In the classes in additional studios, children learn to better understand and feel their body, develop an ear for music, find new fields of interest and succeed in them. This year, for the choice of children and parents, our school offers: creative dance, painting, creative workshops, the Chinese game “Go”, aikido, theater studio and Chinese language.
Elena Voskresenskaya teaches the theater class in English.
Elena has many ideas and interesting exercises in her repertoire and practical experience in this field. For example, for many years she had been participating in the theater pedagogy laboratory at the Center for Difficult Teenagers (in Saint-Petersburg), helping the director and taking part in performances herself.
As a result of acting classes, the child is liberated, the clamps are removed, the fear of public speaking disappears, and the psychological barrier to speaking a foreign language is also lessened.
- Exercises to develop imagination, attention, associative thinking;
Actions with imaginary and real objects (work with the memory of physical actions);
Elements of stage movement and elasticity;
Stage communication: trust in a partner and a sense of a team;
Work on the image in a play
Actor's sketches and improvisation
Study of the composition of the theater and theatrical performance, analysis of heroes and their stage images.
Creative dance is a creative dance class for children starting at 3.5 years old.
Classes are taught by Maria Samorokova, who has been teaching since 2006.
Through play and free flow of movement, children explore the language of dance, develop their original elasticity. We do not set the necessity of learning to move in a certain style - we give everyone the opportunity to create their own style. By improvising with a specific focus of attention, we bring awareness to movement and the accompanying experiences. This way we learn to understand ourselves and other people through body language, develop sensitivity and solicitude for personal processes and for what happens to other people.
Active children learn to concentrate and receive sufficient sensory and vestibular stimulation. Shy children receive support from the group and the leader and gradually "open up" in the hospitable environment we create in the class.
The Game of Go (a Japanese name) is an ancient Chinese strategy game. According to the legend, it was invented from 3 to 5 thousand years ago by Emperor Yao to teach his son to rule the empire. For a long time, learning and playing the game was restricted to the Chinese elite and was included in the four Noble Arts, which every nobleman learned. Even now, in the east, many companies only accept candidates with a master’s level of play for high positions.
Some people who have played Go: Bill Gates, Confucius, Polonsky and many others.
Through the game of Go, the child learns to think strategically, train one’s concentration, make balanced decisions, analyze mistakes and develop memory. The class is led by Ivan Akhtiorsky.
Aikido for children in grades 3-6 and 6-12 is taught by Bovar, Denis Sergeevich, who has a level of 3rd dan aikido Aikikai. He is an instructor of the Moscow School of Aikido "Gakumon Dodzyo". Has been practicing aikido since 1997. He has been teaching since 2012 and now conducts exams, seminars, demonstrations.
In aikido classes, first a warm-up is carried out to help prepare joints, muscles, ligaments and warming up, then the study of various types of falls that are needed both for practice and in everyday life: if suddenly a child stumbles, he will be able to fall correctly and not to get hurt
Also, children learn different types of protection from attack holds during this class; and in the future learn how to protect themselves from blows in case of an attack. Then Denis teaches the children various techniques and conducts games to develop attention, reaction, and defense.
Musical theatre for children aged 3 and older is taught by Lily Fontayna. She is a professional violin teacher.
Music classes include exercises to develop a sense of rhythm, such as:
- Playing with paper cup: amusing and easy play
Body percussion:exercise helping students not only to hear but also to feel the rhythm with their whole body, to feel it inside
Finger plays: activities helping to develop fine motor skills that positively affect the speaking sills and sense of rhythm and to prepare hands for drawing and handwriting
Vocal warm-ups: activities aimed at developing perfect pitch. During the classes chindren sing English songs.
Short performanсes: in English language