I would encourage any parent whose child is interested in learning Bharata Natyam to consider sending them to Pranavam School of Dance.
My 6 year old daughter has been taking Bharatanatyam classes at Pranavam School of Dance for the last two years. She loves it, especially performing and learning about the mythological stories that are part of this tradition. It has amazed me how much she has absorbed from learning the mudras, the Sanskrit shlokas, stories, and eye, neck and head movements. The dances allow for the expression of the full range of emotions and students are given opportunities to perform. Learning Bharatanatyam has increased her confidence, and provided powerful feminine role models for her to emulate. As her mother and as a long time student of Vedanta, I appreciate that my daughter can be immersed in this wonderful tradition.