This is the first episode in the podcast of basic lessons in Kathak dance. This episode will briefly disucss the history of Kathak and its origin. The costume for Kathak and will start with the basic hand and foot movements in Kathak known as Hastak and Tatkar. Meetkalakar member, Smt. Rajashree Gadhikar will be our guru for this series. Rajashree Gadhikar will help understand the correct posture for Kathak dance performance. She will also explain the concept of Hastak and Tatkar. The episode will conclude with the most basic Hastak in Kathak.