Pagrav provides a supportive platform developing passionate, exceptional dancers. We encourage students to think independently from early on in their training in order to foster a healthy culture of creativity.

Our classes offer a rich technical foundation in kathak through extensive footwork, movement and pirouette exercises. Series of intraforms as well as extended abstract and expressional pieces comprise the repertoire taught across all levels.

Our training presents the opportunity to be coached for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Kathak Graded and Vocational examinations, and to also undertake a Rangmanch Pravesh (debut recital presented on completion of a formal training period).

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Meet Our Teachers

"I personalise my teaching as each of us is different in our learning processes and relationship to dance. My happiness comes from seeing my students evolve; thinking, questioning and investigating every stage of their learning... "
Urja Desai Thakore
Teaching Lead
"There is a symbiosis with students at every level which nurtures openness, empathy and patience. I try to offer students tools to help them understand their bodies better... "
Parbati Chaudhury
"I love sharing my knowledge and passion for an artform so rich in heritage and beauty. For the lightbulb moments where a student cracks something they've been working on... "
Meera Patel
"It is an honour to teach, to find the moments where the students achieve. That is an achievement for oneself and those moments of joy are indescribable. There is nothing I would swap them for..."
Mira Salat
"I endeavour to create a conducive learning environment that is inclusive, supportive and nourishing - where inquiry and questioning is encouraged and there is space for open dialogue, allowing me to learn from my students too..."
Shyam Dattani