WHAT IS KATHAK DANCE?
Kathak is one of the eight classical dance styles of India. It is North India Classical art form based on Hindustani classical Music. There are 3 Gharana’s of Kathak- Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras.
Who can study Kathak
“Everybody can dance, its the drive and passion that makes you a dancer”.
At Mudra School of we dance, we strive to create that passion in our every student by imparting knowledge in the purest form. Every one and anyone who aspires to be a dancer, performer, dance teacher or wants to learn the art for spiritual, holistic or recreational purpose is welcomed. We offer different class levels to facilitate these goals. Having said that the ideal age is 7+
What is the fee structure?
Our class fees are based on Level. Since we run a Degree program as well as a recreational program , the fees vary.
Do you offer trial lessons before registering?
At the beginning of each new session, we offer a FREE trial class for all new students. For any students with previous experience, we will schedule a trial lesson. To schedule a trail lesson http://dancemudra.ca/contact-us/
Is there any etiquette I should know?
Our goal is keep the classes fun but at the same time maintain a discipline, as we believe it is foundation to any structured learning. Students are expected to arrive on time. Respecting each other as well as the space is important.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
A simple dress code of white kurta and leggings. Dupatta is expected but not mandatory for young girls. Hair must be tied back away from the face. No jeans or shorts, crop tops allowed.
What are ghunghroo? Should I bring my own ghungroo? When should I start wearing ghungroo?
Ghungroo are ankle bells woven in string worn by kathak dancers. Beginning students do not wear ghungroo. Once the student has developed some foundational footwork and rhythm, at the teacher’s discretion, students will be given Ghungroos. Every student who receives Ghungroos is expected to treat them with respect and wear to each class thereafter.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I MUST MISS A CLASS- WILL I RECEIVE A CREDIT?
Should a student miss class, they are required to leave a message on the Whats App class group. We try to accommodate make up classes, if a student gives 48 hrs notice for missing class.. although we cannot guarantee a make up class. We do not offer refunds.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CLASS IS CANCELLED?
If we must cancel a class due to weather and/or space permit cancellation, we will inform students through their Whats App class group. In these cases we will schedule a make up class.
When can I perform?
Mudra School of Dance presents the annual student recital ‘Essence of Kathak’ , where all students get a chance to perform in a professional setting. For all other community events or professional performances, students are selected by auditions only.
DO YOU OFFER EXAMS AND WHAT IS THEIR PURPOSE?
We offer 2 exam sessions every year. we are affiliated by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal and Atul Desai Foundation, India whereby class curriculum and expectations set a standard for personal growth and achievement. Our exams offer students an opportunity to demonstrate their learning, as well as identify specific skills needing room for improvement. Students will be issued Certificates from the respective organisations.