Training sessions in Classical Kathak are held under the guidance of Guru Simran Godhwani. The teaching is based on the syllabus by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Regular assessments are carried out to further channelize and enhance the learning process.
The training program consists of 9 levels, starting from Foundation course till Nritya Bhaskar. The entire course enables the students to master Kathak. Students who complete their Nritya Visharad Level is encouraged to do their Rangapravesh – First performance on the stage as a soloist. They continue to complete their dance education after this and is also encouraged to join Krshala as full time or part time dance teachers.
There is no restriction on age. Our training programs are skill specific and not age specific. People of any age can join the program. The program is open to beginners and advanced level students. We recommend starting at the age of 5 years.
The students who join us learn for 10 years and more till they formally complete all the levels as prescribed by the University and do their formal entry onto the stage with The Rangapravesh.
Krshala follows a rigorous international syllabus for its dance training program based on the guidelines provided by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Standard learning and evaluation techniques are followed.
Performances are a part of training program. An annual event – ‘Kathak Elements’ is a tradition of Krshala, adopted from the year 2009.
Krshala has developed a systematic and well-structured dance training program under the guidance of Founder & Creative Director, Simran Godhwani. The training program follows the Lucknow Gharana Style of Kathak. The outline of the training program is as below
- Warm Up
- Use of Space
- Laya & Taal – Recitation and Demonstration
- Footwork Patterns
- Spins of various types