Fall – Winter Classes 2016-2017

Ines - Mandala
Dear students and dancers.
The Jai Govinda Dance Academy will resume it’s group classes at the SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE on SATURDAY Sept. 17 – 2016.
Kindly note a few CHANGES to this year’s schedule:
Beginner 1 – 10 a.m. / Marcuse studio
Beginner 2 – 10 a.m. / Jandali studio
Intermediate – 11 a.m. / Jandali studio
Advance – NOON / Jandali studio.
Registration is done at the reception desk of the DANCE CENTRE. The year is divided in 2 sessions of 18 classes at $252 (GST included) a session. A yearly membership of $20. is also payable upon registration.
677, Davie street (corner Granville), Vancouver.
PS: There will be no yoga classes this year.
We want to once again thank our yoga teacher Jacci Collins for her many years with our training program. We would also like to congratulate Academy teacher Rena Boggaram for giving birth to a baby boy!
Registration forms for Fall-Winter classes…..2015-2016
Mandala Student Registration Form_2015
While many of you have filled the forms manually, we would like you to fill it electronically and email to the following addresses. AND
The electronic copies enables us to store the emergency contact information, much needed by the class teachers. If your fee is different from the amount specified, please enter that in the total column.
Thank you.
Dear Parents and Students,
Mandala Arts & Culture and the Jai Govinda Dance Academy teachers are looking forward to beginning another season of dance classes with both old and new students! In order to provide the optimal learning environment for students, we will be restructuring classes so that students are in a class that best meets their individual needs.
The first day of class (Saturday, September 19, 2015) will be used to allocate students to one of three different levels:
Beginner 1 (Teacher: Raneeta Gopal/Arno Kamolika)
Beginner 2 (Teacher: Rena Boggaram/Arno Kamolika)
Intermediate (Teacher: Jai Govinda)
On September 19, 2015, all new and current beginner 1, 2 and intermediate students will be asked to assemble on the 4th floor of the dance centre from 10:30am to 11:30am. During this time academy teachers Arno, Raneeta, Rena and Jai Govinda will be leading an adavu class. All students will be assessed on their ability and comfort with doing a subset of adavus. During this process, teachers will determine what class is most suitable for students. Students who are completely new to bharata natyam will automatically be placed in Beginner 1.
It is mandatory for all parents to attend the first class with their children on September 19, as this is the official day of registration. All parents may watch through the window of the studio. Following the teachers’ deliberation on which groups students will be allocated to, teachers will then instruct parents and students of the time and studio that they will need to come to for the following week.
Through this new process our intention is to allocate students to the class that will best meet their needs. Our hope is for all students to excel and grow as bharata natyam dancers.
Mandala Arts & Culture Society
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Senior Students of the Academy

The NEW season of classes will start again on SATURDAY September 19 – 2015 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. REGISTRATION is done at the reception desk; 677 Davie Street, corner of Granville in downtown Vancouver. This season, the group will be reshaped, and an extra class will be added. (not yet scheduled)
FALL-WINTER 2014- 2015 (18 classes – $252 tax included)
Please note that the fee for the yoga class is separate,
BEG.1 – 10 a.m.; Raneeta Gopal
BEG.2 – 10 a.m.; Rena Boggaram
Intermediate – 11 a.m.; Jai Govinda
YOGA – Noon; Jacci Collins (18 classes – $96. tax included)
Advance – 1 p.m.; Jai Govinda
Substitute teacher; Arno Kamolika
WINTER-SPRING 2016 (18 classes – $252 tax included)
SUMMER INTENSIVE with guest artist from INDIA, Mrs Bragha Bessel (dates to be confirmed)
Brittni Bhana (photo by Ron Sangha)

Brittni Bhana (photo by Ron Sangha)

Please note that the Academy’s new dance sessions for the 2014 – 2015 season are now divided into 2 sessions of 18 classes, as opposed to 3 sessions of 12 classes. The Fee remains the same.
BHARATA NATYAM classes will start again on Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
REGISTRATION done at the Reception Desk.
677, Davie street, corner of  Granville.
* Fall – Winter 2014 – 2015 session, (18 classes) $252. Tax included
Beg. 1 – 10 a.m. – Raneeta Gopal
Beg. 2 – 10 a.m. – Rena Boggaram
Intermediate – 11 a.m. – Jai Govinda
Yoga – Noon – Jacci Collins (18 classes) $96. tax included
Advanced – 1 p.m. – Jai Govinda
Substitute teacher – Arno Kamolika
* Winter – Spring 2015 session, (18 classes) $252. Tax included
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