The School

Katha Dance School offers high quality training in Kathak, the dance of North India. KDT advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activities. It encourages students to develop an understanding of the art of Kathak dance by providing dance experiences, which have artistic as well as educational value.

Founded by Director Rita Mustaphi, KDT School is the premier Kathak dance school in Minnesota. KDT School welcomes all dancers regardless of ability or experience. Our curriculum emphasizes a strong classical technique that suggests a sense of energy, self-determination and joy—reflecting the kind of dancing favored by Katha Dance Theatre.

Director Mustaphi also serves as the Master Teacher, accompanied by additional Instructors.

Browse our Classes to find one that suits your location and skill level, and sign up via our online Registration page.

At KDT, we regularly offer need-based scholarships and work/study opportunities in order to make our classes affordable to people of all socio-economic backgrounds. For more information on financial requirements and options, visit the Tuition page.