Kathak classes are taught by Artistic Director Karishma Sharma. Students develop the skill and understanding of Kathak, at the same time as building a sound technique, by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way.
Learning and Progression
Kathak Classes are conducted at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. A clearly defined structure allows learning to take place in the context of safe dance practice. The levels build up progressively, ensuring that steps and skills learned at lower levels prepare for more complex movements as the student progresses.
The class is structured around three focus areas:
Correct use of body in dance, Laya and Taal (Rhythm awareness through recitation and theka), Movement Vocabulary (Arm and hand movements, Tatkaar, Chakkars, Travelling patterns) and Abhinaya (use of the face and body to communicate narrative).
Nritta (Tukdas, Footwork in rhythmic patterns such as Ladis, Baant) Nritya (Kavit, Shloka or Vandana incorporating Abhinaya) Creative dance exercises.
We will discuss the history and theory of Kathak.
Students will be required to keep a notebook for class.
Athletic/Dance wear and bare feet is appropriate attire.
Preteens & Adults (Beginning) Sundays 9:00 – 10:00am
Preteens 8-12 yrs (Beg-Int) Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teens 13-16 yrs (Intermediate) Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
Adults (Beginning) Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Adults (Beg-Int) Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm