Bonjour, Namashkar and Hello Everyone,
It has been over a year since we were last able to teach, perform, and connect with our stories. So much has happened and changed in our lives, our city and country. With the adjustment of school, work, the many social equity issues that have affected our communities, and the inability to see our family and friends, we know that there has been a great deal of strain and pressure on everyone.
MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THE ARTS
As we begin to see glimmers of hope through increased vaccination and reduction of restrictions we are looking toward the future to determine the best path forward with a renewed emphasis on our original objectives and the addition of a new goal focussed on one’s Spiritual Well-being.
This new goal seeks to support the mental health challenges of our students and partners through innovative and creative arts education and programming. While this objective has always been a part of our organizations education curriculum and was exhibited through our performance programming, we felt that as we emerge from the Pandemic that there was a greater need to have a stronger emphasis for all those who interact with our organization.
Currently, we are committed to getting back to a routine where we can, according to the relevant health guidelines, return to in-person classes for the fall session 2021 at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre.
We are engaging with the City of Ottawa and confirming capacity, regulations and timing. However, we are also sending this mail to determine the interest level for classes.
Please kindly register by filling the form attached at the link: Register Here
If you can provide this by August 8th, 2021 that would guarantee you a spot as we move forward with our scheduling.
Until we are able to have in-person classes, we will also start Online Dance classes for all levels and skill set which will be for the month of August. These classes are intended to get you back into the swing of things and refresh your muscle memory and ground your spiritual center.
Let us know if you would like to participate in these Online Classes. Based on your interest we will build a timeframe suitable to do a group class of 3-4 people or private online classes.
PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE
Anyone interested in Private or Semi-Private classes please kindly send a personal email to Gharana.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you directly.
HOW CAN YOU HELP!
Gharana Arts is also looking for volunteer board members to help plan the years activities and drive towards our ongoing goals of Quality Education, Performance Excellence and Spiritual Wellness.
Time commitment for these positions would entail 1-2 hours bi-weekly. If you have ideas and suggestions to help guide and support the success of the organization please let us know your interest.
Wishing that all of you are doing well and are safe and healthy!
Ravi and Kasturi
Registration & School Forms
Please contact the School email at Gharana.Arts2@gmail.com if you have any questions.