Kathak, one of the six Indian classical dance form is characterized by rhythmic footwork and danced under the weight of more than 100 ankle bells, spectacular spins, and the dramatic representation of themes and drama.
The word Kathak is derived from Katha, meaning "The art of story telling". The influence of Kathak is visible in the Spanish and Flamenco Tradition.
ARPAN is affiliated with Pracheen Kala Kendra of India and students (kathak) are getting degrees & certificates from Pracheen Kala Kendra upon completion of their yearly exam.
Location Details with Class Offerings
* ASHBURN / BRAMBLETON, VA
(Convenient to Broadlands, South Riding , Leesburg, Sterling & Herndon)
Enrollments Ongoing for Summer, Fall 2014!!!
New !!!! Adult Kathak Class (Beginners)
New!!!! Kids' Kathak (Beginners) Class
Hurry, as classes get full pretty quickly
Please call 703-430-9316 for more details
Bratati is pursuing this dance for 30 years and has performed several places in India, Germany & US.
Major Achievements of teacher Mrs Bratati Saha
IDEA's presentation at Wolf Trap Auditorium -"The Barns" on Oct'2014
"Tomari Ragini" Kathak Dance performances with Live Orchestra ( March, 2014)
Showcase Performance at North American Telugu Conference (Apr, 2014)
International language Day at Bangladesh Embassy, DC (Feb, 2014)
Rhythm of India - Annual Recital of Arpan ( Oct, 2013)
Kathak dance drama "Tin Kanya" in Kolkata, INDIA with live orchestra ( Aug, 2013)
33rd Ambassador Ball at Washington, DC ( September, 14, 2011)