Admissions for 2018 are now closed.
If you would like to be on our waitlist for July 2019 admissions, kindly write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning your full name, age, contact number and details of past Kathak training, if any.
Nayantara founded the ‘Tridhaara Institute of Kathak’ where she runs regular classes in pure classical Kathak at her studio in Viman Nagar, Pune. Having a strong technical foundation and a deep passion for teaching with over 13 years of experience, Nayantara has always strived to carry forward the tradition of Indian classical dance in its purest form, with immense discipline, yet with innovative methods to engage the new generation of students.
The aim of the institute is not only to impart training in the practical aspects of Kathak, but also to ensure that each student has a thorough knowledge of the theory behind everything they learn. In addition to this, Nayantara also stresses on the importance of yoga and Hindustani classical music from the very beginning. The confluence of these three streams - Kathak, Yoga and Music - forms the essence of the name ‘Tridhaara’.
Hugely inspired by the teachings of senior gurus and artists, Nayantara also believes that as part of dance training, young practitioners should also be exposed to allied forms of art and well-being, such as painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, poetry, literature, fitness and nutrition. To facilitate this, she invites professionals in those fields to conduct interactive workshops with her students from time to time, thus providing a truly holistic arts education, the first of its kind in Pune.
Nayantara also trains her students for annual showcases, competitions and stage performances for cultural events.
There are separate batches for children and adults.
Children’s classes are held twice a week on weekday evenings. Girls and boys aged 6 and above are eligible for this batch.
The adults’ batches are held twice a week, on Sunday mornings and one weekday evening. Women and men of all ages are eligible to join these batches, subject to an initial workshop and interview held at the institute in June.
No prior training in dance is required to join the beginners batch. Those with 1 or more years of training will be called in for an audition to assess which batch is suitable for them.
New batches for both children and adults will begin in July 2019. Please write to us before May 2019.
For more information on class timings, fee structure, assessment and certification, or to make an appointment to meet Nayantara at the studio, kindly email email@example.com or call +91-9145525581.
There are no other branches of Tridhaara Institute of Kathak. Nayantara does, however, travel to conduct workshops and lecture-demonstrations for 3-5 days within India and abroad. For information on her workshops please see the Workshops page.