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Kathak Basic lessons Foot work, Chakars

Ankita D.
06/10/2020 0 0



  • 1 to 8 bits foot tap One by one

Example:  R-L-R-L-R-L-R-L


  • 1 to 8 bits foot tap

Example:  RR-LL-RR-LL


  • 1 to 12 bits foot tap



  • 1 to 16 bits foot tap


4 types of footwork on 1 to 16 bits

  1. Flat(R) – Flat(L) – Flat(R) – Flat(L)

Flat(L) - Flat(R) – Flat(L) – Flat(R)


  1. Flat(R) – Flat(L) – Flat(R) – stroke(L)

        Flat(L) - Flat(R) – Flat(L) – Stroke(R)

  1. Flat(R) – Hill(L) – Hill(R) – Hill(L)

        Flat(L) - Hill(R) – Hill(L) – Hill(R)

  1. Flat(R) – Hill(L) – Hill(R) – Stroke(L)

        Flat(L) - Hill(R) – Hill(L) – Stroke(R)

Example Bolls:


Ta Thai Thai Tat

Aa Thai Tahi Tat


Teen Tall:

+Dha Dhin Dhin Dha/

+Dha Dhin Dhin Dha/

*Na Tin Tin Na/

+Tate Dhin Dhin Dha/   +Dha




8 Types of Chakars:

  1. 1 to 8

Example Bolls:

Ta Thai Thai Tat

Aa Tai Tahi Tat


  1. 1 to 3 bits

Example Bolls:

Tat Tat Thai


  1. 1 to 5 bits

Example Bolls:

Tig Dha Tig Dhig Thai


  1. 1 to 4 bits

              Example Bolls:

Ta Thai Thai Tat

Aa Tai Tahi Tat


  1. 1 to 2 bits

               Example Bolls:

               Ta Thai

  1. 1 bit

               Example Bolls:





Matra – 6, Tali – 1, Khali – 1, Bibhag – 2

+Dha Dhi Na/

*Na Ti Na/ +Dha




Matra – 8, Tali – 1, Khali – 1, Bibhag – 2

+Dha Ge Ta Te/

*Na Ka Dhi Na/ +Dha


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