You would expect a clutch of dance schools in Chidambaram.
There are though these are places where kids learn the art and their middle class parents get really excited to see their wards in the dance costumes.
But being on the Natyanjali dance stage is bigtime.
They have their space and rightly so.
The recital this Tuesday, the second evening of the fest has students of Thillai Sri Sivakami Nattiyalaya on stage.
The singing did disturb ears used to good music. But it doesn't matter.
This is an anjali and there is space for everybody.