Kathak

Kathak Classes

Kathak Classes & Curriculum 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
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:

Technical Skills
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). Abhinaya (use of the face and body to communicate narrative) 

Performance
Nritta (Tukdas, Footwork in rhythmic patterns such as Ladis, Baant) Nritya (Kavit, Shloka or Vandana incorporating Abhinaya) Creative dance exercises 

Theory
We will discuss the history and theory of Kathak.
Students will be required to keep a notebook for class. 

Attire Requirements

Athletic/Dance wear and bare feet is appropriate attire.

Class Schedule 

Regular weekly classes resume in Fall 2019 on Sept 9 

Preteens 7+ yrs (Beginner) Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 

Adult (Beginner) Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm

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