Odissi training at Chowk includes building the basic form of the dance followed by learning a repertoire created by the late guru Kelucharan Mahapatra, a pioneer of Odissi's reconstruction.

The training progresses in three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The primary instructor is Chowk's Artistic Director, Raka Maitra, while select advanced level students also support instruction.

Private, one-on-one classes are also offered. Please register here with your contact details.

wednesdaY • 7-8PM
wednesdaY • 8-9PM

intermediate (ADULTS)
monday • 6-7pm
monday • 7-8pm
wednesdaY • 5:30-6:30pm

intermediate kids
saturday • 10:30-11:30am

monday • 8-9pm

odissi basics practice session • all levels
saturday • 11:30am

advanced odissi training for chowk's part-time dancers
tuesday • 7-8:30pm


Rhythm & Movement


CHOWK’s Rhythm & Movement class is open for children aged between 3-10 years. The class strikes a balance between discipline and fun through a series of isolation exercises. Movement exercises are drawn from the traditional Indian dance of Odissi as well as postures from Hatha yoga. Through the course of lessons, children will develop overall body awareness, strength, balance and co-ordination in movement. The class will gradually lead into rhythmic movement and Odissi training. No prior dance experience is required.