Arangetram is the debut on-stage performance of a classical art student, after undertaking years of training. It is a public graduation performance for any art form. The word arangetram is from the Tamil language and means ascending the stage by a dancer on the completion of formal training. Many Indian classical dance forms perform an arangetram once the time has come for a disciple. To perform an arangetram is an old tradition, which marks the pathway for a dancer to then perform alone or be able to give training to other dancers. Once a dancer has completed training he or she should have an understanding of classical music and the many aspects of dancing. Performing an arangetram does not entail the end of a dancer’s career.