Elephánta Enrichment Classes

Director Radha with dance student
Overview of Elephánta's School Philosophy:
  • Holistic & integrated education
  • Cultural diversity
  • Storytelling, music & arts
  • Forging community

Offering flute and saxophone

Flute and Saxophone Music Lessons offered privately and in small group. Beginning and intermediate level classes.

Ages: 9 and up

Instructor: Ravi Carman

Contact: ravicarman@gmail.com

Schedule: TBD

Toddler Music

At this age, the little ones are attuned to learn through total absorption. Elephánta enriches this parent-and-me style music class with movement, drama, stories and art.

Maypole Dance

Ages: 2-3

Instructor: Radha Carman

Contact: radhacarman@gmail.com

Schedule: TBD

Rhythm Activity

Storytelling

Children will learn music and dance traditions through the telling and dramatization of stories from around the world. Parents are encouraged to participate with children as they watch, absorb, listen, and learn a whole new way to express themselves.

The Power of Stories

Have you ever noticed your child's eyes glaze over when a story is told to them? What fabulous imagery does their mind create during these moments? How does this affect their brain and intellectual development?

Storytelling goes back to the beginning of the human experience. When hearing a story, a child's subconscious mind dwells on the story's archetypes and symbols. Children emerge from this experience with new insight about themselves and their relation to the world.

According to neurologists, stories are the most powerful way to activate multiple parts of the brain simultaneously and strengthen synapse connections. In addition, stories stimulate the mind to take different perspectives, and this in turn develops feelings of empathy.

See New York Times Article, Your Brain on Fiction by Annie Murphy Paul

Ages: 4 and up

Instructor: Radha Carman

Contact: radhacarman@gmail.com

Schedule: TBD

Taught by a credentialed teacher, this class assists children who need additional support in reading fluency, writing, or pre-reading skills. Guided imagery is used along with stepped reading materials to improve skills. Classes are offered for individuals and small groups.

Ages: 7 and up

Instructor: Radha Carman

Contact: radhacarman@gmail.com

Schedule: TBD

Indian Dance Classes

Students will learn basic steps (Adavus) and dances in Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam from South India. India's epic stories will be woven through the class so students can develop their knowledge and understanding of India's rich cultural history.

Ages: 4 and up

Instructor: Radha Carman

Contact: radhacarman@gmail.com

Schedule: TBD

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