Leela Dance Collective offers a range of pre-professional and professional learning opportunities for adults.  Browse below and choose to take weekly classes, workshops to hone skills and refine technique, and participate in immersive programs with Leela’s faculty.

Immersive Learning

Each year the Leela  offers students with the opportunity to participate in flagship 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 foster connection, community and artistry while preparing dancers for the  professional stage.


Weekly Classes

Leela’s weekly classes provide students with a structured and sequential approach to learning. Our 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.


Leela offers a range of workshops and exploratory 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.

For information about upcoming workshops and immersive learning opportunities contact Lavina Mehta, Director of Educational Programs at



Leela 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 practice, 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 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 decisions I have made. If you are looking to learn kathak I highly recommend  Leela Academy – 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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