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Russian-American community center serving the Capital Region of New York State.Our goal is to introduce, celebrate and promote traditional Russian arts and culture to the community. 


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Language/Art School

Learning beyond the classrooms! 

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We offer a nurturing monolingual environment where children develop Russian language fluency and social and artistic skills. We work with each child, paying attention to their emotional and cognitive development while respecting their individual needs. We offer small class sizes and high teacher to student ratio. We work with reflective and dedicated teachers who are committed to ongoing training and professional development.


We are offering the following classes:

rus children 200 175
Classes for preschool-age children/Native Speakers/3-6 years old
Saturday, November 4 - December 2. Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Fee: $50
Instructor: Tatiana Stepanets
Russian Writing & Grammar Level I
Saturday, November 4 - December 2. Time: 10:00am - 10:45am Fee: $50
Instructor: Tatiana Stepanets
russian 200 175
Classes for Adults/Beginners Level
Wednesdays, November 8 - December 6. Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuition: $75, $60 (Friends Circle)
Instructor: Joe Meschino
Basic Russian is for people who have never studied Russian language or had a few years of Russian many years ago and need a review.  
theater class 200 175 Children's Poetry Theater "Express"
Rehearsals: Mondays, October 30, November 6, 13 - 5:45pm-6:30pm,  Performance: Saturday, November 18, 2pm
Tuition: $40 Teacher: Marina Vaysberg
Class for children from 5 to 8 years old. Students will perform poetry plays based on the Russian popular poems for children.
inspirational ballet Creative Movements Class / 4-6 years old 
Wednesday, November 1- December 20. Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuition: $80 Instructor: Beth Jacobs
Beginning Ballet Class / 7 and up
Wednesday, November 1- December 20. Time: 5:00 - 5:45pm
Tuition: $80 Instructor: Beth Jacobs
family art Family Art Challenge Project  
Any 4 Sundays,  November 4 - December 16. 
Time: 3pm - 5pm  Tuition: $40/family
Instructor: Olga Zvezdina 
Artist-led, hands-on workshops incorporating a range of techniques introduce families to art making inspired by Russian Contemporary Art.    
chess 200 175 Beginners Chess Class / 5-8 years old 
Saturdays, November 4 - December 2. Time: 10am - 11am
Tuition: $50 Instructor: Tatiana Deptola
Intermediate Chess Class / 9 years old and older
Saturdays, November 4 - December 2. Time: 11am - 12pm
Tuition: $50 Instructor: Iscander Abdulaev
cake class 200 175 Cake Techniques & Design - Advance Level
Master Class  Мастер Класс  Авторские Торты 
Thursdays, November 9 - November 23.
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuition: $75, $60 (Friends Circle) 
Instructor: Anna Heller
music 200 175 Piano Lessons  
Mondays:  Time: 3pm - 7pm
Instructor: Sofia Maryanova
Violin Lessons
Mondays: Time: 3pm - 7pm
Instructor: Leonid Polishchuk
Individual music lessons for students of all ages and levels of experience. 
Intresting in teaching?
Opportunities are available for quilified exceptional part-time, day, evening, and weekend instuctors to design and teach courses at the New RussiaCultural Center.  General qualifications are extensive experience and khowledge in the subject area, proven teaching ability and excellent communication skills.  Please send an email, describing the interest in teaching a specific class and qualifications, as well as a course proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call 518-382-9438.

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