Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance. This
dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient
northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today
contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the
bhakti movement. There are three major schools or gharana of Kathak
from which performers today generally draw their lineage: the
gharanas of Jaipur, Lucknow and Varanasi (born in the courts of the
Kachwaha Rajput kings, the Nawab of Oudh, and Varanasi
Kathak beginners must remember to work on 1 footwork step. It is not even very tough, you just got to stay focused and practice with tthe help of professional trainer who ensure the correct technique. they will also teach how to show you expressions while learning how to do Thatkar. In Kathak it is very crucial at every moment to be showing your facial expressions. Kathak is all about how you feel inside while you are dancing. beginners ccan practice with soft melody and when your feet hit the ground gently have a huge smile with the teeth showing and your eyes wider than bowling balls.
Learning Kathak offers a great opportunity to learn Indian culture and heritage. Kathak means ?to tell the story?. This means the young children learn a lot about India?s great historical figures, learn about Ramayana, Mahabharata and other epic stories.Learning Kathak offers opportunity to perform on stage and various other events. This makes you audacious from early stages of life. Once built this quality helps in every stage in life not only for dancing but for making powerful presentations and facing large crowds. It definitely makes you more and more self confident.