Samba, rumba, cha-cha-cha: VDNKh to open the dance season

June 14
Parks and pedestrian areas

More than 20 free dance master classes are to be available this summer as part of VDNKh's anniversary celebration. Dance in the open air and find new friends on the open veranda of the Culture Centre.

Experienced dancers will show the moves of dynamic samba, rumba, jive, cha-cha-cha and Argentine tango. Classic ballroom dance lovers will learn elegant dance steps of foxtrot and waltz.

You may visit classes without any prior registration. More than 100 attendees are allowed to join the master class at a time.

"The Culture Centre was built in 1954. It has always been a venue for concerts, performances, children's festivals and entertainment parties. Today, the Culture Centre is still VDNKh's major recreational venue. In 2017, the building was opened after a big reconstruction; experts had renovated the roof and the facade, and recreated the elements of external and internal plaster moulding. Presently, it hosts 'Gardens and Children' landscape design children's school, and yoga sessions for adults. We are pleased to invite citizens to attend free two-hour dance classes to be held every weekend until the end of summer as part of VDNKh's anniversary celebration," the Press Service of VDNKh said.

Dance season at VDNKh is to open this Saturday, on 15 June, at 06:00 pm. 06:00 pm till 06:30 pm, professional dancers will present their festive dance programme, with Champions of Russia 2019 Ilya Gavrikov and Elizaveta Semashko, and multiple-award winners of championships of Russia, Spain and Austria German Afonov and Anastasia Kachurina performing.

06:30 pm till 08:00 pm, European ballroom dancing vice-champion Vitaly Surma, who is to train guests to dance until the end of summer, will hold the first Brazilian samba master class. 08:00 pm till 09:00 pm, the Culture Centre's veranda will host a dance party everyone is welcome to join.

The next dance lesson is to be held on 16 June. Further on, you are welcome to join master classes every Saturday and Sunday 07:00 pm till 09:00 pm.

This summer, Zaryadye and Sokolniki parks' visitors are also invited to attend free dance lessons, with professional dancers to introduce them to the acrobatic elements of the world's most popular dances such as boogie-woogie and rock'n'roll. Until 31 August, free two-hour sports dance classes are to be held twice a week.

This year, the major Russian exhibition turns 80. On the occasion of its anniversary, VDNKh is to host over 100 festive events until the end of the year, with festivals, concerts, exhibitions, meet-the-artist events, master classes and more.

On 1 June, VDNKh opened the fourth season of the 'Knowledge. VDNKh' summer project.  This year, VDNKh is to hold over 170 events, with free lectures, master classes, concerts and  tours among them. In particular, the roof of The Worker and Collective Farm Woman pavilion will host evening musical performances, with the recently opened Slovo Centre holding calligraphy lessons.


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