Arangetram is the debut on-stage performance of a student of Indian classical dance form like Bharatanatyam. This first performance follows years of training. The word 'Arangetram' is from the Tamil language and means ascending the stage by a dancer on the completion of formal training. The dance debut is a completion of sorts, but it is equally a beginning. The dancer can now move forward and pass on the art form to other aspiring learners of the art. At Deeksha School of Performing Arts, we believe an Arangetram is symbolic of reaching a level of technical understanding and emotional maturity to become able to begin a professional career in dance. It is the celebration of a young dancer's commitment to dance. And we make sure that only when a student has reached those levels, are they ready for an Arangetram. Some students never make it to this level. Some students reach the stage faster than others. On an average, our Arangetram students have learned dance for at least 10 years. And we have the distinction of a large percentage (80% or more) of our students who continue to pursue the dance form after their Arangetram.
DSPA is proud to present through this wall of honor, a special ensemble of students who have achieved this honor and distinction after years of rigorous training under Guru Anupa.