Courses

The Institute runs two diploma courses accredited by JUx, Jain (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. The courses in Kathak and Diploma are year long and designed to provide tools to the dance makers of the future. Admissions to the courses begin in the month of June.

 

The institute also offers weekly Kathak classes for adults and children. Admissions to these classes occur every year on Vijayadashami day.

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Diploma in Choreography

The Skill Diploma in Choreography is a unique course designed for today’s dancer who seeks to balance a sound training with emerging trends in the global dance scenario.

Natya is a symbiotic school of thought that fuses traditional dance disciplines and evolving choreographic trends as a medium for development through dance education, performance and interface.

Keeping this philosophy in mind, this specially designed course  nurtures the creative abilities of dance students & provides the right atmosphere for them to make their mark as performers & choreographers of high calibre. The faculty is made up of eminent artistes and experts from the field of dance, academia, media, music, theatre, design, management and therapy.

Frequently asked questions

What is the eligibility criteria?


  • Age of 6 years to 14 years for children's and Age of 15 years and above for adults
  • No prior experience required
  • Passion to learn dance




What will I learn?


You will learn the art of Indian Contemporary dance vocabulary that is informed by Indian movement disciplines such as yoga, Kathak & Martial Arts.




What are the class timings?


For children: Saturday & Sunday – 10 to 11 am For adults: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 7;30 to 8:30 am





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Diploma in Kathak

This course is a composite introduction to the artistry & craft of Kathak utilising a bespoke syllabus that combines our Founder Dr Maya Rao's unique methodology as well as the traditional training  trail from her Guru, the doyen of the Lucknow Gharāna- Guru Shambhu Maharaj.

 

This course is certified by Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography and the JUx and Jain (Deemed -to be) University.

Frequently asked questions

What is the eligibility criteria?


  • Age – Above 16 years

  • A pass in the 10th Grade or equivalent.




What is the course structure?


  • Practical classes & workshops taught by master practitioners & experts in the field of Kathak.

  • 80% Online. Last month intense workshopping at the NIKC Bangalore.

  • Online mentored classes, inter assessments, intensive practice sessions followed by a final assessment.




What are the course timings?


3 Days in a week (2 days online and 1 day offline classes)

One month to 25 days of Intensive training at our studio in Bangalore before the completion of the course.




What are my prospects after doing this course?


  • A one year - Intermediate course in Kathak conducted by NIKC & JAINx, followed by a 2 year Advanced course.





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 Kathak Classes

The institute offers weekly Kathak classes for students starting age 6 and upwards. Held twice a week at our landmark studio, the classes introduce students not just training in Kathak technique and repertoire but also the intricacies of rhythm and the history of the form. The classes run in four batches:

1. Children's classes

2. Adult's classes - a. Working professionals' class b. Homemakers' class. 3. Hobby class

4. Proficiency classes

Frequently asked questions

What is the eligibility criteria?


  • Age of 6 years to 14 years for children's batch
  • Age of 15 years and above for adults' batch
  • No prior experience require
  • Passion to learn dance




What will I learn?


You will learn the art of Kathak (a classical dance form of North India), which has a structured syllabus created by the legendary Guru Dr Maya Rao




What are the class timings?


FOR CHILDREN'S BATCH

  • Saturday & Sunday – 10 to 11 am (Online)
FOR ADULT'S BATCH
  • Mondays & Wednesdays – 6 to 7 pm (Beginners batch)
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 6 to 7 pm – (Beginners batch)




Will I get certified for these classes?


NO, these classes are hobby classes where you take your time to learn.





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Creative Movement Classes

STEM DANCE KAMPNI initiated Bangalore's first contemporary dance unit in 1995. NIKC partners with STEM to host these signature movement regimen of the company taught in early morning and evening classes

There are three batches for these classes:

1. Working professionals batch

2. Students batch

3. Children's batch

Frequently asked questions

What is the eligibility criteria?


  • Age of 6 years to 14 years for children's and Age of 15 years and above for adults
  • No prior experience required
  • Passion to learn dance




What will I learn?


You will learn the art of Indian Contemporary dance vocabulary that is informed by Indian movement disciplines such as yoga, Kathak & Martial Arts.




What are the class timings?


For children: Saturday & Sunday – 10 to 11 am For adults: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 7;30 to 8:30 am