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April 29, 2021 09:03 am

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Non-profit organizations conduct dance classes for children, retirees and people with disabilities.

International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29. Non-profit organizations (NPOs) invite Muscovites to get acquainted with the culture of break dance and get to a historical ball. People with disabilities are also invited to join the world of dance.

Break dance for amateurs and professionals

Since 2006 in the east of Moscow there has been a break-dance club “Hooligans”. In addition to studying the basic elements of break dance, school students are engaged in acrobatics, gymnastics, yoga, crossfit, stretching and even Russian folk dances. Groups are formed by age. The youngest dancers are five years old, and the older group is attended by children over 14 years old.

The training program is designed for four years. But after the first year of training, the pupils are able to stand on their heads, sit on the splits and perform the basic elements of modern dance. The main set starts in September, but if there are free places, you can join the classes throughout the year.

The students of the club regularly take part in competitions and championships. In addition, the organization conducts open lessons with dancers – winners of Russian and international dance competitions, who share their experiences and inspire meeting participants to join break dance classes.

You can view the training schedule and sign up for classes at website organizations.

Waltz-mazurka, “Sudarushka” and pas de trois for older Muscovites

You can learn to dance at any age. Especially for the elderly townspeople and war veterans, the “Officers’ Club” conducts free lessons in historical dances. They are arranged on the basis of social service centers for the population of Moscow. Up to 10 people are engaged in one group, rehearsals are held twice a week. Lessons are especially in demand, during which club members learn to dance the boston waltz, mazurka waltz, quadrille waltz and pas de trois. Traditional Russian dances such as Sudarushka and Russian lyric dance are also popular.

In the near future, the club plans to organize outdoor activities in parks. Not only older people, but also young people will be able to learn historical dances there. To sign up for classes, you must fill out an application for website club.

Dance for people with disabilities

Center for inclusive dance “Spiritualization” conducts regular classes on inclusive dance and dance rehabilitation for children and youth with disabilities. In 2013, the organization launched the world’s largest festival of inclusive dance, Inclusive Dance World Vision, where dancers with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, musculoskeletal disorders, vision, hearing and other health problems, professional artists and dancing volunteers perform.

To start classes in the “Spiritualization” studios, you must fill out shape on the site of the center. View Schedule.

In addition, choreographers and teachers are invited to contact the “Spiritualization” center and undergo training according to the author’s methodology. After completing the course, they will be able to independently teach dance to people with disabilities. You can find out about the start date of the new training on the project pages on social networks. Facebook and “In contact with”or by contacting the center by phone: +7 (499) 755-61-43.

More than 30 thousand non-governmental non-profit organizations are registered in Moscow. Over six thousand of them are socially oriented.

Activities in the field of physical culture and sports are one of the most popular areas of work for non-profit organizations. Thanks to social projects, residents who want to play sports have the opportunity to train for free.

The city systematically supports NGOs through the Moscow Mayor’s grant competition. Over the past five years, more than a thousand socially oriented non-profit organizations have received grants for the implementation of their initiatives.

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