DNC DANCE & YOGA STUDIO

Teacher Training Programme

Training the next generation of Kathak dance teachers in the UK

Location of dance school

What is involved?

Observing classes
Assisting classes
Teaching classes
  • You will learn what it means to be an outstanding  teacher.
  • Understanding the difference between a teacher and Guru.
  • Teaching methodoligies, to deliver content in the most effective way based on each students’ unique learning style.
  • Imparting cultural values to every single student.
  • Enhancing personal development through dance.
Our TRAINEE TeacherS

The future of dance…

Natasha Malhotra {aged 21} - Grade 5

Natasha Malhotra {aged 21} - Grade 5

Natasha started learning at DNC when she was 10 years old. Now aged 21, she is studying a law degree whilst continuing her dance training and working towards Grade 5 exam. She supports the children at DNC by regularly visiting them when she is home from University, teaching them and for our recent Diwali event she applied henna to their hands!

Charlotte Richards - Grade 5

Charlotte Richards - Grade 5

Charlotte did a degree in contemporary dance and this is where she was introduced to South Asian Dance, through the study of Akram Khan and Shobana Jaya Singh. Upon graduating, she joined DNC for Kathak training in 2005. Now almost 17years later, she has successfully completed 5 graded exams and teaches many of the classes online as well as in her hometown of Cornwall. Aside from this, she is a performer regularly dancing as a soloist at live shows and events.

Khushi Mishra {aged 16} - Grade 6

Khushi Mishra {aged 16} - Grade 6

Khushi has been learning at DNC since she was 4 years old. Today, as a confident 16 year old, Khushi continues her Kathak training at Grade 6 ISTD level, alongside assisting the kid’s classes at weekends. She is a role model to the many children who look upto her. Nikita has been privileged to watch Khushi grow up, under her guidance in both dance and personal development. Khushi reflects; “Assisting classes is an amazing experience that has taught me so many life aspects such as leadership, teamwork and patience. I have watched many kids grow into beautiful dancers that have such amazing potential. I am truly thankful to Nikita for providing me with this wonderful experience.”

Maahi Dodhia {aged 16} - Grade 6

Maahi Dodhia {aged 16} - Grade 6

Maahi began learning at DNC when she was 4 years old. Now as a confident 16 year old, she balances dance alongside Drama and academic studies. With an interest in musical theatre and having grown up with Nikita, she has matured into a technically proficient dancer with a very strong foundation in Kathak. She assists the children and adult's classes and is very thorough in her demonstration.

Tia Chaudhary (aged 15) - Grade 5

Tia Chaudhary (aged 15) - Grade 5

Tia began training at DNC when she was 6 years old. Over the last 9 years she has matured into an expressive dancer with strong stage presence. She assists the children's dance classes and has grown in confidence as a result. She is very creative and has a flare for choreography.

Anya Dhillon {aged 16} - Grade 5

Anya Dhillon {aged 16} - Grade 5

Anya has learnt with Nikita since she was 4 years old. Now 12 years later, she assists the children at DNC whilst continuing her own training towards Grade 5 and playing the piano and singing. Anya is a dedicated, sincere student who has developed into a confident young lady. She has a special emphasis on mindfulness in dance,

teacher training programme

with Nikita

From the time I took my first steps in dance, I knew that one day I would teach. The profound impact that dance had on my own life, was not something I could keep to myself. Sharing my gifts with others came naturally to me, although I did at times crave correction and guidance. This TT programme is unique as it provides dancers an opportunity to learn HOW to teach, alongside training in dance themselves. It provides a platform, so that by the time they graduate they will have a wider range of career options.

– Nikita Thakrar

Kathak Students

Kathak Dance

Years Established

Kathak Dance

Contact us

Location: DNC Dance & Yoga Studio,
459 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 6AA

Telephone: +441628298582

Email: admin@dncstudio.com