Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy is a modest Kuchipudi school that caters to the local communities, shuns publicity and prefers to be low-key. And that is certainly a good start.
Voleti Rangamani of the Abhinaya is well-known among the communities she caters to. Her classes are known for how informal they are, and are aimed primarily at the neighborhood kids. Rangamani teaches purely Kuchipudi, including semi-classical dances (like devotional and national songs) and temple rituals.
Rangamani takes in kids of all ages, the only pre-requisite being an avid interest in the child for the art. The fees are nominal, and she believes they will not prove a barrier for one who is genuinely interested. The classes are held twice a week, at New Malakpet, Somajiguda and Ramanthapur, at 4pm. Sunday has several special classes right through the day, at the Malakpet center.