Online Kuchipudi dance classes

Kuchipudi is named after the village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh named Kuchipudi, shortened form of the full name Kuchelapuram or Kuchilapuri where it developed. The name of the village, states Ragini Devi, is itself derived from Sanskrit Kusilava-puram, which means "the village of actors"
Kuchipudi is indigenous to the state of Andhra Pradesh and differs from the other five classical styles by the inclusion of singing. Kuchipudi originated in the 17th century with the creation by Sidhyendra Yogi of the dance-drama Bhama Kalapam, a story of Satyabhāma, the charming but jealous wife of the god Krishna.