Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dance Class Fundraiser!

Our first fundraiser for the Fall was this past Sunday at Dance New Amsterdam and it turned out to be a great success! Above is a video of the final routine that the class learned from the kind ladies at Infin8 Dance. So the only question to ask now is...who did it better? Our wonderful fundraiser attendees, above, or the kids of Shanti Bhavan, below? Thanks again to everyone who came out on Sunday!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Interview with Kreethishree

This week's fundraiser, a Bollywood Dance Class is in support of this young girl's education. Our goal is to raise enough money to send her to Shanti Bhavan for a full year, about $1600. Below you can get to know this 4th grader, Kreethishree.

You can buy your ticket for this Sunday, September 18th here.


How old are you?

9 years old

When is your birthday?

June 29th

How old were you when you came to Shanti Bhavan?

3 years old

What grade are you in now?

4th grade

Where are you from?


Tell me a little about your family…

Keerthi’s mom and three brothers now live in Erode. She has two older brothers and a twin brother. Her older brothers’ names are Brani and Goutham. Her twin brother’s name is Kishore. Her mom’s name is Kilvali. Keerthi is close with her mom and brothers.

What is your favorite thing about Shanti Bhavan?

Keerthi says her favorite thing is the good education. She goes on to add that everyone is kind and everything is free at Shanti Bhavan unlike at home where everything has to be paid for. Keerthi says she really likes Shanti Bhavan.

What is your favorite food?

Peanut Butter

What is your favorite hobby?


What is your favorite subject?


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Keerthi wants to be a software engineer and a singer. Her favorite singer is Justin Beiber.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fundraiser this Sunday, September 18th!

This Sunday, September 18th, infin8 Dance will team up with Shanti Bhavan and hold a Bollywood Dance Class fundraiser in New York City. Infin8 dance is a group that believes that dance can inspire social movements. This is our first, major fundraiser for the Fall and it will raise money to pay for fourth grader, Keerthishree's tuition to Shanti Bhavan for a full year. Visit Facebook to learn more about infin8, the event, and to RSVP.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Teacher's Day

Volunteer teacher, Orsella asks the kids about their plans for Shanti Bhavan Teachers Day.