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!
Evening and Weekend timings are available.
IMPROVE YOUR GPA
Cost: $400/ Semester or $105/Month
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).
Class offered - Sunday 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Ages 7-10)
Special requirement: Need min of 2 student/ group
HANDWRITING IS FUN!
Cost: $240.00/ Semester or
$ 65.00/ Month
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.
Explore and Create...
Imagination has no limits !
Ages 5 and above
Cost: $ 200 / semester or
Classes Offered On Sunday:
Ages 10 and above : 9.30 - 10.30 am
Ages 5 to 10 : 10:30 - 11:30 am
Carnatic Vocal and Bhajan Classes
Music for all ages
Basic level : 3 - 4 pm
Intermediate level : 4 - 5 pm
INTERMEDIATE I CLASSES
Tailored for students with the knowledge of the basics (sarali varisai and the like). Students will be taught simple compositions of varied languages and occasionally varnams as a way to train the voice for more complex compositions
INTERMEDIATE II CLASSES
Focuses on learning unusual complex compositions involving mrughas, chittaswarams, viruthams, tamil compositions such as Tiruppavai, Tirvembavai and other prabhandhams set to tune and abhangs. Tailored for adults and kids of all age where simple and fast paced bhajans would be taught.
Tailored for adults and kids of all age where simple and fast paced bhajans would be taught.
Fees : 400 / semester or $105 / month
BHARATNATYAM: CLASSICAL TEMPLE DANCE
Temple Dance is a visual performing art that has evolved into several classical dance forms. One of the dance forms known as Bharatnatyam.
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.
AN EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Classes Taught by Smt.Hema Raja
Teacher (Assist may be present to provide one-on-one help).
Group Classes : $380/semester or $100.00/Month
Private Classes : $220/month
Arangetram Prep Private sessions (Prior Approval Needed)
Adult Dance class: Monday 7:30 - 8:30 PM;
Adult Dance class : Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 PM ;
Adult Dance class: Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 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 8-12) ;
Post Arangetram : Sunday 1:30 -2:30;
Level 3 : Sunday 2:30-3:30 pm (ages 5-9) ;
Saturdays: Offered At Chinmaya Sundaram,
10:30-11:30 am (Level 1); 11:30-12:30 (level 2)
Cost $ 400.00/ semester or 105.00/Month
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
Cost: $100/ Semester or $30.00/Month
Supply fee: $10.00/ year
DANCE FOR JOY
Samsti Raja; Akshaya Ranjit
Fee: $ 240 / Semester
or $ 65/ Month
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.
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.
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.
FUN & DYNAMIC
Group lessons : $ 480 / Semester or
$125 / month
Private lessons : $600 / Semester or
$155 / Month
Carnatic Violin and Vocal for All Ages
Classes offered -
TUESDAY 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Performance oriented songs and foundations of Carnatic music
TUESDAY 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Carnatic Violin / Vocal, Beginner level
TUESDAY 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Carnatic Vocal, Beginner level
TUESDAY 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Carnatic Violin, Adults
TUESDAY 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm: Performance oriented songs and foundations of Carnatic music
FRIDAY 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Carnatic Vocal, Intermediate level
FRIDAY 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Carnatic Violin, Intermediate level
Private Sessions : Approved by teacher
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!
DIVE RIGHT IN CULTURE
Fees: $ 240/ Semester or $ 65.00/month
Hindi Book: $30
Ages 6 & above : Sundays 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Ages 6 - 12 : Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Level 1 Adults Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:30 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.
INDIAN LANGUAGES: Sanskrit
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!’
Fee: $ 120/semester or
Beginner level : ages 5 and above
Sundays - 9:30 -10:30 am
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
Pencil Drawing & Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Cost: $ 200.00/Semester or $55.00/Month
One time supply fee - $10
Yoga for Children, Pre-Natal, Adults and Special Needs
Practices are taught at your level, including basic and foundation practices to help you to continue to progress. Benefits are experienced at the physical, mental, emotional, pranic, spiritual levels. All aspects of yoga are taught: yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana and dhyana. In keeping with the aims of the branches of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Karma and Bhakti, leading up to Gyana and Kundalini Yoga.
Yoga is taught by Satyananda Yoga Center and Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) non-profit organizations, by Navvaratri (Ayesha Venkatrao-Holcombe) with teaching certifications from Bihar School of Yoga, synonymous with authenticity, integrity, knowledge, spirituality, excellence in yoga in India and internationally!
Special Needs Children (Ages 6 - 10) : Tuesday 4 to 5 p.m.
Children and Teens: Tuesdays 5 to 6 p.m.
Children 3 to 5 years old : Saturday 9.30 to 10 am
Adults (20+) : Saturdays 10 to 11.15 a.m.
Seniors (60+) : Saturdays 11.15 to 11.45 a.m.
PreNatal : Saturdays 12 noon to 1pm.
Authentic Yoga to All Ages, for ALL Needs & Levels
Adults 10 classes $ 108; 5 classes $70 (to be completed within 14 weeks)
Seniors and Vets: $30 per month
Kids and Teen classes: $65 per month or $240 a semester
Private: 1 class $108; 5 classes $408
Class drop-in $15.
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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!
Classes Offered for ages 6 and above
Loom knitting / Crochet : Sunday 11.30 - 12.30 pm
Crochet : Sunday 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Cost: $140/ Semester or $40.00/Month
Supply fee : $10 / sem
For: Ages 18+,
Fee: 260.00 per semester or
(students to bring their own watercolor brushes & supplies)
Art in Water color
Dive into the world of fluid magic. You will learn blending colors, wet on wet technique, masking, using salt, etc. From abstract to impressionist to realistic, watercolor is a very versatile medium to create your own unique art! All skill levels are welcome!
1.Watercolor paper (140lbs / 300 gsm): there are a variety of brands and quality available. You could purchase a watercolor block (Arches) which is somewhat expensive or buy individual sheets (Arches or Fabriano) and we can cut/tear them to required size. 100% cotton paper provides best results but is also considerably expensive. If not, you can buy 140lbs watercolor pad from craft stores to begin.
4. Container for water: cleaned up yogurt containers work perfectly!
3. Some round brushes 0, 1, 8 and one 1” flat brush.
5. Paints : Some yellow (like lemon yellow) , orange (like cadmium orange ) red ( alizarin crimson) , blue ( thalo blue, or ultramarine) and green ( sap green). You can buy individual tubes or buy beginners set like W&N Cotman or Van Gogh. It will have all the basic colors.
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.
Example - Project 1: Vintage/ old sari accessories
Craft your own unique accessories out of that worn-out not-being used silk saris! In this class, you will learn how to make Silk rosettes and use them into making a belt and use sari ribbons to make unique tassel earrings. We will also talk about other crafts/uses of those precious old saris! All skill levels are welcome! All supplies/tools will be provided.
Project 2: Felt Pencil case & Cash envelopes
In this class, we will hand sew a unique felt pouch which can be used as a pencil case or glasses case. Unique and gorgeous products will be great for someone or for you!
For: Ages 18+,
Fee: $ 420/semester or $110 / month
(includes tools and supplies for the class )
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
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.
Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Fee: $100.00/ semester or 30.00/month
Ages : 6 & Up
Saturday or Sundays
Fee: Contact Us
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.