ISTD Grade 5

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About The Course

This course is for students who have cleared ISTD Grade 4, and are ready to appear for the ISTD Grade 5 certification. This course emphasises on Abhinaya training. The students learn to emote to a Padam and Keerthanam and evocatively interpret lines repeated in a Sanchari. Our certified professionals train students in technical items, bhava and rasa theory, and Yoga practice prescribed by ISTD.


  • 12 years of age or older
  • 5+ year of dancing experience
  • Ability to sing the items learnt in class

Topics Covered

  • Rhythm And Tāla - The Dancers Are Expected To Know The Rhythm Pattern, Meaning, Sing And Dance The Technical Items Such As Padam, Keerthanam And Thillana
  • Music - Ability To Sing the items danced
  • Nritta /Abhinaya / Nritya - The Dancers Are Expected To Know The Rhythm Pattern, Meaning, Sing And Dance The Technical Items Such As Padam, Keerthanam And Thillana
  • Creative Exercise - The candidate is expected to set adavus to a two avarthana solkattu sequence challenge presented by examiner
  • Safe Dance Practice - Yoga as prescribed for the grade by ISTD
  • Theory - The candidates are expected to know the theory appropriate for this level including Ashtanayikas and Bhava and Rasa theory
  • File - Essays On the characters represented in the Keerthanam or Padam, essays on safety in dance, pioneering dancers and artistes, evidence of attending a large number of shows

Learning Outcomes You Can Expect

  • be prepared to clear to Grade 5 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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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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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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”


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“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.”

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