Archana Nrityalaya, Mumbai is a highly reputed Kathak dance academy in India, now having its branch in USA.
Archana Nrityalaya - The Kathak Dance Academy was founded by Guru Asha Joglekar in 1963.
Guru Asha Joglekar’s exceptional teaching skills, ability to find the plus points in each student and enhancing that into finer point of Kathak, personal attention and in-depth knowledge offered to every student in the institute are the contributing factors to making Archana Nrityalaya a highly reputed Kathak dance academy in India and in USA.
At Archana Nrityalaya, there is emphasis on perfection, riyaz, taiyyari in Tatkar, pandhant, command over the laykari, training the detailed nuances of Abhinaya along with in-depth knowledge of theory. At Archana Nrityalaya, a student learns Kathak as a complete style, blending the plus points of all three Gharanas – Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras. As powerful tatkar, chakri of Jaipur, nazakat and beauty of tourso movements, gat-nikas, finishes of the todas of Lucknow and powerful natwari bol of Banaras are all combined into a complete style in itself, created after endless hours of thoughtful input and detailing done by Guru Asha Joglekar along with her senior most disciple, daughter, renowned Kathak dancer Archana Joglekar.