About Us

Jaipur Kathak Kendra is a premier Institution working for Training, Promotion & Research of North Indian Classical Dance Kathak. It was established in the year 1978 by the Government of Rajasthan and formally started working from 19th May 1979.

Aims & Objectives :

Kathak is one of the best known oldest classical dance form of India. Government of Rajasthan has established this institution for revival, promotion and propagation of this dance form .This Institute runs various courses for education, training and research of Jaipur Gharana of Kathak. Thus it also trains students for performing on high level platforms at state national and international level.


Purpose for founding Jaipur Kathak Kendra by Govt. of Rajasthan was to upraise and nurture Kathak dance form of Jaipur Gharana, to research and provide training and coaching using miscellaneous curriculum. This institution prepares students in Kathak in order to establish them as world class Kathak dancers and stage artists to perform at various forums.

Administrative Set Up:

For management of the Jaipur Kathak Kendra the state government has appointed a 15 member General Body with Principal Secretary Art & Culture as its Ex Officio Chairman and 14 other government official / non official members. In addition to this a separate executive committee has been set up for managing routine affairs and arrangements of Kendra.