“Kathak “ is one of the oldest and most popular classical dance style of India with its origin somewhere in Northern India. The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word Katha i.e. Story and Kathak depicts story telling. Historically Kathak is a mythological lore depicting Divine Love of Radha & Lord Krishna and was performed as a temple ritual so it is also called “Natwari” Nritya. Subsequently this dance form was patronized by art loving rulers of Ancient and Medieval India and gradually over the years this dance form adopted many ideas and infused different contemporary and experimental themes.

Lucknow, Banaras and Jaipur are three schools or major gharanas of kathak. Uder these schools this art form flourished through Guru Shishya Parampara reaching high standards by infusing interpretative and rhythmic aspects.

Amongst these Gharanas Jaipur Gharana has a distinguished place in Kathak and well known for its rapid intricate footwork, vivacious body movements and subtle abhinaya. Jaipur Gharana has been distinctive not only retaining traditional glory of Kathak but also excelled in keeping this dance form alive responding to the needs and preferences of all dance lovers.