Indian Classical Dance is one of the most comprehensive and oldest dance forms in the world. Most of the development of Indian dance is linked to the 2nd century B.C. treatise, Bharata’s Natyashastra. This treatise lays down two aspects of natya: Nritta- pure dance and Nitrya- the portrayal of mood through facial expression, hand gesture, and position of the legs and feet. All dance forms were structured around the nine “Rasa