Kuchipudi dance is a well known dance form of Andhra Pradesh
. The origin of this classical dance form dates back to BC 2nd century. It is believed that the dance form derives its name from Kuchipudi
, a small town in Krishna District
of Andhra Pradesh. Shiddhendra Yogi is credited of creating the dance form. The dance involves elaborate facial expressions and quick foot work. The dancer also needs to have a sound knowledge of Indian classical music and Hindu mythology and scriptures.