Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps (Spring 2021)

Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps

by Srividhya Venkat

Art by Kavita Ramchandran

Every week, Varun waits outside his sister Varsha’s dance class for her to finish her lessons. One day, it is much too cold outside and his thatha asks him in. Almost immediately, Varun is fascinated by Bharatanatyam, the ancient classical dance that Varsha is learning to perfect. He tries a few moves at home in secret, well, because boys don’t dance, do they? His grandfather thinks otherwise. Will Varun sign up for dance lessons and follow in Thatha’s footsteps?