Live Online Course: Kathak

Kathak is a combination of grace and strength that can be learned by any age group.

Kathak - Nritya Ankura (Beginner Level) - Module 1, Level 1

Learn the fundamentals of Kathak online.

About the course

This course will polish the basics of Kathak dance while establishing a foundation for those looking forward to embarking on this journey. The experienced team of WFAC trainers and professionals have curated a 14 module program to complete the curriculum upto the Visharad (graduation) level, as recognised by universities across the globe. These modules are of varying lengths (3 months to 6 months). Once a module is completed, you are eligible to join the next one.

Course Overview

  1. Tatkar (Basic steps) in Barabar, Dugun and Chaugun Layas.
  2. At least eight simple varieties of the Tatkar.
  3. Basic hand movements combined with Tatkar.
  4. Rang Manch-ka-Tukda Introduction to ‘Ta Thei Tat’ Amada.
  5. Introduction to Tihais. Learning preliminary Tukdas.
  6. The practice of performing Chakra.
  7. The practice of Padhant.
Know Your Teachers

This is our team of teachers. Please select a time suitable for you. The minimum age requirement for all our classes is 6 years of age.

Karan Kishan Kingrani

A child prodigy, Karan Kishan Kingrani received his training in Kathak from Kavikulguru Kalidas University in Ramtek (MA in Kathak), Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Miraj (BA in Kathak), and a Diploma in Natya Shastra. He is an ace kathak dancer with an experience of 25 plus years and is a graded artist for Doordarshan. He has received several accolades for his talent and is a renowned face at both National and International Classical Dance festivals. A special mention must be made for his performances for the Indian Army, the Air Force, the Maharashtra Police.

Veena Bhat

Veena Bhat has trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Krishna Panicker for six years and Dr. Deepak Mazumdhar for two years, before she found her calling in Kathak. For the last 12 years,she is training under Guru Rumela Mukhopadhyay of Tarang and the Kaikini sisters of Nrityanidhi from Mumbai. She holds a Degree in Kathak from Prayag Sangeeth Samiti. Constantly empowering herself by attending workshops by Gurus like Smt.Shila Mehta,Dr.Purnima Pandey,Shri. Jayanth Kastoor, Smt Chetna Jalan and Pt.Rajendra Gangani.She has also experimented with other dance forms including contemporary and folk genres, and has also trained with Saroj Khan.

Sonal Basarkar

Sonal Basarkar is a Kathak Visharad trained under the guidance of renowned Guru Dr. Rajkumar Ketkar for 15 years and later under Guru Nirupama Rajendra. She has been teaching Kathak for the last 10 years.

Manasa Rao

Manasa Rao has been trained in Kathak under Smt.Veena Bhat and has been receiving advanced training from her as well. She has also been assisting her Guru for the last 5 years.

Gayatri Bhat

Gayatri Bhat is an eminent Kathak performer, well known for her innovative abhinaya. She completed her Kathak Visharad and has been dedicatedly teaching hundreds of students over the last 5 years at Padnyas- Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts , Badlapur.Aside from performing extensively all over India, she has also choreographed unique productions like Rutugandha, Shyamsunder, Prahar, Gof, Subah -e-Banaras Sham -e- Lucknow and Ada – e- Ghazal.

Rupali Bhoir

Rupali Bhoir is a Kathak Visharad. She has trained in Kathak under Guru Dr.Rajkumar Ketkar and Guru Ranjana Phadake. She has been teaching Kathak since the past 5 years.

Snehal Phadke

Snehal Phadke has completed her Masters's in Kathak under Dr. Mahima Mishra Iyengar and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. She has been a Kathak trainer with the Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts.

Course details

Duration: 6 months

No of classes: 8 classes /month

Medium of Instruction: English

Days: 

Batch 1: Batch full

Thursday : 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm IST

Friday : 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm IST

Batch 2 : Only kids of ages 6-15 yrs

Wednesday :  4.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Saturday : 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Batch 3: Age 16 and above

Wednesday :  4.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Saturday : 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Teachers: Karan Kishan Kingrani, Veena Bhat, Gayatri Bhat, Rupali Bhoir, Snehal Phadke, Sonal Basarkar, Manasa Rao 

Fees per month

National: Rs.1500/-

International – US$ 50

Veena Bhat

Veena Bhat has trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Krishna Panicker for six years and Dr. Deepak Mazumdhar for two years, before she found her calling in Kathak. For the last 12 years,she is training under Guru Rumela Mukhopadhyay of Tarang and the Kaikini sisters of Nrityanidhi from Mumbai. She holds a Degree in Kathak from Prayag Sangeeth Samiti. Constantly empowering herself by attending workshops by Gurus like Smt.Shila Mehta,Dr.Purnima Pandey,Shri. Jayanth Kastoor, Smt Chetna Jalan and Pt.Rajendra Gangani.She has also experimented with other dance forms including contemporary and folk genres, and has also trained with Saroj Khan.

Days: 

Wednesday – 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm IST

Saturday – 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm IST

Teacher:  Veena Bhat

Fees per month

National: Rs.1500/-

International – US$ 50

Gayatri Bhat

Gayatri Bhat is an eminent Kathak performer, well known for her innovative abhinaya. She completed her Kathak Visharad and has been dedicatedly teaching hundreds of students over the last 5 years at Padnyas- Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts , Badlapur.Aside from performing extensively all over India, she has also choreographed unique productions like Rutugandha, Shyamsunder, Prahar, Gof, Subah -e-Banaras Sham -e- Lucknow and Ada – e- Ghazal.

Rupali Bhoir

Rupali Bhoir is a Kathak Visharad. She has trained in Kathak under Guru Dr.Rajkumar Ketkar and Guru Ranjana Phadake. She has been teaching Kathak since the past 5 years.

Snehal Phadke

Snehal Phadke has completed her Masters's in Kathak under Dr. Mahima Mishra Iyengar and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. She has been a Kathak trainer with the Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts.

Days: 

Wednesday – 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm IST

Saturday – 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm IST

Teachers: Gayatri Bhat, Rupali Bhoir & Snehal Phadke

Fees per month

National: Rs.1500/-

International – US$ 50

Kathak - Nritya Ankura (Beginner Level) - Module 1, Level 2

Learn the second level of the beginner’s module of Kathak online.

Course Overview

The course is open to students who have completed the beginner’s course in Kathak at Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts or any student who has a minimum of 6 months prior training in Kathak. The experienced team of WFAC trainers and professionals have curated a 14 module program to complete the curriculum upto the Visharad (graduation) level, as recognised by universities across the globe. These modules are of varying lengths (3 months to 6 months). Once a module is completed, you are eligible to join the next one.

Know Your Teacher

Veena Bhat

Veena Bhat has trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Krishna Panicker for six years and Dr. Deepak Mazumdhar for two years, before she found her calling in Kathak. For the last 12 years,she is training under Guru Rumela Mukhopadhyay of Tarang and the Kaikini sisters of Nrityanidhi from Mumbai. She holds a Degree in Kathak from Prayag Sangeeth Samiti. Constantly empowering herself by attending workshops by Gurus like Smt.Shila Mehta,Dr.Purnima Pandey,Shri. Jayanth Kastoor, Smt Chetna Jalan and Pt.Rajendra Gangani.She has also experimented with other dance forms including contemporary and folk genres, and has also trained with Saroj Khan.

Course details

Duration: 6 months

No of classes: 8 classes /month

Medium of Instruction: English

The course begins: From 17th May onwards

Days: 

Monday – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm IST

Thursday – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm IST

Teacher: Veena Bhat

Fees per month

National: Rs.1500/-

International – US$ 50

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