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Top 8 Kathak Dance Schools In Delhi

Kathak is derived from Katha meaning “the art of storytelling”. Kathak is similar to Bharatnatyam even though, it originated in North India. Persians and Muslims, made Kathak dance, form of court. Kathak gained prominence during nineteenth century, amongst kings and zamindaars as a form of entertainment and classical dance form. In Kathak the emphasis is on footwork. Kathak when learned from a prominent guru is of great value, thus your guru can either make or break your Kathak career.

Here is a list of top 8 Kathak schools in New Delhi - 


Kathak Kendra is a unit of SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY with its aim to promote, and develop Kathak and its awareness amongst people. This is by far the best school to learn Kathak.

Address: 2 San Martin Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021

Contact:011-2687 4251



PAIPA founded by Pradeep Adwani, offers variety of dance courses. Kathak is one of them. Taught by Mr Adwani himself, students can sit for an exam and obtain degree in Kathak through this academy.

Address: D-22, LGF, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4.

Contact: +91-9811390306



Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, don't go by the name the Institute offers variety of dance classes. You get diploma course for Kathak and you can ever apply for degree, if you stay with the academy for long. They also have doctorate level programs for Kathak. They have various schools all over Delhi, you can choose according to your location.

Corporate Office: Flat No. - 38, Pocket -B3, Sec-17,Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078. 

(Landmark - SDMC Community Hall, Nearest metro station is Dwarka Sec-14)

Contact: 011-49489500



Dhwani is run by Vaswati Misra a pioneer in Kathak world. She worked in Kathak Kendra and later started her own venture. she has choreographed and performed various shows. Dhwani has an educational wing by the name Pandit Shambhu Maharaj Kathak Academy.

Address: I-1637, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - 110019

Contact: +91-11- 40529517



Katha Disha Academy of Dance and Music is run by one of the leading Kathak exponents of his generation Praveen Gangni. The goal of Katha Disha is to prepare students as highly qualified performers and teachers of Kathak dance and music. From time to time Kathak Disha organises free courses for students who are not able to pay for learning.Kathak Disha is under the governmental registration and afilliated with Prayag Sangeet Samiti, the academy is also in ICCR panal, thus it gives the opportunity to foreign students to learn classical dance and music.

Address: Shri Laxmi Naryan Mandir

A-3 Janakpuri Near Mata Chanan Devi Hospital 

Pankha Road Uttam Nagar Metro Ext 

New Delhi - 59

Contact: 9891855970



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.

Address: NDMC Navyug School, 

Jorbagh, New Delhi - 110003

Rishabh Public School (Nursery Wing), Mayur Vihar Main Road, 

Phase 1, New Delhi - 110091

Contact: +91-9811070103 (Jor Bagh)

+91-11-32637532 ( Mayur Vihar)



Kathak Kendra offers two streams of Kathak training, under the guidance of legendary gurus like Pandits Lachchhu Maharaj, Shambhu Maharaj, and Birju Maharaj – Elementary {5 year foundation course + 2 year diploma course} and Advance {3 year diploma course + 2 year post grad diploma}. The Advanced classes are for those intending to take dance up professionally.

Address: Plot No.2, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri


Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra is one of the oldest dance and music schools in Delhi, Bharatiya Kala Kendra was founded in 1952. The institute currently offers dance courses in Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Mayurbhanj Chhau. The classes are conducted by prominent gurus such as the likes of Shri Shambhu Maharaj. This is the place to head to if you’re looking to go professional. Forms come out on 15th June and this year’s batch starts 1st July.

Address: 1, Copernicus Marg Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House



There are many home tutors and small dance academies you can find in any locality to learn Kathak, but it is better to learn from great maestro and their descendants.

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