A student must be 10 years of age to enroll in the program. Students should be able to read and comprehend the prescribed textbooks and write their exams independently. In special cases on recommendation of APAC where a student is less than 10 years of age and has demonstrated the ability to comprehend the prescribed textbook a student may be admitted to the program. APAA will review and reserve the right to admit any student.
A student must be 15 years of age to enroll in the program knowledge of Alarippu, Jathiswaram and Padam in addition to the various Bedhas in Bharathanatyam.