Weekly Class Offerings

 
 
 
 
 

ACADEMIC TUTORING: Reading, Writing, Math & Science

Our expert teachers are here to make sure our students improve their scores. Rather than just listening, memorizing, and repeating facts, this class has students discovering, analyzing, and learning from experience. Our goal as educators is to spur our students’ curiosity, and allow them to learn at their own pace.

We fill any learning gaps & help master the content. Dive right into class. 

Tutoring available for elementary, middle and high school - regular and AP course!

Class Times

Evening and Weekend timings are available.   

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

IMPROVE YOUR GPA   

Cost: $ 400/ Trimester or $105/Month

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Creative Writing

Fasten your seat belts to leap into the world of Language Arts and its importance all across the world. As we make a stop at every destination of learning, we explore our inner creativity towards developing skills of writing and speaking. Whether it is to chain a story or go on a poetry scavenger hunt, grab the opportunity  to add  effective words to your writing and a voice to your character. With endless creative, surprising, fun-loving  and engaging activities,  learn to be a better communicator.

Creative writing is not a subject but the art of developing skills to use imagination and writing techniques. To be able to pen down thoughts into beautifully crafted words is not easy. It requires a fearless mind to continuously visualize and engage, thus bringing about the importance of creativity in writing. The courage needed to present an unknown topic can be overwhelming but comes with constant practice.

Objective: Students will ideate, engage, build, inspire, strengthen their imagination through continuous independent writing practices and group discussions. They will be exposed to visually appealing illustrations and hands-on activities to enhance the clear understanding of different forms of writing. As a part of this course, there will be numerous reading, vocabulary building, and writing exercises.  

Skills taught:-  Vocabulary building, brainstorming, freewriting, writing paragraphs, essays, story plotting, short reports, summaries, narrative paragraphs, fiction reviews, poetry using similes, and metaphors.

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

CREATIVE WRITING IS FUN!

Ms. Sharmistha Bansal

Ages 5 & Up

Cost 200/Trimester or $55/M

Weekly class:-  Sunday 11 - 12 pm

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Hands on STEAM lab

STEAM integrates Arts, innovation and design in to STEM education. It is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  

 

​Hands on STEAM incorporates project based learning, an instructional methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge through an engaging experience. This class is student centered, where the student works more independently and teacher supports them when needed. During the semester, students will explore a variety of concepts, engage in inquiry, experiment with it, apply it in a real world challenge, get creative, design solution and build products using things commonly available around them.

Enroll in this hands-on, innovative class and take part in a unique, challenging learning experience. Our qualified and skilled teachers serve as facilitators in the course, guiding students through exploration and knowledge application.

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Explore and Create...

Imagination has no limits !

Ages 5 & Up

Classes Offered Online or In-person 

Ms. Devi Swapna Venkatagiri

Cost: $ 200 / Trimester or

$ 55/Month

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Sunday:

Ages 10 and above : 9.30  - 10.30 am

Ages 5 to 10 : 10:30 - 11:30 am

 BHARATHANATYAM:

CLASSICAL TEMPLE DANCE

Samspra Classical Temple Dance Classes are offered in South & North Austin.

This dance is a visual performing art that has evolved into several classical dance forms. One of the dance forms known as Bharatnatyam. The benefits of learning Bharatanatyam include increased self-confidence, self-awareness, and discipline.

Basic classes promote team building, develop memory skills,  and even help students achieve better performance in academia. Dancers learn basic adavus, mudras, jatis and sollukattu. Dance-yoga simultaneously to improve flexibility. Students in Arengetram Prep classes are committed to performing a public solo performance in the traditional lineage of Temple dancers.


Students will have the opportunity to advance to various dance sequence/dance repertoires depending on their progress and levels of prior experience. Students achieve mastery through the rigorous process of adavus, sequence, Korvai, jatis, Abhinaya (expression training), yoga for flexibility, interpretation, and choreograph major dance pieces. Students in these classes have the opportunities to perform, express their talent in nattuvangam, help assist in the beginner classes and explore various elements of stage performance and production.  

SemiClassical /Performance Class is a combo of Bharthnatyam, Kuchipudi & kathak. This class is exclusive for dance competitions, performances & events.

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Classical Bharatanatyam

Arangetram Prep Private sessions (Teacher Approval)

Adult Dance Class: Monday 7:30 - 8:30 PM;

Adult Dance Class: Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 PM ;

Arangetram classical dance group :

Friday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Adult Dance Class: Saturday 5:45 - 6:45 pm

Beginners : Sunday 10:30 -11:30 (Ages 3-6)

Level 1:  Sunday 11:30-12:30 (Ages 6-8)

  Level 2 : Sunday 12:30-1:30 pm (Ages 9-13) 

Post Arangetram group: Sunday 1:30 -2:30 pm

Intermediate classical group : Sunday 2:30-3:30 pm (ages 7-9) 

 

Saturdays:  North Austin

 10:30-11:30 am (Level 1); 11:30-12:30 (level 2)

Cost $ 400.00/ semester or 105.00/Month

Summer 2020 classes are ON!

May - Classes are On -$100.00

June 15 -July 31- $140.00

AN EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Classes Taught by Smt. Hema Raja      

(Teacher Assist may be present to provide one-on-one help).   

Fees:

Group Classes : $380/Trimester or $100.00/Month

Private Classes : $220/month

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

 
 

Hindu Gods, Goddess & Sloka Class

SCIENCE OF SOUND, CHANTS AND PRAYER

Ms. Prema Ranjit

Fees: $ 140.00/ Trimester or $40 /Month   

Beginners level : Sunday 1.30 pm

Intermediate level : Sunday 12.30 pm

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary) - June & July Holiday

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

 

DANCE FOR JOY

 

Samsti Raja;  Akshaya Ranjit

Fee:  $ 240 / Trimester or $ 65/ M

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

BOLLYWOOD/ Performance  CLASS

Bollywood Style is especially designed to combine energetic routine, with upbeat Bollywood Music to have all the participants engage in dance movements  that will enhance flexibility, great posture, balance and energy, while learning some great moves.  Curriculum structured to provide skills and techniques required to perform various genres of South Asian dancing and focusing on choreography that will improve basic cultural background of each style involved, bringing confidence to express oneself. Students will get a chance to participate in various cultural events in and around Austin. Session will be followed by a recital to show off the dancing skills learnt. 

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Classes offered for both Both Boys & Girls Ages 5-13

on Fridays -  - 5:30-6:30 pm ( 2 different groups)

  CARNATIC  VIOLIN & VOCAL

Dive right into class with our expert teachers.

Our goal as educators is to spur our students’ curiosity and allow them to learn at their own pace.

Samspra Carnatic Violin and Vocal lessons are available at South, North and West Austin locations. All classes will follow a stipulated curriculum based on traditional Carnatic system. Summative and Formative assessments are use to transition students from one level to another. 

Beginner level (2 years) - Foundation swara exercises taught in a very traditional and systematic manner. Simpler bhajans and traditional Geethams and swarajathis are also covered in the basic level curriculum. 

Intermediate level (2 years)  - Begins with Varnams and application of complex gamakams which is an integral part of Indian classical music. Simpler Krithis and Keerthanams are taught at this stage.

Advance training (4 years) - More complex compositions of great composers of Carnatic music in different regional Indian languages are taught at this stage. Students will be ready for small recitals at this level.

All the levels will have performance opportunities during different community based cultural events, school recitals etc.    Violin Arangetram Preparation:

This class prepares dedicated students for Arangetram (Debut Concernt) based on eligibility.                                                                                  

FUN & DYNAMIC

Mr. Ananda Nadayogi

 

Group lessons : $ 480 / Trimester or

 

$125 / month 

Private lessons : $600 / Trimester or

$155 / Month

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Classes at South Austin

Private Sessions : Approved by teacher

TUESDAY 5.30 - 6.30 pm : Beginner / intermediate violin (Varisai / geetham )

TUESDAY 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm:  Carnatic Vocal, Beginner level / Intermediate (Varisai / geetham )

TUESDAY 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Carnatic Violin, Beginner level / Intermediate (Varisai / geetham ) - Adults group

SUNDAY 12.30 - 1.30 pm: Carnatic Vocal, Intermediate / advance level (Varnam / Kirthi)

SUNDAY 1.30 - 2.30 pm : Beginner / intermediate violin (Geetham / Varnam)

SUNDAY 3.00 - 4.00 pm : Beginner vocal (Varisai / geetham )

SUNDAY 4.00 - 5.00 pm : Beginner / intermediate violin (Geetham / Varnam )

SUNDAY 5.00 - 6.00 pm: Carnatic Violin, Intermediate / advance level (Varnam / Kirthi)

Classes at North Austin

Saturdays from 9:00 - 2:00 pm and Thursday evenings

Classes at  West Austin

Monday evenings

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

INDIAN LANGUAGE: HINDI

     This course will teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, and speaking Hindi. We will begin with learning to read and write the Hindi alphabet, and then move on to simple words and matras.  Course material will include counting in Hindi, naming days of the week and months of the year, colors, naming family relations, and simple conversation in Hindi about day-to-day life. Students will also learn how to name important facts about India in Hindi. Through this, students will build a basic conversational Hindi vocabulary. For adults, things will move at a faster pace. We will cover writing words with and without matras, and building basic sentences. For Hindi comprehension, our projects might include watching and translating Hindi movie clips and/or Hindi songs.

     This class will teach students the basics of the Hindi language, and we will have a lot of fun in the process.  

Book: Hindi Primer  by Dr. Rana Singh with

additional chapter on Shabd Rachna released in 2017!

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

DIVE RIGHT IN CULTURE

Dr. Rana Singh

Fees: $ 240/ Trimester or $ 65.00/Month

Hindi learning and writing practice book: $35

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Ages 6 - 12 : Sundays 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Ages 6 & above : Sundays 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Level 1 Adults : Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Level 2 Adults - Tuesdays: 7-8 pm

 

 

DREAM. CHALLENGE. SUCCEED.

Samspra Academy provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live intelligent, thoughtful, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society.

Please see our current course offerings below, Complete the online Registration form. Registration fee & tuition are due at the time of your 1st class.

Fine ARTS

Technical Skills

creativity Boosters

Languages

Culture

Culinary Arts

Public Speaking

Strong public speaking skills are eye-catching and are sought after for leadership roles whether in school or jobs. Give your self and your child the gift of proper communicating skills.

Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on the stage and addressing a crowd. This may be due to a lack of confidence or the anxiety of being judged. In this class, we prepare our students, provide them with the needed skills, and appropriate tools to comfortably speak in public regardless of the size of the group.

 Whether it is public speaking, debate, or drama,  Our students will have the ability to engage the audience with their enthusiasm and excellent communication abilities.

 

Classes will be a mix of public speaking, debates, and drama

 

Objective

 

To become aware of personal speech habits and characteristics.

 Develop speech preparation and presentation techniques, audience awareness, and self-awareness. 

 Cultivate poise and self-confidence.

Present a variety of speeches (informative, persuasive, demonstrative, special occasion, etc.)

Clear articulation

The presentation style includes vocal tone, body language, facial expression, and timing. 

Providing compelling evidence to support themes

Rehearsing the presentation and revising rough spots

Researching information about the latest trends.

Restating critical points at the end of a speech to cement key concepts

Character building, story plotting, voice modulations

Speak with NO Fear

Ms. Sharmistha Bansal

Ages: 5 & Up

Cost: 200/ Trimester or $ 55/Month

Weekly class:-  Sunday 3 pm - 4 pm

 

Things to bring:- 

  • Ruled Notebook 

  • Blank sheets of paper

  • Pencils or pens

  • Color pencils

Online or In-person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary) - June & July Holiday

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Ladies Carnatic Vocal Class

Wednesdays : 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Taught by Ms. Radhika Venkatasubramanian 

Cost: $ 400/ Trimester or  $105/Month

Summer 2020 - Holiday

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

 

Sanathana Dharma

In today’s world, we have distanced ourselves from the soul of our scriptures and superficially focus more on the stories. Understanding Sanatana dharma - the way of life becomes essential.

About the class

1.    Introduction.

2.    Look beyond stories and understand the Vedic truths as illustrated in our Puranas.

3.    Theatrical role plays at the end of each topic.

4.    Unlearning the misconceptions.

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Ms. Swathi Sampath

Ages: 6-10

Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 am

Fee: $100.00/ Trimester or 30.00/month 

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary) 

 
 

INDIAN LANGUAGE: TAMIL     

Dive right into Tamil Class with our expert teacher. Our goal is to educate and spur our student's curiosity and allow them to learn at their own pace. Give your child the gift of learning an ancient language that is still prevalent in many countries. 

Classes are offered on Sundays -

Level 1 -10-11 am

Level 2 - 12:30-1:30 pm

Level 3 - 1:30-2:30 pm

Level 4 -2:30-3:30 pm

Level 5 -11 -12:00 pm

Adult Class: Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

May - continuing regular tamil class.
Jun and July - Spoken Tamil, Thirukural and stories( age and level appropriate combined class)
Fees::
    These are the options ::
1) Monthly payment - $30 per month
2) if you choose to do just 2 months ( May and Jun or Jun and July then ) —-$55 ( for 2 months)
3) if you choose to do full summer ( May,Jun,Jul) then—-$75 ( for all 3 months).

Ms. Bhuma Kannan

Cost: $100/ Trimester or $30.00/Month 

Summer

Supply fee: $10.00/ year

 
 

INDIAN LANGUAGES: Sanskrit

Ms. Swathi Sampath

Fee: $ 120/Trimester or  

$35.00/ month

A structured language in itself, Sanskrit talks constantly about divine values. It’s rich in vocabulary, literature, thoughts, ideas and values. I sincerely hope everyone strives to learn this wonderful language and ‘sarve bavantu sukhinaha!’

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

 

Age criteria

Beginner level : ages 5 and above

 

Class timings

Sundays - 9:30 -10:30 am

Online Timings: 

Fridays : 4-5 Pm (Level 1)

5:15-6:15 (Level 2)

 

 

ART CLASS 

Art classes will involve projects, which students will be able to take home and use or give away as gifts! 

All classes will learn the basics of colors, the art of mixing colors and how to get comfortable with brush strokes. The classes are suitable for Ages 4 & Up and will factor in each student’s ability and level.

We welcome you to learn art in a systematic method! 

Sunday - (Ages 4 & Up) - 11.30  -12.30 pm

Thursday - (Ages 4 & Up) - 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Pencil Drawing & Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Ms. Prema Ranjit

Cost: $ 200.00/mester or $55.00/Month

One time supply fee - $10

Loom Knitting / Crochet 

Put your creative hat on and unleash your inner maker!

Research shows that yarn work is not just creative fulfillment; it’s great for both mind and body. The repetitive action helps keep the mind busy and focused. It induces a relaxed state and is a stress buster. It also helps with cognitive health and fine motor skills development. Having to follow instructions on complex craft projects helps improve children’s math skills.

     Loom knitting creates knit fabric similar to needle knitting, but the process is very easy and simple. It’s great for anyone from experienced to ‘want to be knitters’. Crochet creates patterned fabric and can be used to create decorative to day to day usable products.

      Each class we will work on a fun project that you can take home. Come and learn to knit or crochet a hat, scarf, cowl, blanket, bag, purse, decorative pieces and many more fun projects for yourself, family and friends!

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Classes Offered for ages 6 and above 

Loom knitting / Crochet : Sunday 11.30 - 12.30 pm 

Loom knitting / Crochet : Sunday 12.30 - 1.30 pm 

Get Crafty!

 

Ms. Devi Swapna Venkatagiri

Cost: $140/ Trimester or $40.00/Month 

Supply fee : $15 / sem

 

Ms. Swati Sampath

Ages 4 & Up

Cost: $120/ Trimerster or $ 35/Month

Doodle Class

A mix of Mythology and Free Hand Strokes!

 

Goals for the class:

  1. To be able to sketch free hand strokes with ease.

  2. Use simple steps to create a template for similar objects. 

  3. To minimize the usage of eraser and to sketch with more confidence.

 

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Level 1: Ages 5 - 8 ( Thursdays 4:45- 5:30 PM)

Level 2: Ages 9 & above (Sundays 10:00-10:45 AM)

 
 

Ms. Mahalakshmi Vasudevan

 Ages 7- 12 

Mon & Wed

11 am-12.30 PM

Ages 13- Adults

Tue & Thurs: Ages 13- Adults

4.30- 6 PM
 

Class Frequency: 2 days/week

 

Fee: 

 $30/ Month

$100.00/ Trimester 

Supply Fee: None

Authentic Indian Cooking

Want to eat simple, healthy, and traditional home cooked meals? 

 

 Come, learn to cook, explore and savor the delights of India!

This class is not a demo class, we teach you real life skills, to cook from scratch to the delicious dish tasting and sharing. Each class, you will be able to make a dish or two from start to finish. You will be able to savor and share your creation with others. 

 

Skills taught: Full fledged age appropriate hands on cooking

from appetizer, main dish, side dishes, tiffin, savory & dessert.  

Things to bring to class:

1) Smock or Apron  

2) Book and pencil to take notes.

3) An open mind to learn and create new skills & dishes.

List of ingredients will be provided prior to the online class.  In person classes, teacher will provide all the ingredients needed. 

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location.

Isha Hata Yoga

Mr. Saavan Patel

Ages :  7 - 13 (Children class)

Ages 14 & Up (Adult Class)

Offered In-person after August, 2020

Saavan Patel has Professional experience:

  • Assisted in training over 500 yoga teachers

  • Coordinated a 21-day Hatha Yoga program

  • Taught yoga classes in India as well as the United States

  • Performed martial arts and dance for over 100,000 people

  • Performed martial arts in different states around India

In these classes, students will learn basic preparatory asanas, yoga postures, breathing techniques followed by guided meditation. 

Ages: Children 7-13 and separate classes for Adults 14 & up

Fee for Workshops: 3 sessions (2.5 hours) $ 200.00

 
 
 

HANDWRITING TRAINING

This course will teach students print handwriting, pre-cursive print handwriting and cursive handwriting.

Handwriting practice will introduce students to the shape patterns (glyphs) that are often found in letters and numbers used in writing. This will be followed by practice of print handwriting, pre-cursive print handwriting and cursive handwriting.  All handwriting practices will start with tracing letters, words and sentences and then progress to copying letters, words and the sentences. Practice worksheets for the course will be provided to the students by the teacher. By the end of this course, students should be able to write neatly in print and cursive in a regular notebook. During the handwriting practice, students will be encouraged to create projects demonstrating their writing skills (such as making bookmarks and cards).

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

HANDWRITING IS FUN!

Ages 4 & Up

Cost 240/Trimester or $65/M

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

 

International Cuisine

Calling all wanna be chefs… 

 

 Come learn to cook, explore and savor the vegetarian delights from various countries around the world.

Lets have an English tea party, get a taste of tapas from Spain,  Banh mi from Vietnam or whip up hot chocolate from scratch, learn some traditional treats made during Indian festivals be it a thandai for Holi, shahi sheer khurma for Ramadan, mishti doi from Bengal or paal poori from south. 

This class is not a demo class, we teach you real life skills, to cook from scratch to the delicious dish tasting and sharing. End of each class, you will be able to make a dish or two from start to finish. You all will also get to savor it and critique it.

 

Skills taught: Full fledged age appropriate hands on cooking:  Prepping, making ,presentation and clean up .

 

Things to bring to class:

1) Smock or Apron  

2) Book and pencil to take down tips.

3) An attitude to learn and create new dishes.

 

Handouts of the recipe will be provided at the beginning of class.

Handcrafts

 Each class, students have the opportunity to explore and work on different projects of demand and interest.  We have 14 classes in a semester, so we will complete 14 different projects in this class.

Unique and gorgeous products will be great for someone or for you

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Online or In person classes are available. Contact Us for Online classes offered in Summer 2020 (Class Timings may Vary)

Online lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

 

Contact

Text/Call: 512-963-4822

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