains confidence at personal level. Here the concentration is on perfecting the technique. The guru has to dedicate considerable time for the one-to-one classes, give special training sessions for the student and conduct several rehearsals with a live orchestra.
For Arangetram the dancer performs a Margam.In the Margam there are 8 to 10 dances.
1) Alaripu: 2) Jatiswaram: 3) Kautukam/Shabdam: 4) Varnam: 5) Nayika Padam: 6) Vatsalya Padam: 7) Tillana: 8) Bhairavi Padam: 9) Mangalam:
Supriya has specially designed the syllabus for the students who like to learn semi classical dances.
Beginners: age 4 to 6 There will be kids songs like Rail Gaadi Jhook Jhook, Dadi Amma Maan Ja
Intermediate: age 7 to 10 - Vrindavan ka Krishna, Barso Re megha megha, Taal se taal mila, (This corse includes more energetic steps and Hast Mudras in advance level)
Advance: age 11 and above The songs such as Piya Tose, Kahe Tarasaye, aaye soor Ke panchhi, (This corse includes Abhinay in advance level, more difficult rhythm and steps).