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Syllabus

Level 1

At the end of level 1, student will learn:
  • The prayer before and after dance (namaskar)
  • Basic positions
  • Basic Understanding of Thala(Rhythm)

Adavus

  1. All the 8 Tattu adavus
  2. All 8 Nattu  aduvus
  3. Meettu/Marthitha  adavus      – first 3
  4.  Pakka adavus -8
  5. First group of theermana     adavus(Makuta) - 4 adavus
  6. Kuthitamettu adavus - 8
  7. Ettu/Kuthu Adavus – first 2

Dance Item(s)

  • *Alarippu /or *Kauthuvam / or*Pushpanjali
  • Folk or semi classical dance

Theory

  • 28 Asamyuktha Hasta Mudras
  • Drishti Bhedas(Eye Movements)
  • Greeva Bhedas(neck movements)
  • Definitions Given In the hand book
  • Introduction to Bharatanatyam Given In the Book
  • The 10 Rules


Level 2

At the end of level 2, student will learn:

Adavus

  1. Periya Adavus
  2. Sarukkal Adavus
  3. Uthplavana Adavus
  4. Tattimettu Adavu
  5. Kathi Adavu
  6. Thajathajamtharitha adavus
  7. Advanced Marthitha Adavus

Dance Items

  • *Jathiswaram and/or *Sabdam and/or Mallari
  • Semi classical dance or folk  dance

Theory

  • 24 Samyuktha Hastas
  • Shiro Bheda (Head Movements)
  • Pada Bhedas
  • Different Items in Bharatanatyam (Margam)
  • History of Bharatanatyam


Level 3

At the end of this level, Student Will Learn:

Adavus

  1. Sarukkal2(Mayura)Adavu
  2. Theermana Adavus
  3. Shimir Adavu
  4. Karthari Adavu
  5. Mandi Adavus
  6. Sutral Adavus
  7. Advanced Kuttu Adavus
  8. Mai Adavus

Dance Items

  • Thillana Or *Keerthanam
  • Semi Classical or Fusion dance

Theory

  • Shlokas of Samyuktha and Asamyukta Hasthas
  • Dasavathara Hasthas
  • Wrist Movements
  • Madala Bhedas
  • Types Abhinaya
  • The Navarasas(9 emotions)

Level 4
 At the end of this level, Student Will Learn:
Adavus
  1. All Adavus learned in last 3 levels in 3rd speed
  2. Korvai Adavus

Dance Items

  • Thillana or Padam
  • Semiclassical  or Mohiniyattam

Theory

  • Bandava Hasthas
  • Sthanaka Bhedas
  • Few Viniyogas of selected hand gestures
  • Growth and Revival of Bharatanatyam
  • Different styles of Bharatanatyam

Level 5 -- Arangetram Level

At the end of this level, Student Will Learn:

Dance Items

  • *Varnam
  • Padams
  • Semi-classical or Fusion
  • Bhajans

Theory

      Study of Margam in detail
      More Hastha  Vinigoyas


Level 6--  POST Arangetram Level

Dance Items

  • *Varnam
  • Padams
  • Semi-classical or Fusion

Theory

  • Gati Bhedas
  • Bhramari Bhedas
  • Utplavana Bheda
  • Cari Bhedas
  • More Viniyogas of selected hand gestures
  • Optional: Study on Indian Temples

 
* Indicates Items for test