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Classes & Workshops


Kathak classes

Kathak classes are conducted by Courtyard Dancers faculty. The advanced classes are conducted by Pallabi Chakravorty. The class sessions are intimate and intense and are accompanied by live tabla. In addition to movement, the emphasis is on learning rhythmic patterns, vocalization, and emotional expressivity. Using Kathak vocabulary and associated poetry, Pallabi’s students learn to infuse their dance with their own thinking. CD members are given performance opportunities on professional stage on a regular basis. They are also given opportunities to learn and work with renowned dancers and choreographers, who visit the group as guest artists.

Kathak classes are run on a semester basis. Regular attendance is a must.

workshops Kathak Indian classical dance

Current Schedule Philadelphia Region

Winter/Spring Semester 2023
Sundays, January 22nd- Sunday May 14th 2023
Beginner class: 2-3.15 pm
Intermediate/Advanced class: 3.15-5 pm.
Classes are accompanied with Tabla (percussion) by Aqeel Bhatti.

Masks are optional for those vaccinated.
Cost for Semester: $500
Contact: Mahasweta Dutt (Teaching Faculty)
[email protected]
Cost for Semester (children below 12 years): $300
Contact: Palak Singhee (Teaching Faculty)
[email protected]

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Traditional and contemporary dance are often seen as opposites, the one a preservation of folk forms and
the other an attempt to reject tradition and express modern ideas. But the Philadelphia-based
Courtyard Dancers combine the two, taking a progressive approach to classical Indian dance.
– Saun Brady, Philadelphia Metro