ISTD Grade 4

Guitar playing girl

About The Course

This course follows the completion of Method Book 4 and the next step after the Grade 3 ISTD exam. The student learns to sing, recite and perform the Jathiswaram and Shabdam.
Our certified and professional teachers introduce the students to additional Viniyoga hasta theory and more Yoga. Additional theories from the Abihnaya darparna include Dashavatara hastas and definitions of Vakyartha, Padartha and Sancharis required to perform confidently for ISTD Grade 4.


  • 4+ year of dancing experience
  • Ability to sing the items learnt in class

Topics Covered

  • Rhythm And Tāla - Trikala adavu solkattu recitation, Technical Pieces Like the Jathiswaram korvais are also tested
  • Music - Ability To Sing the items danced
  • Aḍavus - Advanced adavus, candidates will be judge on variety and clarity of movements in different speeds
  • Nritta /Abhinaya / Nritya - Advanced Adavus, Technical Pieces Like the Tisra Allarippu, Jathiswaram and Shabdam are tested
  • Creative Exercise - Sancharis in the Sbhadam
  • Safe Dance Practice - Yoga as prescribed for the grade by ISTD
  • Safe Dance Practice - Yoga as prescribed for the grade by ISTD
  • Theory - Theory From Abhinaya Darpana including viniyoga hastas, Dashavatara shloka, Understanding of Padartha, Vakyartha abhinaya, Sancharis
  • File - Essays On Abhinaya Darpanam vs. Natyashastra, stories from the Shabdam

Learning Outcomes You Can Expect

  • be prepared to clear to Grade 4 exam of ISTD, London

Select Your Package

3 Months

  • Session duration: 60 Minutes each
  • No. of sessions: 12
  • Format: 1:1 with Teacher
USD 45/session USD 540/-
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6 Months

  • Session duration: 60 Minutes each
  • No. of sessions: 24
  • Format: 1:1 with Teacher
USD 42.75/session USD 1,026/-
USD 1080

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12 Months

  • Session duration: 60 Minutes each
  • No. of sessions: 48
  • Format: 1:1 with Teacher
USD 40.5/session USD 1,944/-
USD 2160

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Meet our
Talented Instructors

Sudha Lachyan

Sudha Lachyan,
Indian Vocals

Sangeet Visharad, ABGMVM
Experience - 25+ Years

Abhinav Kishore

Abhinav Kishore,

RSL Guitar Grade 8 Certified
Experience - 10+ Years

Arpitha Hebbar

Dr. Arpitha Hebbar,
Carnatic Vocals

Sr. Grade, Carnatic Music
Experience - 15+ Years


Western Vocals

Trinity Grade 8 Certification
Experience - 10+ Years

Swapnil Katwe

Swapnil Katwe,

RSL Classical Grade 5 Certification
Experience - 15+ Years

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students say about us.

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“I love how my teachers adapt the curriculum to my preferences so I excel at what I am good at and stay motivated while also working on improvement.”

Ashka Jadhav

Ashka Jadhav


“The 1-1 sessions really helped Avishi because she got undivided attention. I have now enrolled my younger daughter as well at Spardha for singing lessons.”

Avishi Jaitley

Avishi Jaitley's


“I always look forward to my sessions because of how fun and supportive my teacher is, especially when I find something difficult. My teacher always makes it easy.”

Hiranmay Patankar

Hiranmay Patankar


“We have seen a good learning curve in Shriya's music sessions. But most importantly, it’s the personality development and confidence growth that is most remarkable.”


Shriya Tatwade’s


“I had started learning in my childhood but could not continue. Now that Spardha has an online platform, I am finally able to fulfill my dream of learning to sing.”

Srimukha Daripalli

Srimukha Daripalli


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