Bharatanatyam is an exquisite and beautiful classical dance form of India that dates back 5,000 years. Sage Bharatha who wrote Natyashastra, the oldest treatise on theater, traces the origin of classical arts to gods of the Hindu pantheon. Art in India was considered a means to spiritual enlightenment and not just entertainment. Bharatanatyam embodies three principles of dance forms – Bhavam (Expressions), Ragam (Melody), Talam (Rhythm) In Bharatanatyam, intricate rhythmic footwork, stylized hand gestures, swift movements and powerful facial expressions blend to bring all senses into perfect harmony. Linear geometric patterns with perfect balance of the body, eloquence of expressions, and precise footwork come together in a perfect mathematical rhythm. Arangetram is a Tamil word meaning “Debut”, Arangam means “Stage” and ‘Etram’ means “Entry”. This is the blossoming of a dancer into a full-fledged artist of proficiency.