Summer Intensive 2021

Durga Arya-Krüger (photo provided)

With Durga Arya-Krüger
On Zoom
August 14 – 26, 2021

Welcome to our 2021 Summer Intensive! Learn more details below, and enroll now by 1) filling out our registration form and 2) submitting a tuition payment.

We’re excited to announce that our virtual intensive will be co-taught by KDT instructors (led by Rita Mustaphi) and guest artist Durga Arya-Krüger, a Germany-based Kathak master. Classes will take place on weekend mornings (taught by Ms. Arya-Krüger) and Wednesday/Thursday evenings (taught by KDT instructors). All class times are in CT.

Durga Arya-Krüger is an accomplished Kathak dancer and instructor specializing in the Lucknow gharana. She trained extensively under–among others–Pandit Birju Maharaj before joining his company as a professional dancer and later moving to Germany to open her own school. Renowned for her enthralling stage presence and mastery of the form, Ms. Arya-Krüger has worked tirelessly to make Kathak accessible throughout Germany (and Europe as a whole) for decades. We are so honored to have her as a leader of our intensive this Summer! Catch a glimpse of her talent onstage here!

If you have Kathak experience but are new to KDT, please get in touch with us regarding class placement. The intensive will be offered to the following groups:

  • Group A (youth & adults with 2 or more years of Kathak experience)
  • Group B (youth & adults with 4 or more years of Kathak experience)
  • Group C (youth & adults with 5 or more years of Kathak experience; this includes intermediate students, interns and KDT Company dancers)

*Note: students are welcome to take a second class as long as both classes are at or below their skill level.* Scroll down for pricing.

Saturdays & Sundays (Aug. 14, 15, 21, 22): 

Group A: 10:00 – 10:55 am CT
Group B: 11:00 – 11:55 am CT
Group C: 12:00 – 12:55 pm CT


Wednesdays & Thursdays (Aug 18, 19, 25, 26): 

Group A: 6:00 – 6:55 pm CT
Group B: 7:00 – 7:55 pm CT
Group C: 8:00 – 8:55 pm CT



Full Intensive (1 class/student): $180 (via check) | $185 (via PayPal)
Full Intensive (2 classes/student): $340 (via check) | $350 (via PayPal)

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is also made possible by general operating support grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Target Foundation, the Dr. Dash Foundation, the RBC Foundation, and by the generosity of KDT’s private donors.