CBSE Class 12 Dance Syllabus 2021-2022 (New Dance Syllabus for Term 1 and Term 2)

Check below the prescribed CBSE Class 12 Dance Syllabus 2021-2022. We have updated here CBSE class 12 syllabus for Dance of both terms- term 1 and term 2. The syllabus is shared based on latest announcement made by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Moreover, you can also download the pdf of CBSE Class 12 Dance Syllabus.

CBSE Class 12 Dance Syllabus 2021-2022 (New Term-wise syllabus)

The schools may offer any one of the forms given here. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE:

(A) Kathak

(B) Bharatanatyam


(C) Kuchipudi


(D) Odissi


(E) Manipuri


(F) Kathakali

Kathak Dance

Term I

  1. A brief history of other classical dance styles of India.
  2. Basic understanding of the term Abhinaya and definition of its four aspects: angika, vachika, aharya, satvika.
  3. Knowledge of the following terms: (short note) sangeet, tal, laya, angahara, bhramari, lokadharmi, natyadharmi, rasa and bhava.
  4. Knowledge of the technical terminology of the dance form.
    1. Definition of the following:
      1. Vandana
      2. Tihaayi
      3. Aamad
      4. Toda/Tukraa
      5. Paran
      6. Chakardar Toda /Tukraa and Paran
    2. Knowledge of Theka of Dadra, Kaharwa, Roopak

Term II

Acquaintance of the three gharanas of kathak dance (Lucknow, Jaipur, Banaras)

Rasa: definition and explanation of nine rasas

Knowledge of the technical terminology of the dance form.

1. Definition of the following:

    1. Gatnikas
    2. Gatbhaav
    3. Tali, Khali, Sam, Tihaayi

2. Ability to notate a Tukraa/Toda and Paran.

Acquaintance with the traditional costumes and make up

Practical (Kathak)

Term 1

  1. Practice of the tatkar set to teen taal and jhap taal in slower tempo, in its double (dugun) and four times (chougun) tempos.
  2. Student should know all the techniques and compositions of the following:
(i) Vandanaa 1
(ii) Thaat 1
(iii) Aamad 2
(iv) Fast aamad 2
(v) Tukda, Toda 1
(vi) Tihaayi 4

Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project register on notation of the Taalas, Tukra, Tihaayi, Toda, Paran

Term 2

(vii) Gatnikas 3
(viii) Gatbhav 1
(ix) Parhant of tukra/todaa, with hasta- kriyaa 1

NOTE: The students should be taught some of these in jhap taal and dhamar tal.

  1. Ability to improvise in nritta and abhinaya.
  2. Parhant (recitation of bols) to the basic theka of all compositions learnt.

Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project register on notation of the Taalas, Tukra, Tihaayi, Toda, Paran

BHARATANATYAM DANCE

Term I

Acquaintance with the contents of the Abhinaya Darpana. (The chapters and the aspects of dance dealt within them).

Knowledge of the following terms:

—Nritta, Nritya, Natya (Sanskrit slokas from the Abinaya Darpana and basic definition) Tandava (7 tandavas with detailed stories) Lasya, Lokadharmi, Natyadharmi (Definitions with example)

—Sthana, Chari, Mandala, Bharmari, Utplavana (Slokas and meaning from Abinaya Darpana)

—Abhinaya (Angika, Vachika, Satvika, Aharya-slokas from the Abinaya Darpana along with the meaning)

Knowledge of the technical terminology of the particular Dance form

a) Definitions of the following: araimandi, muzhumandi, kuttanam, korvai, karvai, adavu, shollu, aradhi,

Term II

Acquaintance with life history of the chief exponents and contributors of the past of the Dance form. (Rukmini Devi Arundale, Balasaraswati, Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, Tanjore quartette)

Knowledge of the following terms:

    1. Sangeeta, Tala, Laya (Definition of the term, seven talams, three layams)
    2. Rasa (names of the nine rasas and their English meanings)

Knowledge of the technical terminology of the particular Dance form : definitions of the following- theerumanam, jati, jaati, gati, avartana, yati, taalanga, thattukazhi, nattuvangam, arangetram

Acquaintance with the traditional costumes, make- up.

Practical

Term-I

1. Revision of all the adavus in class XI

2. Jatiswaram in Rupaka taal
3. Padam on Krishna or Keertanam on Shiva/Krishna/Vinayaka/Rama
4. Tillana in Adi taalam
5. Ability to repeat the adavu* syllables in Rupaka and Triputa Talas, knowledge of the Sapta talas with hasta kriya (taalanga and sign)

Term II

6. Hasta-Viniyoga of 14 Asamyuta (upto Chandrakala hasta) and 12 Samyuta, Hastas (Upto Chakra hasta) and all, Deva Hastas (all Abhinaya Darpanam).
7. Knowledge of the Pada, Bhedas, Mandalas, Bhramaris and Utpalvanas occurring in the items learnt (Abhinaya Darpanam).
8. Basic knowledge of Carnatic Music-format of the raga system-the 72 melakarta ragams and the music of the items learnt.

NOTE: Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project works based on prescribed syllabus

Kuchipudi Dance

Term 1

A brief history and acquaintance with some traditional dance forms of the region, other than the one offered for study.

Knowledge of the following terms:

    1. Nritta, Nritya, Natya, Tandava, Lasya, Lokadharmi, Natyadharmi

Types of compositions and formats used in Kuchipudi- Definitions of the following:

(a)    Rangapuja,    Shabdam, Ashthapadi, Kalaapam, (Bhaama Kalaapam, Golla Kalaapam)

Term II

Acquaintance with life history of the chief exponents of the dance form, past and present

Knowledge of the following terms:

    1. Chaturvidha Abhinaya (Angika, Vachika, Satyika, Aharya) with special reference to Mukhaja Abhinaya.
    2. Sanchari Bhava, Sattvika Bhava

Types of compositions and formats used in Kuchipudi- Definitions of the following: Kalaapam, (Bhaama Kalaapam, Golla Kalaapam).

Practical

Term I

  1. One Sabdam preferably from Dashavatara or Prahlada Pattabhishekha, Shabdam.
  2. One Swarapallavi, one padam.
  3. One Kshetrayya padam, one Asthapadi

Term II

6. One Tarangam.

7. An extract from Bhaama Kalaapam.

8. Recitation of an Aditala Jathi along with Teermanam.

NOTE: Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project works based on prescribed syllabus

ODISSI DANCE

Term 1

  1. Elementary Knowledge about the three styles of Chhau Dance: Mayurbhanj, Purulia and Seraikella.
  2. Brief notes on the lives and contribution of the three Gurus: Guru Pankaj Charan Das, Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra and Guru Deba Prasad Das
  3. Elementary introduction to the texts; Natya Shastra, Abhinaya Darpana, and Abhinaya Chandrika: a) Identification of the author (approximate date) b) Basic overview of the broad areas covered in the context of each text.
  4. Basic understanding of the term ABHINAYA and definition of its four aspects: angika, vachika, aharya and sattvika.

Term II

Rasa: Definition and short explanation of the nine rasas

Short notes on:

  • The Aharya of Odissi.
  • The music accompaniment of Odissi.

Brief explanation of the following Terms

    1. Nritta, Nritya and Natya
    2. Matra, Laya ,Taal , Avartan
    3. Tandav and Lasya
    4. Natyadharmi and Lokdharmi

Write some names of Folk Dances of Odisha

Practical

Term I

  1. Practice of Basic steps, the elementary steps: Ten steps each in Chauk and Tribhanga    position set to Ektali in three speeds of Ekgun, Dugun and Chaugun.
  2. Ability to show different Paad bhedas and bhramaris.
  3. Practice of Patak Hasta Mudra Viniyog acc to Abhinaya Darpan.

Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project register on notation of the Taalas , Hast Mudra

Term II

Learning and practice of one Pallavi:

  1. Definition of the term Pallavi.
  2. Recitation of the ukutas (Bols) of the item with hands.
  3. Demonstration of the item
  4. Identification of the Raga, Taal and the Choreographer of the item.
  5. Identification of the hastas and the bhangis used in the item.

MANIPURI Dance

Term 1

Acquaintance with life history of chief exponents past and present of the dance form.

Acquaintance with the contents of Abhinaya Darpana.

Knowledge of the following terms:

  1. Nritta, Nritya and Natya. Tandava, Lasya, Loka Dharmi, Natya Dharmi.
  2. Abhinaya: Angika, Vachika, Aharya and Satvika.
  3. Sangeet: Tala Laya.
  4. Rasa: Sthayi Bhava, Sanchari Bhava

Term II

Knowledge of technical terms of the style:

  1. Chali, Bhangi, Longlei, Uplei
  2. Different kinds of Choloms: Kartal Cholom, Khubak Isei Cholom, Pung Cholom.
  3. Sankirtan. Different Talas, Rajmel, Menkup, Tanchap.
  4. Different kinds of Raas.

Acquaintance with the traditional costumes, make up for the dance style offered

  1. Potloi and its different components for Radha and Gopis
  2. Krishna’s costume.
  3. Typical traditional make up for Manipuri classical dances with emphasis on Vaishnava Tilak

Practical

Term I

  1. Basic stance and movements of both Pung and Kartal Choloms (whichever is applicable). Practical demonstration of Choloms in Rajmel, Menkup and Tanchap.
  2. Bhangi Pareng Achouba and Goshtha Bhangi Pareng. Punglon Jagoi and Isei Jagoi.

Term II

3. Khurumba Bhangi Pareng, Krishna Abhisar, Radha Abhisar Krishna Nartan, Radha Nartan, Advanced Cholom in Char Tal

Knowledge of the background of the following:

  1. Nata Sankirtan and Ariba Pala. Lai Haraoba, Maharaas, Vasant Raas, Kunja Raas, Nitya Raas and Diva Raas, Goshtha Leela, Udukhal Leela.
  2. Biographies of great Jagoi Gurus: Guru Amubi Singh, Guru Atomba Singh and Guru Amudon Sharma.
  3. Stories of Nongpok Ningthou and Panthoibi, Khamba and Thoibi.

NOTE: Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project works based on prescribed syllabus and notations

KATHAKALI DANCE

Term I

Acquaintance with the life history of the great masters of the dance form of both past and present.

Acquaintance with the contents of the Hastha Lakshana Deepika and Natyasasthra.

Knowledge of the following terms

  1. Nritta, Nritya, Natya, Tandava, Lasya, Lokadharmi, Natyadharmi.
  2. Anga, Upanga, Prathyanga
  3. Abhinaya (Angika, Vachika, Satvika, Aharaya) with special reference to Hasta-Abhinaya, Mukhaja-Abhinaya and Netra-Abhinaya.
  4. Sangeeta, Tala, Laya
  5. Rasa, Rasadhrishti, Sthaayibhava, Sthaayidrishti, Sancharibhava, Bhaava, Vibhaava, Anubhaava and Sathvika Bhaava,

Term II

Knowledge of the Technical Terminology of the Art forms

  1. Mutiyettu, Theyyam, Kootiyaattam, Ramanattam, Krishnattam, Ottanthullal, and Kalarippayattu
  2. Hastas – Samyutha, Asamyuta, Mishra, Nanartha from Hastalakshanadipika.
  3. Kaal Sadhakam Irativatam.
  4. Kalassam, Ashtakalasam, Ilakiyattam, Cholliyattam
  5. Keli, Arangu Keli (Shuddha Maddalam), Todayam, Purappadu, Melapada, and Dhanaasi
  6. Chutti, Pachchha, Kathi, Thaadi, Kari, Minukku
  7. Rasa, Rasadhrishti, Sthaayibhava, Sthaayidrishti, Sancharibhava, Manodharma,Cholliyaattam and Ilakiyaattam
  8. Ability to write in notation talas learnt under practicals.

Acquaintance with the traditional costumes and makeup of the Dance style opted

Knowledge of Kathakali music both vocal and percussion

Practical

Term I

Purppadu

Pakuthipurappadu

Different kalaasams in different thaalams:

a) Vattamvechu Kalaasam
Iratti
Atakkam
d) Thonkaaram
e) Idakkalaasam
f) Eduthukalaasam
g) Naalaaratti
h) Sthreevesha Kalaasam
i) Saaree Dance
j) Kummi

Theru kootikkettal

Term II

Thiranokku – Idamattil
Eight types of Ilakiyaattam
Padams of the character from the Kathakali plays

Male

  1. Subhadraharanam – Sree Krishna – “Kim Bho Sukham”
  2. Dakshayaagam – Shiva – “Kuvalaya vilochane”

Female

  1. Uttaraswayamvaram – Uttara – “Veera Sodara Sumathe”
  2. Dakshayaagam – Sathi – “Lokaadhipa Kaantha”

Recite various kalaasams with rhythm

NOTE: Internal assessment will be done on the basis of class attendance, class performance and project works based on prescribed syllabus and notation

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