Intro to Kathak (Dance)

Kathak is an ancient North Indian classical dance form. This form along with the six other classical Indian forms is heavily based in Math and has a strong presence of Drama. In this class, students learn rhythmic exercises to help them understand patterns with their feet. They also learn to recite Tekka (or the language of the drum) and some songs and compositions. The Kathaka is the story teller. Many of the compositions are based on stories that are told through Abhinaya (facial expressions) and Mudras (hand gestures). This energizing class is recommended for kids 7 years of age and up.  Other ages, please still inquire.   For more information about Intro to Kathak (Dance), please contact Katy Rous at krous@openmindsf.org

Katy Rous

Enrichment Program Coordinator

Katy, a San Francisco native, has been teaching kids Hip-Hop, Ballet and over 30 forms of cultural dance in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has taught at every major dance school in San Francisco including Dance Mission and ODC and additionally in many enrichment programs at other schools . Her company World Dance Fusion has performed her choreography for the past 13 yrs. in SF, NY as well as internationally in Brazil, Spain, India and Pakistan. In 2007 she was invited by the US government to be an ambassador for dance. Katy is also a professional actress that has been in numerous plays, movies and TV shows including a Christmas Carol with ACT and a  guest starring role on Boy Meets World. Her band Lua Cheia (for which she sings and plays percussion) has performed at various venues around the Bay Area including Amnesia. Previously Katy has also been the chair of a PE and Arts department of an ESL school in San Jose. Katy is excited to teach Dance, Music and Theater at Katherine Michiels School.


 

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