Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts

Welcome to Kalaloka - the world of art, represented by a banyan tree that spreads it roots through its branches. Kalaloka will be our hub for all things Indian dance, music and theater. Be it classes, performances, workshops or just jamming sessions to bring artists together - it is all happening here at Kalaloka. Join us by registering for a class or attending a performance.

Classes are held starting September through July over three sessions of three months each - Fall, Winter and Spring. Payment is made for the whole session of three months. Check the FAQ section for more details.

Available Programs 

SPRING SESSION

Music - Carnatic Vocal

*Note: you may be required to take a 6 day prerequisite course [Dec. 14-16 & 21-23, 6pm - 6:30pm CST. Cost: $60] when you register for VOC 102A or B. The instructor will speak with you regarding whether you are required to or not.

VOC 102A - Introduction to Carnatic music II

Content: 1-9 sarali varisai, selective janta varisai, introduction to adi talam, introduction to upper octove, song - varashiva balam

Ages: 4-6

Saturdays 6pm - 6:30pm CST

VOC 102B - Introduction to Carnatic music II

Content: All sarali varisai, selective janta varisai, attempt to sing some of them with talam, upper stayi, understanding speeds, song - Shyamale meenakshi, Shakthi sahitha

Ages: 7-10

Tuesdays 6pm - 6:30pm CST

Annual Registration fee: $75/ one student or

$125/ family

 

$120 Session/Student

 

One 30 min weekly group class

Instructor:

Vijayashri Vittal

Music - Hindustani Vocal

*Note: you may be required to take a 6 day prerequisite course [Dec. 14-16 & 21-23, 5pm - 5:30pm CST. Cost: $60] when you register for VOH 102. The instructor will speak with you regarding whether you are required to or not.

VOH 102 

Content: Understanding Shruthi better, paltas - Set two in two speeds, octaves/ Sthayi, base notes, learning speeds and voice culture

Saturdays 7pm - 7:30pm CST

Annual Registration fee: $75/ one student or

$125/ family

 

$120 Session/ Student

 

One 30 min weekly group class

Instructor:

Vijayashri Vittal

Instrumental - Carnatic Violin

*Note: you may be required to take a 6 day prerequisite course [Dec. 14-16 & 21-23, 6pm - 6:30pm CST. Cost: $60] when you register for INV 101. The instructor will speak with you regarding whether you are required to or not.

INV 101 

Content: introduction to violin, tuning, bowing, sarali varisai, and introduction to jantai

Wednesdays 6pm - 6:30pm CST

Annual Registration fee: $75/ one student or

$125/ family

 

$120 Session/ Student

 

One 30 min weekly group class 

 

Instructor:

Karthik Balachandran

Instrumental - Tabla

INT 101

Content: Introduction to Tabla and other Indian Classical drums, various parts of Tabla (Chaanti, Maidan, Shyahi, kinaar, etc), tabla syllables (Na, Dha, TeTe, all simple ones ), definitions of- Matra, Taali, Khaali, Teehai, Avartan

Mondays 6pm - 6:30pm CST

Annual Registration fee: $75/ one student or

$125/ family

 

$120 Session/ Student

 

One 30 min weekly group class

 

Intern:

Ashwin Marathe

Schedule

Fall session - September 1st to November 30th

Spring session - January 1st to March 31st

Summer Session - May 1st to July 31st

Note: Kalaloka will be closed for the following Annual holidays:

Labor Day

Thanksgiving

Winter Break

New Year’s day

Spring Break (Bentonville School District)

Memorial Day

Independence Day

 

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