Zirka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Senior Group

is privileged to have a strong talented senior group of dancers that range in age from 14-18+.   They are a dedicated and committed group of individuals that come together usually twice a week to work on Ukrainian dance skill development, ballet bar work, endurance and stamina.

Their dance repertoire includes a welcoming Pryvit, energetic hopak and other regions of Ukraine and contemporary dance as well.

Since Zirka’s inception in 1972, our senior dancers have had the opportunity to dazzle crowds in Canada from coast to coast, several tours in the U.S. and even Ukraine. Zirka is honoured to share our love of dance with local crowds at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival hosted by our home town of Dauphin.

Senior dancers work hard on and off the dancer floor with extra fundraising to help establish funds for future tour possibilities. Activities include numerous performance honorariums, Ukrainian Christmas Carolling, pyrohy sales, and annual car wash and May bottle drive.

Zirka Senior Dancers working hard at being great ambassadors for our dance school and our community. 

 

 

COMING UP... UKRAINE 2019 !!!!! WITH VINCENT REES (COBBLESTONE FREEWAY TOURS)!!!!

Zirka Senior 2017 Travel Sponsors

HOPAK LEVEL

WALMART CANADA COMMUNITY GRANT

UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE

 

ZABAVA LEVEL

CKDM

DAUPHIN CONSUMER’S CO-OP

CANADA’S NATIONAL UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DAUPHIN COUNCIL # 3497

 

PRIVIT LEVEL

VICTORY LANE TRAILER & AUTO LTD.

DAUPHIN CLINIC PHARMACY

CATALYST CREDIT UNION

JOHN ORISKO, CPA CA

KINSMEN BUSINESS EXPO

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX YOUNG MEN’S SOCIETY

RUFF’S FURNITURE

SUPPORTERS

SHOWDRA CUSTOM MEAT CUTTING AND WRAPPING

THE DAUPHIN HERALD

JEAN LOUIS GUILLAS

STEPHANIE HADWAY

STELLA CHETYRBUK

MICHELLE DARICHUK

 

Travel History

The Travel group had a successful southern California tour July 14 - 19, 2017!  Unfortunately I cannot load photos onto this site, but great times were had by all.  A quality workshop on Saturday, with a stage performance following each day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Our group performed in each of the Disney resort Theme parks, as well as CitiWalk at Universal Studios California.  A great mix of work and play, with lots of team bonding.  
 
 
In December 2016, dancers had a unique experience participating in a documentary being filmed by a Japanese crew.  They were profiling Via Rail, and the communities Via Rail serves.  The host participated in practise, and interviewed the group.  Portions will be used in their documentary, to air in early 2017!
 
Summer 2016 the senior group had the privilege of performing at Asham Stomperfest.  It was a great opportunity with an appreciative audience at a venue new to our group!
 
July 2015 found our senior group performing with North Dakota Ukrainian Dancers Association at the festival in Dickinson, North Dakota.  Along with fabulous hospitality from the summer camp group and their families, our dancers enjoyed performing at and taking in the show at the Medora Musical nearby.  They took part in two workshops at RWB in Winnipeg on the way home.
 
In August 2013 the dancers embarked on a trek to Rochester, New York.  Here they shared the stage as main performers at the St Josephat's Ukrainian Festival.  Our dancers were great ambassadors, pumped up the Zabava Zirka style, and enjoyed many sites along the way!
 
July 2011 was the first travel performance trip the group had taken in several years.  This included performing at a Children's Festival in Petosky, Michigan.
 
 

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