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Fall 2007 Classes

Open to students between the ages of 4 and 18 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshops are structured around 1-4 sessions per workshop, offering students an introduction or more intensive exposure to specific topics. They are conducted by institute faculty and visiting experts. Areas of coverage include the performing arts, visual arts, architecture, history, philosophy and literature.

All dance classes are taught under the overall supervision of Swati Bhisé.

Monday classes will be held at:
All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10021
(212) 535-5530

Tuesday and Wednesday classes will be held at:
Martha Graham Studio
316 East 63rd Street, NY, NY 10021
(212) 838-5886

The program for Fall 2007 - Winter 2008 will include the following classes, detailed below:

Introductory Hindi A
Introductory Tamil - Beginners
Group Mukula: Introductory Series For Young Children
Group Padmakosa, Bharata Natyam dance style - Level 1
Group Alapadma, Bharata Natyam dance style – Level 2
Group Padamakosa - Level 2

Introductory Hindi A
Taught by Champa Kumar/ Bunty Sawhney
Open to girls and boys, ages 4-6

All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Ave
Minot Simons Room
Tuition of $40 per class for 17 classes
Total semester cost of $680



This course will introduce students to the study of Hindi in a format that makes young children comfortable with the spoken language, and introduces literacy. The study of Hindi will be integrated with Sanskriti’s broader curriculum so that students can identify common threads and make connections across various aspects of the performing arts.

Dates:
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 28

Introductory Tamil
Taught by Mrs. Shanta Gopal
Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 PM

All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Ave
Minot Simons Room
Beginners level – open to all enthusiasts
Tuition of $40 per class for 17 classes
Total semester cost of $680



Learning to speak and communicate. Tamil is an ancient classical language and one of the official languages of India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. It is from the Dravidian language families and has an unbroken literary past which is a vital link to the study of India’s rich cultural heritage.

Dates:
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 28

Group Mukula: Introductory Series For Young Children
Taught by Shruti Choksi/Somnath Natarajan
Tuesdays 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Martha Graham Studio
316 East 63rd St
(between First & Second Ave)
Open to boys and girls, ages 4-6
Tuition of $40 per class for 18 classes
Total semester cost of $720



This course is based on an integrated curriculum designed by Swati Bhisé and will include dance, music, dramatic arts, and story telling. The objective is to introduce young children to the diverse elements of Indian culture, spark their interest, and inspire them to focus on one or more specific areas going forward. Boys and girls can explore theatre, story telling, and enact conversations through this medium.

Dates:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 27
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 29

Group Padmakosa, Bharata Natyam dance style - Level 1
Taught by Shobana Raghavan
Tuesdays 4:40 – 5:45 PM

Martha Graham Studio
316 East 63rd St
(between First & Second Ave)
Open to girls and boys, ages 6 and over
Tuition of $45 per class for 18 classes
Total semester cost of $810
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Dates:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16 23, 30
November 6, 13, 27
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 29

Group Alapadma, Bharata Natyam dance style – Level 2
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM

Martha Graham Studio
316 East 63rd St
(between First & Second Ave)
Tuition of $60 per class for 18 classes.
Total semester cost of $1080
View Curriculum



Dates:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16 23, 30
November 6, 13, 27, 28
December 5, 12
January 9, 16, 30

Group Padamakosa - Level 2
Wednesdays 4PM to 5PM

Martha Graham Studio
316 East 63rd St
(between First & Second Ave)
Tuition of $50 per class for 17 classes
Total semester cost of $850
Participation by invitation of the Program Director.



Class dates:
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12
January 9, 16, 30

Carnatac Music
Taught by Somnath Natrajan
Saturday Mornings, 11 AM

Tuition of $50 per class



Dates:
Beginning September 22

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