How do you pursue a Career in Kathak Dancing?

I am very curious about a Career in Kathak Dancing. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Kathak Dancing is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Kathak Dancing. My research about a Career in Kathak Dancing became a lot more meaningful when I found:

Ritika Chandola's outlook!

Ritika Chandola has 10 years of professional experience in Kathak Dancing. Ritika Chandola has worked in Kathak Dancing as Kathak Dancer in Ritiyangan Institite of Performing Arts. In Ritika Chandola's own words, this is how Ritika Chandola got into Kathak Dancing: "I am Kathak Graduate and doing classical dance since 2006. I also teach Kathak in my own Dance Academy in Dehradun."

Career Video on Kathak Dancing

In a video, Ritika Chandola has talked about various aspects of a Career in Kathak Dancing. Ritika Chandola started by explaining Kathak Dancing as: "Kathak is the Hindustani name for one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathakar which means "the one who tells a story", or "to do with stories" The video was an engaging disposition.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Kathak Dancing and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Kathak Dancing. Ritika Chandola touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Maths
  • Music Instruments
  • Dance Forms
  • Kathak Gharanas
  • History of Kathak
  • Natyashastra
  • Nrityashaili
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Ritika Chandola then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Kathak Dancing:
  • Coordination
  • Listening Skills
  • Patience
  • Mudras & Expression
  • Footwork
There are great positives of this Career.
Ritika Chandola believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Kathak Dancing:
  • Social Impact
  • Exposure
  • Flexible to Other Dance Forms
  • Stress Buster
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Ritika Chandola believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Kathak Dancing:
  • Lack of Recognition
  • Audience Attention
  • Westernization

In the final section of the video Ritika Chandola talks about How a day goes in a Career in Kathak Dancing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Kathak Dancing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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This video on a Career in Kathak Dancing was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage allows you to explore thousands of Career Options. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:
  • Career in Dancing
    [Dancer | Various Dance Shows]

  • Career in Dancing
    [Dancer | SDC Dance Academy]

  • Career in Kathak Dancing
    [Kathak Dancer | Dance With Dolly]

  • Career in Exotic Pole Dancing
    [Independent Dancer | Freelancing]

  • Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing
    [Bharatnatyam Guru & Performer | Kanak Kala Kendra]

  • Career in Choreography
    [Owner & Choreographer | Vibrations - The Dance Studio]

  • Career in Kathak Dancing
    [Kathak Dancer | Kalashram New Delhi]

  • Career in Dancing
    [Dancer | Various Dancing Assignments]

  • Career in Dance Therapy
    [Director | International Centre of Dance Therapy]

  • Career in Dancing
    [Director | Noopur Dance Academy]

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