Our academy strives to ensure that Kathak is accessible, inclusive, and meaningful by fostering connections among diverse cultures and engaging audiences within the community. Taught by Anvita Sharma, our classes have been running in SoCal since 2007. 

What's included:

All classes are 1 hour in length, held once per week. Fees are based on 4 classes per month, paid quarterly and in advance (see explanation of fees for clarification). Classes are kept small, so each student is given individual attention.  If a student misses a class, it is their responsibility to try and catch up on missed material using the class videos which are shared after each class. I am always available for questions, and once someone becomes my student, I take their growth as part of my responsibility.

Performance opportunities:

Our annual school recital is usually the end of September or early October. Students are
encouraged to attend classes regularly so they can participate and perform in our school show, and other community events


Our school goes on break for 4 weeks in the summer between June and July and 3 weeks in the winter between December and January. During those times fees are prorated and adjusted. In addition to summer and winter breaks, we also usually take New Years, Christmas, Independence Day, Memorial weekend, and Thanksgiving week off.

Twice per year rehearsals, shows, and testing may take place outside of your normal class time, but these are also part of the learning process and require your teacher to be present during her personal time. A lot of time outside of the regular class schedule is required for the instructor to manage these events. Therefore in these situations, rehearsals, shows and testing on alternate days will count as your class for that week in most cases.


Quarterly fee:

This is based on location and number of classes, please contact Anvita Sharma for price of in-person classes. Online classes are $80/month, in person rates are higher. New students can pay month to month for the first 2 months to get a feel for the classes, after which they will be moved to the 3 month payment cycle with the rest of the school.

**All fees are due on the 23rd of the month prior to the start of the class or quarter. No refunds. 

**New students will also need to pay a one time $30 registration fee, however if you register during active enrollment, there may be a promotion to waive the registration fee. Feel free to inquire.

Late Fees:

$12 per month. A late fee of $12 will be added for every month fees are late.


We discourage drop-ins but this is an option for new students who want to join on a trial basis for less than one month or on a case-by-case basis. This option is only available for existing classes, not new batches that are being formed. Please inquire for drop-in rate.

Family discounts:

$5 off per month for those who have siblings in the same class. However, the discount can only be extended if fees are paid on time and will not apply to prorated months. 

Payment method:

Cash, Venmo (@veganvita), Zelle or PayPal (, or Bank of America transfer (ask for info acct info)

Links for payment options are also on the "Make a payment" page

Private Lessons:

Dependent on location and travel time if in person. Online privates are $70/hr, In-person local privates are $90/hr. Travel Fees may apply.

Missed classes:

If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to catch up missed material, so the rest of your class is not held back. Please use the class video from that class and check with your peers for missed material. If you need more help you can also schedule a 15 min private zoom session (or in person if there is an option) to clarify what you missed up to 4 times per year at no cost. If you have paid for the quarter and miss a whole month, you can request a 1 hour private make up lesson, however it is your responsibility to schedule this in a timely manner. Alternatively, you can also attend another class as a make up in any location. 

After you submit your registration request, I will send you a confirmation via whatsapp with the amount due to complete your enrollment. All forms and payments must be made in advance to hold your space.

Waiver forms for new students are linked below.

****These forms below will need to be completed. Please click on each link below to view and complete forms****

Please notify Anvita Sharma when you've completed this form for more instructions at (626) 808-6448.