Children's School of Arts and Culture

Our School of the Arts includes a growing set of arts and culture classes

Our goal is to continue the Georgian tradition of bringing children into the personal experience of Georgian arts. We have a growing program of classes. Our performance arts programs of Georgian dance, music, theater and ballet work closely with our professional performance groups and are taught by professional artists.

Our short films and Rainbow TV classes give hands-on immersion into the worlds of film making and TV documentary.

Our plastic arts classes in painting and sculpture offer disciplined and creative training in these disciplines

We also provide a good grounding in Georgian life with classes in Georgian language and culture

Our largest program is dance, but we encourage our students to participate in as many programs as they like. This includes regular weekly classes and rehearsals together with frequent opportunities to perform. Experience, study and creative performance are inherent in the class and ensemble activities. Although our classes are taught according to the traditional techniques which require a direct contact between the master and the student, our programs improve many abilities besides the arts themselves, and which among other beneficial results will correspond to New York State adn New York City Learning Standards.


Our Staff

  • Artistic and Gerneral Director: Victor Sirelson
  • Choreographer: Vladimer "Dato" Goderidze
  • Studio Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson
  • Men's Choir Director: Davit Chkuaseli
  • Studio and General Manager: Tsutsa Kapanadze
  • Children's Georgian Dance Choreographers: Irina Khutsurauli and Goga Gelashvili
  • Music School Director: Tengiz Shautidze
  • Ballet School Director: Ani Gadelia
  • Theater Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson

Be Part of Our Community

We are a growing community sharing a common interest in Georgian culture, immigrant life and the practice and enjoyment of the best of art and culture. If you would like to become involved or simply learn more, you are most welcome to visit, email, phone or write.

Contact details

We can converse in English, Georgian and Russian.
Phone: Victor: 914-522-3888; Lika: 845-642-4823; Tsutsa: 347-257-2741

Email: info@dancingcrane.org; vsirelson@gmail.com

Correspondence: 6401 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204 and 9 Dekay Road, Warwick, NY 10990