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Apsara Pich - Traditional Khmer Dances School

Apsara Dance TeachingYour teacher
Sen Pich 27 years Cambodian Lady created the school. With around 20 years of Apsara dance practice, and because she is proud of her culture, she decided to open the first private Apsara Dance School in Phnom Penh, for cambodian and foreigners

The school
Lessons take place in a beautiful and peaceful photo studio with all required equipement

What is Apsara Dance ?
Apsara Dance is one of two major forms of Khmer dancing and incorporates parts of the other much older traditional or popular dancing, which has its roots in animism and primitive magic with Hindu forms introduced during the time of Indian influence beginning in the 1st century due the dance is in turn drew its inspiration from the mythological court of the gods and from its celestial dancers, the Apsaras.

However, the dance took on its own unique form adding movements and meaning, during the reigns of Jayavarman II and Jayavarman VII as well as the foundation of Angkor era. By the 13th century, the dance received a Khmer identity rather than Indian, unlike any other dance form in the world.
It got a soft movement and a loudly traditional Khmer music during its performance. In that era, Apsara dance only found to be dance for the notable class like the King.

No any notes to be announced for the first apsara ballerina during Angkor time but estimates are that there were 3,000 Apsara dancers in the 12th Century court of King Jayavarman VII.
Between the 12th and the 15th centuries, Apsara dance portrayed a highly blooming until the Thais sacked Angkor in the fifteenth century with took a troupe of dancers back home with them as the decline of Cambodia Royal Ballet.

However, The beautiful and wonderful not deal to be lost according to Thousand of Apsaras already represent an important motif in the stone bas-reliefs of the Angkorian temples in Cambodia.

Apsara dance does not require specific physical ability. This dance is centered on teaching positions and smooth movement: The ideal core muscle strengthening exercises!

Program 
Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 6.30 to 7.30pm
Fee : $30 per month

This school also create a new activity especially for Tourist : 
Apsara Dance Initiation : Demonstration (10min) + Initiation (60min) in English language.


Venue of lessons
Nathan Horton Photography 1st Floor, No 126, 136 St, Sangkat Phsar Sag Kandal 1, Phnom Penh (Above a mini mart and opposite of ELT school)

Predict light clothing in which you feel at ease.

Contact Sen Pich
apsarapichschool@yahoo.com or 012455475

http://www.facebook.com/pich.sen