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Dance (Kathak, Creative Movement, Bhangra, Bollywood): Forms | Brochure | Calendar

Dance Classes (Kathak, Creative Movement, Bhangra, Bollywood) are held from September until May of the school calendar year on Sunday mornings by Trital Dance Academy. The last class in May ends with a recital performance. An annual registration of $30 per student is required along with the class tuition which varies depending on the class. For further details and information please contact at dance.classes@hindusamajmandir.org

Hindustani Sangeet:    (   Download Forms   )     

Group Indian(Hindustani) Singing Lessons taught by Bollywood Singer and Sangeet Vishaarad(Masters in Indian Classical Vocal Music), Ms. Sunita Kapur

BEGINNERS- Basics of Indian Classical Music, Bhajan, Bollywood Songs, Karaoke Singing, Ghazal, Microphone techniques, Stage presence and more
ADVANCED- Raags with Aalaps, Taans and more
Also Introducing - BOLLYWOOD KARAOKE SINGING classes for Adults
All students get performance opportunities, Annual Recital, Certificates, Trophies!
Adults and children ages 4 above are welcome
For details or to confirm your spot email hindustani.sangeet@hindusamajmandir.org  
Watch Saraswati Pooja@ Hindu Samaj Mandir by Students
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Bala Vihar:          More on    << Schedules >> 

Bala Vihar allows our children to learn and practise our precious Indian culture, spiritual wisdom and related values through books, stories, bhajans, shlokas and games. Open for ages 5 and above.

Class offerings include Swaranjali (bhajans), learnings from our Puranas and study of Bhagavad Gita along with choice of languages (Hindi or Tamil). Adult Study Circle to involve the parents while children are in class.

Academic session runs Sep-Jun annually. We close off our registrations by the first week of Sep.

For more information, please  email at mahwah.balavihar@gmail.com  or visit website

Little Ustaads:  ( Download Forms )    
(Beat a tabla, strum a sitar, groove to teen taal and rock to a raga, an Indian Classical Music program for children younger than 5 years)

Taught by Ms. Kavita Bafana who is a traditional Kathak dancer. The program allows children and parents to discover and appreciate the world of Indian classical music through rhythmic tunes, rich vocals, mini instruments and vibrant visuals.
Please contact through email at little.kids.classes@hindusamajmandir.org

Bharatnatyam   (   Download Forms   )

Bharatanatyam classes are being offered by Ms. Anita Ramaswamy (Director / Choreographer) of NrtyaSagar Dance Academy. Ms. Ramaswamy has twenty years of training under the guidance of renowned Guru Late Shri T K Mahalingam Pillai of Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir and Guru Late Shri Mani of Kalasadan.

Classes consist of structured program and will be offered on Sunday mornings (9am-noon) from September to June concluding with an annual recital. Students of 5 years and above are invited to enroll. Come and enroll your kid for an opportunity to learn this art in an enjoyable manner and still be able to exercise and discipline one's mind & body.

Please contact through email Bharatnatyam@hindusamajmandir.org .

Kuchipudi:    (   Download Forms   )

Kuchipudi is being taught by Ms. Prasantha Yelagani, A Traditional Kuchipudi Dancer. These Classes consist of a structured program. Beginners will learn the Mudras, Slokas, Postures and various Adugulu. Later they will be upgraded to the Advanced levels where they get trained in depth with the Complex level Adugulu, various Jatis, Abhinayas and Traditional items. This enables the children to discover our Indian roots and culture. It also plays a key role in developing the body of a growing child, improves concentration and memory. These Classes are offered on Sunday Evenings 3-6.30 PM and an alternate batch on Saturday Evenings 4-5PM. Students of 5 years and above are invited to enroll. Come and enroll your kid for an opportunity to learn this art form in an enjoyable manner and still be able to exercise and discipline one's mind & body.

For Class timings, schedule and location, please refer to the schedule at the top of the page or contact through email kuchipudi@hindusamajmandir.org  .

Art Classes:    (   Download Forms for >  Adults  or   Kids    )

Juniors(6-10yrs) will be taught Mixed Media Mural, Grain Painting, Yarn Painting etc. Seniors and Adults(11+)will be taught Kerala Mural, Designer Name-board, Silk Painting.
Please check the Schedule for exact information.


Sindhu Govind is an Artist specializing in Indian Paintings. She was born and nurtured in an artistic environment, which encouraged her to develop interest for paintings at a very early age. She has always been fascinated by intricate, detail work, hence her interest in Indian paintings! She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Communications from the University of Madras. She has a Diploma in Multimedia and currently a freelance Graphic designer. She pursues painting commercially and have executed orders for individuals and corporate houses both in India and abroad. She strongly believe that art has no boundaries and wishes to create a global awareness and appreciation for the Indian Art forms, which are one amongst the several invaluable possessions our culture.

For details about Art Classes, contact at art.classes@hindusamajmandir.org 

Painting Classes:    (   Download Forms for >  Adults   )

As an artist, Neetika has worked hard to develop paintings that speak both to her and to others about the beauty that exists.
She holds a B.F.A degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. Her education refined her skills and exposed her to a whole new world filled with aspiring artwork, design, prints and innovation. She has won awards and recognition for her paintings and designs. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of FIT and other prestigious museums in Manhattan. She specializes in three dimensional paintings with layered paint and textures. She likes working with indigenous paintings and depictions of various Gods and Goddesses with a contemporary approach. She tries with every finished work to breathe life into a long forgotten culture so that its designs, ideas, innovations and lifestyle are displayed beautifully on my canvas. She has over 10 years of industry experience with creating artwork for various brands like Ann Taylor, Loft, Macy's, Bloomingdale's.

For details about Painting Classes, contact at painting.classes@hindusamajmandir.org

Jain Classes:     (   Download Forms   )

First and third Saturday of each month Jain classes will be taught by Ms. Purvi Sheth at 10 a.m. The class fee is $250 for full year.
Please contact: jain.classes@hindusamajmandir.org 

Chess Club/Classes:     (   Download Forms   )

Sunday Evenings 3-4 pm Chess Club: chessclub@hindusamajmandir.org
 
Geography Club/Classes:     (   Download Forms   )

Sunday Evenings 4:15pm to 5:00pm GeographyClub: GeographyClub@hindusamajmandir.org

Hindi Classes
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Sunday Evenings 4-5 pm Hindi Classes: hindiclasses@hindusamajmandir.org

Gujrati Classes:    (   Download Forms   )

Sunday Evenings 4-5 pm Gujrati Classes: gujraticlasses@hindusamajmandir.org.

Telugu Classes:    (   Download Forms   )

Sunday Evenings 2-3pm Telugu Classes:  teluguclasses@hindusamajmandir.org

Sunday Yoga Classes:

Priti Dhariwal is a Yoga instructor and a volunteer Meditation Practitioner. She has a Masters in Early Childhood (Montessori) and a RYT-200 International Certification in Yoga as well as a Certification in Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She has been practicing yoga since 1985 and teaching since 2004.

SUNDAY KIDS YOGA - Grades Pre-K to 3rd  11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Warm up poses are followed by balancing like a tree pose, standing strong in the warrior pose, barking in downward facing dog position and hissing in Cobra pose. Yoga has a lot of benefits for young, busy and over stimulated youngsters.

TEEN AND ADULT YOGA 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Gentle or Vinyasa Flow Yoga is taught depending on the class strength. Asanas, breathing and meditation are also taught based on Structural Yoga and Anatomy. The yoga sessions are created with warmth, compassion, knowledge and humor.

Please send your email to sunday.yoga.classes@hindusamajmandir.org

Saturday Yoga Classes: (Adult yoga classes are run on Saturday)

Hatha Yoga class is offered free of charge every Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 am at by the certified Amrit Yoga teacher Yogshri Birendra Kumar. He has been teaching Yoga over 10 years and last 6 years in the Temple. The class consists of gentle asanas, pranayama and meditation, is suited for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and is aimed to bring physical flexibility, suppleness, weight loss, pain free living, mental relaxation and spiritual "Oneness". To register, please contact via email at yoga.classes@hindusamajmandir.org.