Curriculum

Classes are offered for children of all ages and adults/seniors. We also promote dance through workshops, lecture demonstrations, short-term training, and school assemblies. Techniques taught include pranam, tatkar and various footwork patterns, stances, tal – rhythmic structures, hastaks – hand gestures, chakkars – spins, abhinaya – expressions and padhant – recitation of dance compositions (boles). Shivam Arts also exposes students to basic storytelling elements.

Beginner Levels

No prerequisites are required for this introductory class. An introductory Kathak class provides thorough instructions on the fundamentals of Kathak techniques, providing students with a solid foundation for dance. 

Intermediate Levels

Shivam Arts builds on what students have achieved in the beginner classes. In these levels, students will perfect hand-eye coordination and are introduced to a variety of spins (a special feature of Kathak). In these classes, students also begin to develop footwork and movement techniques, undergo rhythmic training, study history and theory, and practice abhinaya (facial expressions).

Advanced Levels

Training continues with complicated rhythmic patterns and footwork, advanced spin techniques, expressions, and choreography. The highly dedicated and versatile advanced training methods ultimately transform students into promising dancers performing for prestigious dance festivals and noted events.

"Samarpan", A Solo Dance Debut

When rigor and passion is applied, a student’s training can culminate in a solo dance debut or “Samarpan.” Samarpan is a 2-3 hour dance solo that showcases the student’s varied knowledge and skill in Kathak.  Following the student’s solo debut, they may become regular performers with the Shivam Arts Dance Company. 

New Program Just Added

Training in Kathak-based choreography to Bollywood music old or new.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Private/Semi-Private classes are available by arrangement and can be customized for your needs. If you have a large group in an area not yet covered by Shivam Arts that is interested in starting its own class, please contact us.

Shivam Arts School of Kathak Dance has multiple locations across Southern California and is now enrolling new students!

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(714) 293-4539