Winter Session 2020

November 30 – February 21, 2020
Online only

Step 1: Fill out our Registration Form

Step 2: Make a payment by December 12

New students: we’re offering a class for new beginners this Winter on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT. Register via the form linked above. And try out a free class before the session starts!

Welcome to Katha Dance Theatre’s virtual Winter Session! We are pleased to offer the finest Kathak education online this session, which means that our classes are open to dancers across the globe. Kathak is a traditional North Indian dance form founded on four pillars of movement: rhythmic footwork, pirouettes, facial expressions, and gestural storytelling. It is a beautiful, elegant art form that is still evolving today.

Our school is led by Rita Mustaphi, Kathak master and disciple of the legendary guru Pt. Birju Maharaj. All of KDT’s educational programs are grounded in his teachings, and Rita has been at the forefront of Kathak’s evolution for decades thanks her time under his tutelage.

From left, KDT Executive Director Kalyan Mustaphi, Pandit Birju Maharaj, and Rita Mustaphi. At from: Ms. Saswati Sen.

Under Rita’s leadership, we offer Kathak classes in the Lucknow tradition to dancers of any ability, from absolute beginners to those with years of experience. Please read our session schedule below to find your preferred class, and then enroll by filling out our registration form and making your tuition payment (linked above). Note that final class placements are at the discretion of our teaching staff.

Full tuition price information can be found at the bottom of this page. Learn more here. Purchase your ghungru (ankle bells) here.

Saturday Classes

Class: 1B Children
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10 am – 11 am CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 2B Children
Day/Time: Saturdays, 11 am – 12 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 3A Children
Day/Time: Saturdays, 12 pm – 1 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 1B Adult
Day/Time: Saturdays, 1 pm – 2:30 pm CT
Tuition:
10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Class: 2B Adult
Day/Time: Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 4 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Sunday Classes

Class: 4B Youth
Day/Time: Sundays, 10 am – 11:30 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Class: 5/Intermediate Youth
Day/Time: Sundays, 11:30 am – 1 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Class: 3B Youth
Day/Time: Sundays, 1 pm – 2 pm CST
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 3B Adult
Day/Time: Sundays, 2 pm – 3:30 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Monday Classes

Class: Apprentices
Day/Time: Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

Tuesday Classes

Class: 1A Children
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 1A (For new beginners only)
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Class: 1A Adult
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1 hr. Classes: $230 | Online, through PayPal: $235

Wednesday Classes

Class: 4A Youth
Day/Time: 6:30 – 8 pm CT
Tuition: 10 1.5 hr. Classes: $310 | Online, through PayPal: $317

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To join the winter session, please fill out our registration form and submit your tuition payment here, or by mailing a check to the KDT office (5444 Orchard Ave. N., Crystal, MN 55429). Please note that we will not accept your registration until you have completed both steps.

Tuition Rates

1 hr. class session: $230 | online: $235
1 hr. class session for additional family member: $207* | online: $212*
Rate for students taking a second 1 hr. class per week: $150** | online: $153**
1.5 hr. class session: $310 | online: $317
1.5 hr. class session for additional family member: $279* | online: $285*
Rate for students taking a second 1.5 hr. class per week: $240** | online: $245**

*The second (and third, etc) registered member of a family will receive a 10% discount on tuition of equal or lesser value per session.

**Any student registered for two classes per week will receive a discount on tuition of equal or lesser value per session (with permission from their instructor).