Dance Clothing - Classical Dance Costumes
Cultural Centre of India
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Phone: 513-227-9612
Email: padma@culturalcentreofindia.com
Dance outfits for classical dances of India are the most refined and elegant in their appearence.  Each dance tradition has adopted certain style of costume. There are specialized tailors in India who create custom made outfits. 

One can also use a sari to wear it in certain way recommended by the each dance tradition. This process can be very complex. Practicing can be very helpful. For more information or instructions on how to successfully wear Classical Dance outfit, please email to us.

Costume Pieces
Pieces: Skirt style saree, under-pyjama, and choli (blouse)
    

Sari style Bharata Natyam Costume Measurements         
 Blouse                                                                                                                                                                  
1.        Shoulder to Bust Point                                                
2.        Bust Point to base of Bust
3.        Base of Bust to Required Length of Blouse
4.        Shoulder to shoulder
5.        Shoulder Point to Sleeve (Sleeve Length)
6.        Arm Hole circumference
7.        Arm circumference
8.        Chest at Bust Point
9.        Chest below bust
10.      Waist
 

Skirt
1.        Waist to Ankle (length)
2.        Waist
3.        Hip
4.        Fan Length
5.        Back Piece length
6.        Ankle circumference
7.        Knee circumference
8.        Thigh circumference
 
Half Saree / Pallu
1.        Waist to Shoulder (Front diagonally across)
2.        Shoulder to waist (Front straight down)
3.        Shoulder to waist (Back diagonally across)
4.        Shoulder to waist (Back Straight down )

For Saree Style Dress Only:
Additional measurement required:       Waist to below knee length (as desired)
Cultural Centre of India
Dance Tailors in India:

Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharastra
Manipur
New Delhi
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal

Dance Jewellers in India:

Gujarat
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharastra
Tamil Nadu
Dance Make-Up Artists in India:

Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharastra
New Delhi
Tamil Nadu