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Russian Dance Quartet's program was designed for a smaller budget venues with limites space available for dancing. The group is available for hire in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and nationwide. Choreographer Valentina Kvasova.

Russian Dance Quartet members are also members of New York based ensemble Barynya. They are performing traditional Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Ukrainian, Russian Roma dances, songs, music with short explanation of costumes, songs, instruments and traditions in English.

Instruments: garmoshka, balalaika, and gusli. Each dance performed in different set of traditional costumes representing different parts of former Soviet Union.

For fast price quote contact Mikhail Smirnov at Barynya Entertainment.


Barynya quartet in St.Petersburg, Florida in 2009. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexander Menshikov (singer), Alexey Maltsev (dancer, costume characters), Valentina Kvasova (dancer). Program of the show: "Kalinka", "Dark Eyes" (Ochee Chyornye), "Barynya", "The Peddlers" (Korobushka), "Russian Food Song", "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), "Moscow Nights" (Podmoskovnye Vechera), "Nanaisky" (Siberian wrestling dance), "Russian Tongue Twisters", "Cossack song and dance", "Daniel Cooper" (Dance of Russian Nobility), "Volga Boatmen" (Ekh, Ukhnem!), "Hopak" (national dance of Ukraine), "Long Road" (Dorogoi Dlinnoyu), "Katyusha", "Songs of Russian villages".

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Russian folk dance and song Kalinka

Kalinka Russian dance - Barynya - Valley Forge, PA

Russian singer and garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov and Russian folk dancers Valentina Kvasova, Ganna Makarova and Alexey Maltsev recorded during APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in March 2008.

Ukrainian traditional dance Hopak

Ukrainski narodny tanets - Valley Forge, PA - Barynya

Russian traditional dance "Metelitsa" (Snowstorm)

Russian Siberian Nanaiski Wrestling dance

Nanaiskyi -Siberian dance - Barynya - Valley Forge, PA

Russian tongue twisters

Russian tongue twisters - Mikhail Smirnov -Valley Forge, PA

"Trepak" Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's Ballet Nutcracker -

Anya Zeenenko and Boulat Moukhametov performing Russian dance Trepak from "Nutcracker" ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky during Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company's winter tour 2010.

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Ganna Makarova
Traditional costume from Northern Russia

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Russian Roma dance Two guitars

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Russian Quadrille
Russian Quadrille

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Letters of Recommendation, References

Enfield Public Library, April 2008. Enfield, Connecticut

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Wide Hirizons for children, March 2008. Oyster Bay, NY

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March 2008. Syosset High School, New York

March 2008. Syosset High School, New York

Fruitport Middle School, February 2008. Fruitport, MI

Monday, February 11, 2008. 9am, 10am. Fruitport Middle School. 3113 Pontaluna Road Fruitport, Michigan 49415. Phone: 231-865-4026

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September 2007 concert in Assisted Living Community in NJ
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Pepsico 2006

The New Rockville Library, November, 2006
21 Maryland Avenue in the New Rockville, MD

November 2006

GLOBAL FESTIVAL, May 20, 2006, New York City

Barynya recommendation letter 2006
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Beltsville Recreation council, Beltsville Community center
3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705, May, 2006

Barynya recommendation letter 2006

Academy of Information Technology, November, 2005
381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905

Barynya recommendation letter 2005
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The Discovery Channel Series: "Party Planner With David Tutera", February, 2005

The Discovery Channel: "Party Planner With David Tutera"

Smithsonian Institute of America, Baird Auditorium
National Museum of Natural History,
10th & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, March, 2003

Smithsonian Institute of America, Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

West Nayck Free Public Library. November 2005

West Nayck Free Public Library

Spence-Chapin, New York City. April 2005

Spence-Chapin, New York City

Smith College, Northampton, MA. April 2005

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. April 2005

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Zimmerly Art Musium at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. February, 2004

Zimmerly Art Musium at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Vineland, NJ. November, 2004

The Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Vineland, NJ

Milford Fine Arts Center, Milford, CT. November 1997

Milford Fine Arts Center, Milford, CT

Fulmar Road Elementary School, Mahopac, NY. September 1997

Fulmar Road Elementary School, Mahopac, NY

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ. March 1993

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ

Russian music and dance concert in Rockaway, New Jersey
Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010
1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Ensemble Barynya performed a program of traditionla Russian dance and music on Friday, January 1st, 2010 at the Fox Hills Adult Community. Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), and dancer Anya Zeenenko.
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Russian dance workshop at the Public school # 91 in Brooklyn, New York

Russian dance workshop in Brooklyn, NY, January 26, 2011
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Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Maryland

Russian dance workshop and concert of Russian dance, song and music took place at the Kensington Parkwood Elementary school during International Night event. Address: 4710 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895-4251. Phone: (301) 571-6949. Ensemble Barynya performed with three members: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Andij Cybyk.

Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Kengsington, Maryland
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Russian dancer Pavel Getman, Ensemble Barynya
  Pavel Getman - Russian character dancer, ensemble Barynya

Cossack Dancers
  Cossack Dancers troupe is available in New York, New Jersey, PA, CT, VT, and Nationwide.

Rostov Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble
  Rostov Don Cossacks - Rostov Don Cossack State Academic song and dance ensemble from Rostov-Na-Donu, Russia. Program of traditional Cossack dancing, music and songs.

  Ensemble "Barynya" from New York - traditional Russian dance and music show. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists: musicians, singers and dancers who were trained and performed with world-known companies such as Don Cossacks of Rostov, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State center of "Russian Song". Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.


VIA ROMEN - traditional Romany Gypsy Roma Romani music and dance ensemble. Artistic Director Vadim Kolpakov.

  "Canary" from Los Angeles, California - Russian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Gypsy and Jewish traditional dance company. Artistic Director Youri Nelzine.

New York Russian dance trio
  New York Russian dance trio - Cossacks, Ukrainian and Russian Gypsy dances, music and songs. Different set of costumes for each dance.

  "Revival" dancers from Toronto, Canada. The group is available in Canada and the United States of America to provide traditional Russian dance show for performing art centers, corporate events, parties, weddings. Artistic Director Ekaterina Kornienkova.

Danchenko duo
  DANCHENKO DUO from Brooklyn, New York - famous Gypsy violin duo Nina and Isaac Danchenko.

Russian Dance Quartet
  "Russian Dance Quartet" from Brooklyn, New York presents traditional dance and music program. Show was designed for smaller budget venues with limites space for dancing. 3 dancers, 1 musician perform Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Siberian folk dances, songs and music. Choreographer Valentina Kvasova.

Russian Collection
  "The Russian Collection" from San Francisco, California - thrilling and colorful Russian folk dancing, enchanting Russian folk music, and Russian magical illusions. Group was founded in 1945 and has performed in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Artistic Director Natalia Borisova.

Ukrainian Cossack dancers of New York
  Ukrainian Cossack dancers of New York founded in New York City by Ukrainian choreographer, teacher and dancer Andrij Cybyk in 2007.

  "Kalinka" dancers from Baltimore, Maryland perform in beautifully detailed costumes and accompanied by a full orchestra, Russian Folk Instruments quartet/trio or pre-recorded music. Artistic Director Ekaterina (Katya) Denisova.

Cossack Spirit
  "Cossack Spirit" from New York founded by dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova, singer Victoria Pichurova and Russian button accordion virtuoso Victor Danilochkin in 2007. Ensemble performs Cossack folk music, songs and dances. All members of the group are highly trained in former USSR performers.

  Tryn-Trava - Russian Folk group from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  Tsygane - Russian Gypsy Roma dance, music, and song ensemble from New York City.

Ukrainian National Children Chorus "Pearls of Odessa" from Odessa, Ukraine
"Pearls of Odessa" - children Chorus from Odessa, Ukraine.

Russian dance and music duo
  Russian folk dance and music duo from New York performs in traditional costumes. Program of Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian and Tsygansky folk songs, music and dances. Affordable prices. Duo is available for Arts in education programs.

Russian song ensemble SVETOCH
  SVETOCH - Russian song ensemble from Eastern Siberia.

Balalaika Dance Trio
  "Balalaika Dance Trio" from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Russian Cossack dance, balalaika and garmoshka music show directed by balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski.

  Zabava from Saratov, Russia - Russian folk music and dance ethnographic group.

Cossack folk song and dance trio from Brooklyn, New York
  Brooklyn Cossacks - folk song and dance trio from Brooklyn, New York.

Art of Dance Academy, artistic director Arkady Tsirlin
  "Art of Dance Academy" from Cleveland, Ohio - Artistic Director Arkady Tsirlin. Ukrainian, Russian, Polish folk dancers.

Russian Brides
  Russian Brides - Cossack song and dance duo from Brooklyn, New York.

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is the best Russian dance and music ensemble outside of Russia (New York, USA). Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrasinian dances, songs and music with live accompaniment of balalaika, domra, garmoshka, Gypsy guitar, bayan and contrabass balalaika

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