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 before your 1st class.

Fine ARTS

Technical Skills

creativity Boosters

Languages

Culture

Culinary Arts

Piano

Dance

Weekly Class Offerings

 

ACADEMIC TUTORING: Reading, Writing, Math & Science

Our expert teachers are here to make sure our students improve their understanding of the content and raising the overall subject 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!

Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort
Chemistry Students

IMPROVE YOUR GPA   

1. Math (Grades 4 - 12) 

2. SAT Prep (Private Lessons) 

3. Reading & Writing

4. College Essays Writing Class 

5. Science / Biology/ Chemistry

All Grades  

 

Subject Cost: $ 400/ Term or $105/Month

 

Contact Us for Timings 

Mission Math - A Nasa Project

Math Notebook and Calculator
Make Math A Breeze with Mission Math Class
Ms. Mahalakshmi Vasudevan
Cost: $200/ Term or $ 55/Month
 Kinder  to Grade 7
 Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM CST
 (additional times available)
Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort

An innovative method to learn project-based Mathematics.  This class is specifically created to overcome the challenges of learning mathematics.   

Utilize this opportunity to master mathematical standards and concepts through hands-on, experiential projects & fun aeronautical activities. 

Students will learn and bridge learning gaps in:   

  • Estimation

  • Number sense and Numeration

  • Whole number operation

  • Geometry and  Spatial Sense

  • Measurement

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Fraction and Decimal

  • Patterns and Relationships

 

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.

A Girl in a Classroom

CREATIVE WRITING IS FUN!

Ms. Sharmistha Bansal

Elementary: $260/Term or $70/month Grades 6-12: $340/ Term or $90/ mon

Private Lessons:

$400/Term or 105/ month

 

  Sunday  2:30-3:30 pm CST

 (additional times available)

Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort

 
 

STEAM integrates Arts, innovation, and design into 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 the 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 solutions, and build projects/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.

This Fall students will learn Scratch Jr / Scratch Programming.

Ipad / Android tablet / computer is required.

Hands on STEAM Lab

Kids Stacking Blocks

Explore and Create...

Imagination has no limits !

Ms. Mahalakshmi Vasudevan

Cost: $ 200 / Term or

$ 55/Month

Sunday- 10.30 - 11.30 am CST

 (additional times available)

Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort
 

 BHARATHANATYAM:

CLASSICAL TEMPLE DANCE

AN EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Smt. Hema Raja     

(Teacher Assist may be present to

provide one-on-one help).   

 

Fees:

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

Private Classes : $250/month

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 Classical Bharatanatyam:

 Temple Dancing Style learned from a renowned Andal-temple performer 

Smt. Muthulakshmi Pillai (1922-1990 )

Temple dancing follows a pure, traditional way prescribed by the dance Guru to students, derived from the Natya Sastras - A Vedic dancer's texts
(Brand names such as a school, place, and teachers' names as dance styles are in fashion only in the current day. Any accomplished dancer or artist will agree that the hype of styles becomes irrelevant as long the instructions and knowledge of the art are passed on without altering the original texts.)

Bharthnatyam 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.  

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

Classical Bharatanatyam

Arangetram Prep Private Lessons (Teacher Approval)

Ladies (new students) : Monday 7:30 - 8:30 PM CST

Adult Dance Class: Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 PM CST

Friday

Arangetram classical dance group :

6:30 - 7:30 pm CST(Ages 13-16)

Sundays:

Level 1 : 10:30 -11:30 CST (Ages 5-7)

Level 2:  11:30-12:30  CST(Ages 6-8)

  Level 3 : 12:30-1:30 pm CST

Level 4: 1:20-2:30 pm CST

Intermediate classical group : 2:30-3:30 pm CST (Ages 8-12) 

Post Arangetram group: 3:30-4:30 pm CST

Saturdays: 

 10:30-11:30 am CST (Beginners Ages 4-6)

11:30-12:30 CST (Beginners Ages 7-12)

PM reserved for Private Lessons or Performance prep

Online & In Person 
 

Social distancing & Hybrid  Classes for Boys & Girls

Teacher: Avni Singh

        $180/Term or $ 50/ Month

Ages 8-13

Friday 5 - 6 pm CST

Dance Movement class

Students will learn energetic Bollywood routines that include elements of jazz, hip hop, and other various dance styles. This class is specially designed 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 the basic cultural background of each style involved, bringing confidence to express oneself. The class will be collaborative, and students are welcome to bring their own ideas for choreography and theme to the class. The session will be followed by a recital to show off the dancing skills learned. This course may be moved inperson, depending on students' and parents' comfort. No previous dance experience is necessary, all levels of experience are welcome.

 

Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort
 

  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 the traditional Carnatic system. Summative and Formative assessments are used 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 Concert) based on eligibility.                                                                                  

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FUN & DYNAMIC

Mr. Ananda Nadayogi

 

Group lessons: $ 480 / Term or

 

$125 / month 

Private lessons : $600 / Term or

$155 / Month

Online & in-person classes are available. 

Contact us for times and class locations close to you

 

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

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Speak With No Fear

Ms. Sharmistha Bansal

Elementary:

$260/Term or $70/month

Grades 6-12:

$340/ Term or $90/ mon

Private Lessons:

$400/Term or 105/ month

Sunday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST

(additional times available)

Materials: 

Ruled Notebook 

Blank sheets of paper

Pencils or pens

Color pencils

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

 
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Hindu Gods, Goddess & Sloka Class

SCIENCE OF SOUND, CHANTS AND PRAYER

Ms. Prema Ranjit
Fees: $ 140.00/ Term or $40 /Month   
Beginners level: Sunday 1.30 pm CST
Intermediate level: Sunday 12.30 pm CST

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

 
Yoga Pose

Instructor: Ananda Nadayogi

 

Class timings: CST

Adults - Sundays 8:30 am 

Per class: $15

Monthly fee: $55

Term fee: $200

Children - Sundays 9:30 to 10:15am 

Per class: $10

Monthly fee: $35

Trimester fee: $120

Online Yoga for Children & Adults

Those who regularly practice and adapt to the lifestyle of Yoga will develop a sound mind and a healthy body. One will be unruffled in any critical life situation and can work without stress or strain. The work efficiency of a person who practices Yoga automatically multiplies manifolds. Yoga has a holistic approach to life and health with no side effects.

 

Benefits:

● Manage stress

● Develops Memory, Concentration, and Self Confidence

● Increases Work Efficiency, Physical Vitality & Energy

● Improves interpersonal Relationships

● Therapeutic

● Helps to overcome anger, depression, addiction, fears, etc

● Creates positive attitude and success in life

Ananda is a Certified Yoga trainer. He took on Yoga at a very young age and has undergone training under different eminent masters from India in varied modalities. Learn Physical Postures, Breathing Techniques, Meditation, Relaxation Methods

Requirements: Yoga mat, Empty stomach, and an open mind.

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 class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

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Ms. Swathi Sampath

Fee: $100.00/ Term or 30.00/month 

Ages: 6-10

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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 learn also learn to say facts and current events in Hindi to build conversational Hindi vocabulary. 

 

For adults, learning may progress at a faster pace. The curriculum is custom-made to fit the learning needs of students: Project-based learning: Speaking, Reading, Writing. 

For Hindi comprehension, students may also be encouraged to watch Hindi movies/ clips or songs. 

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

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. 
Online classes may continue upon student request. 

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DIVE RIGHT IN CULTURE

Ms. Pankaj Sharma

Fees: $ 240/ Term or $ 65.00/Month

Class Timings: CST

                  Saturday - 2.30 - 3.30 pm

         

Additional times/levels will be added as needed based on registrations.

 

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. 

Class timings CST

Malzhalai Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 am 
Level 1 Saturday 11:15-12:15
Level 2 Sunday 12:30-1:30pm 
Level 3 Thursday 6-7 pm 
Level 4 Sunday 10:30-11:30am 
Level 5 Sunday 2:30-3:30pm 
Level 6 Sunday 11:30-12:30 am 

Adult Tamil Class : Thursday 5-6 pm. 

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.

Ms. Bhuma Kannan

Cost: $100/ Term or $30/Month

Supply fee: $10.00/ year

 
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Ms. Swathi Sampath

Fee: $ 120/Term or  

$35.00/ month

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!

 

Age criteria

Beginner level: ages 5 and above

 

Class timings

Sunday - 9:30 -10:30 am

Online Timings: 

Friday: 4-5 Pm (Level 1)

Monday: 5 - 6 pm (Level 2)

 

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

INDIAN LANGUAGES: Telugu

 

Telugu  is known for its mellifluousness ,vast repository of rich literature.

Language will be taught using innovative approach that enables students to  speak ,read , write and appreciate the beauty of the language. 

 

Online classes until Covid situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student requests.

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Ms. Chandana Gadepalli

Age 4 and Above 

Class Fee

$100/Term or $30/month

Special requirements &

Material fees: None

 

Class Timings:

Sunday 2-3 PM

Friday 5-6 PM

 

Loom Knitting / Crochet /Sewing/Embroidery

               Learn to make your own winter accessories like hat, scarves, etc., or enhance any of your favorite fabric by adding hand-work and embroidery or know the basics of how to mend,  sew, resize your clothing and to create your own blouse, shirts. This class allows you to bring your imagination and ideas to life. 

 

         Beginners(Ages 6-14)- Hand Sewing

         Adults - Machine Sewing

Online Classes are offered

Supplies required: Loom and hook set, tapestry needle, crochet hooks, yarn, scissors ,Thread, Fabric, Sewing Machine(Optional)

Colorful yarn

Get Crafty!

Ms. Mahalakshmi Vasudevan

Cost: $140/ Term or

 

$40.00/Month 

Loom Knitting/Crochet  (10 & Up) Sunday 3 - 4 pm 

Sewing (ages 8 & Up)

Sunday 4- 5 pm 

Additional times/levels available

 
 

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, 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 class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

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Pencil Drawing & Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Ms. Prema Ranjit

Cost: $ 200.00/Term or $55.00/Month

One time supply fee - $10

Online Class - No supply fees

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Ms. Mahalakshmi Vasudevan

Fee: $100.00/ Term or $30/ Month

 Ages 7-Adults

Contact us for timings

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. In 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 & 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.

A list of ingredients is provided prior to the online class.  In-person classes, the teacher will provide all the ingredients needed. 

           

 
 

Ms. Swati Sampath

Ages 5 & Up

Cost: $120/ Term or $ 35/Month

Class Timing :  Thursdays 5:15 to 6:00 PM

Doodle Class

A mix of Mythology and FreeHand Strokes!

 

Goals for the class:

  1. To be able to sketch freehand 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 lessons are offered from the comfort of a remote work/home location. 

Veena

Veena- A Divine Instrument

 

 

Veena is a representation of divinity in sound and wisdom. It is said to eradicate evil and bestow goodness. 

Darshnasparshanechaasya Bhogaswargaapavargadhe Puneetho Viprahathyaadhi Paathakaihpathitham janam
Dandahshambhurumaa Thanthree kakubhah kamalapathihi Indiraapathrikaa Brahma Thumbu Naabhih saraswathee
Dorako Vaasukeerjeeva Sudhamshuh Saarika Ravihi Sarvadevamayee thasmaath Veeneeyam Sarvamangalaa”.

 

Seeing or touching the Veena bestows comfort both during and after one’s lifetime. Lord Siva in the body, Parvathi in the strings, Vishnu in the bridge, Lakshmi in the Main resonator, Brahma in the secondary resonator, Saraswathi in the naabhi (center part of the chest board which resonates the sound), Vasuki the serpent king in the pegs, Moon in the Jeevala (the cotton thread pieces used between the string and the bridge) and Sun God in the frets, and thus all Gods are invoked in the Veena, and hence it is indeed a very auspicious instrument.

Classes: 

 

Beginner: Basic lessons starting with Saraliswaras, Janta Swaras, alankaras, and geetams and introduction to gamakas.

 

Intermediate: Varnams, smaller Krithis, complex gamakas andkeertanams are taught.

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Class timings: CST

 Fees: $ 400 / Term or $105 / month 

Sundays: 12-30 Pm Onwards

( contact us for timings)

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

 

Piano 

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 Piano Is a delightful Instrument

Ms. Rekha Cardoza

30-Min Private Lessons: 

Parent-Child- $ 560.00/ Term or 145/ Month

Beginner- $ 560.00/ Term or 145/ Month

The piano is a delightful instrument that brings joy to both the performer and the audience and is a wonderful means of creative expression.

Learn to play the piano/digital piano for personal enjoyment as well as, to perform for an audience. Expand on existing skills and even learn to play your favorite songs!

Students will need a piano or digital piano keyboard for this class

 Ages: 4 & UP

Available Timings: 

Sundays 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Mondays- 5-7 PM 

Tuesday: 5-7 PM

Parent-child class: Offered to parents & children ages 4-5. Take this class with your child. Have fun together as you encourage their creativity and at the same time support yours.

Beginners: A perfect introduction to piano and music for children and adults who have little to no experience, or need a review of the very basics. By the end of this course, you will be able to: play simple songs, play simple rhythms, sing along as you play, learn to practice effectively, know basic music theory, be able to enjoy playing popular music, have the opportunity to perform pieces learned.

Progressive Levels: Piano Grades 1-4 are offered for student advancement. 

Online lessons are offered at this time for safety and at-home comfort.

 

Carnatic Harmonium and Keyboard

Classes will follow a stipulated curriculum based on the traditional Carnatic system. Students will learn from the basic Varisa exercises with proper finger techniques to Geethams, Varnams, Bhajans, Krithis up to the ability to perform and accompany songs in various Ragas. 

Class timings: CST

Sundays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Group lessons: $ 480 / Term or

$125 / month 

Online class until COVID Situation relaxes. Online classes may continue upon student request.  

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