Katha Dance Theatre Spring Class Session
March 2 – May 9, 2024
This session culminates in Sadhana (our annual school showcase), scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11 at Hopkins High School auditorium. More info to come.
Welcome to our 2024 Spring Class Session! Our rigorous curriculum encourages self-expression and creativity in the classroom while providing high-quality, authentic Kathak education of the Lucknow tradition. From children’s beginner training programs to adult workshops, Katha Dance Theatre remains true to its mission to provide access to high-quality Kathak dance education for students of all ages and abilities.
*Note to prospective students: because our classes build upon students’ knowledge with each session, our Spring classes are open only to current students. Your next chance to register for an intro-level class will be this coming Fall, with registration opening in late August.*
In class, we emphasize strong classical Kathak technique, graceful movements, intricate footwork, pirouettes and storytelling to radiate energy and joy. Our beautiful St. Louis Park studio offers a warm and welcoming environment to all KDT students. New dancers are introduced to the fundamentals of classical Kathak dance with a focus on its technique, terminology, and execution of dance syllables along with elements of storytelling. Returning students build upon their established technique and skill level as they advance their ability in the classroom.
Kathak is so much more than a dance style. It promotes artistic expression and creativity; increases flexibility, agility, and grace; establishes strong mind-body connections and coordination; and provides important cultural context and knowledge. It is also adaptable to any skill level; all dancers over the age of 6 are welcome!
KDT was founded by Rita Mustaphi, one of Kathak’s leading performers and choreographers. Since founding KDT over three decades ago, she has consistently been at the forefront of Kathak’s cultural preservation, as well as its development as an art form. She is a disciple of the late Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj, who frequently led KDT master classes and workshops over the years. Under Rita’s guidance as Master Teacher, our School offers world-class Kathak education for dancers of all ages and abilities, with levels ranging from introductory to advanced.
Registration includes submission of a full tuition payment through our website below. Scholarships are available on a basis of financial need or merit, and are awarded at the discretion of our teaching staff. Please contact us for more information.
Classes will take place in-person at our St. Louis Park studio (5806 W. 36th Street, St. Louis Park, 55416), but students have the option to learn virtually from anywhere. We strive to make our programming accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities. Please contact us to let us know how we can meet your needs.
View the 2023-24 Academic Calendar (NOTE: subject to change)
Select your class and enroll below. Please note that if you paid for the full year up front, you do not have to enroll again:
Have More Questions?
Read more about our classroom policies on our FAQ page.
Scholarships are available by request and are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as well as skill and/or commitment. We ask that requests for financial assistance this Fall be emailed to the office before September 6. Financial assistance is awarded at the sole discretion of Katha Dance Theatre and is subject to available funding.
Have more questions?
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