Shakti School of Dance is in session from January 21st through April 11th, 2018
(Our school is closed outside of these dates)
DROP IN CLASSES OFFERED:
*Classes will build over the season, beginning students encouraged to join in January.
*2018 School Season is from January 21st through April 11th
PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOOL AND SEE THE POSTED UPDATES ON OUR FRONT DOOR TO FIND OUT ABOUT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND SPECIAL WORKSHOPS!
WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING A DROP-IN CLASS. WE HAVE A 3 PERSON MINIMUM AND WILL CANCEL CLASS IF THE MINIMUM IS NOT MET BY THE START TIME OF CLASS.
ODISSI CLASSICAL DANCE TECHNIQUE
8:30-10:30 AM, Monday-Saturday (2 hours)
This is our daily practice of Vinyasa Krama Yoga and classical Odissi dance stepping techniques (in the Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra style) for intensive students and drop-in students alike. Our yoga practice centers the body and mind to prepare us for the dance. Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a lineage-based, traditional approach that unites the body movement with the breath in graceful sequences. We begin with vinyasa sequences and progress on to pranayama practices and meditation. After this, our Odissi strength training and stepping practice commences.
This is a *mixed level* class so if you are brand new to Odissi, please be prepared to observe some of the class until you are up to speed. We will begin each class with a brief review of all steppings at 3 speeds, then examine a few steppings for refinement and corrections. This class is an ongoing class for the 2018 season at SSD, the techniques will build over the whole season. Please come 10 minutes before class to stretch and warm up on your own.
*Students registered for this class are welcome to our school Saturday brunch and small performance at 12:00 each Saturday.
Level: *Mixed level* – beginners welcomed. (Class builds over the season)
Teacher: Colleena Shakti & Sudhansu Pohana
Dress Code: Salwar kameez or dance sari tied for classical dance. Must have legs and shoulders covered. Hair should be tied back.
No late arrival.
Cost: 5 classes (2 hour classes) 600 INR – Single, 2,500 INR for 5 class pack
Classes are non transferable / non-refundable. Our ‘Mandatory Waiver Form’ will need to be signed and filled out to begin classes.
PRE-REGISTRATION: We recommend pre registration as classes are filling up fast this season. To do so, please send us an email indicating clearly how many weeks / sessions you would like to sign up for (5 day minimum), and we will send you a paypal invoice to complete registration.
3:30 -4:30 PM, Monday-Saturday: KALBELIA ‘GYPSY’ DANCE
Authentic Rajasthani folk dance taught by a local Kalbelia dancer. Please wear a large spinning skirt.
No late arrival.
Level: All levels
Teacher: Raki Kalbelia
Cost: Single Drop-in Class (1 hour) – 500 INR / 5 classes package – 2,300 INR. Expires end of 2018 season.
Prices are fixed. Students are required to make a payment before they may participate in class. No refunds or discounts if you leave class early for any reason. A dress code (modest Indian dress) will be enforced within the temple premises for our students. Please inquire about our school Rules: We reserve the right to ask you to leave for disregard of school/temple policies. No late arrivals. Class schedule subject to change.
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