Roshan Datye Kathak Roshan Datye
rochit kathak akademi
Rochit Kathak Akademi
About Rochit
Roshan Datye is Founder-Director of ‘Rochit Kathak Akademi’ which was established in 1980, with the objective of imparting Traditional-Training in the North-Indian Classical Dance Style: Kathak. The Akademi has been making conscious efforts to preserve and share Purity and Beauty of Kathak. Roshan is fortunate to have imbibed the discipline of Kathak from her Guru Rohiniji. While teaching her pupils Roshan is keen on ensuring that same discipline of Kathak continues to the kathak students of next generation thus maintaining the flow of knowledge and respecting the Guru-Shishya Parampara.

Roshan is recognized as an eminent Kathak Teacher. She has trained a number of graceful and splendid professional Solo Kathak Dancers as well
as hardworking Dance Teachers. From every batch; her students are recipients of Junior / Senior Scholarships offered by Ministry of Culture; Govt of India and Special Scholarships offered by ‘Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal’ Pune - founded by Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Many have been recipients of the famous Singaarmani Award offered by Sur Singaar Samsad Mumbai. Two students were selected among 5000 competitors across India and had the opportunity to perform in New York, USA through the prestigious ‘Vedic Heritage USA’ and ‘Jasraj Foundation India’. It is worth noting that the award winning students excel equally well in academics also: MA in (Kathak) at Pune University. We are Proud to announce that one of them is a Gold Medalist, securing first rank at the Lalit Kala Kendra Pune University in 2011-12.

Courses & Facilities
Rochit Kathak Akademi offers / conducts following Courses in Kathak-Dance as per the Structure and Syllabus framed by Guru Rohini Bhate who was advisor to Pune University for the faculty of Kathak. Rochit Kathak Akademi is a branch of Guru Rohini Bhate’s Nrityabharati Kathak Dance Academy, Pune
(Age: 7 years & above)
1) Course in Kathak Dance Training: Level 1 [Pravesh] and Level 2 [Parichay]
2) Course in Kathak Dance Training: Level 3 [Samvedan] and Level 4 [Aswadan]
3) Special Training for Solo Kathak Dancer
4) Special Courses in Kathak

a) Abhinya – Thumri, Doha, Kavit, Ashtanayika, Nayaketc
b) Technical Aspect of NaatyaShaastra in Kathak [Nritta- that is Nritta-Karnaas, Chaarees, Nritta-Hastaas]
c) Technical aspect of Abhinaya-Darpan in Kathak d)Specially Designed Choreography Course based on Classical & Contemporary Dance Method
Although the special attention is paid to individual while imparting training to improve capability of the student but the Kathak being a Performing-Art; the duration of each course is finally governed by the grasping / learning / performing ability of individual student.
5) Training for Graduate & Post-Graduate students in Kathak:
Roshan has further strengthened Rochit Syllabus by adding some subjects so that it is in line with requirements of Graduate & Post-Graduate Kathak Programmes of University. While the Dance-Student gets trained in acquiring competency in performing as a Solo and/or in Group Choreography simultaneously the student is prepared for appearing in subjects of BA / MA Kathak Dance Exams of Pune University / Gandharva Mahavidyalaya / Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth and Kathak Dance Academies of other Universities
i) to read a Dance Sculpture / Miniature Painting, ii) to arrange Dance Stage iii) to design Dance Costume, iv) to compeer for Dance Show , v) to Sound & Lights arrangement , vi) to coordinate with Accompanying Artists, vi) to coordinate with Audio-Video Studio Recording, vii) to do Dance-Make-Up etc.
1) Dance Floor of 500 square feet is available for Kathak Education and Riyaz (Practice)
2) Residential facility for outstation Kathak-Students can be arranged for limited period.
3) Learning & Teaching Aids: Reference Library of Exclusive Books, Kathak-Video-Recordings and Archive of Photographs can be made available to the Scholars of Kathak for pursuing their study at Rochit.
Smt Sucheta and Smt Kalyani are dedicated teachers who have received special training in teaching from Guru RoshanDatye. Arvind Ghaisas Sir has been accompanying on 'Tabala' for the past 25 yrs. and introduces various Taal Structures to beginners. Madhav Marane Sir accompanies on Harmonium.
Sucheta Tai Kalyani Tai Arvind Ghaisas Sir
Silver Jubilee Celebrations
Rochit Kathak Akademi celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2004-05 through yearlong presentation of series of stage shows performed by students of Rochit   Kathak Akademi and also by organising performances of recognized Gurus, Dancers, Sculptors and Artists from all over India.
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Prajakta Raj   Dhanashree Natu-Potdar   Abha Auti   Priya Admane
Prajakta Raj Dhanashree Natu-Potdar Abha Auti Priya Admane
Rasika Kulkarni Mugdha Belwalkar Mugdha Belwalkar
Rasika Kulkarni Mugdha Belwalkar Ketaki Wadekar
New Talent
Mayuri Shahshwati Pradnya Anvaya
Mayuri, 11 yrs. Shahshwati, 13 yrs. Pradnya, 11 yrs. Anvaya, 11 yrs.
They all began learning Kathak 4 yrs. ago in Rochit Kathak Akademi. Considering the progress & rise of their interest in Kathak their parents decided to have special training in Kathak.   Guru Roshan Datye is particularly coaching them to develop into talented Kathak Dance Artists. Their tender age is an advantage for them to get molded easily.
Rochit Dance Show
Rochit Dance Show
The Rochit Dance Show is organised every 15 Months and it is compulsory for every Student of Rochit Kathak Akademi: It is conducted with an objective for every student to get an opportunity i) to learn to present herself/himself on stage with right Taal, Laya & Naad ii) to learn to co-ordinate   with accompanying artists playing Tabala, Lehera, and reciting Padhant iii) to learn to face audience with confidence and this way get encouraged to assimilate ‘art of traditional kathak’ right from an early age.

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