Session10- Naatadavu 3rd step.

Have you understood the steps we have learned so far?

Let’s try them all once. It helps to increase your dancing time a little at a time.

We will learn the third step of the Naatadavu series. You may recall the anjitham position that is important to naat adavu. This step also uses the position. But as against the first two steps where the naat was put out right in line with the other leg, in this step, we stretch our feet in” Naat” slightly to the front. The torso bends at the waist at this step. The Hastas used are Alapadmam and Katakamukham.

Let’s watch our animation. These files are very small in size and will not take a long time to be streamed.(or simply said played) . This may be of help to those with slower internet speeds.

Now let’s do a movement analysis:-

Start Position:

Sthanakam: Araimandi, hands hold Katakamukham at chest

Flow

Right

  1. Thai – Stretch Right leg to the from in Naat. Stretch both hands in alapadmam (palms facing upward) parallel to the outstretched right feet, for this you would need to bend in front at the waist.
  2. Yum- Tap the left feet which is still in Araimandi. Hands remain in the previous position
  3. Tat- Bring back the right feet to the araimandi/start position. Bring back the hands in Katamukham and hold them near the chest as in the start position.
  4. Ta- Tap the left feet . Hands as in previous position.

Now we need to repeat it in the left

  1. Thai – Stretch Left leg to the from in Naat. Stretch both hands in alapadmam parallel to the outstretched left feet, for this you would need to bend in front at the waist.
  2. Yum- Tap the right feet which is still in Araimandi. Hands remain in the previous position.
  3. Ta- Bring back the left feet to the araimandi/start position. Bring back the hands in Katamukham and hold them near the chest as in the start position.
  4. Ha- Tap the right feet . Hands as in previous position.

Listen to audio

Now Lets try doing this step in the second and third speeds too.

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