Kalanjali offers both Classical and SemiClassical tracks of training. In addition exam classes are conducted for those who are interested in prcuring a diploma in Bharatnatyam. Fees for all tracks is sep

Classes

Classical

 

  1. Bharatnatyam Training

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  • Classical track training is approximately 6-8 years and consists of Pushpanjali, Allaripu, Kouthvam, Jathiswaram,  Shabdam, Varnam, Padam1, Padam2, Padam3 and Thillana with an option for Arangetram.

  • This class meets once a week, and students are given the opportunity to perform at classical dance programs. 

  • The completion of the course is solely dependent on the students ability and determination.

 

  1. Arangetram Training

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  • This track is offered to only students that have completed the entire course and are ready for an Arangetram.

  • The eligibility to perform an Arangetram is determined by the teacher. It comprises of one year rigorous training on a one-on-one basis with a teacher.

  • The scheduling of classes, contract/fee details for this event are to be worked out with the teacher at the appropriate time

 

 

Semi Classical

 

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  • This track will train students to dance for movie/Folk/Bhajans songs with a semi classical touch.

  • The songs can be in any language and parents are welcome to bring in songs that they think are suitable for the kids to perform.

  • Screening will be done on the songs and the final decision on whether the kids will perform to the song is contingent upon the teacher’s approval.  

  • These dances are taught separately from classical and have a separate fee structure. 

  • The only exception is if the entire batch is willing to learn a semi-classical item and in which case the item is taught during regular class time.

 

 

SAMVED Exam Classes

 

  •  Kalanjali also offers its students the opportunity to take Bharatnatyam exams conducted  by Samved conservatory(www.madhyam.usa) in April  and November every year.

  • Students are required to give an exam once a year. 

  • This will yield them a diploma in  Bharatnatyam after 5 years. 

  • Separate exam classes will be conducted outside of the regular class schedule unless the entire class decides to take the exam


Notes:

 

  • Classical and Semi Classical training will give the students an opportunity to perform at various programs and competetions.

  • Decision to participate in extra events is left to the choice of the students and their parents.

              Student Teachers

  • Student teachers assist Mrs.Sudha in some of the classes. In the event that the teacher is not able to take a class, student teachers conduct the classes.

  • They are senior students that are either done with their arangetrams or very close to completion of the course. Hence are highly trained and disciplined students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Fees

Fees are collected once in 2 months. There is a one-time registration fee of $75 for new students, non refundable.

 

Weekly Classes - Fees structure for regular weekly Bharatnatyam or semi-classical (if during class times) is $120/month.

 

Semi  Classical - Dance Classes conducted outside of the regular Bharatnatyam class will be charged $20/class.

 

Exam Class  - $25/class unless conducted during class times.

 

Please Note:

 

  • Parents will be subjected to a fine of $10, if the fee is not turned in by the second class   of the month.

  • Fees are subjected to change in the future. Parents will be informed before-hand.

  • For an additional $34, there are 2 books (theory),a CD,  a DVD consisting of a demonstration of all adavus are also available.

  • An additional fee is charged for the school annual recital. The amount is decided at the time of recital depending on the expenses incurred.