Sutradhar Institute of 
Dance & Related Arts 
Courses at Sutradhar 2024

Semester One  1/6/2024 - 6/23/2024
Semester Two  9/7/2024 - 12/22/2024 


Lotus Buds

Dance for beginners with Yoga, rhythm sequences known as ‘Adavus’ and ‘Jathis’, and brief solo dances.  The course prepares the students to attain their ankle bells at a ceremony called Noopur Puja.  Class ends with hand gesture, eye movements and a storytelling of folktale or myth.

Time: Saturdays 10 am – 11:30 am & Sundays 10 am – 11:30 am

Lotus Blossoms

Dance class begins with Yoga, rhythm sequences known as ‘Adavus’ and ‘Jathis’, and dance pieces.  The syllabus offers a rigorous 4 level solo repertoire that prepares them towards a solo debut called ‘Rangapravesh.’ Dancers are given to understand the deep philosophy the symbolism in the kinetic classical art of India.  Class ends with recitation of hand gesture, Sanskrit hymns from dramaturgy texts, and eye movements in theory of aesthetics.

Time: Saturdays 10 am – 11:30 am & Sundays 10 am – 11:30 am


Art and Storytelling

A class that feeds the imagination while taking it to the page in art design.  The storytelling is drawn from folktales the focus on wisdom, peace.  The drawing technique is inspired by Madhbhani of Bihar, Patachitra of West Bengal and Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh.

Time: Tuesdays 5 – 6 pm


In Pursuit of the Goddess

For women over 40 who wish to reclaim dance through thoughtful study and inner joy.

Time: Tuesdays 7pm – 8:30pm


Thang Ta - Martial Arts

A rare martial arts form from Manipur, India taught by Khilton Nongmaithen. This dynamic cross training focuses on strengthening the core with the use of sword and spear. 

Time: Saturdays 12– 1 pm

Vinayasa Yoga

A class for strength and peace of mind in Vinayasa Yoga.

Time: Saturdays 9am

Private Classes

These one on one classes are given through private appointments to focus on technical and expressive aspects of dance.

Time:  To be scheduled by emailing

"When I walk through the studio door all my worries just fall away.  I can't believe how this space has helped change the rest of my work week.  I am an eye surgeon and clients can be a tad stressful.  Since starting the goddess and martial arts class, I actually have more patience.  My stamina has gone up.  I find my joy right here." 

~Jualenda Boschulte