Foundation Certificate in Kathak Dance – Level II

MAHAGAMI GURUKUL Centre for Performing Arts
Gurukul Pattern

Program Outline

Foundation Certificate in Kathak Dance – Level II (2 semesters)

 Kalā Ādhār Kathak Dvitiya कला आधार कथक द्वितीय

  • Foundation Certificate program is of 2 years duration (Level I & II : 4 semesters)  that are suitable for part-time students and adult beginners
  • Aspirants with prior training of minimum 2 years can apply for Level II directly
  • Learners who have completed Level I are promoted to Level II.

Key Features

  • Training system is an ideal blend of traditional Gurukul training and contemporary trends in education.
  • The program helps the learner develop a physical and conceptual understanding of movement and its expressive possibilities.
  • The curriculum facilitates introduction to the Indian Dance Heritage, history of the chosen dance form and symbols and metaphors with static and dynamic movements within a dance tradition.
  • The learner is trained to create short dance narratives, understand body dynamics and blend concepts from theory and practice during the training program.

Program Structure

  • Duration : One Year (Level II), Part Time Program.
  • Pattern : Semester System (2 semesters in each level).
  • Gurukul Pattern, Gurukul ambience.
  • Dance residencies, ‘Riyaaz’ (practice) sessions.
  • Periodic workshops, symposiums.
  • International & National seminars.
  • Performance opportunities.
  • Study tours / visits to organizations of cultural importance.
  • Visiting Gurus, experts, scholars, artists.
  • Opportunities to witness many dance performances.
  • Engaging a contemplative dialogue by referring to Library with wide range of learning/reference material : books, periodicals, online journals, AV resources and archival content of MAHAGAMI.
  • Cultural & Social outreach.
  • Credit based learning.
  • Evaluation through written tests, practical, project submissions.


  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X and completed Level I
    Has learn the chosen dance for minimum of 2 years
  • General aptitude to learn dance.
  • Basic understanding to respond to rhythm, music and movement.

Fee Structure

  • Application fees : INR 1000, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 70.
  • Tuition fees : INR 15,000 Per year, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 250 Per Year.

Admission Procedure