Mohini Joshi Bordawekar
Creative Director & Teacher at Manmohini Indian Dance School
Mohini had her Indian classical Kathak dance training at Late Guru Pandita Rohini Bhate’s ‘Nrityabharati Kathak Dance Academy, Pune’ under the able guidance of Guru Smt Amala Shekhar. Mohini is Masters degree holder in Kathak style from Centre for performing Arts, University of Pune. She has performed all over India ,along with the troupe of Nrityabharati Kathak Dance Academy, Pune.
Dance does not signify mere pleasure nor is it just a fascinating physical activity
It awakens the soul and arouses a sense of elation, Rarely experienced otherwise
What is dance then ... if not a prayer ?
Guru Late Pandita Rohini Bhate
Mohini’s Home studio, Springvale Rd, Vermont South.
The school presented first live Kathak Recital 'Kathak Sandhya' at Doncaster Secondary College performance centre on 20th September 2014. This concert received standing ovation from veteran artists as well as entire audience. This event has created long lasting impression of Kathak dance style in the Indian classical dance arena of Melbourne. Since 2009, the dance school has been presenting regular annual concerts in very creative ways. Manmohini Indian Dance school currently has 8 branches in Melbourne. one in Sydney and an Overseas Branch in India, conducted by Mohini and her Senior students.
19Sep 2021Time:4:00 PM - 6:30 PMKel Watson Theatre
29Jun 2019Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PMKarralyka Centre Mines Rd, Ringwood 3134 Victoria Australia
23Sep 2018Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWhitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
17Sep 2016Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PMDoncaster Secondary College Performance Centre. 123, Church Rd, Doncaster, 3108
Donvale Primary School Hall Elata Street Donvale 3111
Brentwood community youth Centre , Brandon Park(Dance Hall) 649 Ferntree Gully Road Glen Waverly 3150
Monash Community Inn 72 Clayton Rd Clayton 3168
Jamieson Way Community Centre 59 Jamieson Way Point Cook 3030
Saltwater Community Centre 153 Saltwater Promonade 3030
Mill Park Community Centre 11 Mill Park Drive Mill Park 3082
The Factory- Rehearsal Centre Indoor Ledger Complex, Building 565 Berwick- Cranbourne Road Cranbourne East 3977
Abha and Smita
Student and her mother
My daughter, Abha has been with Manmohini Dance School for the last three years. Even though we have to travel 40 minutes both ways to get to class, we have continued because she really loves this dance form and her teacher. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn Kathak here in Melbourne. Mohini is very patient, disciplined and accommodative. She travels for almost 2 hours both ways for this particular class, which shows her dedication and love for Kathak. I am very pleased with Abha's progress and the way she is being trained under the guidance of a dedicated Kathak Guru.
Student at Manmohini
This is Jui Patil and I am a part of Manmohini Indian dance school from last 3 years. I am and will always be greatful to Mohini for reconnecting all of us with Katthak outside of India. Mohini is an epitome of grace and I am lucky to have a 'Guru' like her. She is a versatile and excellent katthak dancer herself. Her involvement in her students is 100%. Beauty of her teaching is that she moulds every student as per their personality and potential and pays really close attention towards each one's development. I am looking forward to continue learning from Mohini and be a part of this amazing dance school.
Student at Manmohini
I’ve been training with Mohini for just over a year now and in that time, I have learned so much already. Her passion for the artform has made me appreciate it more greatly and pushes me to grow not only as a dancer but as a person. She’s always been patient and nurturing, making the learning experience rewarding and enjoyable.
Smruti and Pallavi
Student and her mother
Smruti has been incredibly lucky to learn Kathak from Mohini for the past 8 years. She eagerly looks forward to the fun filled class each week and loves Mohini’s sense of humour and innate ability to lighten and relax the atmosphere. Mohini is an exceptional Kathak dancer and teacher. Her passion and persistence for perfection to bring out the best in her students is unmatched. I am very delighted that over the years Smruti has learnt the art of dedication and discipline along with dance . Smruti is indeed blessed to have Mohini as her Guru and her dance school friends are her extended family in Melbourne !!
student at Manmohini
At Manmohini Indian dance school, Students are provided with a strong foundation & exposure to opportunities which helps shape us as dancers and ultimately grow as individuals. The course syllabus is disciplined and structured & I am grateful to be learning from Mohinididi who is detail orientated, yet also able to communicate complex concepts effectively to her students.
Anika and Divya
Daughter and mother, students at Manmohini
Mohini is an amazing teacher devoted to kathak. She is a great listener and has lots of patience. She adapts herself to every student. It has been a wonderful 5 year years learning kathak from Mohini and I am really happy for my daughter who has started learning kathak in the same dance school from Mohini's disciple, who is also a fabulous teacher. It gives me immense happiness to see the excitement in my daughter to learn kathak and she always looks forward for her class. I would highly recommend Manmohani dance school to anyone who is keen to learn this fabulous Indian classical dance form .
Professional Actor and Indian Dancer
I honestly didn’t even want to join kathak classes until my mom dragged me to one of Mohini’s classes. Once I started, there was no looking back. Mohini is patient, kind, gracious and has the gift of being able to teach even the most complex moves with utmost ease. There was never a class where I didn’t see progress! Above all, she makes learning and dancing SO much fun. I adore the relationship she has with all her students - a genuine and super caring one! Being able to perform for Manmohini Indian Dance School under the guidance of Mohini will always be a highlight for me.
Aditi and Rachana
Daughter and Mother, Students at Manmohini
I met Mohini by chance and can proudly say that I was one of her first students. Although my lessons were short-lived due to various other reasons, I truly believe that we were destined to meet, just so that, more than 10 years down the line, my daughter Aditi could find the best Guru for her Kathak lessons, that too being in two different continents! Mohini is a very dedicated teacher, and her classes are so systematic, yet fun. Aditi thinks she's awesome and loves the classés! Thank you, Mohini for taking her under your wings! Aditi wishes to meet Mohini ma'am and Aabha one day and dance with them!
I feel both privileged and fortunate to learn Kathak under the tutelage of my Guru Mohini ji. Her immense knowledge, passion and dedication to this exquisite art form is exceptional. Her distinct teaching style has helped me grasp both intricacies and subtle nuances of this classical dance form. Her welcoming and accepting demeanour, constant encouragement and incredible patience with her students has helped me rebuild my confidence in myself as a dancer. Thank you for being my Guru.