About the classes: Carnatic Music Vocal for adults and kids (min age 5 yrs) are offered by JET NJ. The course starts from the fundamentals of music to the advance levels. Necessary theory is also introduced along with Swara exercises. Geethams, Swarajathis, Varnams, Krutis and Kirtanas are taught as a part of the course. The individual attention to the kids is given by the teacher if required. Students are tested periodically to check their sruthi (pitch) and memorization skills.
Interested children are given an oppurtunity to participate in Thyagaraja Trimurthi day celebrations and also in various competitions. Teacher even helps in training for the above mentioned events by giving additional classes.
In summer music camps/workshops are also conducted.
For Adults: The classical songs of various composers are offered without going through the fundamental training. The classical songs like Annamacharya Kirtanas, Ramadasa songs, Mangalaharathi songs etc are part of these classes .
About the teacher: These classes are taught by Mrs.Vijaya Allakki. She is a gifted singer who won the first prize in district level singing at the age of 8 without any professional training, which was the first of many awards.
She started getting trained in Carnatic Vocal at the age of 12 under Kausalya Devi. In 1990 she finished her training in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (London, UK) under the tutelage of Sivasakthi Sivanesan. She also trained with Vijay Kumar Bharathi, T Gopala Krishna, Dr.Balamurali Krishna. She has given concerts in Australia, Scotland, Brazil, London, Florida and California (USA).
With the divine Mangalasasanams of H.H. Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, she started teaching Carnatic Music classes in 2000 at Plainsboro, NJ along with Prajna classes for JeeyarEducationTrust. All the funds from these music classes and Prajna classes are donated to JET.
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Yogasanas, Meditation and Pranayama are taught. Yoga for control of body,mind, general health and specific asanas for any individual physical problems are also taught.Healthy dietary plan can be made to suit your needs upon request.
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Kuchipudi is one of the foremost classical dance styles of India, from the South-East Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kuchipudi is not merely a dance form but is a combination of dance, gestures, speech and song. It is known for its graceful movements and its strong narrative / dramatic character.
About the teacher: Smt. Indira Sreeram Dixith took up Bharata Natyam at a young age and had her arangetram at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Guru Mythili Kumar. She then continued to learn and specialize in KUCHIPUDI dance style under the Kuchipudi maestro kalaprapoorna Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. She had more dedicated and professional training under the tutelage of her Guru. She has toured and given performances in almost all the major cities in India, former Soviet Union, Europe, Canada and US. As a member of the elite dance team she has taken part in major festivals of India.
As a performer, teacher, and choreographer, Indira Sreeram Dixith wishes to share her extraordinary joy in dance, striving for new and effective ways to communicate the beauty of Kuchipudi to diverse audiences through new, vibrant, and creative choreography.
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Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating in Tamil Nadu, India. Bharatanatyam is usually accompanied by the Indian classical music. Bharata Natyam comes from the words Bhava (Expression), Raga (Music), Tala (Rhythm) and Natya (Classic Indian Musical Theater). Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world.
Bharata Natyam is the oldest and the most popular of the classical dance forms in India. Its origin dates back to the 4th century B.C. Like most art forms in India, Bharata Natyam has a deep spiritual base. Acknowledged as a form of yoga and of realizing Godhood, the dance originally blossomed within the temple walls. Passages of time saw this art form emerging from the temple confines and embrace the greater freedom of the stage. What distinguishes Bharata Natyam from all the other Indian Classical dance forms is it’s clear lines, almost geometric; its agility and lightness together with forceful footsteps, its strength, crispness and most importantly its majesty.
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