Year: 2016

Young Readers Competition Update!

Dear Community,
We’d like to share with you the happy news that two of the Madison Russian School students, Yunna Gopan and Sonya Agapova, are among the 40 winners selected from countries around the world to move forward in the International Young Readers competition (“Живая классика”)!!!
Congratulations to both girls! We’re very proud of you and wish you both the best of luck during the remaining phases of the competition! We hope you have a wonderful time at Artek!

Живая классика 2016 (Living Classics 2016)

Dear Community,
Several of our Madison-area students are participating in the Живая классика 2016 (Living Classics 2016) international competition this year. This entails memorizing text from a piece of prose and then performing it to a judging panel.  In order to start competing, each of the participants must gather 100 “likes” before the end of March, 2016 on the website where they’re registered.  We are asking you all to support these young readers by watching their entries and voting for (Liking) them.  We (and the participants especially!) appreciate your time and effort in supporting them!  The process is really easy:
  • Go to
  • Click on “Войти” и потом “Зарегистрироваться”
  • You will need to fill in 3 fields, Name, E-mail Address, and Password and click on Submit (“Зарегистрироваться”)
  • Search for each participant (in Russian), one at a time:
    • Райнфельдт Лора
    • Агапова Соня
    • Малина Валерия Дмитриевна
    • Юнна Гопан
  • Click on each video that the participant has listed (could be more than one)
  • Once the video opens, you can click on the Like button (+1 мне нравится) and also leave a supportive comment.

There may be other students from our area posting their videos soon, and if so, we’ll add their names in the comments.  Remember to support each participant as soon as possible! If they do not get 100 Likes, they will not be included in the competition.

Thank you!

International Women’s Day Celebration, 2016

march-8-clipartWe would like to invite you all to our annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 6th, at 3:00 PM at the following address:

Attic Angel Place – Community Room

8301 Old Sauk Rd, Middleton, WI 53562

As per our tradition, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the concert program!  That means that, if you or any of your family members or friends would like to partake with any kind of performance suitable for this event, please do so!  You could sing (microphones will be available), dance, perform a skit, show gymnastics tricks (that do not require a lot of room 🙂 ), play a musical instrument (piano will be available), or recite a poem…  you name it!

If you or your close ones plan on performing in the event, please register at the following address: before March 2nd!  To register, please list the names of the participants, their age (for children), type, and length of the performance!

There is no need to register if you are only coming to watch the show!  It is a free admission event, but please, everyone, bring a treat for a tea party!

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have using the above address.

We can not wait to see all the wonderful performers in our community on this special day!

Seeking New Dance Teacher!

Dear Friends,

The Madison Russian School is urgently searching for a new dance instructor to teach students ages 4-12 years old.  Experience in dance, including Slavic folk dancing, and teaching dance to children is required.  The language of instruction will preferably be Russian, but for the right candidate, we will accept English instruction as well.

While this is an immediate need, we will also accept applications for the Fall semester 2016-17 as well.

If you are interested, or you know someone who might be interested, please contact Inna Reinfeldt at as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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