Kathak is one of the ten major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha, and kathaka in Sanskrit means “he who tells a story”, or “to do with stories”. Wandering Kathakas communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music.
Basic hand movements and footsteps of Kathak dance with bol ‘ta’, ‘thei’, ‘thei’, ‘tat’
Student will learn few tukdas and tihais.
Introduction to tin-taal with hand movements (hastha kriya)
Learn one bhajan to perform
Thaat (standing posture of Kathak) will be introduced
Few more tukdas and tihais
Kathak elements of stage performances along with some compositions to perform
These lessons are accompanied by an on-stage performance organised by Ishaan Music College every 3-4 months.
The mentioned milestones are a general standard and can be modified according to your particular needs and demands.
*Minimum is subject to attendance of all classes during the specified time period. *Maximum depends on how much practice you can put in.
These are merely indications and not commitments from the institute or from the teacher.