Kathak Technique Beginner Level 2

$349.00 Inc.GST

This course is for our current Kathak Beginner students who have progressed past Level 1. For those new to our studio, please consider our Kathak Beginner Level 1 course. This course will be part of Studio J’s annual stage show – join us on stage and live out your dance dreams!

Dates: 17 July – 8 September 2024
Time: Wednesdays 8.20pm (1 hour class)
Teacher: Ida
Course Fee: $299 + $50 showcase participation
Showcase date: Sunday 8 Sept @ Bunjil Place Theatre

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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 a Tarana in teen taal. Tarana is a type of composition based in Hindustani classical music with origins in Arabic phonemes. Invented by Amir khusro. A choreographed piece showcasing rhythmic footwork, fast pirouettes, and graceful movements – the three key pillars of kathak movement.
  • Expand your existing knowledge and execution of Footwork (Tatkaar), Hand movements (Hastak), Spins (Chakkars), Hasta mudras (hand gestures) and Padhant (Ekgun, Dugun, Chaugun).
  • Commence developing a foundation repertoire in Teen Taal including: Thaat, Aamad, Tukras, Todas, Tihaai, Paran, Parmelu, paltas.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of kathak dance, with learnings of the Natya Kramaha and Anga Suddhi.
  • Learn various aspects of abhinaya (expressions) in Kathak.
  • Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment, geared towards adult learning.
  • Learn from one of Australia’s top Kathak choreographer, dancer and teacher, with over 20 years Kathak training.
  • Get weekly practice videos & audio 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 6 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.