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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. 

Vladimir Nikitin, founder of the Russian Folk Dance School, dances in the Nutcraker Ballet.


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Ballet Classes

Inspirations Ballet Classes

Creative Movement Class / 4-6 years old

creative movementThis class is a great introduction to dancing for children just developing their coordination. The teacher guides the children in a way that makes discovering movement, balance and listening skills easy and fun.  

Our dance curriculum focuses on artistic creative and technical training.The classes are a modified blend of: ballet jazz modern dance acting and singing. Music from different parts of the world. This is an introductory movement class structured to establish the foundations of ballet technique while also fostering an understanding of the roots of classical ballet, creativity, and an interest in movement.
Children must wear stretchy clothing that allows them to move freely: leggings, sweatpants, t-shirts, sweat shirts ,socks or bare feet (socks in the winter), no shoes. And long hair must be pulled up at least into a pony tail, if not a bun.  If the children progress enough, we hope to have them perform a simple dance at Novogodnyaya Yolka and the end of the school year.

Wednesday, November 1- December 20.
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuition: $80 
Instructor: Beth Jacobs

Class Enrollment:
1. To register online click here.
2. Payment is requested once students have received e-mail confirmation of registration. 
3. Medical Info & Release Form.  

Beginning Ballet / 7 and up

ballet classOur dance curriculum focuses on artistic creative and technical training. The class reflects Beth Jacobs mixed (Russian, British and Balanchine ballet training and performing experience.  Students must wear black leotards and pink black or white tights with pink or black or white ballet shoes. Boys must wear a dance belt.

Wednesday, November 1- December 20.
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Tuition: $80 
Instructor: Beth Jacobs

Class Enrollment:
1. To register online click here.
2. Payment is requested once students have received e-mail confirmation of registration. 
3. Medical Info & Release Form.  

Beth Jacobs

Beth Jacobs Ballet and Modern Dance Teacher
Teaching Experience: Albany/Berkshire Ballet School (Albany, NY, Pittsfield, Ma), Stardom Studio (Troy NY), Quest (Schenectady NY) 
Broadway Style Performing: Lulu in “Cabaret” Two of Us Productions, Hudson, NY; Boatswain/Adrian/Francisco “The Tempest” Confetti Stage, Albany NY, Hair in “The Vagina Monologues” Albany NY, Flapper Show: dancer (Choreographer Freddie Ramirez), Saratoga City Center Saratoga NY, Persephone in “Orpheus and Eurydice” Mostly Harmless Productions Schenectady NY, Elderly Woman “Hieronymus” - Schenectady Light Opera Company, Procotors Schenectady NY, Choreographer: “Nuncrackers”; Troy Acting Guild,Troy NY.

Ballet and Modern dancer Performing Experience:
Liturgical/ballet dancer: Easter 2017 “The Firebird”: The Firebird; Infernal dance and Lullaby solos at First Unitarian Universalist Society Albany NY.
Albany Berkshire Ballet;(Albany N.Y./Pittsfield Mass) ”The Nutcracker”: Corps de ballet Waltz of the Flowers.
Walter Rutledge Ballet;Co.(Harlem/NY., NY), performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in a classical ballet pas de deux and as corps de ballet in “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony”
Classical Ballet Theatre;(Washington DC) corps de ballet (Snow and flowers) in “The Nutcracker”
Konzertanz; chamber ballet and orchestra (War Memorial and Palace of Fine Arts SF CA:“Intro and Allegro”, “Syringa”, and “Ritual Fire Dance” Spanish character pas de quatre.
Fete of Women;(Albany NY Empire State Hart Theatre), “Violin solo“, opus #1 music by Judith A. Fitzne.
School of the Arts;(Saratoga NY). Pas des trois de Odalisque (classical ballet pas de trios): 1st, #2 and #3 variations.
Skidmore College;(Saratoga Springs NY)Classical/contemporary choreography: corps de ballet and soloist faculty and student choreographers.
Bravo Television: "A Summer of Dance“; interview and ballet class close up.
Skidmore College Theatre Department: “Marathon Years” by Ann Bogart: Charlie Chaplin, marathon dances contestant and shanty town dweller. Education/Training: Atlanta Ballet (Atlanta Georgia,full scholarship), Berkshire Ballet (Albany NY, scholarship), Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet.
Additional modern dance training: Bill T. Jones, Lar Lubavitch, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Dan Wagner (scholarships.)
Additional ballet pantomime, pas de deux, character dance, Classical Indian Dance, African dance, and dance for the young child.
Additional: live and television appearances

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