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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.

For info on the following classes click on the images. 

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Family Art Challenge Project  
Any 4 Sundays,   
Time: 3pm - 5pm  Tuition: $40/family (4 sessions)
Instructor: Olga Zvezdina 
Artist-led, hands-on workshops incorporating a range of techniques introduce families to art making inspired by Russian Contemporary Art.

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Classes for preschool-age children/Native Speakers/4-6 years old
Saturday, Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Fee: $50 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Tatiana Stepanets
Russian Writing & Grammar Level I/ 7-8 years old
Saturday, Time: 10:00am - 10:45am Fee: $50 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Tatiana Stepanets
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Russian for Adults/Beginners Level
Tuesday, Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuition: $75, (5 sessions)
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, 5:45pm-6:30pm, Performance: Saturday, 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.
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Russian Character Dance School
Saturday, Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $200, 10 sessions. Instructor: Vladimir Nikitin
Introduction to character dance. Dancers learn body placement, intricate rhythms, and folk dance steps. At the end of this 10 week session a dance will be choreographed and staged by the class.

tubling 125 105 Acro-Tumbling-Fitness classes for Children and Adults
Tuesday, 6pm-7pm(children), 7pm-8pm (adults)
Tuition: $15/class. Instructor: Yuri Tsykun
Classes will begin with stretching and flexibility exercises followed by basic skills training and finished with strength and conditioning exercises.
chess 200 175 Beginners Chess Class / 5-8 years old 
Saturdays, Time: 10am - 11am
Tuition: $50 Instructor: Tatiana Deptola
Intermediate Chess Class / 9 years old and older
Saturdays, Time: 11am - 12pm
Tuition: $50 Instructor: Iscander Abdulaev
cake class 200 175 Cake Techniques & Design - Advance Level
Master Class  Мастер Класс  Авторские Торты 
Thursdays, (3 sessions)
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, 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.


Free “Mommy & Me PlayTime” Program, Saturdays Noon - 2pm Upon parents request the New Russia Cultural Center is offering a free playtime for the Russian-speaking residents and their children, ages from infant, preschool, to any grade of school. The program “Mommy & Me PlayTime” takes place on the center’s premises on Saturdays from Noon to 2pm. It is parents’ initiative and parents will run the playtime program. Program does not have an instructor. Parents are responsible for their own children. No registration needed. The center’s administration is happy to support the playtime activities. Three rooms upstairs are available to accommodate variety of activities for children and their parents. Children music will be play, toys, art and crafts supply, children books will be available. Possible playtime activities: Playing and socializing: It’s could be great time for children to play and to socialize for moms while children are playing in a pleasant, safe environment. Storytelling: It’s could be a story time to give children an opportunity to increase their love of books and reading, as well as develop important social skills. Art and crafts: It’s could be enjoyable creative activities. One of the best ways to connect with children is to be creative with them. To sign up for the program please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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