List of Dance Course Entrance Exams


The synchronized movement of the body in accordance to the rhythm of music is called as Dancing. It generally uses a variety of ‘Mudras’ (gestures) and ‘Bhavas’ (expressions) to explain the story that is being performed. There are many dance forms available in India as well as overseas. Aspirants who would like to learn dancing are required to start training at the early age of 5 or 6 years. By the age of 14 or 15 years, the student will have all the basic training required. Following the completion of class 10+2, the aspirant can go for professional training in a field of their choice. They are required to appear in an exam set by these colleges. They are noted below.

List of Dance Course Entrance Exam

  • UGC-NET Exam for Dance and Drama/Theatre
  • Lasya College of Music and Dance Entrance Exam
  • Academy Of Music, Dance, Drama and Fine Arts Entrance Exam
  • Banaras Hindu University Entrance Exam
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • Gujarat University Entrance Exam
  • Nalanda Dance Research Centre Entrance Exam
  • Shivaji University- Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Social Sciences Entrance Exam
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University Entrance Exam
  • Osmania University Dance Entrance Exam

Courses in Dancing


  • Diploma in Classical Dance
  • Diploma in Dance (Kathak)
  • Junior Diploma in Dance

Eligibility Criteria

It is possible for students to join this course after finishing their class 10+2.

Graduation Programme

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dance
  • B.A Bharatnatyam
  • B.A. Dance in Bharathanattyam and Mohiniyattam
  • BA in Contemporary Classical Dance Forms

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are supposed to have cleared their class 12.

Postgraduation Programme

  • Master in Dance – Bharatnatyam or Kathak
  • MA in Classical Indian Dance Forms
  • Master of Arts in Bharatnatyam
  • Master of Performing Art – Bharatnatyam
  • M.A. in Angika Lok Natya

Eligibility Criteria

For joining the postgraduate level courses, graduation in the related subject is obligatory.

Career Prospects

Students who have finished their course in this subject can find jobs as a choreographer, an instructor or as a solo performer. It is also possible for students to carry out workshops on the Indian dance forms. As there is a huge demand for Indian classical dance globally, they can find with leading dance companies or troupes. Another option for the students is to begin their own dance schools. Professionals can earn as much as Rs.100, 000 each month. The remuneration of the students will differ on the basis of their field of specialty and the type of the company that hires them.



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10 Responses to “List of Dance Course Entrance Exams”

  1. 10
    rutuja balwadkar:

    am iam graduate in comerce and learn bharatnatyam last 20years iam given gandharva exam till madhyama purna so iwant informetion about entrance exam and syllbuse

  2. 9

    Respected sir/mam
    I have completed my 12th in PCM from kendriya vidyalaya and I want to be a dancer, till I have never take any professional classes,
    will u plz suggest me the way to achevie goal plz…

  3. 8
    Venu TP:

    please send more details in BA Bharathanatyam course. I am passed in 12th std. Humanities group.

  4. 7
    Arpita Nigam:

    Hello! sir/mam.As i dnt’ve any kind of dance classes till 2day.i used 2 learn dance frm t.v show nd dance video’s.but i wnt to a u pls suggst me hw.i dnt wnt to seprate dis soulmate yes dance is my soulmate..

  5. 6

    I am mohiniyattom student in private. I have beeen practicing for 6 years. can i take MOHINIYATTOM BA . in BANGALORE UNIVERSITY.DISTANCE EDUCATION> or any other way. NOW i am in Bangalore. 09986203842. [email protected]

  6. 5

    respected mam/sir,
    i have completed my 12th in science & want to be a dance choreographer.till i have never take any professional classes,so not soo much ,but i love dancing & want to have my career in it …
    will u pls suggest me the way to acheive goal………..pls
    thank u

  7. 4

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am a malaysian citizen who is into Bharatanatyam and odissi. I would like to pursue my studies in this field. I want to do my degree in Bharatanatyam in BHU. How am I to go about it? I would like to have more informations on the application and requirements.
    Thank you.

  8. 3
    Akansha vats:

    Dear sir/madam
    i am a student of final year (B.A Prog) and i want to apply for masters in classical dance form bharatanatyam i have five years kowledge of this form but i dnt have graduation in same subject. and i want to be a choreographer so can i apply for entrance exam?

  9. 2
    rajesh gupta:

    give details of exams for juniors (beginners) in bharatnatyam.

  10. 1
    jyoti jain:

    i have completd my 12th in commerce.nw i want to become a dance choeryograpyer . but i dnt knw how to do? till nw i have nt taken any special classes for dance i just as my own as i love to dance. plz suggest me wat to do .