The School

Please note that in the Fall of 2021, we are planning to introduce a hybrid of in-person and online education. More info to come.

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’s School is the premiere Kathak dance school in Minnesota. It welcomes all dancers over the age of 6, 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 location: 

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