Are You Keen to Learn Kathak?

This week’s amazing blogger? It’s Lina!

Kathak is one of the classical dance forms of North India. The word Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word ‘Katha’ which means storytelling this is similar to ballet. The dance form dates back to as long as the 4th century BC and was invented by Janakiprasad.

When dancing Kathak the person will be accompanied by musical instruments such as the tabla and flute along with elegant costumes. To perform Kathak requires major expressions with feeling and precise, clear movements.

I am currently learning Kathak and still in Grade one as I have only started two months ago! My exams are in one month so my Guru Ji (teacher) is starting to teach me things from Grade two. I enjoy Kathak because I get to perform an enchanting dance and learn a whole new language! I recommend this distinct dance form because not only does it affect you positively, but it helps you stay fit and healthy and is very fun to learn. It also increases flexibility which gives you confidence and comfort in your own body.

This is a video of me doing the Chakradhar Toda in Kathak.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog. Do you know any other dance forms? Would you like to learn Kathak? Comment your opinions in the box below 🙂

– By Lina

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