CLASSES ON THE EAST COAST, WEST COAST, & ONLINE
Anga Kala Kathak Academy has five branches in Seattle, Washington; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Columbus, Copley, and Cleveland, Ohio. We also teach Kathak online to keenly interested students.
The Anga Kala Kathak Academy was founded with the sole purpose of imparting students & enthusiasts an exceptional training in the classical art form of Kathak; while also inculcating the values, traditions and culture it embodies.
We provide our students a stimulating, supportive and multi-cultural environment to explore the physical, intellectual and spiritual benefits of this ancient art-form. We wish to enrich our community through performances & demonstrations; and also foster personal growth and cultural exploration through our workshop and outreach activities.
We’re devoted to nurture the nuances and grace of this very beautiful dance form in all our students. Without compromising its authentic technique, Smt. Antara Datta’s innovative choreography has also joined Kathak to seemingly unrelated dance forms such as tap-dance, flamenco, and ballet.
Student oriented lessons
We train students across all age-groups, starting with age 5. Our lessons are student-oriented and are based on age-group, familiarity with Kathak, and learning style. All our students progress through upper levels of Kathak, as they develop their skill as a dancer.
The academy offers certification program in Kathak, accredited to ISTD (www.istd.org). Students have an option to receive a formal diploma in Kathak. As students graduate, they are recognized with certification of accomplishment for each grade. While participation in certification is optional, it is a great asset for young students to start preparing early for their college applications; and for anyone seeking to become a professional in the field of dance.
Every other year, the school organizes a recital where there is opportunity to collaborate with world class professional musicians, dancers, and instructors. Also there are opportunities of performing in numerous community events throughout the year.
Smt. Antara Datta
“Dancing is my passion” says the founder of Anga Kala Kathak Academy. “Dance is not merely a physical activity but it enriches your soul.” Smt. Antara Datta is a Kathak veteran and has been performing in various shows, events and programs for years. Her goal is to carry on her Guru’s tradition and nurture an interest in the beautiful North-Indian classical dance form of Kathak among kids and adults all around the world.