Chitresh Das Dance Company


The Chhandam School of Kathak is a world-class academy dedicated to deep cultural education through the Kathak tradition. Founded in Northern California in 1980, it is the largest classical Indian dance institution in North America. In addition, it has major affiliate centers run by Pandit Das’ disciples in India, Boston, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Chhandam emphasizes Pandit Das’ renowned holistic pedagogy and formalized curriculum for Kathak that has influenced dancers and artists worldwide. Students of all ages undergo extensive training in technique, rhythmical math (taal), improvisation, storytelling, classical Indian music, Indian history, philosophy, and etiquette. Through this training, students develop discipline, awareness, focus, respect, character, and overall life training.

Chhandam offers formal examinations, intensive dance and music immersion programs, annual community student performance showcases, teacher training, and an opportunity for youth to be part of its elite pre-professional Kathak youth company and leadership program, performing at prestigious festivals and venues.

Discounts on fees are available. Please contact for details.


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