New Yorkers are very busy, very high-achieving people. Time is money, and they want to squeeze out the most bang for both. New York parents are no different.
That's why they've got their children taking dance class... while studying Spanish!
Learning to cook... and speak Mandarin!
Now comes another opportunity to kill two educational birds with one stone.
Everyone agrees that it's beneficial for children to learn how to express themselves, to gain confidence speaking in public, and to hone their memory and self-disciplinary skills.
And if drama classes are good for all of the above, would drama classes utilizing the world famous Stanislavsky method be even better? How about if said Stanislavsky drama lessons for kids were offered in Stanislavsky's original language, Russian?
Coming this fall, The Russian Arts Theater & Studio will be offering precisely that at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, located on 263 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024.
According to Artistic Director, Aleksey Burago, "Among the many riches that a theater education has to offer children, exposure to the stage at an early age builds creative problem-solving skills, team work, and cultivates an active imagination. Additionally, this unique program provides the rare opportunity for children to be part of a Russian-speaking community and immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Russian culture. By adapting Stanislavsky's fundamental exercises for kids, we will also develop stage confidence, concentration and creativity through improvisation, games and performance. As part of our mission to promote Russian arts and culture, we will explore beloved fairy tales, folk music, and fine art through theatrical performance, culminating to an end-of-term show for families and friends."
Learn more at: http://russiantheater.org/
And if you're looking for more Russian culture in NYC, check out Mommy Poppins' round up, here.