Other Activities

The RCC large and small ballrooms are filled nearly every night with dancers!  Dances are open to the public and there’s something for everyone – no experience required!  You can also enroll in private dance classes with one of our participating instructors.

The RCC also hosts an exercise class, a theater group, and Russian dance and drama ensembles.

Do you want to use the RCC facilities?  Contact us for rental information and facilities availability.  If you become a regular renter we would be happy to feature you here!

Join the dance!

BalkandancersThe Seattle Balkan Dancers present a public dance every Friday night, often featuring live music!  No dance partner is required!  Regular classes and teaching events are also offered.

For schedules and more information contact:

http://seattlebalkandancers.org

HepCatIf swing dancing is your thing, there are two organizations sponsoring public dances on Mondays and Thursdays at the RCC.

Classes are also offered on other evenings.

Hep Cat Productionshttp://www.seattleswing.com

Seattle Swing Dance Club:  http://www.seattlewcswing.org

AlenushkaIn 1998, Seattle’s Russian folk dance group “Alenushka” was formed, featuring women’s dances from many areas of the former Soviet Union.  In 2015, co-founder Rena Lisikova reorganized the group which now stars talented youngsters!  Their debut performance at the RCC was for the 2015 Day of Russian Culture.  Look for information about upcoming performances on this page!

“Ivan-da-Mar’ya” Folk Dance Ensemble wIvandaMaryaas created in 2008 by choreographer Maria Levochkina. Both children and adults actively participate in the ensemble, making the performances interesting for all age groups. Its ethnically diverse repertoire consists of Russian, Moldavian, Ukrainian, Jewish, Gypsy, and Greek dances.  For more information and a schedule of performances, see www.ivan-da-marya.org

If you are interested in Russian culture or the Russian language, one of these links may be helpful to you! Please note, these events or assocations are not sponsored or supported by the Russian Community Center of Seattle nor are the events below held at the RCC. This information is provided as a community service to you.

The University of Washington Libraries and Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian studies is sponsoring an exhibit “Architecture at the End of the Earth” – photographs of church architecture of the Russian North by Tulane University Professor William Brumfield.   Photographs are on display April 1- May 15, 2017 in the UW Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 2nd and 3rd floor promenades.  Professor Brumfield will offer commentary on the photographs on Saturday, May 6, 2:00PM in the Library, followed by a symposium and reception at 2:30PM in the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall.  The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required – for more information go to https://jsis.washington.edu/ellisoncenter/

Are you looking for great Russian literature? The University of Washington Libraries have all the classics from the Golden and Silver ages of Russian literature, Soviet writing, and the post-Soviet era. More information is at: http://www.lib.washington.edu/

International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services in Seattle and King County. Russian-speaking community advocates can answer your questions. Go to http://www.ichs.com/ to learn more.