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Know your Master

Bhakti Deshpande

Know your Master

A renowned & award winning Kathak dancer of India, Bhakti is the disciple of Pt. Birju Maharajji. She has been a Kathak choreographer in Bollywood movies like Bajirao Mastani, Dedh Ishqiya, Vishwaroopam and multiple dance reality shows. She has performed in prestigious venues globally and has been teaching Kathak at South Mumbai since more than a decade. Her learnings from her Gurus and her extensive work as a Kathak dancer, have been incorporated in these classes.

Workshop for Beginners – Aalamban

Learn from a
master

Flexible timings
as per your
schedule

Masterclasses +
practice videos

1:1 feedback with Mentor
Every 4th Class

Designed by Bhakti Deshpande, the Aalamban workshop is made for beginners. It introduces the student to all the basics movement in Kathak that can be learnt in a short while and used for creating graceful choreography. The Aalamban workshop is a short yet comprehensive introduction to the dance form of Kathak.

Our Courses

  • Kathak Aalamban – Basic For beginners

    Curriculum Includes

    • Hand Movements (Hastak)
    • Foot Work (Padanyaas)
    • Expressions (Rasa)
    • Palm Gestures (Hasta Mudra)
    • Short Choreography
  • Kathak Aalamban – Plus For beginners

    Curriculum Includes

    • Basic Course all Lessons
    • Dynamic Hand movements (Hastak)
    • Understanding Lay and Taal – core concepts in Indian Music
    • Performing on Tihaee – Toda | Bols inherent to Kathak performances
    • One short & one full song choreography

Courses Overview

8000+ Students

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It was indeed a pleasure to have completed the Aalamban Workshop..Had a great time learning the course!

Megha Nair

via Email
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Bhakti has made basic steps very easy to learn, flexible timings really worked for me and the end course performance gave me lot of confidence.

Dr. Alpana Salgia

@Alpana Salgia
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The course was simply amazing and made me fall in love with Kathak. A big thanks to Bhakti ma'am

Chandana Madhavpeddi

@chandanamadhavapeddi
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Expert Teachers selection process

12+ Years of Kathak
Training

5+ Years of teaching
Experience

Selecion Rate :
Top 10%

Rigorous Training
Quality Monitoring

We ensure you learn from top teachers who is specifically trained to teach the Aalamban curriculum & in online teaching methods
  • handpicked Top 10%
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Rigorous Training

Course Requirement

This course is meant for beginners. So if you have no prior knowledge of Kathak / if you have learnt a long time ago and want to resume on your basics, this is a great place to start.

  • Beginners, looking at a step-by-step guide to devloping skills in Kathak Dance.
  • If you are keen/inclined to explore the world of Indian classical dance.
  • Someone who would like to revisit their hobby or routinely practice the basics of Indian dance style.
  • Advanced level dancers of western/oriental/other genres looking to add a new dimension to their dance through the beautiful Kathak Dance

Course curriculum

Faq

This is a one to one class, so timings are flexible as per your schedule. The main lesson takes about 1 hour every week and practice sessions take about 20mins.
This course is for anyone 13 and above. There is no upper limit, 13-65+ all are most welcome 🙂
This course is especially designed for beginners. We start with the absolute basics so you get a strong foundation. The online format ensures you can learn directly from masters, get one to one feedback and finish the course as per your schedule.
Yes, you can watch the videos and practice as many times as you like within the course validity period.
Yes, we provide a course completion certificate which has the details of everything you have learnt in the course, mentioned on your certificate.

an award winning and renowned Kathak dancer in india, Bhakti is the disciple of PT. Birju Maharajji.

Kathak technique is based on keeping a erect spine and natural body postures. Hence obesity/ basic pain is generally not a issue. We recommend you try the trial class and if you are comfortable, you should be able to manage the full course. However you are in the best position to decide and take your doctors advice if required.
No, you do not require any equipment or ghungroos for completing this course
At beginners’ levels, we are neutral to all Gharanas / styles of Kathak. Basic technical training common to all gharanas is provided through the course.
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