KATHAK IMMERSION: 2-Week Introductory Kathak Workshop for Adults

KATHAK IMMERSION: 2-Week Introductory Kathak Workshop for Adults with Annu Gupta


Kathak Dance is one of the most ancient form of Indian Classical Performing ArtKnown  as the dance of storytellers, Kathak comes from the word ‘Kathakaar’ – the village  minstrel who used subtle gestures and movements to enhance the dramatic element of  the narrative. This dance as it exists today is characterised by its intricate rhythm  patterns, beautiful expressional songs and rounds coupled with fast and varied  footwork. 


‘Kathak Immersion’ is a 2 week long journey to explore and dive into this beautiful  Indian Classical Dance Form. It gives people an exposure to learn, explore and  experience ‘Kathak’, in its pure form. It, in the form of various Workshops, helps to plant  a seed of Indian Dances in upcoming generation and in dance enthusiasts, also creating  exposure among them to expand their horizons. These sessions are for beginners which  is an amalgamation of Basic Yoga and Dance and focused on Practical & Theoretical  aspects of Kathak Dance. 


To spread awareness of Indian Classical Dance Forms  

To plant seeds of Indian Classical Dance ‘Kathak’ among the dance enthusiasts To present and teach Kathak dance in its pure form  

To develop understanding of Kathak’s practical as well as theoretical aspect  To develop interest of students in learning and knowing classical dance forms  To find connections of the classical dances with our practical lives  


Improves Concentration Power  

Nurtures creativity  

Helps in practicing mindfulness  

Builds up self-confidence  

Helps in physical development  

Develops strength and stamina 

Helps in body flexibility 


Practical Sessions : 

Basic Exercises 

Basic footwork 

Hand movements 

Basic Spins 

Pure bandishes of Kathak such as tihai, chakkardar, tode etc. 

Vandana or Bhajan 

Taal teen taal and different laya (rhythms) 


Musical Pieces of the dance form 

Hast Mudras 

Theoretical Sessions: 

Introduction to Classical Dance 

Knowledge about classical dance forms of India 

History of Kathak and its origin 

Gharana Tradition in Kathak 

Definition of technical things 

Instruments and costumes being used in Kathak 

Differentiation among Classical Dance, Folk Dance and Modern Dance 


All the participants are suggested to follow an appropriate dress code—

For Women : Kurta / Frock / Anarkali with leggings  

 For Men: Kurta Pajama / Long t-shirt – Trouser 

All the sessions are mandatory to attend as every next session will be connected  to the previous one. 


Dates : October 18 – 31, 2021 (Weekends off) 

Duration each day : 1.5hr | Batch Size : 15-20 participants | Age Group : 18+ 


The schedule should tentatively includes sound meditation, yoga, and Kathak’s Practical  and theoretical aspect through group activities, reflection sessions and designing the  choreography sessions. 

(NOTE : On the concluding day i.e. Oct 31, 2021, there will be a Kathak Recital by all  the participants.)


Oct 18 - 31 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am