Episode-56

How To Introduce Children To Dance And Movement

Dance is a great way to develop physical intelligence in children but where do we start?

Dance can have multi-fold benefits for your child. Beyond the obvious benefits of fitness, correct posture and rhythm, dance works wonders in helping your child learn to develop flexibility, resilience and endurance.

In Conversation With

Richa Jain

Kathak Exponent

She started her formal training in Kathak at the age of 3 years, under the guidance of her parents; Kathak exponents Late Guru Shri Ravi Jain (Disciple of Padmashree Shambhu Maharaj, Lucknow Gharana and Alaknanda Devi of Benaras Gharana) and Guru Smt. Nalini Malhotra Jain (Disciple of Pt. Sunder Prasad Ji and Pt. Kundan Lal Gangani, Jaipur Gharana). Because of her extensive training under her parents, Richa’s Kathak performances are a blend of the lucknow, Jaipur and Benaras Gharanas (Styles) of Kathak.
She also received her initial vocal music training from Shri Ajit kumar Mishra and later was groomed in Hindustani classical vocal music under the guidance of renowned Guru and exponent Sangeet Natak Academy awardee Pt. A. Maheshwar Rao of the Gwalior Gharana.
Given her training in Kathak and Hindustani classical vocal music, Richa has the unique feature of dancing and singing simultaneously. She is making a humble effort to bring back the “Katha Vachan Parampara” from where Kathak originated.