What is the Value of getting certification from this program?
Students of Bharathanatyam spend years learning the art and perfecting the practices and mostly perform the Arangetram” which is a graduation performance. This process might typically take about 6 to 7 years for a student. If a student were to pursue studies during this time
Is a particular dance style forced onto students who join the course?
The Curriculum has been designed in cooperation with a group of eminent dance teachers with varied dance styles. Therefore no particular style is forced on the student.
What are the roles of APAA Authorized Certification Centers (APAC)?
To provide training and guidance to enrolled students to fulfill requirements of the respective program. The APAC will also help students prepare for the examinations. To conduct proctored examinations and send test papers to APAA.To record on DVD the practical exams and send to APAA for evaluation.
Can a student withdraw from a course after enrollment?
If a student withdraws from a course no refund will be provided. If a student does not rejoin a course within a one year period, registration has to be completed again.
What are the requirements to enroll in the Certificate program?
Enrollment in the Certificate Program is open to all students, but to obtain a Certificate within one year a student would be required to have 2 to 3 years prior experience in Bharathanatyam, as the practical requirement for the Certificate program requires knowledge in specifi c dance routines such as Alarippu, Kavithuvam and Sabdham.
Who will teach the textbook material?
Dance Centers (APACs) will set up a study outline. It is up to the students to interact with the dance center and complete the study materials before the exams. Any questions can be asked to the teachers in the dance center or the students can ask questions online and our professional staff will respond to queries.
Can I get the model question papers?
Yes, sample questions have been sent on the APAA website to provide students a flavor of questions that will be asked in the exams. User ID, you can login and access to the sample questions.
I am not able to complete the practical for the Certificate course in 1 year? What do I do?
For students who are not able to complete the dances within the 1 year time period, they can work with the dance center at a slower pace and complete the requirements.
Kalaimamani Dr.M.S. Sarala
Kalaimamani Dr.M.S.Sarala is an accomplished dancer who is a disciple of Smt.K.J.Sarasa and Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subramaniam. She received her Doctorate Degree in dancing from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India. She started dancing at the age of 14 and has given numerous performances in India and abroad.She created and choreographed the dance and music for the dance drama Ekalaivan” which has been an outstanding success with a strong message to the audience to broaden their outlook towards society. She has participated in many conferences and given lectures both in India and abroad.She is a Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the Alagappa University Karaikudi and a member of the Management Board of CECRI Kendra Vidhayalaya