Adults 

The Leela Academy offers a range of learning opportunities for adults (18+) of all ages and backgrounds. Browse below and choose to take weekly classes, workshops to hone skills and refine technique, and participate in immersive retreats with Leela’s global faculty.

Weekly Classes

The Leela Academy’s weekly classes provide students with a structured and sequential approach to learning. The academy’s comprehensive curriculum provides students with an education in the foundational technique and vocabulary of kathak as well as supplemental topics such as music, rhythm, cultural history and more. Classes are offered August-May. Take a look at our FAQ for more information.

Immersive Learning

Each year the Leela Academy offers students with the opportunity to participate in flagship immersive learning programs that accelerate progress and deepen knowledge. From summer retreats and residencies to weekend workshops, these immersive learning programs help students to strengthen their technique, expand their repertoire and develop knowledge and mastery. Leela’s immersive learning programs are integral in facilitating connection, community and artistry.

 

Upcoming Immersive Learning Opportunities

April 5-8, 2021 
Kathak Dance Immersive
5:30-7:30pm PST
(For students enrolled with Leela)

April 24-25, 2021
North Indian Classical Immersive
 1:00-2:30pm PST
(For students enrolled with Leela)

Workshops

The Leela Academy offers a range of workshops and exploratory and master classes designed to introduce beginning students to the art of kathak and provide more experienced students with opportunities to hone their skills, refine technique, expand repertoire and deepen their knowledge.

 

Upcoming Workshops

March 4, 2021 
Mommy & Me
5:15-6:30pm EST
(For new and beginning students)

March 10, 2021
Anatomy of Kathak
3:00-5:00pm PST
(For students with experience)

March 11, 2021
Anatomy of Kathak
6:30-8:30pm PST
(For students with experience)

March 16, 18, 23, & 25, 2021
Dances of Holi
6:30-7:45pm PST
(For new and experienced dancers)

Testimonials

 

Leela dance has the most dedicated and passionate teachers. I’ve been studying Kathak with them for the past 6 years and I can truly feel a sense of purpose in the way they teach. They inspire and motivate you to practise, educate, promote and preserve this beautiful art form. They push you to keep growing and honing your skills.

— Komal D., Fremont, CA

I truly cannot say enough good things about Leela Dance Collective as a school, as a performance collective, and as a community. It is a rare and special opportunity to study an artform from those who are at the very top of the field. No matter your level of dance experience, cultural background, age, or gender, Leela’s teachers and students are incredibly welcoming.

— Cailey S., San Francisco, CA

My decision to learn Kathak and to join this community is one of the best decision I made.  If you are looking to learn Kathak I highly recommend  Leela Dance Collective- with the best instuctors who have so much devotion and passion for the art form and the feeling of sisterhood.

— Selena R., Denver, CO

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I live in another city

Leela boasts studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and New York. In addition, its affiliate centers serve Boston, Toronto, and India. Students in other cities and countries are invited to join our online studio.

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