GRADES 1-8

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BHARATHANATYAM GRADE EXAMS, DIPLOMA, BACHELORS AND MASTERS DEGREES

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GRADE - 3

COURSE PERIOD​ - 2 YEAR

EXAM FEES - $30/-

Practicals :

  • Paayschal Adavu - 3,

  • Karthari Adavu,

  • Kathi Adavu,

  • Saarika adavu - 2,

  • Theermana Adavu (2),

  • Mandi adavu  (3)

 

Theory :

  • Bharatham,

  • Thandavam

  • Lasyam,

  • Jaathi, Jathi, Gathi,

  • Solkattu,

  • Adavu,

  • Theermanam,

  • Nritham, Nrithyam, Natyam,

  • Abinayam,

  • Mudra,

  • Loka Dharmi,

  • Natya dharmi,

  • Angasudham.

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GRADE - 4

COURSE PERIOD​ - 3 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $50/-

 Practicals : 

  • 12 Kinds of Adavu

  • Mei Adavu - Alankara Adavu

  • Korvai should be done in Adi & Rupaka Thalam - 2 to 4 Aavarthanams.

 

Dance forms

  • Kavadi Sindhu (or) Kummi, Kolattam

  • Bharathiar Songs (or) Thirupugazh

  • Should know all the above Adavus & items to tell the Solkattu, Jathi and sing and dance. 

 

Theory : 

  • Viniyogas of angas

  • Pada Bedham

  • Mandala Bedham

  • Uthplavana Bedham

  • Bruhmari Bedham

  • Chari Bedham

 

Short notes :

  • Characters of a dancer

  • Qualities of bells(kinkini lakshanam)

  • Viniyogas of hasthas

  • Asamyutha hastha 1-10(pathakam to shikaram)

  • Samyutha hastham 1-10(anjali to karthari swathikam hastha)

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GRADE - 5

COURSE PERIOD​ - 4 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $50/-

Practicals : 

  • Thodaya Mangalam

  • Mallari

  • Pushpanjali

  • Kouthuvam

  • Panasam sivan songs (or)

  • sirkazhi muthuthandavar songs

  • Should know to sing & dance to the above given items.

 

Theory :

Short notes

  • Thodaya Mangalam,

  • Mallari,

  • Pushpanjali,

  • Kouthuvam

  • Margam,

  • Nattuvanar,

  • Fine Arts,

  • Marki Dhesi,

  • Accompanied, Arangettram,

  • Karanam,

  • Aruthi,

  • Sound,

  • Saba Lakshanam,

  • Kinds of Students, Guru Lakshanam

 

List out the followings

  • Bharathanatyam

    • Reference books,accompaniment instruments,karanas,fine arts

    • Viniyogas of hasthas
      Asamyutha hasthas 11-28(kapitham to trisoolam)
      Samyutha hasthas 11-24(shakata-avahitham)
      Details

    • Significance of nataraja(his limbs,the anaments,the garments-dress)

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GRADE - 6

COURSE PERIOD​ - 5.5 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $50/-

Practical :

  • Alarippu -1

  • Jathiswaram -1

  • Sabtham -1

  • Keerthanai

  • Gopala Krishna Bharathiyar,

    • Muthuthandavar,

    • Neelakanda Sivan,

    • Arunachala Kavirayar,

    • Papanasam Sivan,

    • Thiyagarajar,

    • Uthukadu Venkata Subbaiyar,

    • Bajan,

    • Abangam,

    • Dasar Padham

  • Should know to sing & dance to the above given items.

  • Must complete Internship

 

Theory :

  • Know the meaning of Alarippu

  • Definition of Jathiswaram

  • Sabtham - define and tell the meaning

  • Keerthanam definition

  • Deva hastham - Mudras

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GRADE - 7

COURSE PERIOD​ - 7 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $85/-

Practical : 

  • Pathavarnam - Thanjai Naalvar, Papanasam Sivan, Thandayuthapani Pillai, Tiger Varadhachariar(any one)

  • Padham (Marimutha Pillai, Muthu Thandavar, Pattanam Subbrama Iyer, Arunachala Kavirayar, Bharathiyar Padal (any two)

  • Keerthanam - Traditional Thiyagarasar, Muthuswami Dikshithar, Siyama Sastri , Muthuthandavar, Marimuthapillai, Arunachala Kavirayar,(any two)

  • Thillana - Traditional (1)

  • Bharathidasan song (or) Uthukaddu venkata subbaiyer songs

  • Must complete Internship

 

Theory :

Brief collections

  • Navarasas

  • Write Dance Notations for Jathis, Solkattu, Theermanam in Thalam

  • Six kinds of classical dances of India

  • a) Bharata Natyam b) Kuchipudi c) Manipuri d) Odissi e) Kathak f)Mohini Aattam

  • Life history of Tanjore Nalvar (Chinniah, Ponniah, Vadivelu, sivanandham)

  • History of dance

  • The Natya Urupadi- Padhavarnam, Patham, Thillana

  • ThalaM

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GRADE - 8

COURSE PERIOD​ - 9 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $105/-

Pratical : 

  • Swara jathi - Traditional -1

  • Javali - Traditional - 1

  • Astapathy Traditional - 1

  • Thirupugazh - 1

  • Dhivyaprabandham - 1

  • Panniru Thirumuraigal

  • Keerthanam

  • Thiyagarasar(or)Pattanam Subbrama Iyer

  • Suddhanatha Bharathi(or) Narayana Theerthar

  • Kotteswara Iyer(or) Aanai Iya

  • Purandhara Dhasar(or) Ambujam Kirhsna

  • Papanasam Sivan(or) Badrasala Ramadasar

  • Meerabai(or)Swathi Thirunal Maharaja

  • Kuravanji, Thiruvarutpa, Siddhar Padal, Thirupalli Ezhuchi, Thiruvempavai, Folk dances of Tamilnadu-any one

  • Should be known to sing and dance the above items..

  • Must complete Internship

 

Theory :

Brief collections

  • Stage Organisation, light, sound management etc

  • Present development of Bharata Natyam

  • Dance Drama

  • 108 Karnas

  • Nattuvanars (Guru Sishya Parambarai)

  • Natya Uruppadigal : Swarajathi, Jaavali, Astapathi, Thirupugazh, Devaram, Divyaprabhandam

  • Kuravanji, Yaksha Ganam, Bohavatha Melam

  • Temple Architucture

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PRE-GRADE

COURSE PERIOD​ - 1 YEAR

EXAM FEES - $25/-

  • Prayer

  • Thattadavu (8), 

  • Hand Gestures: (Aangikam Bhuvanam), 

  • Rhythm Counting: Aadi Talam (8 beats).

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GRADE - 1

COURSE PERIOD​ - 1.5 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $30/-

Practicals :

  • Prayer, Thattadavu (8),

  • Naatadavu (8),

  • Paraval Adavu (4),

  • Kudhithumettu Adavu (4),

  • [Should be able to dance, put Talam and recite jathis]

Theory :

  • Hand Gestures: (Aangikam Bhuvanam),

  • 4 Abinayas (Angika, vachika, Aaharya, Saatvika),

  • Asamyutha Hasthas (28) with sloka and mudra.

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GRADE - 2

COURSE PERIOD​ - 1.5 YEARS

EXAM FEES - $30/-

Practicals :

  • Prayer,

  • Korvai Adavu (5),

  • Kuth Adavu (4),

  • Sarukkal Adavu (5),

  • Thattimettu Adavu (5)

  • [Should be able to dance, put Talam and recite jathis]

 

Theory :

  • Shiro Bheda,

  • Dhrishti Bheda,

  • Greeva Bheda,

  • Samyutha Hastha (24)

  • Explanation for all the theory contents in the syllabus.

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