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Kathak Dancing for Beginners | Level II

An online, live, 1-on-1, beginner-level II - kathak course, taught by dance expert Ishani Chatterjee Seshan over a course of fifteen weeks. In this curriculum, students will be getting the introduction of the most important and common taal of Kathak, the introduction and knowledge of chakkari, hastak's, combinations of different footwork (tatkar) and more. Your instructor for this course, Ishani Chatterjee Seshan will guide the enrolled students through the foundation of Kathak, educating them in different postural movements of teen taal (Rhythmic Pattern) with bols. Students will be learning the coordination between the eyes, hands, feet, and the Hastak's. This course is suitable for students who had completed the basic two taals and should be at least 8 - 10 years old and above.

  • Course Duration

    15 Weeks

  • Course Level


  • Instruction Language

    English, Bengali

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    Ishani Chatterjee Seshan

    25 Years Experience

    From: India

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      KATHAK - Senior degree from PRAYAG

      KATHAK - Visharad/Sangeet Ratna from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad

    Course Details

    This level II beginner ourse by Ishani Chatterjee Seshan will also introduce the students to the "chakkar" which is one of the most important aspects of kathak. Introduction to "Tihai" and its variations. Students will also learn a "Bhajan" at the end of the curriculum, which they will be able to perform in front of the audience among friends and family. The enrolled students will learn about the nuances of footwork, hand gestures, essential postures understanding of two basic taals with different hastakas, history, and gharanas of Kathak. They will also be taught about basic abhinaya, the art of expression through the face and the body to further engage with an audience to provoke a particular feeling in them. Students will get acquainted with the language of Kathak, tabla, pakhawaj, etc. This beginner course by Ishani Chatterjee Seshan will also introduce the students to the most important and common taal of Kathak, the introduction and knowledge of chakkari, hastak's, combinations of different footwork (tatkar), and more.

    About the instructor: With 24 years of experience in teaching, Ishani Chatterjee Seshan comes with a unique style of teaching that stresses technical aspects of kathak such as ‘Riaz’, ‘Tatkar; ‘Abhinaya’, and "theoretical knowledge". Students learn kathak as a blended style and plus points of all three gharanas that she is the guru of, based out of Lucknow, Banaras, and Jaipur. She has shared the stage with kathak Guru Smt. Durga Arya Kruger – RV teacher‟s training auditorium, Jayanagar, Bangalore in 2019, has won Zee Network Dance Competition first prize in 2009 - Rhythm School of Fusion participated in the Naya Andaaz Competition, 1947 Inc New Jersey U.S.A., Senator Frank Pallone show –New Jersey U.S.A, Boogie Woogie “Chalo America” –.NY / NJ, Miss India Beauty Pageant – NY - USA, Sanjay Anand Prosthetic Foundation, USA, Naya Andaaz Competition –. NJ, USA, Hofstra University, Indian Heritage, USA, and workshops at Rutgers University, USA.


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