The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544



Kathak is an East Indian classical dance that involves combinations of hand and foot movements set to combinations of beats. The class covers hand-foot coordination, footwork, choreography, self-discipline and Indian culture through an artistic form of physical exercise.

Instructor: Alina Deshpande
Sundays at the Family YMCA
Beginner/Junior Kathak: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Intermediate Kathak: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Advanced/Senior Kathak: 4:00 – 5:00pm
$40 per month / $21 per month for Y members

Live Kathak Classes:
Location: Main Y Studio, 1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544

All Kathak classes are taught in-person in the main studio that the YMCA.

These classes follow COVID-19 safety practices pursuant to current government orders and guidelines. For more information, see the Return to Play Operating Protocol for YMCA Programs. All program participants must sign a COVID-19 waiver before participating.

About the instructor
Alina Deshpande trained in Kathak, a classical Indian dance form,
for 12 years before she came to the US from India. She has been

teaching at the Family Y since 2004 and is the director and
choreographer of the annual Dances of India productions, which
are held are the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.




The 2023 Dances of India presents: Sleeping Beauty 
Day: Sunday April 15th - Duane Smith Auditorium
Time: 4PM
Dances of India - Wizard of Mumbai



Classical dance from South India combines rhythm, expression, postures, and drama in an attempt to embody the divine beauty, charm, rhythms, and symbols that exist in heaven as a means of spiritual elevation.
Instructor: Kavita Nandakishore
Sundays, 2:00-3:00pm
$40 per month / $21 per month for Y members

Irish Dance-not currently offered

Classes are open to boys and girls from 5 years of age up, as well as to adults. No previous dance experience is necessary. Dancers advance at their own pace, with class placements made at the discretion of the teacher. New students are accepted throughout the year.
Instructor: Adrienne Bellis
For more information contact instructor at or go to the Irish Dance website