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Student Policies and Performances

Tuition Policy

The School of Katha Dance Theatre does not prorate tuition for missed classes.
Students who have not paid tuition will not be allowed to participate in class.

Please view our tuition menu below.

Fall Payment is due on September 1, 2023. 

*Please note that online pricing takes into account PayPal’s processing fee.*

Refunds:  If you paid your tuition in one payment in September for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, there is a refund of 50% through December, but after December there is NO refund on tuition. Any other refunds will be a withholding of 25% for administrative work. 

Private lessons:  Private lessons need to be paid a week prior to starting the lesson.  Taking a private lesson does not guarantee a performance in our recitals. 

Private Lessons- $50 for 30 minutes or $45 for 30 minutes if there are 4 privates scheduled in one month.


Late Fee: Tuition is due prior to the first day of the fall/winter/spring session. After the first day of class, a $10 late fee per week will be charged. Tuition remains the same regardless of absences, vacations or holidays but will be considered for long vacation, missing more than 4 consecutive classes per session. There are no makeup classes for missing classes.  

Summer Tuition: 

KDT offers summer classes for beginner children, youth & adult students. Summer sessions (June – July) are 8 classes and Summer intensive for experienced Kathak dancers for 1 or 2 weeks option available in August. Summer tuition is due in Late May-early June prior to enrollment and the tuition for Summer Intensive will be due in Late July prior to enrollment. 

Spring Recital (Sadhana) Fee:

Attendance Policy

If a student is unable to attend class, the student or parent is expected to contact their teacher via email or text message at least 48 hours in advance. (In case of emergency or sudden illness, please contact your teacher with as much advance notice as possible.)

Parents are encouraged to observe class on the first and the last class of any session. Parents may be asked to leave class if their presence is distracting to the students.
Parents are invited to take videos only at the last class of the session and share it with other parents in the class, including in the class WhatsApp group.

Food and Drink Policy

Students are asked to bring reusable water bottles to class, so as to minimize waste.
Please pick up after yourselves! Students and parents are asked to remove all waste from the studio and hallway before leaving class.

Attire Policy

Students are required to come to class in a Churidaar-kurta. Introductory students may wear a fitted top and loose pants. Jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses are not allowed in class.
Students with long hair are asked to tie it back in a pony-tail, bun, or braid.

Special Apprentice Classes

Apprentice classes are available by invitation only. Based on their talent, attendance and dedication, select students may be invited to attend special Apprentice classes, taught by Artistic Director and Master Teacher Rita Mustaphi.


Signing up for this dance season brings with it some commitments. All of our dancers will be given the opportunity to perform in our Spring recital, Sadhana, which usually takes place close to Memorial Day weekend. (Due to venue availability, this year’s Sadhana will take place on May 11, 2024). Along with that, there are costume fees which will be collected each Winter session. We will have a couple of rehearsals at the end of the season to prepare for the recital. It is mandatory that all participating dancers be at every rehearsal. This ensures that the show will run smoothly. Any absences need to be approved by your teacher and too many absences may result in the student’s removal from the performance.

Katha Dance Company Performances

Students are required to attend all KDT company performances when they occur. This is an important part of the student’s dance education. KDT will be in touch with students and parents about how to reserve tickets as the performance draws closer.

Student Performances

Senior students are expected to represent the KDT School by performing in the community. These performances are by invitation only, and are a great opportunity for students to gain performance experience and strengthen their skills as dancers. Intermediate and senior students may also request permission to perform at community events. Any student who wishes to perform at any event in the community must obtain permission from their teacher at least three weeks in advance of the performance.