Posted February 1, 2014. Filed under Class Info.
Classes for the Spring semester have started at India School. Kathak (Level 2) begins at 10:10, and Kathak (Level 1) and Children’s Bollywood start at 11:20. Students are also welcome to attend the short assembly in the cafeteria of Thomas W. Pyle Middle School at 10 a.m.
Posted September 5, 2013. Filed under Class Info.
The start of the next semester at India School is fast approaching. Registration for the fall semester will be held Sunday, September 15th at the Thomas W. Pyle Middle School from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
Classes will begin on Sunday, September 22nd and we’ll be offering Kathak and Bollywood classes.
Posted September 5, 2013. Filed under Performances & Programs.
NDS Artistic Director Bhim Dahal will be performing rare Buddhist dances at the Freer Gallery of Art & the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery each weekend through the month of September. Join us as we kick off Journey to the East this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. with performances of the Lakhe and Manjusri dances on the Freer steps.
Families with children between the ages of 8-14 can register for the Sackler’s Imaginasia program, which features a a guided tour of the gallery, hands-on activities about Shakyamuni Buddha, and a class demonstrating Buddhist hand gestures and body positions.
Admission is free. Additional details can be found on the Freer and Sackler Gallery’s events page.
We hope to see you here!
Posted July 29, 2013. Filed under Announcements.
We are launching our bracelet and earring collections on Etsy today with a series of traditional Buddhist and Hindu pieces. Check out our fabulous Newari “bucket” earrings, or our unique double-sided eternal knot earrings! Bracelet lovers everywhere – take a look at our turquoise, coral, and lapis lazuli hinged bracelets and find the stone that fits you, your personality, and your style!
Posted July 21, 2013. Filed under Announcements.
We have a lot of great photos we want to share with you and we felt that, in addition to Google+, Pinterest would be a great place to showcase them. Therefore, you’ll now be able to find us on Pinterest as Nepal Dance School!
In the future, we’ll be pinning images of Nepal, featured items from our Etsy shop, Yak Yak Yak Nepal, Kathak dance, and more.
Posted July 20, 2013. Filed under Announcements.
It’s been pretty quiet here on our blog these past few weeks. The reason? We’ve been hard at work on one of those exciting projects we told you about earlier.
A number of years ago, when Nepal Dance School was just getting started, we also ran another company called Sangrila Nepal, through which we sold hundreds of fabulous Himalayan handmade items. We visited jewelry and gemstone shows and cultural festivals, but despite the rave reviews our original Nepali and Tibetan jewelry and clothing and handicraft designs received, we simply didn’t have the right exposure to get Sangrila Nepal off the ground floor.
Eventually, we decided to close the company and focus all our efforts on Nepal Dance School, hoping that we would be able to “reincarnate” SN in some way in the future.
Well, as it turns out, these days Etsy is a pretty popular destination on the Internet for amazing handmade designs like ours. So, as you might have guessed, we decided to open up a shop called Yak Yak Yak Nepal. Looks like all those designs we continued to doodle on Evernote and Post-It notes over the years weren’t wasted after all! It’s been a long labor of love and a huge undertaking, and we are thrilled to finally be able to tell you about it. Our arms and hands are thankful, too — cleaning hundreds of pieces of sterling silver jewelry can make them just a bit tired (trust us…we know from first-hand experience)!
We still have an insane number of items to add to our catalog listings on Etsy, but we’ll be launching today with our sterling silver ring collection. Stay posted for our pendants, cuffs, earrings, bags, and more in the coming weeks and months ahead. We’ll also be featuring a sampling of our newest creations on Google+ and on Twitter.
But enough talk — what are you waiting for? Check out Yak Yak Yak Nepal, tell your friends and family about it, and let us know what you think!
Posted June 22, 2013. Filed under Performances & Programs.
This coming Sunday, Maneesha Sathe will be presenting, “Urmi – The Creative Urge,” an original Kathak performance.
Ms. Sathe is one of India’s most famous Kathak dancers and choreographers. She trained with the legendary Kathak dancer Gopi Krishna, who, among other accomplishments, set a world record for the longest continuous Kathak dance at 9 hours 20 minutes.
Since 1975, she has been running the Maneesha Nrityalaya Kathak Dance Academy in Pune, India. Ms. Sathe is known for both her technical excellence and her ability to find the balance between lasya and tandav.
Our very own +Tasherit Sturm Dahal has had the opportunity to train with Ms. Sathe over the course of many years, and needless to say we’re excited to see what she has in store for us. The entire NDS dance team will be attending and we hope to see you there, too. Please come up and say hello if you see us!
The event page can be found on Google+. “Urmi – The Creative Urge” will take place in Waddell Theater (1st floor of the Waddell Building), located on NVCC’s Loudoun campus. Tickets are $15 and are sold at the door.
Posted April 25, 2013. Filed under Performances & Programs.
East meets West on May 2, 2013 when George Mason University hosts their annual Asia Pacific American Heritage Month event. Join us to celebrate the cultural diversity and unique traditions of Asian Pacific Americans, presented through music, dance, and martial arts performances. NDS will be performing a Nepali village folk dance. Event details are available on Google+.
Posted February 24, 2013. Filed under Performances & Programs.
Tasherit Sturm Dahal will be performing for the Network of South Asian Professionals in DC at Bloombars this Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 8 P.M. She will demonstrate Nepali folk dance and offer an interactive mini-workshop for all attendees. Further details may be found at NetSAP.
Posted January 27, 2013. Filed under Class Info.
The second semester at India School in Bethesda, MD begins tomorrow, January 27, 2013. Classes will include Kathak, Bollywood, and folk dance, and will be held at Thomas Pyle Middle School. Kathak begins promptly at 10:00, followed by children’s Bollywood and folk at 11:20, and adult Bollywood at 12:20. We hope to see everyone there!