Kathak Choreography Intermediate – Showcase 2024!

$375.00 Inc.GST

This course is for students with past Kathak experience. For those with less than 5-7 years recent training, please consider our Kathak Level 1 or 2 courses. Performance piece this term is ‘Kanha Re’, which will be part of Studio J’s annual stage show. Join us on stage and live out your dance dreams!

Dates: 11 July – 8 September 2024
Song: Kanha Re
Time: Thursday 6pm (1 hour)
Teacher: Ida
Course Fee: $325 + $50 Showcase participation fee

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  • This course is part of Studio J’s annual stage show. Join us on stage and live out your dance dreams with a crowd cheering you on!!
  • Showcase performance piece will be ‘Kanha Re’ – various stories of Krishna depicted across his childhood. His mischief, his courage, his divinity and his playful innocence ending with a fast pure kathak tarana piece in teentaal as in the song.
  • Develop a more advanced understanding of the nuances of kathak dance execution through focussed technical drills for chakkars (spins), tatkaar (footwork), and hand movements (hastaks) combinations.
  • Learn intermediate level choreography to a classical dance piece with optional filming at the end of the course.
  • Continue and enhance your training through focussed feedback on your posture and form. Further develop speed, stamina and agility.
  • Take the next step in or refine existing knowledge of century old compositions through a series of taranas, sargam, and thumris.
  • Connect to the soul of kathak- story telling, and learn the mythological representations of divine deities through classical dance pieces.
  • Learn more intricate kathak compositions including todas, tukras, parans and tihais in teen taal.
  • Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment, geared towards adult learning.
  • Have fun with a friendly group of adult dancers.
  • Learn from one of Melbourne’s top Kathak choreographer, dancer and teacher, with over 20 years Kathak training.
  • Get weekly practice videos to support your learning outside of class.
  • Have access to a private group chat (via WhatsApp), to encourage communication with other students and your teacher.
  • Showcase will be on Sunday 8 September at Bunjil Place Theatre, Narre Warren. Dress rehearsal from approx 11am onwards, with performance 6 – 8pm. Students MUST keep this whole day available until exact timings are confirmed.
    *Regular attendance throughout this course is required in order to participate in the final stage performance (at least 75% of the classes, e.g. at least 7 – 8 sessions must be attended). If you miss several sessions, participation in showcase will be at the teachers’ discretion. Please consider this commitment prior to enrolling.


Teacher –Ida Ghatge

With over 20 years of dance experience, Ida is a Kathak dancer who trained under guru Shri. Harish Gangani. Ida started her Kathak training at age 5 and has trained across all three gharanas (styles) of Kathak – Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras. She was one of the youngest to complete her diploma in Kathak and went on to pursue her bachelor degree in the dance form. She also attended the Terence Lewis Dance Academy in Mumbai, and later moved to Melbourne to pursue her education in psychology. An experienced performer, Ida has graced the stage across India, Europe and Australia.