Kathak is an Indian classical dance, originated from Northern India. Kathak means he or she who tells a story. In Kathak, costume for women is a combination of Lehenga and Choli with a veil. It’s a combination of Lehenga because of the loose ankle length skirt so that during spins, the skirt flares out naturally and Choli part is where tight fitting of blouse with long sleeves. For men it is the traditional costume to be bare-chested and below the waist is a dhoti which is wrapped in a Bengali style. Kathak is a way of telling stories of ancient India which would bring to life of the great scriptures such as in Mahabarata and Ramayana. Compositions used in Kathak are Ghazals (Urudu poem), Thumris (a genre of semi classical Indian music) and Taranas (a type of Hindustani classical vocal music). It is also accompanied by tabla, and pakhawaj.