Malcolm Davidson

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: 11+
$75.00

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This class helps build leadership and speech abilities in students through hands-on learning and professional examples.

Class offered through Toastmasters, an international organization dedicated to education in this area. Learn more: https://www.toastmasters.org/education/youth-leadership-program

From their own description:

In the workshop, young people learn valuable skills including:

Evaluating their own speaking ability
Preparing and giving speeches
Giving impromptu talks
Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
Giving constructive feedback and more

Toastmaster Leadership/Speech & Debate Program

Vidyut Gharpure

Sunday, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-6
$250.00

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Introduction to classical dance with some postures and mudras along with semi classical steps on age appropriate Bollywood songs.

Pre/Semi Classical Bollywood Dance

Donna Taylor

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 6+
$140.00

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Students will be introduced to singing and playing keyboard and/or dholak. By the 3rd or 4th class, students will choose to focus on singing and keyboard or dholak. Students learning keyboard and dholak will need to purchase or rent an instrument to take home to practice.

All students will learn the basic musical swar: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni. They will learn to play keyboard exercises using correct fingering. Simple bhajan or kirtan will be taught. Dholak students will learn how to hit the dholak open-hand style. They will learn single beat and eventually double beat. They will practice keeping a steady beat when accompanying a chanter. Students will learn to sing a kirtan and will also play it on their instrument. They will learn to play together as a musical ensemble group.

Musical Ensemble (Beginner)

Donna Taylor

Sunday, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Ages: 6+
$140.00

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Students will be introduced to singing and playing keyboard and/or dholak. By the 3rd or 4th class, students will choose to focus on singing and keyboard or dholak. Students learning keyboard and dholak will need to purchase or rent an instrument to take home to practice.

All students will learn the basic musical swar: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni. They will learn to play keyboard exercises using correct fingering. Simple bhajan or kirtan will be taught. Dholak students will learn how to hit the dholak open-hand style. They will learn single beat and eventually double beat. They will practice keeping a steady beat when accompanying a chanter. Students will learn to sing a kirtan and will also play it on their instrument. They will learn to play together as a musical ensemble group.

Musical Ensemble  (Beginner)

Marathi Team

Sunday, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$100.00

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In this class students will learn Marathi with initial focus towards speaking Marathi. This class is designed towards creating interest in the language, introducing Marathi alphabets, writing simple words and developing language communications skills.

Marathi

Sumitha Tharasingh

Sunday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: 8+
$225.00

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Level 3: Motorized Machines and WeDo 2.0 Robotics.

This is the advanced elementary program. The curriculum will take all the concepts learned in simple
machines program to the next level by adding motorized actions and programming actions. The power of
simple machines that advances to exciting motorized programmed robots! Kids are introduced to
motors, sensors, visual programming to truly take their learning to the next level. Kids quickly assimilate
the idea of motorized machines, programmed robots and will be building these hands-on and trouble-
shooting along the way. They will quickly recognize that these machines are not too far away from
robots that work in space for human kind. They learn a variety of topics, as different kinds of robots,
purpose and visual programming concepts. They will build machines that will autonomously function
due to their programming, motorized mechanism and machine built.

LEGO® Engineering and Robotics Level 3

Sumitha Tharasingh

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 5+
$205.00

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Level 1: Early Simple Machines

In this program participants will learn science concepts as Wind power & energy, Motion, Forces,
Mechanical Energy, Balancing forces, Pivots, Friction, Wheels, Gears, Levers, Pulleys, Pushes and pulls,
Movement etc. They will first learn how to build while learning concepts as Pinwheel, Spinning Tops,
See-Saw, Raft, Car Launcher, Measuring Car, Ice Hockey Player, Pet animal then they will be given
problems to solve to build bridge, fan, mechanical scare crow, swing using all the science concepts
learned in the earlier activities. In the end the kids are given a problem to solve, which they solve using
the building materials provided and concepts learned. Children will be taught to present their ideas and
project and will learn to present to an audience as a part of the curriculum.

LEGO® Engineering and Robotics Level 1

Varsha Kailas Jawadekar

Thursday, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ages: Any
$400.00

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Kathak is a north Indian classical dance form that draws upon ancient Hindu temple and Mughal era court traditions.

The truly vast repertoire comprises poetic, dramatic and pure dance. NrityaVarsha Dance Academy continues to flourish and evolve with hallmarks including intricate footwork, pirouettes, sculpted poses and expressional storytelling, featuring rapid footwork and fast spins with sculpted poses. Students learn the grace, strength and co-ordination along with devotion and discipline through technical compositions and expressional dance pieces.

Students are also coached for the annual Bharati Vidyapeeth University Kathak examinations.
Material costs are collected by the teacher ($50).

Kathak

Vijayalakshmi Ravi

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$70.00

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30 mins:
Introduction to letters
Akshagalu - Swaragalu, Vyanjangalu, and Gunithaksharagalu
Reading and writing simple words.

30 minutes:
Simple stories in Kannada
Introduction to Karnataka places, Karnataka culture, Kannada writers etc.

Kannada

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

Saturday, 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ages: 5-10
$400.00

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This course offers an introduction to the ancient art of Hindustani/North Indian classical music. Instruction will include melodic concepts such as Raag, Bandish, Bhaav, Aalaap, Taan, Sargam and rhythmic concepts such as Taal and Aavartan, and their integrated use in a performance. Students will practice and learn classical and devotional song compositions based on Raag.

Key benefits include development of ability to identify swara (notes), sense of sur (tunefulness) and taal (rhythm); development of ability to present a brief classical music composition and ability to appreciate and relate to Raag music. No specific knowledge or skill level of vocal/instrumental music is necessary. Students who enjoy learning music or have prior music background can further increase their confidence and appreciation of music through this class.

Hindustani Vocal (Age 5-10)

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

Saturday, 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Ages: 10+
$400.00

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This course offers an introduction to the ancient art of Hindustani/North Indian classical music. Instruction will include melodic concepts such as Raag, Bandish, Bhaav, Aalaap, Taan, Sargam and rhythmic concepts such as Taal and Aavartan, and their integrated use in a performance. Students will practice and learn classical and devotional song compositions based on Raag.

Key benefits include development of ability to identify swara (notes), sense of sur (tunefulness) and taal (rhythm); development of ability to present a brief classical music composition and ability to appreciate and relate to Raag music. No specific knowledge or skill level of vocal/instrumental music is necessary. Students who enjoy learning music or have prior music background can further increase their confidence and appreciation of music through this class.

Hindustani Vocal (Age 11+)

Mamta Ganesan

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: 4+
$150.00

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Hindi comes from Devnagari Script and spoken all over India.

Beginning Hindi class is for ages 4 to 13 year old students. We will learn Hindi vowels, alphabets writing names and small sentence formation. Hindi class focus is on spoken Hindi and learning script.

Hindi Level 1

Jules Winson

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 8+
$140.00

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Studies show that curricula with an outdoor learning component can
drastically improve overall student performance, particularly in
science and math. Subsequently, in a New York Times article,
scientists say art will make your kids better thinkers Our Hands On
STEAM program combines a STEM curricula with Art where your child will
explore and investigate the art of science, technology, engineering
and math.

Physical Science: Volume, Matter, Laws of Motion, Snap Circuits
Earth Science: Earth Hazards, Oceanography, Natural Energy
Life Science: Nervous System, Senses, Botany
Fine Arts: Alcohol Ink, Clay, Salt Painting, Nail Art and more
Chemistry: Physical and Chemical Changes via experiments

We will got outdoors to study a watershed in a wildlife habitat. Also
we will explore nature awareness and mindfulness by taking a close
look at the life of a tree and our vegetable garden.

This class will provide a semester of interactive experiences built
around TEKS, Jon Young and Project Wild Aquatic.

Hands on STEAM Intermediate

Jules Winson

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: 5-8
$140.00

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Earth Science: Archeology, Earth Mass, Make a Geode, Solar System
Life Science: Natural vs. Artificial, Soda Succulent, Senses, Age of
Trees, Plant Oxygen
Fine Arts: Alcohol Ink, Salt Painting, Clay and more
Physics: Forces and Energy: Gravity, Magnetism, Snap
circuits

We will explore the beautiful outdoors by hiking and investigating
the wonders around RMD.

In Hands on STEAM we will follow a curriculum that meets the TEKS

Hands on STEAM

Dr. Roosel Jain

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: 5-10
$140.00

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Make confident first steps in learning mathematics starting from foundation years till 5th grade. This corse will support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by TEA and will include:
- Relating math with day to day life to learn basic concepts of addition, subtraction, product, etc.
- Problem solving step by step
- Reinforcement of school homework

Elementary Math Class Timings

Radha Patel

Sunday, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: 5+
$90.00

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Radha's children’s yoga class is designed to incorporate Krishna and Bhagavad Gita stories with mindful movements. Different breathing techniques are combined with asanas to help encourage the development of leadership skills and to help each child build confidence and self-esteem. The class allows for children to have the unique opportunity to learn stress management techniques and to be introduced to the concept of self-care.

The combination of asanas, mudras, mantras, sound, meditation, and focused attention allows them to cultivate self-awareness and practice mindfulness. Radha's class is also designed to have physical benefits. Students will learn how to enhance their flexibility, strength, concentration, and sense of calmness. Practicing yoga early on helps children actively manage their stress and allows them to be continuously grounded when facing stress and conflicts. Radha's class is specifically designed to provide this sense of grounding to her young students in conjunction with spiritual awareness through Krishna and Bhagavad Gita stories!

Children's Yoga

Ananda Nadayogi

Sunday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: 4-18
$450.00

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This class will offer an introduction to the art of South Indian classical music according to the tradition of Sri Lalgudi G Jayaraman. Students with no prior experience will begin with the varshes, or vocal exercises, and will be introduced to the concepts of raagam and thalam. All students will receive a rigorous education in the theory of music as well, with the objective of taking the Level 1 and 2 Carnatic examinations for serious students. Classes can also be tailored to students with prior experience.

Carnatic Vocal

Ananda Nadayogi

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$450.00

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Violin, Keyboard and Vocal lessons follow traditional Carnatic music system depending on the level of the student. Basic level covers all different varieties of Varisas, Geethams, Swarajathis, Jathiswarams. Intermediate level consists of several Varnams and simple Krithis. Advance level incorporates advance Krithis, Manodharmam, Ragam, Tanam, Pallavi. Musical compositions are also taught to suit various occasions and events throughout the year.

Carnatic Violin (Intermediate)

Ananda Nadayogi

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: Any
$450.00

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Violin, Keyboard and Vocal lessons follow traditional Carnatic music system depending on the level of the student. Basic level covers all different varieties of Varisas, Geethams, Swarajathis, Jathiswarams. Intermediate level consists of several Varnams and simple Krithis. Advance level incorporates advance Krithis, Manodharmam, Ragam, Tanam, Pallavi. Musical compositions are also taught to suit various occasions and events throughout the year.

Students must have their own musical instrument for lessons and a notebook. Instruments can be purchased or rented at reasonable price. Textbooks are available for purchase at a nominal printing cost.

Carnatic Violin (Beginner)

Vidyut Gharpure

Sunday, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ages: Any
$330.00

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Intermediate level:

Revision of previous adavus
More advance adavus
Jatis (talam in different number of beats)
Continue learning mudras further
Introduction to rasas

Bharatanatyam (Intermediate)

Vidyut Gharpure

Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ages: Any
$300.00

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Beginner-level:

Exercises which will make them ready for the Bharatnatyam posture
Basic Bharatanatyam postures
Basic adavus
Hastas / Mudras

Bharatanatyam (Beginner)

Radha Patel

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$150.00

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Yoga class for adults

Adult Yoga class

Radha Patel

Sunday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ages: Any
$150.00

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Class consists of a combination of Gentle Hatha and Kundalini yoga.

Gentle Hatha Yoga uses postures called (asana) in combination with conscious breathing techniques(pranayama), and mental focus to develop strength and flexibility. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga cultivates awareness, balance, improve concentration and a sense of relaxation through meditation techniques(dyana).

Kundalini yoga uses breath, movement, and focus to energize the body while supporting strength and balance of the glandular and immune system. This promotes emotional well being, mental clarity, self-awareness, stress relief, and balancing all chakras.

Good choice for beginners regardless of your age, or body ability, flexibility, Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, self- awareness, mental clarity, and peaceful mind.

A strong yoga practice begins with a sturdy foundation, this class can fine tune even an advance practice.

Adult Yoga

Pramod Patil

Sunday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Ages: 8+
$25.00

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This course is a special journey of doing Sun Salutations, where you will gradually ramp up towards the goal of 108 continuous Sun Salutations by Spring 2019, under the guidance of our expert yoga teacher, Pramod Patil. This course will help you to enhance physical strength, improve your blood circulation and will serve as best cardio-workout. Classes will be held from 1/13-3/31. Tuition cost is $25 per family.

108 Sun Salutations Challenge (Yoga)