Learn Fundamentals of Kathak - Step up









by Shruti Patki

10 Years Experience

Recipient of Rabindra Puraskar, 2015. Disciple of Pt. Rajendra Gangani Ji and Smt. Swati Sinha Ji.

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for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English, Marathi

Course Summary

Kathak is one of the most graceful traditional dance forms in India. After learning the basic footwork, hand gestures, and body movements in the beginner's course, it is time to step up your potential with more complex concepts.

This course is for learners training in Kathak for at least 3 months. It includes learning Kathak dance compositions, rhythms, and the theories behind each step. The students will have a holistic learning experience and gain confidence in their abilities as Kathak dancers.

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Teacher's Profile

Shruti Patki

Shruti Patki

Experience: 10 Years

From: India

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  • Education


    Master's in Kathak from Savitribai Phule Pune University

    Nritya Alankar from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Founder and Teacher - SKILS - School of Kathak and Interdisciplinary Learning with Shruti

About the Course

The highlights of the course include -

  • Different dance sequences based on Teentaal and their theoretical concepts including Toda, Chakradar Toda, Paran, and Tihai.
  • Formation of angles through body postures and movements
  • Guidance to master proper hand-eye coordination, footwork, body postures, and movements 
  • Introduction to hand gestures or mudras and their uses 
  • Learn to do the ‘Abhinaya’ using facial expression
  • Start learning simple choreographies

About the Teacher

With 13 years of experience, Ms Shruti Patki trained in the Banaras and Lucknow Gharana styles for 19 years under reputed Kathak Danseuse & Guru Mrs Shambhavi Dandekar and Guru Pta. Maneesha Sathe from Pune. 

Currently, she is learning the Jaipur Gharana style under Pt. Rajendra Gangani Ji. Training for the past 22 years, she is also a visiting Faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul) Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Shruti was presented with the Navonmesh Nritya Sadhana Puraskar by Dr Sujata Natu and Ganawardhan in July 2019. She has also won a variety of district, state, and national competitions. 

Shruti was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar in 2015 and received the Gold Medal in Masters in Performing Arts Kathak, 2014. She has also secured the First Rank all over India in the postgraduate level Nritya Alankar examination conducted by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai, in 2012.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

289 Online live sessions completed

289 Online live sessions completed

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different strength and flexibility

  • Has a different caliber to understand and replicate steps

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

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Milestone-based learning for best results

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