General Course & Certificate Course
General Course :
For General Course minimum required age is 7yrs & minimum duration
of the course would be 2yrs but there is no upper limit …… as in,
if anybody is interested to just learn & wants to remain in
the general course eternally, can remain. A flexible syllabus is
designed as per the potential of the group. There is an annual assessment.
This course is mainly designed for those prospects, who are keen
to learn but do not want to go through the formal pressure of exams.
*Every fresher has to take admission under the
General Course first.
Certificate Course :
Certificate Course has three levels – Diploma , Vishaarad
For every certificate course one has to qualify
an ENTRANCE TEST, which is held twice a year – DECEMBER & MAY.
The syllabus for that Entrance Test remains with the office. Students
who want to opt for the Certificate Course, should collect the form
preferably at the time of admission if not, surely after completion
of the first year. A month prior to the exam the ward needs to fill
a FORM , which will enable him / her to sit for the exam, failing
which he/she will not be permitted to take the exam. One has the
liberty to take the ENTRANCE TEST any number of times.
All the certificate courses follow proper syllabus
& has annual examinations for both practical as well as theory.
Experts from the various fields are invited to evaluate. Those
students found deserving are given scholarships. Each student
is given a platform (solo) after the completion of each certificate
Students who complete Nipun may be offered a place
in the Dhwani Repertory.
Both the general and certificate courses will basically follow
the same syllabus. The difference lies in the approach of the student
and the amount of time they are willing to devote to practicing
and improving technique rather than in the teaching methodology.
A student, in the general course, will not have
the pressure of exams and can move at a pace suited to their individual
abilities. That is not to say, that the institute will not push
them to do their best. Issues of passing and failing will not cause
the student to feel pressured. A lot of people learn dance for the
sheer joy of it with no thought to future prospects. Not everyone
wishes to take it up as a career option as not everyone is suited
for it. For those students who may eventually want to take up dance
seriously either at university level, in the study of allied subjects
like dance therapy, as performers, choreographers or indeed those
who may choose to teach themselves, the certificate courses are
useful. For everyone else, we believe, it is not needed. The final
decision of course is the parents and the students but, the risk
of failing in exams is always there and must be accepted.
Apart from the two mentioned courses we also offer
Bridge Course General : A specially designed course for the adults
/ older students.
Ankur Course : An orientation one year course for
KIDS ---- Age 6 yrs
A Special six month SHORT TERM course is offered
to the students with foreign passports.
Pt. Shambhu Maharaj Kathak Academy,
Balwant Rai Mehta Vidya Bhavan, 2ND Floor,
W-Block, Greater Kailash II ,
New Delhi - 110048
Mobile: Ms. Vaswati Misra – 91- 98100 64697
Mr. Chatterjee – 91- 92127 46255
Mr. Vasudev – 91- 98995 72852