Kathak

EDISON, NJ

Group Class - 1: Sunday | 11:30 AM EST (Kids Beginners)
Group Class - 2: Wednesday | 5:00 PM EST (Kids Beginners)
Group Class - 3: Sunday | 12:30 PM EST (Intermediate & Advanced)
Group Class - 4: Tuesday | 07:30 PM EST (Adults Beginners)

EDISON, NJ

Group Class - 1: Sunday | 11:30 AM EST (Kids Beginners)
Group Class - 2: Wednesday | 5:00 PM EST (Kids Beginners)
Group Class - 3: Sunday | 12:30 PM EST (Intermediate & Advanced)
Group Class - 4: Tuesday | 07:30 PM EST (Adults Beginners)

CLASS INQUIRY

Indian Music

About Kathak

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Indian classical dance form kathak with acclaimed dancer, choreographer & teacher Jin Won. Given Miss Won's background as a Tabla player, students will gain a strong understanding of rhythm which is the heart of Kathak. We provide high quality personalized kathak training following the rich lineage of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome to come enjoy the benefits of this beautiful Indian dance form. Teaching at Taalim is a modern adaptation of the guru- shishya parampara (student- teacher tradition) where teaching is customized to the needs, skill, and personality of each student.

In our kathak classes, a strong emphasis is placed on understanding the body through movement, with a focus on body alignment and posture. As with training in any other classical dance form, learning kathak instills discipline and focus.

What is Kathak?

Kathak is among the major classical dances of India, known for its fast-paced footwork, dizzying spins (known as chakkars), grace, and storytelling. With influences from the Bhakti movement, temple and ritual dances of India, Persian and central Asian dance forms, Kathak emerged from the confluences of cultures over time in northern India. Kathak’s evolution continues as it has made its way into modern Indian dance forms as the most popular classical dance used in Bollywood dancing.

FAQs

6 years is the minimum age recommended for starting Tabla lessons with us. We may accept students under 6 provided you consult with a Taalim teacher first.
6 years is the minimum age recommended for starting Kathak lessons with us. We may accept students under 6 provided you consult with a Taalim teacher first.

Sure! Please share with us some information about your previous learning experience in the Inquiry form or in the mail if you prefer to directly contact us at [email protected]

Our teachers (Tabla) are available at over 16 locations across the states. Please visit taalim.com/classes to learn more. Please note, Kathak coaching is available only at Edison, NJ or online.
If required, a paid trial class is available on request.
No! Taalim School does not offer any degree programs or certificate courses.
Our group classes generally range from 4 to 10 students. At Taalim School we teach our group classes in such a way that each student can progress at their own pace.
You can enroll in classes at Taalim school regardless of age and experience level.
Yes, we will provide students with a letter of recommendation on the Taalim letterhead. We can also facilitate the production of a performance sample video or audio file to include with college applications.
Students are encouraged to participate or attend our various workshops, summer camps, concerts, events, and recitals. All students are guided thoroughly towards their holistic development as a student, individual and musician.
No! We do not organize an annual day event at the school. However, the students get to perform and learn through various events held throughout the year.
No, we do not provide drums to students. All new registrants must have their own set of Tabla for their practice.
Yes! Taalim School offers a variety of semi- professional and professional Tabla sets for purchase either at our main brand in Edison, NJ or by pick up at one of our many class locations around NJ and NY.
Yes! Although we do not have an annual day where every student performs, we do hold regular recitals and house concerts where students are given a chance to show their practice and ability. Students are selected for performance opportunities by their teacher, which generally does not happen before 2 years of training and ensures the highest quality of their education and our events. We believe in creating a strong sense of achievement and respect when given permission to perform, so we reserve the right to deny performance to students based on merit.
As always, our highest commitment is the health and safety of our students and teachers. Due to the continuing uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, all the students, parents and visitors must be fully vaccinated against the Covid- 19 infection, carry a hand sanitizer and must wear a mask at all times in the school premises. Parents are not allowed to wait in the school premises to avoid any possible chances of infection. All students attending classes in- person must fill out our covid- 19 liability form before beginning with their first session.