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Top 5 Dance Schools To Learn Kathak In Mumbai

Derived from the word “Katha” meaning “story telling”, Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance said to have originated in the northern side of India by “Kathakars” (storytellers) who used to recite mythological or religious tales along with music, mime and dance. As the emphasis is more on footwork in Kathak as against hasta mudras or hand formations in Bharatanatyam dance, Kathak dances are performed straight-legged and the ankle bells worn by the dancers are skillfully controlled. Performed by both men and women, Kathak is not restricted to fixed steps and stages, the dancers can change the sequence of steps to suit his or her skill and style of dancing. Modern exponents of Kathak dance are Birju Maharaj and Uma Sharma. 

Many people want to excel in this field but don't know where to study it from.

In this post, we share best Institutes to learn Kathak in Mumbai. Let's get into it already.


School of Kathak by Uma Dogra: Uma Dogra started her career in Delhi but later she settled in Mumbai. She has been teaching ever since. Her students have performed in Indian and international dance festivals.

Contact :

Uma Dogra’s School of Kathak Dance

H -3/2, Jal Padma, Bangur Nagar, Goregoan West.

Link Road, Mumbai-400090. India.

Tel : +91 22 2877 9554


Ved Insitute of Performing Arts : Ved Institute of Performing Arts was established in 2009 with the aim of providing a comprehensive education in the classical dance form of Kathak, encompassing theory and dance instruction. The Institute is registered with the renowned Gandharava Mahavidyalaya and conducts government-recognized exams for students in Kathak. We also welcome and instruct hobby learners  and enthusiasts with the same passion. 


Ved Institute of Performing Arts

Ravindra Natya Mandir, Behind Siddhi Vinayak Temple,Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

Birla Kendra, Girgaon Chowpatty, Near maftlal swimming club, Marine Drive, Mumbai.

Kandivali East, Mumbai.

Tel: 9819941134


Kalasharm: Kalasharm is founded and run under Pandit Birju Maharaj. Pandit Birju Maharaj is torch bearer of Kathak. Being his student is a dream. Kalasharm is one such place where dream comes true.


Bhavan's A. H. Wadia High School, Bhavan Campus, Andheri W, Mumbai 

(2 mins walk from Azad Nagar metro stn) ‚Äč

Tel (contact by whatsapp): Renu Sharma  (Kathak Guru): +91-9819156968


Ninad Centre for Performing Arts : Ninad Centre offers professional training for Kathak, sessions are run by Dr Tina Tombre. They have minimum age requirement to enrol, e.i. 8 years there is however no upper limit. They prepare students for Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mandal Mahavidyalaya examination.


Kathak Class Venue:

M. L. Dahanukar College, Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai 400057

Tel: 9320533334


Nalanda Dance Research Centre : The centre offers Bachelors, Masters programme and Ph. D in Kathak. Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya College of classical dancing affiliated to the University of Mumbai providing formal academic education and its different departments for post-doctoral and fundamental research. 



Plot A-7 / 1,N.S.Road No.10,.

J.V.P.D. Scheme,Vile Parle(West),

Mumbai 400049 

Fax: 91-22-2624 5008


These are few of the best Institutes to get your Kathak training in Mumbai. Do comment below if you find this helpful.

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