The School

Please note that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, both of KDT’s studio locations are temporarily closed until further notice and all classes have moved online.

Katha Dance School offers high quality training in Kathak, the dance of North India. KDT advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activities. It encourages students to develop an understanding of the art of Kathak dance by providing dance experiences, which have artistic as well as educational value.

Photo by Anurag Sharma

Founded by Director Rita Mustaphi, KDT School is the premiere Kathak dance school in Minnesota. It welcomes all dancers regardless of ability or experience. Its curriculum emphasizes a strong classical technique that suggests a sense of energy, self-determination and joy—reflecting the kind of dancing favored by Katha Dance Theatre.

Director Mustaphi also serves as the school’s Master Teacher, accompanied by additional instructors of the highest caliber.

Learn more about our current class offerings and how to enroll here.

At KDT, we regularly offer need-based scholarships and work/study opportunities in order to make our classes affordable to people of all backgrounds. For more information on financial requirements and options, visit the Payment Guidelines page.

Studio locations: 

5806 W. 36th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Stage Left Dance Co., 1830 Wooddale Dr #100, Woodbury, MN 55125, Studio B