Kathak is a north Indian Classical Dance form. India International School is now an overseas center of Prayag Sangeet Samiti. An accredited institute in Allahabad India which gives certification of learning of various classical dance form, instrumental and vocal music.
Currently Kathak students of Ms. Tanu Shrivastav are pursuing this course. It is a course of 2 yr junior diploma, 4 yr senior Diploma, 6 yrs-graduate diploma (prabhakar) or 7 yrs post graduate diploma (praveen) in Kathak dance.
There is a written theory test in April/May for which the question paper comes from India and the answer sheets are sent back to India for checking followed by a practical dance exam in May/June for which the examiner comes from India. Girls less than 10 yrs of age can skip written test and take an oral test instead they take a viva test. The marksheets and certificates are sent later.
Fees: form fees are $25 for 1st year; they increase by $5 for each consecutive year after. The examination fee is $150.
This is not a mandatory course. Students can learn dance without taking the test or choose to take test. This does require more commitment in terms of time and effort but helps students to become better and knowledgeable dancers and also the certificate is helpful in their college applications.
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