This past Saturday the Herricks Middle School played host to a different sort of class and courseload as was children and parents bustled about the building’s halls being taught dance moves by the Young Indian Culture Group (YICG).
The YICG was formed in 1994 when Executive Director Rathi Raja, President Urmila Shivaram, Treasurer Vasundhara Sureka and Secretary Runi Ratnam came together in order to create a more structural basis for celebrating Indian culture.
The YICG selected the as a place to begin teaching classes at because they felt their non-profit organization needed to have a strong community basis behind it to thrive and fulfill its purpose of spreading the Indian culture throughout the community, getting as many people as possible involved.
The group then moved to the middle school when the school district moved its administration offices to the community center.
The group teaches a variety of 55 classes every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at the middle school, some of which include teaching, Hindi, Cooking, Tabla and Bollywood Dance among others.
Those interested in siging up for a class may contact Tanuja Reddy at 516-739-1575 or visit www.yicg.com.