Classes & Workshops

Quality training in South Asian classical dance styles especially Kathak for adults & youth

What classes do we offer?

Drishti Dance is committed to the development of excellence in the arts through its extensive and in-depth training programme that runs throughout the year, most especially its weekly classes. The training covers Kathak dance techniques, body conditioning, and creative expression through the form.

Drishti’s training programme provides an opportunity for students to appear for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Kathak Graded and vocational examinations, and perform at local and national platforms to develop confidence and people facing skills. Group classes are offered in Reading, Oxford, and Didcot. One-to-one sessions are also available upon request.

The classes offered are suitable for all children, youth and adults.

All Classes Include:

  • Kathak dance techniques
  • Body conditioning
  • Creative expression
  • extensive and in-depth training programme.
  • opportunity for students to appear for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Weekly Timetable

MONDAY
TIME CLASS TYPE
6PM – 8PM Reading Classes: Intermediate/Advance (ISTD Grade 2-3)
WEDNESDAY
TIME CLASS TYPE
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Reading
Classes: Intermediate (ISTD Grade 3-4)
THURSDAY
TIME CLASS TYPE
6.00 PM – 8:00 PM Oxford Classes: Beginners/Intermediate (Youth and Adult)
SATURDAY
TIME CLASS TYPE
9:30AM – 11AM Reading Classes: Beginners (ISTD Grade 1)
11 AM – 12:30 PM Reading Classes: Intermediate (ISTD Grade 2)
1PM – 3PM Reading Classes: Advanced (ISTD Grade 6)
3PM – 5PM Reading Classes: Advanced (Intermediate Foundation)
SUNDAY
TIME CLASS TYPE
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Reading Classes: Advanced (ISTD Grade 6)

Dance & Performing Arts

Kathak

Kathak is an Indian classical dance form within Hindu temples as a storytelling device for portraying the epic tales from Hindu scriptures, Mahabharata and Ramayana.

 

Our Shows

Our performances include dynamic and fast-paced exploration of the rhythmic textures and formulations of traditional form and through the prism of modern experiences and aesthetics.

 

Storytelling

kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and extensive footwork, their body movements and flexibility but most importantly through their facial expressions.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Take a look at our forthcoming events.

AVARTAN

NOVEMBER 13TH

Venue: The Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4JZ

Drishti Dance, returns to the stage performing to a live audience after a 18 month hiatus due to Covid 19.

This event, called Avartan, showcases Kathak choreographic works at its best, featuring ‘Re-Textured’, a dynamic and fast paced exploration of the rhythmic textures and formulations of traditional form and reformats movements through the prism of modern experiences and aesthetics. This work first premiered at the Offbeat Festival in Oxford, in 2019 and was also featured in Tarner Festival in Brighton.

Avartan also presents Drishti dance’s talented Youth Dance company and student showcase in an exuberant celebration of dance, music and poetry

LIFT OFF DANCE FESTIVAL

MARCH 26TH & 27TH

Youth and Community Gala at South Hill Park, Bracknell.

GET IN TOUCH

Drop us a line today if you want to find out more information.