Classes

Katha Dance Theatre offers a variety of classes for children ages 6 and up as well as adults. Classes focus on technique, grace, and stamina.

Enrollment starts in our Fall session. All late term enrollments are subject to the approval of the school director. Starting in 2019, we have changed our policy to allow for limited registration after the start of the Winter session. This applies only to new students and is at the school director’s discretion. Contact info@kathadance.org for more details.

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Students progress from 1A to 2A, then from 2A to 3A, and so on. Advancement is slow; most students spend 2-3 years in each level.  Intermediate-level students demonstrating commitment and skill may be invited to become an apprentice with the Katha Dance Theatre Company.

Primary classes (those in our Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions) are conducted September through May to mimic the academic school year, with additional workshops and intensives being offered June through August. Our studios are located in St. Louis Park and Woodbury.

The school year culminates each Spring with Sadhana, KDT’s annual school showcase. Students who wish to continue their education during the summer months may register for our Summer Session, which runs from early June through late July, or our Summer Intensive, which normally takes place over a two-week period in August. Intensive students will walk away knowing an entire dance sequence that may be publicly performed at community events or festivals.

Classroom Policies

Required class attire includes kurta and pajama (Indian shirt and pants), and a set of ghungru (ankle bells).  Additional policies regarding classroom protocol, performances, and evaluations can be viewed in the Student Handbook.