Dancer Development

NYC Pilot Initiative
Kathak Immersion Program

August 15 - September 9, 2016
DANY Studios, New York, NY

At Leela Dance, the world is your oyster.  Pursuing a path in the arts is difficult - one that requires courage, passion, and hard work.   We are proud to provide professional level intensive training and apprenticeship in Los Angeles and New York.  

Immerse yourself in 4 weeks of a transformative experience through exposure to the philosophy and holistic pedagogy established by kathak stalwart, Pandit Chitresh Das.  This is a unique opportunity to go deeper into the principles of a leading legacy in classical Indian dance today that is rooted in ancient tradition with cutting-edge relevance.


  • 2-hour weekday evening classes four days/week, Monday – Thursday*
  • Culminating in a showcase studio performance by participants on Friday, September 9th
  • Prior dance experience not required but preferred
  •  Total Tuition fee: $595

To Apply:

Looking for individuals with an open mind and a desire to learn in a mentorship environment.  Interested applicants, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name, phone number, age
  • Background about yourself, why you are interested in the program, and goals 
  • Accepting rolling applications until all spots are filled

NYC Initiative Faculty
Rachna Nivas, Director and Teacher
Dien Magno, Teacher

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