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Cultural & Artistic Activities

Organization Overview:  The Academy of Russian Classical Ballet offers authentic classical Russian ballet training for children through adults. As the only ballet school in the Ann Arbor area with professional Russian ballet instructors, ARCB provides superior classical ballet training. Classes offered include ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, stretch and conditioning and private coaching, as well as unique performance opportunities. ARCB prides itself in having top international professional ballet instructors, the only ballet school in the area to offer classes taught by Russian ballet instructors who received their training and graduated from the world famous Russian ballet academies. Additionally, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, previously unavailable in the Ann Arbor area, as former professional ballet dancers with the world recognition.
Language:  English
Cultures:  Russian
Street:  Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron Street
City/Township:  Ypsilanti
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48197
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734)834-6366
Organization Overview:  Adam Mickiewicz należy do największych twórców literatury polskiej. Jego życie jest przykładem klasycznej biografii romantycznej, typowej dla całego pokolenia. Określały ją m.in. sytuacja panująca w kraju, światopogląd romantyczny oraz echo powstania. Adam Mickiewicz is one of the greatest artists of Polish literature. His life is an example of the classic biography of a romantic, typical of an entire generation. Among its defined the situation prevailing in the country, world-romantic and echo formation. Polish Language School
Language:  Polish
Cultures:  Polish
Street:  c/o Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 3100 18 Mile Road
City/Township:  Sterling Heights
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48314
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 652-1875
Organization Name:  African Bead Museum
Organization Overview:  At MBAD African Bead Museum- our mission is to build and organize collections of beads, beadworks, textiles, sculptures and other cultural relics which exemplify the vastness of the African people's material culture. With this focus, the museum is committed to presenting exhibitions, publications, and public programming, as well as serve as a resource center. About Dabls Olayami Dabls--esteemed fine-artist, museum curator, and historian, has lectured extensively on African Material Culture to international audiences for over 30 years. As a curator, Dabls is a founding member of the African American Sports Hall of Fame, housed in the Wayne county building. He was also Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of African American History (1973-1982) as well as at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute (1985-1989). Dabls has served as Executive Director for the Rosa Parks Arts Center (1982-1984) as well as produced and hosted a radio program on WNEC4 (1978-1981). In 1983 Dabls and his wife opened Dabls Perette's Gallery, to great acclaim and the gallery has thus become known all over the African world. He has received numerous awards and has been featured in articles in every Detroit newspaper outlet.
Language:  English
Cultures:  African
Street:  6559 Grand River Ave.
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48208
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 898-3007
Website:  http://mbad.org/
Organization Name:  Al Mas TV-Radio
Organization Overview:  Established in Summer 2013 by a Michigan Doctor “Labied Nouri” whose vision of an Arab American Media house capable of delivering the voice of the community across North America and the world has chased him for many years. Such Media outlet shall allow our community direct participation in the American democratic way of life while bringing the fundamental issues of today’s major challenges of social, economic and religious subjects to the discussion table. Leading a team of professional media experts, Dr. Nouri began the construction of the double studio facilities in Livonia Michigan at the prestigious building of Arab Voice of America at 29200 Vassar Road, harnessing the latest equipment and technology for production, post production and broadcasting, while utilizing the most advanced tools to deliver top quality programming to satisfy each and every Arab American family. The premier building at Vassar road is currently hosting the offices of the headquarter of Almas TV in the heart of the Arab American community and across major routes through out metro Detroit, allowing easy access to the studios. Almas TV is proud to introduce new local community programming from within our Arab American community with focus on topics that deliver value, rich content and quality entertainment. You can watch Almas TV on Galaxy 19, the international free to air dish, frequency 11836/ Polarity: vertical/ symbol rate: 20770/ FEC
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  All,Arabic,Chaldean
Street:  29200 Vassar
City/Township:  Livonia
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48152
Country:  USA
Phone:  (855) 482-5627
Fax No:  (855) 482-5627
Organization Overview:  The AASO has been a thriving organization since its inception in 1998. Our members are primarily college students attending universities and community colleges, initially throughout the metro Detroit area, and now nationwide. As a direct result of fundraising efforts and generous contributions from the community, AASO has been able to help dozens of students to further their higher education through the Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship (GKS). The AASO has taken part in both political and economical relief efforts for Albanians in Albania, Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and abroad as well as community enrichment programs such as volunteering and event planning within our own cities here in the US. The AASO takes pride in its efforts to enrich the Albanian community through intellectual enlightenment and social involvement. The founding members of the organization laid a foundation for the AASO’s goals and community respect and we, as current members, wish to carry this forward into the future.
Language:  Albanian,English
Cultures:  Afro-Caribbean
State:  MI
Country:  USA
Organization Name:  Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum
Organization Overview:  82 years in Greater Detroit (1931-2013) ~ Honoring Our Past ... Celebrating Our Future ~
Language:  Armenian,English
Cultures:  All,Armenian
Street:  22001 Northwestern Highway
City/Township:  Southfield
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48075
Country:  USA
Organization Name:  Alliance Française de Détroit
Organization Overview:  A non-political, non-profit association founded in 1902 to promote French culture and language.
Language:  English,French
Cultures:  French
City/Township:  Grosse Pointe
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 644-2692
Organization Overview:  fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities. The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities. We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
Language:  French
Cultures:  French
Street:  The Common Space Center for Creativity, Suite 102, 1700 N. Reynolds Road
City/Township:  Toledo
State:  OH
Zip Code:  43615
Country:  USA
Phone:  (419) 537-9024
Organization Overview:  The Alliance Française is the world’s largest network of French language schools and cultural centers, with over 1000 independently run committees established in 130 countries teaching over 400,000 students. The French Institute of Michigan is proud to be a part of the Federation des Alliances Françaises USA www.afusa.org. In the US, the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Française www.alliance-us.org is the hub of the American Alliances Françaises, located in Washington, DC, and serving the entire network of Alliances Françaises. In the world, the Fondation Alliance Française, a public utility based in France, www.fondation-alliancefr.org is the moral and legal reference of Alliances Françaises. When one Alliance is formed, it asks the Fondation to recognize it, through an approval of its statutes. When it wishes to expand, the Fondation advises it. When it needs to train its staff, the Fondation supports it. For more than a century, an ever increasing number of students of all origins visit the Alliances Françaises. This continued patronage and vitality are mainly due to the ties woven with citizens and sponsors of host countries. Over 30 years in Michigan At AFFIM, we have been sharing our love for the French language and culture here in Michigan for over 30 years.
Language:  English,French
Cultures:  French
Street:  7100 Lindenmere Dr
City/Township:  Bloomfield Hills
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48301
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 538-5440
Organization Overview:  The mission of the AFRP is to perpetuate and promote the rich, cultural Palestinian heritage to the Ramallah family and their descendants in diaspora – estimated at approximately 40,000 in the U.S. – by providing programs that foster cultural and social interaction, as well as educational, humanitarian, civic and charitable opportunities.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Palestinian
Street:  27484 Ann Arbor Trail
City/Township:  Westland
State:  MI
Zip Code:  MI 48185
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 425-1600
Fax No:  (734) 425-3985
Organization Overview:  AMS- a non-profit association representing Muslims in Coldwater MI. The society practices & conducts religious, social, & educational activities.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Multicultural,Yemeni
Street:  123 Perkins Street
City/Township:  Coldwater
State:  MI
Zip Code:  49036
Country:  USA
Phone:  (517) 278-6291
Organization Name:  American Polish Cultural Center
Organization Overview:  In 1985 we became registered as a bonafide organization with a membership of 15, by 1989 our membership soared to over 900. It became apparent that a suitable meeting place conveniently located in the Tri-County area would be needed.
Language:  English,Polish
Cultures:  American,Polish
Street:  2975 E. Maple Rd.
City/Township:  Troy
State:  Michigan
Zip Code:  48083
Country:  USA
Phone:  248) 689-3636
Organization Name:  American Romanian Festival
Organization Overview:  The mission of the American Romanian Festival is to create a bridge between the two cultures, helping to foster mutual understanding. A specific focus of the festival is to promote cultural awareness and understanding between people of culture, musicians, and artists of the United States and Romania. The festival organizes educational, cultural, and artistic events which take place in Romania and the USA. The organization supports cultural exchanges with Americans participating in events in Romania and Romanians participating in events in the USA. The American Romanian Festival was founded in 2005.
Language:  English,Romanian
Cultures:  American,Romanian
Street:  PO Box 4352
City/Township:  Ann Arbor
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48106
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 308-5372
Organization Overview:  Welcome! Founded in 1995, ASACA is a non profit, non-sectarian, cultural and educational organization. ASACA’s mission is to acquaint the American public with the rich Arabic culture and heritage through the promotion of lectures, educational seminars and cultural events. ASACA also seeks to instill Arab American youth with the Arabic language, culture, and heritage and enhance close ties among members through social activities.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Syrian
Street:  PO Box 1425
City/Township:  Troy
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48099
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 988-1166
Organization Overview:  Annhua Chinese School is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The school was established in June, 1993, by a group of Chinese parents for the purpose of teaching their children Chinese language and Chinese culture. Since then the school has experienced a rapid development with its enrollment increased from initial ten students to current more than three hundred. Although the majority of students are Chinese by origin, students from non-Chinese families are also welcome. We currently offer two Chinese as Second Language (CSL) classes. Students are admitted regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. Annhua Chinese school is located in the Dow building of UM. It is at the first floor. To enter the building, you need to use the south entry of the building. The south entry is at the bottom of the hill towards the Tower. You You can park at both the up hill parking lots and the down hill parking lots. Classes Sundays 9 am - 6 pm at Washtenaw Community College Annhua中国学校位于密歇根州安阿伯。这所学校成立于1993年6月,由一群中国家长的教导子女学习汉语和中国文化的目的。 从那时起,学校先后经历了招生了快速发展,从最初的十名学生提高到目前的三百多。虽然大部分学生都是中国原产,来自非中国家庭的学生也欢迎。我们目前提供两个中国作为第二语言(CSL)班。学生被录取,不分种族,肤色,宗教,性别或国籍。 Annhua中国的学校坐落在陶氏建筑UM的。它是在一楼。进入大楼,你需要使用建筑的南入口。南面的门是朝在塔的山脚下。你可以停在上坡停车场和下山停车场两者。
Language:  Mandarin Chinese,English,Mandarin Chinese
Cultures:  Chinese
Street:  4800 E Huron River Dr,
City/Township:  Ann Arbor
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48105
Country:  USA