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Attributes of a teacher

Smriti (memory), Mati (insight), Medha (intelligence), Uha (wisdom), Apoha (willpower), and Shishya – Nishpadana (production of good disciples).

Qualities of a good teacher

Qualities like – magnetic glow of an awakened personality, absolute mastery of technique integrating the body and soul of the dance art, a live sense of rhythm and tempo in all their subtleties, expertise in conducting the dance ensembles, acquaintance with the individualities of musical instruments, sound knowledge of tradition acquired from seasoned veterans, capacity to improvise songs and rhythmic sequences, flair for new creation in style, resourcefulness in handling situations, perfect identification and devotion to ideals, and lastly, an intuitive perception of the strength and weakness of a student – makes a teacher of high value.

Characteristics of a good teacher

A Guru should have belief in God, simple & pure life, possession of good habits, proper attitude to the female disciples, and control over his disciples; and should win their confidence. He should be self controlled, knowledgeable, devoted for his work, cultured, disciplined, considerate, kind & caring towards poor but talented disciples, patient while teaching, well versed with Natyashastra and other relevant scriptures, stern and strict to ensure discipline, innovative, creative, update of new developments & inventions in the dance forms.

He should not indulge himself in drinking, smoking, immoral activities, vengeance, laziness, theft, fooling and criticizing others and cheap behavior. He should not be short tempered, overconfident of his disciples, boastful of himself and jealous of others. He should set an ideal for his disciples.

Attributes of a good student

Smriti (memory), Medha (intelligence), Shlaghna (Merit), Raga (devotion and dedicatoin), Sangharsha (Great effort and hard work), and Utsaha (enthusiasm).

Characteristics of a good student

A student should have belief in God, simple & pure life, possession of good habits, proper attitude to the female class mates, and control over himself; and should win his Guru’s confidence.

A student should learn with interest, practice his lessons sincerely, earn good name for his Guru and family, adjust & adapt him to the various circumstances & situations, spend most of the time with his guru and must have a thirst for more knowledge. He should be honest, self controlled, devoted to his work, cultured, disciplined, considerate, kind, helping & caring towards his class mates, patient while learning, innovative, creative, update of new developments & inventions in the dance forms, proud of his Guru and devoted to his art form.

He should not indulge himself in drinking, smoking, immoral activities, vengeance, laziness, oversleeping, theft, fooling and criticizing other class mates and cheap behavior. He should not be short tempered, overconfident and boastful of himself; and jealous of others. He should set an ideal for the other disciples.

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