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Journey of Getting position in World Book of Records with Vaishnavi Phatak - Kathak Dancer

Updated: May 11, 2022

In Episode 12 of ADOR LOVESHOTS, enjoy this engrossing conversation between Udit Shah - CEO of Ador Dating, on the matter of "Winning Place in World Book of Records, India Book of Records with Vaishnavi Phatak - Kathak Dancer

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Please share your journey as a professional dancer and achieving feet in India Book of Records and London Book of Records.

Initially, when I was young, my mother had absolutely guessed that I have true sense and love for dance. That's when at the age of 7 I was introduced to dance class where I learned Bollywood, Folk and Western dance style. During my secondary education I wanted to explore Kathak as a dance style. So along with my studies which I was equally good at, I started learning Kathal under my Guru Smita More.

Till my college days I almost completed my Kathak Visharad with First Class and in this entire journey had taken me to the professional grounds. Performing at various reality shows as well as normal stage shows. I even represented Kathak at State and National levels and won numerous awards. My urge to dance even continued when i completed my education and I started working and I pursued my Masters in Kathak under my Guru Pooja Pant who is a fantastic dancer and a human being.

During the Covid time, as we switched to online mode, I even performed at various online platforms. Almost more than 40 performances in last year, 2021. Winning India Book of Records, London Book of Records and now selected for International World Record.

If you had a chance to spend 1 hour with one professional dancer, who would he/she will be?

Late Pandit Birju Maharaj ji because no matter how much you be with this Lord, it is never enough and the thirst continues.

Why traditional dance forms like Kathak and Bharatanatyam are utmost important for youth to learn in their initial years?

The traditional forms of Kathak are utmost important because it teaches you discipline and the significance of looking at dance as a meditation.

What are the easiest ways for youth to learn basics of dancing from comfort of their home online?

In today's world, online mediums have developed through various online platforms like Zoom, Teams and even video calling which can be used to learn and explore. Youtube is a massive platform to make maximum use of performing and learning.

What are your tips for women to balance between following their passion and daily routine?

Of course it is difficult to equally balance time between the household chores and passion. But we should take out some time for what we truly like and it is not difficult.

Your Top 3 Favourite Dancers in India

- Pandit Birju Maharaj

- Dharmesh Yelande

- Madhuri Dixit

Fun and Rapid Fire Round on Ador Loveshots

Udit Shah: If you had to choose between Dancing in front of 10,000 audience or Dancing with any Bollywood star what would choose?

- I would choose dancing in front of 10,000 audience.

Udit Shah: Your favourite dance form

-Kathak, Folk.

Udit Shah: Your favourite dancer in your favourite dance form

- Pandit Birju Maharaj ji.

Udit Shah: Your most favourite dance step

- Favourite dance step is Chakkars in Kathak dance style.

Udit Shah : How a month without dancing would look like for you?

- Because of work, a month without dance have taken place but it's like life with no colours.

Thank you for your amazing answers. It was fun having you on Ador Loveshots.

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