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TANA KALASALA
INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC COURSES

In affiliation with

SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
(Accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Curriculum was carefully designed keeping in mind the lifestyle and academic workload of US kids.
  • Academic credits from a reputed University in India
  • Continue pursuing your passion with your Guru
  • Continuous support to gurus and students with learning material for theory and practical exams

TANA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the renowned Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati, AP, India, to offer advanced diploma courses in Dance and Music.

SPMVV (University for Women) is a reputed University from India supported by the UGC and the AP State Government. SPMVV was founded in the year 1983 by Sri N.T.Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, with a sincere desire to train women students as better builders of the Nation and teach leadership skills in all aspects of life. The university is imparting education exclusively for women in various disciplines to realize the founder’s dream vision of facilitating and promoting the cause of women’s education.

Below are the course details:

Courses:
  • Diploma in introductory Music/Dance (after successful completion of Level I)
  • Diploma in Music/Dance (after successful completion of Level I and II)
  • Advanced Diploma in Music/Dance (after successful completion of Level III and IV)
Duration: Total Duration: 4 years
  • Diploma in Introductory Music/Dance - 1 year
  • Diploma in Music/Dance - 2 years
  • Advanced Diploma in Music/Dance - 4 years
Credits:

For Advanced Diploma - 48 credits (Theory) and 48 credits (Practicals/skill) with a maximum of 12 Credits (Theory) and 12 credits (Practicals/Skill) per year.

Teaching / Training hours:

Students are expected to have two hours of theory and two hours of practicals per week.

  • After completing one year of the Diploma Course, i.e., after passing level I, the student will be given a Diploma in Introductory Music (Vocal) or Dance (Kuchipudi and/or Bharatanatyam).
  • After completing two years of the Diploma Course, i.e., after passing Level I & Il, the student will be given a Diploma in Music (Carnatic Vocal) or Dance (Kuchipudi and/or Bharatanatyam).
  • After completing the four-year Advanced Diploma Course, i.e., after passing Diploma Levels Ill and IV, the student will be given an Advanced Diploma in Music (Vocal or Instrumental) or Dance (Kuchipudi or Bharatanatyam).

In case a student leaves the course.

Students who have left the course after level 1 and level 2 are free to enroll back into the next level when convenient to them. They will be awarded the respective certificates based on the level of completion of the course.

Admission Procedure:
  • Admissions are open to women candidates only.
  • Classes for any of the courses could be taken by any student with any teacher as long as they follow the prescribed syllabus of SPMVV.
  • Students should get approval from their teacher before enrolling in the course.
  • The minimum age at the time of admission should be ten years. There is no upper age limit for the Music or Dance courses.
  • The admission Fee is $350 for each course and level, which includes $300 for admission/course material and $50 for the exam.
  • After the teacher’s approval, students can enroll online through the registration link on this page within the due date. TANA will maintain all the details and coordinate with the SPMVV Department of Music and Dance and with the Examination section to conduct the examinations.
  • After registration, students will receive course material.
Evaluation:
  • TANA will conduct examinations at the end of each year, while the SPMVV faculty will facilitate the process by setting the question papers for each level.
  • The list of examiners will be selected based on their qualifications by the Board of Studies of Music and Dance of SPMVV.
  • The faculty of SPMVV will conduct the final exams, including the practical examinations, at the end of the fourth year.
  • The minimum percentage of marks to pass a course is 40%
  • Candidates who secure 70% or more marks in aggregate will be declared as passing with “Distinction” (O grade)

We strongly believe that the structured learning of Kalasala will support you in your journey of enriching your skills and passion for dance/music. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions about the program. We look forward to working with you.

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