How much can I make in a Career in Kathak Dancing?

Career in Kathak Dancing

There are many nuances of a Career in Kathak Dancing. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Kathak Dancing, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Kathak Dancing. I was Googling about a Career in Kathak Dancing and was lucky to find: 

Aryav Anand’s professional point of view!

Aryav Anand invested 15 years in Kathak Dancing. Aryav Anand has worked in Kathak Dancing as Kathak Dancer in Kalashram New Delhi. In Aryav Anand’s own words, this is how Aryav Anand got into Kathak Dancing: “I attended and finished school at St Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun. I am a CCRT Scholarship holder since 2012. I am also a Sangeet Natak Academi awardee in Kathak Dance. I attained my Visharad in Kathak Dance from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyalaya, New Delhi. I am currently training under Pandit Birju Maharaj.” I wanted to know more about Aryav Anand and found this profile: 

Career Video on Kathak Dancing

In a video, Aryav Anand has talked about various aspects of a Career in Kathak Dancing. Aryav Anand started by explaining Kathak Dancing as: “The very meaning of the word Kathak, is to tell a tale. It is a tale that is expressed not through books but through the various body movements and expressions of a kathak dancer. Kathak is not just a subject it is a form of expression.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

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. Aryav Anand touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Nature
  • Mentor & Guru
  • Ancient Stories
  • Mughal Empire
  • Science

Aryav Anand then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Kathak Dancing:

  • Footwork
  • Body Movements
  • Wrist Movements
  • Perception
  • Practice & Hardwork
  • Passion & Self Confidence
  • Expressions
  • Management

Aryav Anand believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Kathak Dancing:

  • Personality Development
  • Respect & Recognition
  • Continuous Learning
  • Exposure
  • Spiritual Knowledge

And, Aryav Anand believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Kathak Dancing:

  • Work Life Balance
  • Isolation
  • Practice
  • Career Risk
  • Distractions

In the final section of the video Aryav Anand 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: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


Career Counseling 2.0

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. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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