Kathak is a North Indian classical Dance form. The word Kathak is derived from Sanskrit word katha- kathayati which means – “to tell a story”. Kathak Dance, a form of Indian Classical Dance where in movement and action, both lyrical and rhythmic, expresses Indian culture. Kathak dance originated in the temples of India and further developed in the time of Mughal emperors. As Kathak dance evolved it moved from being a strictly Temple dance, propagating out into all facets of society, eventually becoming the cultural and artistic dance it is today. Kathak can be looked upon as a medium of exercise as it refreshes mind and body.
Instructor: Sonali Khare–Joglekar
|Kathak Dance - Level 1 (6 - 9 yrs)||CRN 1647||Sunday||Feb. 5 - June 18, 2017||4 - 5 p.m.||$279.50|
|Kathak Dance - Level 2 (6 - 9 yrs)||CRN 1362||Sunday||Feb. 5 - June 18, 2017||3 - 4 p.m.||$279.50|
|Kathak Dance (9 - 12 yrs)||CRN 1363||Sunday||Feb. 5 - June 11, 2017||5 - 6:15 p.m.||$375|
Sonali Khare–Joglekar was born in Pune, which is known as cultural capital of India. She completed her Post Graduation in Microbiology from University of Pune. She pursued Indian Classical Dance since she was 8 years old. In 2001 she completed her Degree in Indian Classical Kathak Dance under guidance of Kathak Guru Pandita Sujata Natu. During that time, she did many solo and group performances with her Guru.
Sonali has worked as Dance Instructor in Schools in Thane, Pune and Gurgaon in India. In Canada, Sonali has performed in many community association’s cultural programs/events in both Toronto and Calgary. She has choreographed many group dances for different cultural shows. In Toronto, her credentials were accredited and she was made Examiner for examination of Kathak Dance for other Classes in Toronto.