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Classical Indian Dance faculty - syllabus announcement

Classical Indian Dance faculty - syllabus announcement

23 January 2019

The Classical Indian Dance Faculty is excited to announce the release of the revised Bharatanatyam and Kathak syllabi for Grades 1–6 and Vocational Grades.

These new syllabi will be launched officially during a syllabus training course that will take place on 28th and 29th January 2019.

Exams according to the current syllabus will continue to be conducted until 30th April 2019. Exams in accordance with the revised syllabi will be conducted from 1st May 2019 onwards. Teachers will need to purchase new syllabus specifications as well as a DVD resource containing new compulsory set exercises for the Safe Dance Practice section of the revised syllabi, a module that is common to both the Kathak and Bharatanatyam exams. There is also newly produced music to support the revised syllabi. This is available for Bharatanatyam Grades 1–6 and Kathak Grades 5–6.

All resources will be available from the ISTD shop online so please do check the ISTD website, shop and Classical Indian faculty pages for further updates.

2019 timeline

1st January: Training begins on the new syllabus
28th–29th January: Syllabus training course for teachers
30th April: Old syllabus examinations end
1st May: New syllabus examinations begin

"The Faculty is excited to be making classical Indian dance education even more relevant to today’s context and setting a new bar for Bharatanatyam and Kathak syllabi across the world."



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