Rare opportunity to learn from legendary Kathak exponent Vidushi Saswati Sen, senior most and devoted disciple of late Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. A must for all dancers to broaden skills and to understand the intricacies of rhythm, exploring new graceful movements and abhinaya or story telling aspects of Kathak dance.
Day 1
Date: Monday 8th April
Time: 6pm to 8pm (allow additional 30min)
Venue: Hawthorn Library Room 2 – Peppercorn
Location: 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn – 3122
Day 2
Date: Tuesday 9th April
Time: 6pm to 8pm (allow additional 30min)
Venue: Ashburton Library Room – Copland Room
Location: 154 High St, Ashburton- 3147
Day 3
Date: Wednesday 10th April
Time: 6pm to 8pm (allow additional 30min)
Venue: Balwyn Library Room 2
Location: 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn -3103
Prior experience: No prior dancing experience necessary
Age: 10+ years


Kathak Parampara featuring guest artist Kathak legend Vidushi Saswati Sen

Ghungroo School Inc. proudly presents ‘Kathak Parampara with Saswati Sen’. an evening of mesmerising and colourful dance and music extravaganza, in the North Indian Classical style. 
Our guest artist from India, for the evening,will be Vidushi Saswati Sen,a legendary Lucknow Gharana exponent of Kathak. Senior most disciple of Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, she has been seen performing beside him in countless stage-shows and television programs, she still teaches and performs at his Kalashram Institute. She is also remembered for her scintillating Kathak performance in the Satyajit Ray movie, Shatranj ki Khilari (The Chess Players), We are extremely fortunate to have her come to Melbourne for the very first time, to perform at our event. 
The event will also include performances by students from Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance, who will be accompanied by eminent local artists performing live vocals, tabla and sarod. 
Venue: The Clayton Theatre, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton – 3168.
Date/Time:  7th April, Sunday @3.30pm for a 4pm sharp start
Tickets: $55  (*see TryBooking link below)
*Seats being limited at the Clayton Theatre, kindly book your tickets early!

3 Day Kathak Workshops

In addition to this event, she will also be running 3 Day Kathak Workshops from 8th to 10th April (Monday to Wednesday) from 6pm to 8pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn face-to-face from this legendary Kathak artist. No prior dancing background is necessary for enrolment.
Book your workshop tickets here by clicking on this link 


Kathak Rangmanch Pravesh – of our student Ramona Bhattacharya

We are all really excited for the Kathak Rangmanch Pravesh of our student Ramona Bhattacharya, coming up shortly on Sunday 11th February 2024. Ramona has been a student of #ghungroo since its inception in 2008. Rehearsals are on full swing with our musical team.
Vocal: Namrata Trivedi
Tabla: Tejas Choksi
Sarod: Rohan Bhattacharya
Flute: Waqas Mahmood
Parhant: Smt Sumona Bhattacharya

Kartik Festival in Kathak Dance

The Kartik Festival in Kathak Dance will be a celebration of the Kartik Purnima festival through a colourful dance and music extravaganza, where the North Indian Classical stream of Kathak dance will be performed along with the accompaniment of music in Hindustani Classical style.

This event is proudly supported by the Victorian Government Multicultural Festivals and Events program. You all are invited.

Please RSVP by registering at the following link, as seats are limited.


First Kathak Rangmanch Pravesh – student Ramya Annavarapu

We are all really excited for the Kathak Rangmanch Pravesh of our student Ramya Annavarapu coming up shortly on Saturday 17th June. Ramya has been a student of #ghungroo since 2011. Rehearsals are on full swing with our musical team.
Tabla: Pranav Ramji
Sarod: Rohan Bhattacharya
Vocal: Bimal Singh
Parhant: Sumona Bhattacharya

Kathak on TEDxUniMelb forum

Shivika Sharma has been a student of #ghungroo school since 2012 and she will be presenting a talk on Kathak dance at the TEDxUniMelb forum. Possibly for the very first time in Australia a TEDx talk is being presented on Kathak dance. A great achievement indeed. Wishing her all the best ❤️❤️

Durga Mahotsav 2022

Three consecutive nights of Classical style Kathak performance featuring senior students of Ghungroo School of Dance. Please join us in celebrating Devi Aradhana during this auspicious occasion of Navaratri and Durga Puja.

Kathak Ke Kayi Rang 

You are cordially invited to attend a mesmerising evening of North Indian classical style of Kathak Dance tracing the multicultural origins of this dance form.

Sunday 12th June @4pm 

Menzies Hall, North Dandenong

The objective of this performance will be to showcase the many flavours of traditional classical style of Kathak dance that I have learnt from my Guru Padmashree Rani Karnaa and various mentors, who are distinguished names in the world of Kathak.

Certain segments will be presented with accompaniment of live music – performed by some of the leading vocalists and musicians of Melbourne. The highlight of this year’s presentation will also be solos by senior students of the dance school.

This is a FREE EVENT! 

Proudly supported by Multicultural Festivals and Events (DFFH) Victoria and Ghungroo School Inc.

Please RSVP by registering at the following link, as seats are limited



Kathak classes return to On Premise from 30th October’21:

Important Information

We are re-opening with all fully vaccinated students and following the mandatory COVID safety requirements. We will continue to offer online classes for those that are unable to attend in person.

Excited to begin!! 💕💕👏👏💃🏿💃🏿


Kathak classes continue to be Online:

Important Information

In the wake of the recent Corona Virus restrictions in Victoria, all classes at Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance are now being conducted Online.
Feel free to contact for learning Kathak and any further questions in this regard on 0437093549
email: ghungrooschool@gmail.com

Stay home! Stay Safe!

2nd Kathak Riyaaz Session Cancelled. The event will be rescheduled once the COVID restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your understanding.

The session originally scheduled for 11th June had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions imposed in metropolitan Melbourne. In anticipation of relaxation of the restrictions in the coming months new date has been scheduled for Friday 13th August. We will keep everyone posted.

2nd Kathak Riyaaz Session :

Emboldened by the success of our first riyaaz session, we are ready for another one. This is an excellent opportunity for the lovers of classical style of Kathak to showcase their skills in a baithak style environment in front of a crowd that is passionate about this classical art form. There will be live music accompanists for lehra and tabla to enrich your experience. Numbers are limited due to ongoing COVID restrictions. Performers interested to do a solo or those who are simply followers of this style, kindly register your interest and RSVP by emailing info@ghungroo.com.au


Celebrate New Year 2021 with our Ghungroo students performing in an online classical Kathak concert on 1st Jan 2021 @7.30pm (AEST) and 2pm India Time

Register your interest and receive the link to attend by emailing info@ghungroo.com.au


Kathak Classes Go Online!!

Happy to declare Ghungroo School of Dance has successfully completed over a year of online training, with all classes – for both children and adults, from beginners to advanced, being conducted on the digital platform. For students residing interstate or in Western suburbs of Melbourne or outside of Australia, there is often lack of options, particularly when you are interested in learning classical style of Kathak. Keeping this in mind, we would like to continue to grow our digital platform, depending upon your interest and feasibility, several options will be available, including a combination of digital plus face-to-face or on premise learning.

Interested students please contact via https://ghungroo.com.au/index.php/contact/


Coming up shortly 29th Aug 2020, 8pm (AEST) a free online Kathak recital by senior students of our school!!

Register your interest to attend by emailing info@ghungroo.com.au

Classical style Kathak… a combination of Parhant… Layakari.. Pheri… Paran…Toda.. Palta…Gat Nikas.. Tarana.. Hori.. Raas… Gat Bhav….Abhinaya..presenting the many vibrant colours of Kathak


A Tribute to the Legends of Kathak

 Saturday 7th September @6pm at the iconic Hawthorn Arts Centre
A performance of traditional classical style of Kathak dance to pay our respects to the learning we have received from my legendary Guru Padmashree Rani Karnaa and through her, the knowledge she had acquired, from her great teachers and mentors Pt. Birju Maharaj, Nrityacharya Narayan Prasad, Pt. Sundar Prasad, Prof S.K.Saxena and the likes. Some segments will be presented with accompaniment of live music – performed by leading musicians and vocalists of Melbourne.
This is a FREE EVENT!!
If you had already received a ticket to the Pt. Birju Maharaj Live in Concert event, please bring this ticket to gain entry. Otherwise kindly register your interest by logging onto the website below:

Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance regretfully informs Pt Birju Maharaj has been deemed medically unfit to travel for the next two months and therefore all the events planned in Melbourne and Sydney are being cancelled.

If you had received a purchased ticket to the concert in Melbourne – we are offering you an opportunity to utilise this ticket, by attending a complimentary Kathak concert performance A Tribute to the Legends of Kathak by students of Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance of 90 min duration at the Hawthorn Arts Centre at 6pm on Saturday 7th September. The performers will be accompanied by some of the leading musicians of Melbourne on Tabla and Sarod. Please bring your complimentary tickets to gain entry to the venue. Our performers have been practising hard to prepare for this show, as a tribute to Pt. Birju Maharaj. See registration details above.

Excited to share with you photos from our just concluded

Kathak Concert on 22nd June 2018!!

Facebook Link to Photos from the concert Ghungroo School of Dance Annual concert Photos

Performance at Navarathri Festival held at Shiva Vishnu temple on 13th October 2018!!

Facebook Link to Photos from the concert Ghungroo School of Dance Navarathri Concert Photos

Press Release on Indianlink published on November 24, 2016 



Established in 2008 and based in suburban Melbourne, Australia, Ghungroo School of Dance offers lessons in the  North Indian classical dance stream of Kathak. Lessons are conducted in a peaceful, relaxed and fun environment. Small class size is maintained at all times to ensure individual attention is paid to the needs of each student. Major focus of the school is to ignite a love for this classical style dance form in the minds of its students.