Sunday Studios Educational Programs

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Sunday Studios Educational Programs 2017-10-16T01:16:21+00:00

Offered through The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Russian Division

Beginning :
Sunday, September 10, 2017 and Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Harrison-Kerr Family Campus
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence
(Temple Israel)
(enter from the back parking lot)

To register please contact Yulia Gross, Russian Division Children’s Program Director, at or (516) 852-2277.

Gural JCC Russian Division Music with MommyMusic with Mommy

Age: 3
Instructor: Edith Galperin
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am
$220/10 classes

Come witness your child’s first steps on the stage, first dance, first applause and first success of a young artist! The program “Music with Mommy” invites 3-year-old children to participate in lessons that teach music and rhythm. Dance games, lively lessons with musical instruments and sports equipment, and musical stories will help our participants understand the basics of dance and public speaking and will develop social and performance skills. Do not miss this opportunity. Join us for our first class on Sunday, September 10th.

Russian in Me (NEW PROGRAM!!!)

Age:  4+
Sundays, 10am-1pm
$60.00/ class (3 hour session, including snack)

Early registration before September 5th: $550.00/10 sessions (including snack)

This Program is created for children ages 4+ from families of Russian dissent who don’t speak Russian at home. The three-hour session will be divided into 5 segments which will introduce your children to the Russian culture through activities such as:
– story telling/reading aloud
– art
– interactive play
– singing and dancing
– snack time & play time
*These classes are kept small to maintain the highest level of success possible.

The “Butterfly” Children’s Theatre

Intermediate, Age 4-7, 11:00am-12pm
Advanced, Age 7+, 12-1:30pm
$220/10 intermediate classes and $280/10 advanced classes

To all who love to sing and dance, read poetry and transform into different characters from stories and movies.  To all who love to perform and be artists – this is for you! The “Butterfly” children’s theatre is starting its 10th anniversary academic year. Look through our photo exposition and join us on September 10th for the first lesson of the year.

In our theater you will develop performance and public speaking skills all while making new friends. We invite all children ages 4 and up. Our preparatory and core groups await their artists!

Gural JCC Russian Division Ballroom DancingBallroom Dance (NEW PROGRAM!!!)

6-8 years old, Sundays, 10:00-11:00am
9+ years old, 11:00am-12:00pm
Adults, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor: Edvins Astahovs
Sundays, Temple Israel of Lawrence–Titman Pavilion
$250/10 classes

Instructor Edvin Astahovs started his competitive dancing career at age 6.  Through his 17-year career he achieved numerous titles: 2 times Latvian National Latin champion, North European Champion, World Championship finalist and U.S. Open to the World Amateur Latin Bronze Medalist. Also Mr. Astahovs has participated as a guest performer in projects like “Dancing with the Stars” in Latvia and the “International Baltic Ballet Festival”. He has over 7 years of experience in teaching Ballroom dancing from kindergarten students to adults.

During fun and exciting dances classes we will learn dances like: Slow Waltz; Tango; Viennese Waltz; Slow Foxtrot; Quickstep; Samba; Cha Cha Cha; Rumba; Paso doble; and Jive. Through the dance lessons we will help children and adults to build self-esteem and confidence. We will also encourage their creativity and self-expression and improve their posture, coordination, sense of rhythm and discipline.

3D Geometry – Beginners

6 to 9, 10:00-11:00am
9+, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Evgeniy Melnichenko
$220/10 classes

This class is designed in a game-like format with the goal of teaching children how to use drawing and drafting instruments, introducing them to 3D drawing, perspective drawing, symmetry, and to prepare them for geometry classes at school.

The Literary Club “Word Builders”

Ages:  7-14
Instructor: Yulia Golbin
Sundays, 11am-12pm
$220/10 classes

Intensive study of the Russian language based on Russian and international literary classics will extend the children’s vocabulary, understanding of the language, pronunciation and promote memorization ability. An informal and creative environment during lessons will encourage communication with peers and develop better conversational and social skills.