The foundation of Bharata Natyam training is developed through learning Adavus. which encompass all of the basic grounding vocabulary. Students learn two pure-dance repertory items: an invocatory item as well as Jatiswaram. Additionally, the Natya School focuses on posture and balance to give students a deeper awareness of the body, coordination and motor skills, and comprehension of basic rhythm. Level I culminates with knowledge of Mudras, the Single and Double handed gestures. Students start Abhinaya training during the summer intensive camp, offered to students in the third year of Level 1.