Jolafin - Kathak dancer 
shows, workshops, courses

Kathak courses and workshops

Jolafin teaches Kathak to beginners with no experience and to intermediate students with minimum previous experience of 1-2 years of Kathak. 

She also organizes intensive Kathak workshops and master classes for advanced students with experts like her Guru Surangama from Kolkata in regular basis.


Kathak courses

Kathak for intermediate (regular course, sundays)
Take your Kathak journey forward Have you learned previously Kathak, and you may need to restart again, and you are already familiar with some basic Tatkar, Hastaks and Bols? Join our regular class, 3x...   mehr
Kathak with Tabla (open level)
Get a taster of a real Kathak class with Tabla accompaniment. Tabla artist Saibal Chatterjee from Kolkata will be in Basel. Be there and learn the very basics (footwork, few hand gesture) of Kathak with...   mehr
Kathak for kids (6-12 yrs) - Regular course
Enroll your child to the one only Kathak course, led by Jolafin, senior most disciple of Surangama Lala Dasgupta. Let your son/daughter experience beauty of the classical indian dance, in lively and playful...   mehr
Kathak for teens and adults (13 yrs - above) - regular course
Join the very first regular course for Kathak in Basel This is an introduction course for total beginners of classical indian dance. With each session students will learn the basic footwork in different...   mehr

Typical Kathak session with Jolafin

Jolafin follows mainly the curriculm of Prayag Sangit Samiti, but is preparing intensively to adapt the internationally recognized ISTD syllabus for Kathak.

Her lessons are thoroughly planned, which incorporates

  • the strengthening of stamina with basic footworks, 
  • learning the correct body posture and alignment, always with focus of holding line and geometry of body,
  • learning various rhythmic pattern und create sound with feet, develop clarity of sound
  • arm and hand movement and hand gestures (Hastaks and mudras)
  • short technical choreographies following the rhythmic cycle (Taal) and recitation (Parhant) of the syllables (bol)
  • theory and history session of Kathak dance.  


Got curious? Have look in a intermediate sessions.