- 11am-12pm - Beginners Adults
- 12-1pm - Grade 1
- 1-2pm - Beginners - Children
Kathak is a north Indian classical dance style. Its origins began from the art of storytelling evolving into an intricate style of its own. Influenced by the ancient Hindu temples and Mughal court traditions, Kathak is now one of the most popular Indian dances in the world. Its vast repertoire and fluid style aid in forming a great base to any dance form.
A beautiful confluence of footwork, pirouettes, graceful poses and expressive narration form a typical kathak performance.
Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance School is based at Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End, Harrow, Middlesex, and provides classes in Indian classical dance and Karnatik music from age 5 years upwards.
The school started in 1991 and is led by Nina Rajarani MBE who is the principal Bharatanatyam tutor at the school. Karnatik vocal is taught by Y Yadavan, and Kathak dance is taught by Shyam Dattani. Over the years, the school has earned itself an admirable reputation where students pride themselves upon the high standard of dancing and singing, they aim to achieve. The school emphasises adherence to the classicism of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance and Karnatik music, ensuring training with a strong foundation firmly rooted in tradition.
The school performs publicly at least twice a year, allowing students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned over the year as well as giving them the opportunity to experience dancing in a performance setting outside of the classroom.