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Community Outreach

“I am equally proud of what we do on stage and off stage, in the community. We believe that dance needs to be accessible to all; everyone deserves the opportunity to experience dance.”

Rita Mustaphi

Choreography & Direction

About Our Programs

Katha Dance Theatre has built a community through dance and movement, and is dedicated to
taking dance beyond the traditional studio and theater spaces. In addition to creating new dance
works and training the next generation of dance artists, KDT engages in innovative community
outreach activities and offers a variety of classes, workshops, and performance experiences. The company believes that anyone, regardless of health or physical capacity, can learn to dance. Dance
inspires, engages, and empowers, whether you’re a performer or an audience member. KDT’s
outreach program sessions take place in schools, community centers, senior centers, corporate
offices, libraries and hospitals. Our programs are interactive and uniquely tailored to each session
site for the maximum benefit of those served.

Community Partnerships

KDT partners with local community organizations serving disadvantaged, challenged, and at-risk youth
to perform, demonstrate and engage in movement skills and creative exploration. Our staff consists of
KDT company dancers who have years of professional experience in teaching and performing. These
company dancers are selected based on their ability to positively interact with, mentor and teach
others, thus helping to build confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem.

Available Programs

Katha Dance Theatre offers an array of master classes, workshops and informative lecture demonstrations that can be developed and tailored to meet the needs of any group, community or educational organization. KDT’s carefully selected programs expose people to the art of dance, offer opportunities to watch and meet the artists, and provide participants with exercise, self-discipline, valuable cultural information, and the tools they need for improved self-expression.

Lotus Blossoms

Building upon research from the National Center For Creative Aging suggesting that active participation in professionally led arts programs can promote health and prevent disease in older adults, Katha Dance Theatre developed Lotus Blossoms, a cultural dance program aimed at improving the quality of life for Minnesota’s aging population.

Read More about Lotus Blossoms

Schedule a Private Performance

Are you hosting a corporate event or celebrating a special occasion for which dance would be the ideal compliment?

Katha Dance Theatre will put its creative energies at your disposal with dynamic, festive performances specifically designed to meet your needs.