The School

Katha Dance School provides world class training in Kathak, the dance tradition of North India. Students receive well rounded Kathak education that offers cultural and historical context for the art form, promotes technical precision, and encourages artistic expression in the classroom.
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. Go to our School FAQ page for more information.

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 and accessible 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