Regular interest groups: full list 2014-15

This is the full list of regular interest groups. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, or for more information, please contact iwcigmoscow@gmail.com.

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Art & Craft

Culture

Body, Mind & Soul

Family & Children 

Cooking, wining & dining

Dance

Language

Music

Outdoor sport

 

Art & Craft

 Ikon Painting

Iconography School: join the sacrament of writing an icon. We are looking forward to greeting you on our course. Our classes consist of the theory and practice of writing the ancient Russian-Byzantine icon of the XV-XVI centuries. The knowledge will help you create icons of your own. See their worldly, extraordinary mystery lives and not releasing from themselves. Having experienced the ancient art, many remain in it forever. As a result of the study, you will understand the techniques of the old masters, and be able to write one icon of your own during the course. You will revel in new skills and wonder at your own ability at having written a favourite icon with your own hands. No artistic experience is required of the beginning student.

NEAREST METRO:      Oktyabrskoe Pole

COSTS:    2000 Rubles for the wooden board (standard size 30×40), 100rb/sheet gold leaf (23kt) which is provided by the teacher.  Fee for teacher is 800rb/45min lesson, or 2000 rb for 5hr lesson.

TIME:       Monday to Sunday, various times

 

Fashion and Dressmaking

Irina Ivanova has taught fashion and design for many years in colleges in Moscow and abroad. She will take you through the step-by-step process of designing an item of clothing through to its completion. The first class will focus on designing a simple garment i.e. skirt.

1st stage: fashion design and drawing using haute couture as inspiration, 2nd stage: fabrics, colors and style. Working from a mannequin, 3rd stage: visits to fabric shop, 4th stage: making the garment.

NEAREST METRO:     Pushkinskaya
COSTS:   Need to bring own fabrics plus 1500 rubles per class for other materials, sewing machines and model which will be  provided by teacher. Fee for teacher is included

TIME:     Friday 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30

Matryoshka Painting Course
The Course is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of painting Matreoshka nested dolls
The course covers:

v      Origins, history and insights into the painting of matreoshka doll

v       Traditional stories depicted on matreoshka doll

v      Selection of proper blanks and surface preparation

v       Types of finishes and their application

v       Layout, including techniques for mapping flat images onto curved surfaces

v       Substrates and base coats

v      Paint selection and preparation

v      Painting techniques and sequence

NEAREST METRO:    Typically, we meet at one or more of the participants’ homes, as mutually agreed.

COSTS:                    The hourly  (45-minute) rate is 800 Rubles per person. Most of my students opt for a two-hour
(120-minute lessons which appears to be an optimal duration. A typical course will run 10 lessons.  The all-in price for complete set of materials is 3000 Rub.

 TIME:   Weekdays from 10.00 am

 

Needlework Group
The group is about getting together and making friends. We spend time talking, exchanging ideas and working on our projects or starting new ones. We do all kinds of needlework: cross stitch, tapestry, crochet, knitting etc. (All levels)

Nearest metro:         Kropotkinskaya

Costs:                       Materials starting from 200 rubles which need to be provided by participants.

Time:                       Monday 13.00 – 16.00

 

Painting: Oil / Acrylic

The oil/acrylic painting class is for students who want to learn how to paint and techniques to enhance painting skills. All levels are welcome. Class space is limited due to studio size and allowing time with instructor. Class limit: 3 people per day.

NEAREST METRO:     Park Kultury Circle Line, address is: Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya 18, 3rd  Entrance, Floor 8+1 Left Door

COSTS:    Fee for teacher is 1500 rubles per session (supplies not
included)

TIME:   Monday, Thursday 10.30-13.30 Sep-Dec & Mar-June

 

Painting: intuitive painting course

“Bring out the Artist in you!” theory and practice. Creative – means always new, live and flexible. A “gentle” starter course, where you learn different professional art materials to use, (quash, acrylics, pencil, later oils), how to use your brushes, how to paint in different techniques, simple composition, perspective, – everything to create a great painting. You start “thinking like an Artist” on this course. You will learn to develop your own style. With help of intuition painting approach you get rid of thinking stereotypes and get your own creative ideas instead. Group 4 – 10 people, easels and basic materials are provided.

Nearest Metro:       Park Kulturi (Frunzenaksya nabereznaya 10 in art-center Master class, 5 min walk from metro)

Costs:                     Basic materials will be provided by Leader, other materials need to be provided by the participants; 1500 rub per time if there if less than 4 people ,if more than 4 people – 1300 rub
Time:                      Wednesday      10.30 – 13.30 and Thursday   10.00 – 13.00

 


Sculpture
Each student will find a place at the atelier, and can start straight away. No need for preparation, just get your fingers in it and watch a wonderful art-work take shape. Usually, the first piece you will take on is to copy an antique torso or Aphrodite’s head, to get used to making shape and understanding volume and symmetry.

All tools and equipment are provided at the atelier, including glaze and plasticine, to create models, which are then turned into terracotta (raw or glazed), plaster or bronze pieces.

You will learn about and use the century-old techniques developed by the grand masters, and be guided by Vadim to either copy a known artwork and find your inner artist and get creative.

You can be certain to enjoy as much the process as the results! Most students learn from each over too, and Vadim has a library of art books to get you inspired.

It is best to remove jewelry around your hands and fingers, not to damage them, and you may want to wear an old shirt or apron over your clothes, as it is so tempting to wipe your hands on it.

NEAREST METRO:          Warsawskaia Metro  Address: Varsaw Shosse 75, building 2.

COSTS:                       All equipment and materials are provided by Teacher and available at the atelier. Extra costs to be considered:
·    bronze: 2000 rub/kg
·    polishing from professional polisher working
on site
·    plaster cast from professional plaster cast master working on site
·    kiln and glaze, available on site, for Terracotta sculptures.

Fee for Teacher: RUR 1000 per 3-hour lesson
Prepayment required: NO
Classes, material and extras are paid once work is
completed.

TIME:                             Mon. Thu. 10.00-13.00

 

Watercolours & Multimedia Painting Group
Our instructor, Elena Andreevna Afanasieva, has been teaching children and adults for over 40 years. She holds the title “Master Instructor” at the Serov School of Art. Weather permitting, we move outdoors, painting in and around Moscow, doing landscapes, architecture and street scenes. During the cold months, we paint indoors, using still lives, live models and photos as reference. Elena’s approach is for each student to develop their own style, rather than applying strict rules. Of course, formal instruction is given and each student will be helped individually as well. Starting from this year another instructor, Evgenija Kostomarova will help Elena from time to time. Other mediums such as pastel, gouache and charcoal are encouraged.

Beginners are welcome, as well as those with some experience in painting.

NEAREST METRO:             Universitet/ Prospect Vernadskogo
COSTS:                                Fee for teacher is 1500 rubles
TIME:                                    Monday 10.00-12.30

 

Craft Workshop Group 

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

We offer a wide range of easy and fun craft workshops for you and your kids. It is a wonderful possibility to learn something new, get a creative experience or just spend time in a friendly atmosphere. It is an intellectual and physical activity where you explore the infinite possibilities of materials and processes to create unique projects that will decorate your house and can be an personalized gift to your friends. Don’t be afraid that you have never done anything similar before. Talent is helpful but not the most important factor. It’s passion and idea that count the most!

Note that all our classes are held in English language. Number of participants can vary from 2 to 8. There is also a posibility to arrange any workshop at the time and place convenient for you, but minimum number of participants should be at least 4.

NEAREST METRO : Different locations but at most times it is arranged in the very centre of Moscow. Nearby Pushkinskaya or Mayakovskaya

COST: varies depending on the project. All materials and supplies are always included in the price. All the projects that you make on our workshop you can take home.

TIME: Tuesdays at 11.00 am

 

MONOTYPE – New Group!!

Do you love to draw? Would you like to express your emotions? Then the monotipia’s technique is for you (greek translation: mono – one, tipos – print). This technique is a way to express instant emotion and get pleasure, even if you are an amateur artist, from your personal artistic abilities. You can correct any issues with the painting by simply wiping off the paint from the surface, so the unpredictable behavior of paint and your own mistakes are not a problem. Monotipia could be used in conjunction with different materials. Monotipia is a free improvisation.

NEAREST METRO :        The art shop of Ludmila Varlamova near metro Dynamo, 10 min. by walk.

COST:                          1000Rb per person for 1 hour. Price for materials – extra

TIME:                           Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10.00 – 12.00

 

Live Model drawing  New Group!!

Life drawing session is free open session in which members can just turn up and paint /draw from a model. There would be a charge for model fees which goes directly to the model .

Costs:       500r plus optional 100r for paper charcoal equipment or they can bring their own.

When:      Monday morning from 10.30-13.00.

Metro:       Pushkinskaya

 

Decoupage New Group!!

These lessons are for everyone who wants to make something special and personal from an ordinary item. The lessons will be provided by designer from Saint-Petersburg who has big experience in all kind of decoration techniques and is willing to share her experiences with you. You will learn decoupage and other decoration techniques. You will choose a design of your own item and at the end of the lesson you will have a handmade product. We can agree on a date and time of a lesson with minimum 3 attendees. Course is for everybody from age of 14. Please come with good mood and we promise you a good company :-)

Nearest Metro:  Kitay Gorod

Cost:             Varies but average price is 2500 RUB (depends on item decorated) for  class which usually lasts aprox. 4 hours; all materials included
Day & time:   Sunday, 10.00-14.00, or during weekdays at a place of one of attendees agreed prior to a lesson.

Family and Children 

 International Playgroup for toddlers (up to 3 years)

Every week, mothers and toddlers meet at one of the member’s houses to play, have coffee or tea and chat. All members  host get-togethers in turn. Depending on the weather, we ,may also meet at a playground or plan half-day trips.

Nearest metro:           Various

Costs:                           Costs for trips etc.

Time:                           Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00

 

International Group For Kids  (7-11 years old)

On monthly basis mothers and their kids together will visit different places in the city where kids can do interesting activities like master-classes of   creating things, cooking, drawing, outdoor activities in the parks, and etc. Date and time for coming events will be sent out by e-mail in advance.

Nearest metro:        Various, depends on the activity

Costs:                       No fee for the leader, costs depends on the activity and it will be divided between the group.

Date and time:          On monthly basis (Saturday)

Men in Moscow 

Our group  is aiming to gather expat husbands accompanying their wives, who are employed in Moscow, member of IWC, and that are themselves unemployed; at regular times for a joined activity. Activities in principle will take place in the week during daytime.

Nearest Metro:          Various

Costs:                       No fee for leader, cost depends on activities and it will be divided between the group.

Time:                        Various

 

Body, mind & soul

Bible Study Group

We are an international, interdenominational group that meets to discover together the life-impacting truths of the Bible. You need no prior knowledge of the Bible. You can simply come and listen as we seek to understand and apply the timeless principles of knowing and walking with God to our everyday lives. Feel free to come once and see if you enjoy the study and interaction with women from around the world.
Nearest metro:              Various city centre locations

Costs:                           Classes are free of charge.

Time:                           Tuesday 10.00am  – 12.00noon

 

Bones for Life
Bones for life is an international program based on intelligent and safe movements. http://www.bonesforlife.com. This interesting group gives you the opportunity to know your body and re-learn the most simple habits such as standing up from bed, walking, seating, carrying thinks and how to avoid to hurt yourself in case of falling down. Improved my capacity to discover and correct my mistaken habits that at the end of the day made me feel tired or stressful.

Nearest Metro:       RECHNOY VOKZAL, str. Belomorskaya  3k1,12th floor, app. 79

Costs:                        Free of charge

Time:                       Thursday 10.00 – 12.00

 

Duplicate Bridge
DUPLICATE BRIDGE playing in a relaxed atmosphere, with room for learning with more experienced players.

NEAREST METRO:       City Centre or out of town, it is appreciated if you can host every now  and then.
COSTS:                      500 RUB for material
TIME:                        Wednesday 10.00-14.00

 

Gnosis: wisdom lectures

This word is from Greek where γνώσις means knowledge. Gnosis – Is a transcendental knowledge that allows human being to develop harmoniously in all personal and social levels. It is a natural functionalism of our conscience and intelligence. It is the key to unlock the secrets of all civilizations and the syncretism of world’s religions.Gnostic Science studies the following topics: Sound Science; Laws of the universe; Atom: Nuclear energy, Radiation; Practices: Awakening Consciousness, Meditation, Runes, Philosophy of the moment, Lucid Dreaming Exercises, Perfect marriage, Love.

NEAREST METRO:            Biblioteca Lenina

TIME:                              Fridays 10.00-12.00

COSTS:                           Free of charge

 

Sahaja Yoga / Meditation 

Sahaja yoga meditation is a spontaneous and effortless technique by which a person is completely relaxed and free from all depression, anger, anxiety and aggression. It is practiced by people from all over the world irrespective of cast, creed, sex or religion. It was founded in 1970 by her holiness Shri Mataji NIRMALA Devi who was born in a Christian Family and was a doctor of medicine. By practicing Sahaja yoga meditation a person becomes completely calm and peaceful from within, his/her health also improves and there is a positive change in his/her personality.

GROUP 1

NEAREST METRO:        Pushkinskaya

COSTS:                       Classes are free of cost

TIME:                         Thursday – 1100 – 1230

GROUP 2

NEAREST METRO:           Pushkinskaya

COSTS:                          Classes are free of cost

TIME:                            Sunday, 12.00-13.30

 

Personal Style Development – New Group!!

Every woman deserves to look and feel radiant. She can do so every day by harmonizing her look with her personality and building a wardrobe that facilitates effortless style. With these highly interactive classes you learn the skills you need to develop your style and create a wardrobe you love. Whether you’re already fashion savvy or a style novice, this class is full of practical yet chic tidbits that everyone can enjoy.

NEAREST METRO:            Kievskaya & Smolenskaya

COSTS:                           200 RUB for materials

TIME:                             Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm (2-3 times a month)

 

Cooking, Wining   & Dining

COOKING CLUB

The cooking club is a great social and gastronomical experience sharing favorite recipes with others. You will learn how to cook fantastic recipes in a very nice and private atmosphere and share the know-how about food, life and culture. All participants will host a gathering whether it is at home or at another location. The hostess decides how many guests she can accommodate and which 3 or 4 recipes the group will cook. She will need to choose recipes 3-4 to make a lunch as well as print out the required amount for participants to work from, take notes and bring home. The hostess will need to buy everything in order to prepare the lunch for the group. Participants arrive by 1030h have a coffee and review recipes with the hostess. All ladies will be involved in the preparation of their lunch while learning about various other methods to arrive at the cooked lunch. When the food is prepared it is time to enjoy the lunch! Ladies have always been so generous with their time and manage to help with the cleaning up before all leave with new recipes and a satisfied palate!

Nearest Metro:      various

Costs:                    all costs will be divided between the group.

Time:                    2nd Thursday of the month 10.30 – 14.00

 

Indian Ayurvedic Cooking

If you are fond of indian, vegetarian food and would like a fun filled afternoon-join us. All you are expected to come with is a healthy apetite and desire to relax and have FUN! Ayurveda is ancient Indian science of life and it details the correct method of combining various foods, cooking.We, in this group learn the real vegetarian indian kitchen secrets-subtle and delicate play of vegetables and spices…Be ready for an exotic journey of various indian regional cooking  the Ayurvedic way!!

Nearest metro:          Prospect Vernadskogo or Novye Cheremushki

Costs:                        1000 rubles per class

Time:                         Thursday 11am-1pm  (Each session is complete in itself, so you have the option of
attending any number of classes as per your convenience),


Food & Wine lovers

Russian evenings can be very long, especially in winter. Why staying home waiting for the cold to pass? If you want to spend them in a special way come join us! We will bring you to some of the most interesting and exclusive locations in Moscow to taste delicious food and wine from all over the world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about different varieties of wines from different countries and maybe even meet the winemakers. Your mood is good? Come and share it with us! It is bad? Come and let us make you feel better! You don’t need anything except for your love of good food and wines. Bring your spouses, they will be more than welcome!

Nearest metro:         Various
Costs:                      Various
Time:                      Once evening a month

Culture

Architecture Walks    

It is our hope that you will join the IWC Architecture Walks to explore Moscow’s famous and hidden architectural wonders. The leaders are not qualified architects but enjoy looking at the buildings throughout Moscow with the following in mind:

I. when is a building a building and when is it art?

II. does it have the ability to surprise, inspire, delight or disturb you?

III. is it simply unforgettable!

A schedule is organized by the leaders and distributed amongst the groups members. With guidance from the leaders each member will choose a location, research that location and lead the group to their discovery. It’s a fantastic mode to find your way around Moscow within the comfort of friends and new acquaintances. We have some new and exciting sights for this season and we look forward to walking with you!

The leaders will email an invitation a few days prior to the walk.

NEAREST METRO:       Nearest metro for that tour

COSTS:                         Walks are free unless specified by the leaders; research material is provided by the leaders

TIME:                             Friday 10.00-12.00 (The leaders will email an invitation a few days prior to the walk)

 

Cultural Walks –  New Group!!

The main point is that in this group we dont organize tour ourselves . We will rely on professional guides or even academic people (PhD or professors) who are experts in the field of history, art, architecture, politics, etc. to give us a tour.

When:     twice a month – on Wednesday from 10.00 – 13.00
Closest metro:   depends on tour/lecture
Cost: various :    fee for guide

 

Museum Visits

The Museum Group visits a wide variety of museums and estates in Moscow. Some landmarks as the Bolshoy Theatre, The Romanovs chambers and some less known as Mosfilm studio, Accordions` or Dolls` museum, etc. The number of participants per visit varies depending on the museum, with a minimum number of participants required in order for the visit to take place. The visits are conducted using an English speaking guide
provided either by the museum being visited or by the Museum Group.

Nearest metro:               Various

Costs:                             Varies, but is divided between the number of participants. Prepayment may be required depending on the museum

Time:                              Wednesday 10.00 – 12.30

 

Artist Ramble Studio 

A rare opportunity to visit some of Russia’s most esteemed artists.  The group will meet twice per month, the first meeting will consist of artist’s studio visits and the second meeting will entail an art lecture given by Anna Liss, a wonderful art historian. The locations will vary and will be emailed to the group approximately one week before the visit and lecture.

NEAREST METRO:       Various

COSTS:                          300 roubles / lecture. Costs for trips will be divided between the participants (when the group is      going to visit artist who live outside Moscow)

TIME:                              2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

 

Russian Art History

The aim of our one-year project is to give you the understanding of Russian Art and to show you the jewels of the Russian Culture you might miss otherwise.
You will discover the best museums and sights which are deprived of public popular attention but they are a must for the Russia art scene. Our course is a combination of lectures, tours to the best but mostly hidden or hard-to-get-into museums and architectural walks. You’ll have a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience in the Russian realist school of the second half of the 20th century based on the NB Gallery’s extensive realist collection.

All  the courses/lectures will be held in English.

NEAREST METRO: The first meeting is held at the NB Gallery. Metro Kropotkinskaya, all the tours will be
held in different museums (different metro stations, but mostly in the center, inside
the  Garden Ring)

COSTS:  Lectures are free of charge. Museums trips usually cost $15-$20 depending on the site.

TIME:   We will meet once a month. Every second Friday of the month at 11.00a.m.
Sometimes the date can be changed according to the museums’ exposition and group
members’ availability

 

Russian Contemporary Art Studios

Every meeting Russian Contemporary Art group will visit an artist at his/her studio.  Informal discussions of works and conversations with an artist will follow the artist’s show. The address of the artist’s studio is e-mailed few days before the meeting.

NEAREST METRO: Various

COSTS: No cost

TIME:   First Wednesday of the month 11.00

 

Russian Literature and Theatre Group   

Each month, we invite a modern Russian author or playwright/theatre person to talk about his/her work. Each theatre meeting is preceded by a visit to the theatre. The main emphasis of the Group’s activities is on literature, though we usually have 2-3 theatre meetings a season. We meet in the museum at the Dom na Naberezhnoy. Members should be willing to read a book a month in Russian and have at least a passive knowledge of the language.
Nearest Metro: Biblioteka imeni Lenina and across Kamenny Bridge

Costs: about 400 rubles per season to be divided between the group for the cleaning lady of the museum

Time: Tuesday 14.00

 

Literature and Lunch

We meet every week for lunch and Russian literature. Our list for 2014-15 is given below. We aim to cover approx. 2 books a month, staring with the19th century classics and moving to less well-known works from the 20th their life, influences and sometimes also visit a place in Moscow associated with them. For example, we had a guided walk of buildings which Tolstoy used in War and Peace. We take it in turns to host (pizza / soup, salad and cake is fine) and to lead on the books. You certainly don’t have to be a professor but just someone who enjoys literature and wants to discuss and find out what others think of the same books! and 21st centuries. We’ll also have some weeks when we look at the authors.

NEAREST METRO:                Various
COSTS:                               No cost except when you host a simple lunch
TIME:                                 Tuesday   12.00-14.30


Literature Group 

The Russian literature group is lead by the very charismatic Felix from Patriarchy Dom tours. The book list is made up of Russian classics and more contemporary authors. Felix researches the authors and sets topics for the group to discuss. Felix studied Russian literature and is a great guide to this subject.

Nearest metro:          Various

Costs:                       Various, depending on the books which need to be provided
by participants and 1500 rubles per year for teacher’s fee. Pre-payment required.

Time:                       4th Wednesday of the month 10.00-12.00

 

Theatre, Architecture, Interior Design: lectures, workshops, excursions

We will learn about the most famous Architectural styles of the world and illustrate them with excursions in Moscow distinguishing buildings of particular styles. Our group often has a chance to enter most unique places usually closed for general public, also visiting the unusual, as well as traditional theatres of Moscow, “ behind the screen”. This course is also handy for people interested in basic training of interior design art. The ability to organize space, to create mood and find style, – this kind of knowledge will be obtained during the study process. We will have workshops in design salons to train these skills.

Our new direction is – MODA, we will visit the best fashion designers of Russia.

Nearest metro:        Various

Costs:                      1000 rubles for 3 to 4 visits. Materials will be provided by leader. Pre-payment required.

Time:                       Monday 11.00 – 13.00

 

Understanding Russia lectures    

Lena from Patriarshy Dom Tours covers every aspect of life in Russia including history past and present, communism, KGB, health, education, art, literature and many more interesting subjects. There are also interesting opportunities to meet artisans who make various famous Russian handicrafts.

NEAREST METRO:     Various, participants are encouraged to host these lectures

COSTS:                    2200 rubles for the full course. Money collected pays for refreshments and the teacher’s fee

TIME:                       Thursday, 10.00-12.00

 

FILM GROUP – New Group!!

At the film group we will be watching Russian original movies (with Russian subtitles if available) or going to movies. The intent is to improve and practice Russian language while learning also more about Russian cinematography.

TIME:                            Every second Wednesday morning 10.00-12.00 (or if we go to movie it will depend on the program)
NEAREST METRO :         Sokol , address: Beregovaya 3, Pokrovsky Hills VV35
COSTS:                        No cost (only the ticket to movie)

 

World Book Club         

The idea to select books by acclaimed authors from various part of the world who write in English or their native language.  All books will have an English translation and available as an ebook on Amazon US and / or Amazon UK. Book club members can read the books in the language it was written in, English, or their native language; however, the discussion at the book club meeting with be in English.

Where: various coffee shops inside the city

When :1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM

Cost : None 

Dance

Ceilidh Dance Club

For many people all over the world Scottish Ceilidh Dancing is simply the best way to make new friends, keep fit, and have a great time while doing all this! It is thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages, various dance experience and different cultural background. There is no need to have Scottish ancestry to be moved (literally) by fun and energetic melodies played on fiddles, accordions, keyboards, or bagpipes. Prior dance experience or being incredibly fit is not required here. Just come along, have a quick look, and feel free to join in!
Each Ceilidh dance event seems to be a perfect occasion to have a cup of tea or coffee, meet new people, make good friends, and enjoy yourself while listening to the music and, actually, dancing! All dance moves and figures will be explained to everyone by one of Moscow’s top Scottish dance teachers, Sergey Alferov, fellow of the UKA (United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing) and author of the UKA Scottish Step Dance Syllabus. Ceilidh dancing in Moscow is a chance to get a unique and truly international experience that is not to be missed!

NEAREST METRO:          Tsvetnoy Bulvar, location dance hall: 2, Bolshoi Karetniy Pereulok

COSTS:                        500 rubles per session or a discounted price of 1500 rubles per month

                                   Outfit:              casual, soft shoes with no heels or ballet shoes required.

TIME:                          Meets every Wednesday at 14.30

 

Flamenco and Jazz Dancing 

The main objective of the course is to teach you in a short time the basics of graceful, feminine movement. You will be able to improvise to any kind of music, and choose dance movements adequate to your individual physique – but it is crucial that you systematically, without missing, attend 5-7 classes of the course. Older and plus-size ladies are very welcome. The course is based on flamenco and jazz age dancing. Please no sportswear. You will need Mary Jane heels (no platform, no stiletto), and a full midi skirt, or a beach wrap around your waist.

NEAREST METRO:        Baumanskaya , address: Baumanskaya Street 11

COSTS:                       500 rubles

TIME:                         Wednesday from 16:00 till 17:30

 

Bollywood Dance group

Dance to the rhythm of your heart and feel the happiness like never before! You don’t have to be an expert to try your hands at this style of dance form. So, put your dancing shoes on and dance with us in true Bollywood style on the most popular Bollywood beats! What is Bollywood dance? It’s an expressive form of Dancing. It’s a fusion of Indian classical and folk dances with the influence of modern dances.

It is now so popular in the west that Bollywood dance classes are offered in most major cities around the globe. Now you don’t need to travel all the way to India to stay connected with India’s most popular dance form!

When: Every Monday 11-12 am (started already on Nov 24th)

Metro: retyakovskaya adress : Goldendance Studio, 25 Malaya Ordynka,

Cost: 200 rubles

 

Language

Learn and Improve your English

This is a great chance to improve your English language skills in a group! The teaching method will focus on speaking, but also reading and writing will be trained. We will watch short study movies and sing songs to make it even more fun to improve your English. Materials will mainly be the latest versions from Oxford University Press but also from Ladybird, Longman, Penguin and other fine original English publish houses available in Moscow. Participants will be tested first.

Nearest metro:         Park Kultury

Costs:                      450 rubles for materials which will be provided by leader

Time:                      Tuesday 10.30

 

Russian for beginners – in the afternoon  

This class is to help students become familiar with the Russian alphabet, read signs and menus, get oriented in the metro and other daily situations. Learning the most frequently used words and patterns and in combining them students will get an opportunity to express themselves in a wide range of situations. During class we will practice all aspects of the language: speaking & listening, reading & writing.

Nearest metro: Novokuznetskaya/Tretyakovskaya
Date and time: Wednesday, Friday 14.45-16.15 hrs.
Costs: 450 RUB per person

 

Russian for beginners/ intermediate students – Afternoon class

This class is for students who can already read Russian, know basic grammar and have some speaking practice. Students will learn to expand the range of situations where they can express themselves freely, and to acquire more confidence in speaking the language.

Nearest metro: Novokuznetskaya/Tretyakovskaya

Date and time: Wednesday, Friday 16.30-18.00 hrs.

Costs:               450 RUB per person

 

Russian Conversation: Elementary

Classes for participants with elementary knowledge of Russian language including reading and writing. Focus will be on practical grammar and acquiring conversation skills.

NEAREST METRO:  Biblioteka imeni Lenina

COSTS:  300 rubles for materials (one book per year, provided by the students) Fee for teacher is 2300 rubles per class to be divided between the group.

TIME:  Friday 09-30 – 11.30

 

Russian Conversation: intermediate

Classes for participants with basic knowledge of Russian language including grammar and the ability to converse in simple Russian.

NEAREST METRO:  Oktyabrskaya, Dobrininskaya

COSTS:   300 rubles for materials (one book per year, provided by the students)

Fee for teacher is 2300 rubles per class to be divided between the group.

TIME:  Monday 10.30-12.30

 

Russian Conversation: advanced

The class is mostly orientated on conversation based on the topics of everyday life but writing and grammatica will also be trained.

Nearest metro:              Various

Costs:                            Fee for teacher is 300 rubles per class of 120 min.

Time:                            Tuesday 10.30 – 12.30

 

Russian Conversation – Discussion:  beginners

The class is orientated on conversation based on the topics of everyday life and to help students to be operational in most situations of everyday life. It is aimed to help them to feel more comfortable and confident while living in Moscow. During the class we do a lot of short dialogues, play games and make short stories. It is both pleasant and practical.

Nearest metro: Arbatskaya

Costs: no costs for materials which will be provided by teacher. Fee for teacher is 500 rubles per class. Pre-payment required.

Time: Monday/Thursday 10.30 – 12.00

Russian Conversation – Discussion:  intermediate and advanced

During this class, 10 topics will be discussed which includes social, political and cultural areas. It is done in the form of discussion based on the plan prepared by the teacher. The class is accompanied by the list of words translated into English and French. At the beginning of the course the participants are welcome to propose topics to discuss.

Nearest metro: Arbatskaya

Costs:    no costs for materials which will be provided by teacher. Fee for teacher is 500 rubles per class. Pre-
payment required.

Time:  Thursday 12.00 – 13.30

 

Spanish Conversation: intermediate/advanced

Spanish (Español), also called Castilian (castellano), is a Romance language that originated in Castile, a region in Spain. Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin in terms of its number of native speakers. It also has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language.

Acompañanos y disfrutarás de la prática del Español con nuevo vocabulario y en un excelente ambiente, me llamo Zyomara Briseida, soy mexicana y profesora calificada.

NEAREST METRO:  Rechnoy Bokzal or downtown.

COSTS: 450 rubles for materials

TIME:    Mondays 10.00-11.30

 Music

Vocal and Piano Lessons

Pianist and singer Galina Staneshnikova is a senior teacher of the State Classical Academy by the name of Mimonid and senior teacher of the International Academy of Sciences and Arts. She offers lessons in vocal and piano playing.

Vocal: students have the possibility of studying singing solo. They will be able to get to learn more about Russian songs and romances.
Piano playing for children and adults: they will have lessons at their home. If necessary, the students will be assisted in purchasing or according a piano.
The students have a chance to take part in performances at festivals and competitions.

Nearest metro:       Student’s home
Costs:                       Participants need to provide own instrument. Other materials will be provided by teacher.

Fee for teacher depends on level of participant and duration of lesson.

Time:  Various days and times

Outdoor sport


Cross Country Skiing

XC or Nordic skiing trough groomed trails at Ismylova park. This is the perfect way to enjoy Russia’s Winter, skiing in the park in pristine snow under blue (sometimes grey) skies. We have beginners and intermediate groups depending on ability and fitness. There is no limit on numbers.
NEAREST METRO:         Will be explained on sign up

COSTS:                         Participants need to provide own XC skiing equipment. Fee for teacher is 500 rubles
per class

TIME:                           Ismylova park : Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-11.45 & 11.55-13.20

Pokrovsky Hills : Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:30 Intermediate and advanced skiers 11:40 – 12:55 Beginners

 

Nordic Walking 

Walking using poles in local Moscow parks. This is how XC skiers keep in shape in the summer. There is no limit on numbers.

NEAREST METRO:        Changes per park.

Costs:                    Participants need to provide own Nordic Walking Sticks. Fee for teacher is 450 rubles per class.

Time:                    Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 – 12.00

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Welcome to the IWC Moscow

Welcome to the IWC Moscow