With over 10 years experience in providing unequaled quality and success in the specialized performance tour business for amateur performing arts groups Premier Ukraine Tours will insure a tour of a lifetime. With professionalism, commitment and attention to detail they will look after all technical and logistical details of your performance tour, including venue booking, promotions, ticket sales, workshops, joint performances and festival participation while insuring a nice balance between performance and touring. You will truly have an opportunity to experience all that enchanting Ukraine has to offer.
Your customized itinerary, is designed just for you by specialist in the art of performance tour travel. It will introduce your group to unique and exciting joint or stand alone performance opportunities, competitive and non competitive festivals, & world renowned performance venues. If workshops and study programs or of interest, they have contacts with world class master instructors and performing artists who are always excited to share their knowledge expertise and love for the performing arts with you.
The following web resources are sites that include useful material relating to Ukrainian dance.
The Ukrainian Bookstore The Ukrainian Bookstore has been serving the Ukrainian community since 1914. They are located in Edmonton at 10215 - 97 Street and provide online shopping. The Ukrainian Bookstore can provide:
Footwear - Standard and Custom Ukrainian Dance Boots (custom boots are made by Victor Stepovy), Bukovinian Lace Up Boots, Character Shoes & Slippers (full and split sole available)
Costume Patterns - Boys/Girls/Ladies Heritage, Hutsul (2 styles to choose from) & Plotava (4 styles to choose from)
Embroidery Pattern Books - 29 blouse and shirt patterns to choose from
Costume Swap - A place for you to sell or purchase pre-loved Ukrainian dance costumes.
Yevshan Yevshan Communications Inc. is the first Ukrainian company to offer an extensive on-line catalog of Ukrainian products, as well as a widely distributed mail-order catalog. Located in Kirkland, Quebec, the company was established in 1972, and has been growing in product line and services since that time, serving the Ukrainian community of North America as well as Europe, Australia, South America and currently Asia. There are over 1500 Ukrainian products available featuring North American artists and publications as well as artists and materials from Ukraine and other countries.Yevshan offers:
Embroidered Blouses and Shirts
Costume Patterns - Hutsul (2 styles to choose from) & Poltavea (4 Styles to choose from)
Fabric - Floral, Belts & Trim
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada offers:
Emroidery Pattern Books
910 Spadina Crescent East Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H5, Canada Phone: (306) 244-3800
Ukrainian Dance Costumes by Paul Paul Olijnyk is currently a Ukrainian dance teacher in Alberta, as well as a performer with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Paul holds a bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree from York University and is currently completing his Master of Arts Degree, in Ukrainian Folklore, at the University of Alberta. Complimenting his studies, Paul regularly travels to Ukraine to research folklore, Ukrainian dance, and folk dance costuming. During these visits Paul has formed a fantastic and talented team of costume designers, seamstresses, and boot makers. Paul’s passion for Ukrainian culture streams directly into his work with Ukrainian dance costumes. His experience as a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer provide a unique insider perspective into costume creation.
This is a company based out of Edmonton, Alberta. They have a team in Ukraine that design and sew the costumes. Over 50 schools and dance companies have ordered through them since starting up in 2008. Ukrainian Dance Costumes by Paul can provide:
Traditional Costumes from all Regions - Boikivshchyna, Bukovyna, Central Ukraine, Cherkasy, Hutsulshchyna, Kuban, Lemkivshchyna, Opillia, Podillia, Pokuttia, Prychornamoria, Slobozhanshchyna, Volyn & Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia)
Footwear - Ukrainian Dance Boots (full and split sole available), Character Shoes (full and split sole available) & Leather Postoly (Hutsul shoes)
Custom Design - Work with a knowledgeable individual to create a Ukrainian dance costume custom designed for your dancers. A sketched design of the costume will be created and act as a template from which the costume will be sewn. Fabric and thread swatches are available to you to select the colours that best suit your costuming needs.
Replicating Existing Ukrainian Dance Costumes
Stage Props - Kozak Swords and Hutsul Axes
Embroidered Blouses and Shirts
Costume Bazarmarok - A place for you to sell, purchase or rent pre-loved Ukrainian dance costumes.
Ruta Design Studio Ruta Design Studio was founded by its Director Oksana Paruta, who holds a Master's degree from The Lviv National Academy of Arts and Deputy Director Olesya Paruta, a graduate of the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Their studio is located in Lviv, Ukraine and employs a large number of professional designers, model makers, seamstresses, embroideresses and weavers. Ruta Design Studio can provide:
Traditional Costumes from all Regions - Bukovina, Central Ukraine, Hutsul, Lowlands, Transcarpathian, Volyn & Woodlands
Specialty Costumes - Gypsy
Embroidered Blouses and Shirts
Knowledge of Ukrainian may be beneficial when dealing with this company.
Fanel For over 16 years Fanel has sewn exclusive dance wear for choirs, amateur and professional dance groups. They offer clients a variety of Ukrainian national costumes with historically authentic ornaments, patterns and embroidery for men, women, and also children. Fanel has an extensive collection of sketches and can provide:
Traditional Costumes from all Regions - Boyko, Bukovyna, Central Ukraine, Gutsuliya, Kuban, Lemko, Polissia, Transcarpathia & Volyn
Specialty Costumes - Literary Characters, Animals (and anything else you can imagine)
Ukrainiansite.com Located in Ukraine, Victoria can provide standard and custom designs to produce beatiful, authentic and affordable traditional Ukrainian dance costumes. Ukrainiansite.com can provide:
Traditional Costumes - Bukovyna, Central Ukraine, Hutsul, Polissia, Poltava, Transcarpathia & Western Ukraine
Emroidered Blouses and Shirts - (men/women/child)
Tanets Costuming Tamara Tatuch graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture & Arts and is a professional Ukrainian dance instructor and choreographer. She also holds a BA in Political Science International Relations from the University of Alberta. Through her comapny Premiere Ukraine Tours, she has organized over 40 performance tours into Ukraine. During these vistis she has had the opportunity to work with with many small costume designers and workshops that do not have websites or speak english. Through Tanets Costuming, Tamara assists these comapanies process international payments and shipping. Tanets Costuming has helped many dance groups acquire authentic costumes from Ukraine.
Surma - The Ukrainian Shop Located in New York, NY, Surma sells Plakhtas, Poyas and an assortment of Ukrainian blouses in a variety of colours.
UKRAINIAN DANCE WORKSHOP TOUR to UKRAINE PART DANCE WORKSHOP PART VACATION PART FOLKLORE EXPEDITION
June 6-20, 2012
REGIONS OF STUDY: POLISSIA VOLYN TRANSCARPATHIA
Cobblestone Freeway – Culture & Adventure Tours specializes in tours to Ukraine. Get up close and personal with the dances, music and costumes of Ukraine. This tour will take you to the very regions where the dances originally came from. You will work with choreographers that intimately know the culture behind the dances that we express on stage. Ethnographers will talk to you about the history of the “folk” that make up the region. Understand where the dances come from so that you may understand where they are going.
What's Included Dance Workshops Video documentation of entire trip Guided tour of all Ukrainian cities, villages and other interesting locations. 2 large meals per day plus snacks (Allow up to CDN$200 for meals not included). Comfortable hotels (14 nts). Bus, walking and dancing of course! Chief Experience Officer (CEO) from Canada, assistants from western Ukraine and local guides in every city.
For more information and detailed itinerary, see the Brochure or check out the Video.
KYIV DANCE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF UKRAINIAN DANCE
August 6-12, 2012 Kyiv, Ukraine Ages 16+ Registration Deadline: June 1, 2012
The International Summer School of Ukrainian Dance is held at The Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine and The National University of Arts and Culture in Kyiv. They welcome young dance students who have sincere love of dance and strong desire to work on developing their technique and performance abilities as well as instructors and artisitic directors.
The Choreography department offers highly qualified and professional training by renowned masters of character and classical dance studios.
The session presents a wonderful opportunity to study the following disciplines, under the guidance of Ukraine's best choreographers:
Ukrainian folk dance
Technique of Ukrainian female and male folk dance
Workshops on stage combinations and mastering the character dance of various regions of Ukraine
Barre and centre exercises
Workshops on scenes and development of choreography
Training for instructors including the theory and practice of teaching Ukrainian dance
To achieve a higher level of dance ability
To receive high caliber instruction from dance masters in Ukraine
Learn choreography to bring back to your group
Learn dance instruction theory and practical tips on teaching your students
Learn performance technique and scene development
Understand the historic background of regional Ukrainian dances
Meet fellow Ukrainian dancers from all over the world
Tour cultural attractions in Kyiv and surrounding area
Experience an intense cultural program in the homeland of Ukrainian dance. The opportunity of a lifetime!
VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL Friday, July 6, 2012 Vegreville, AB Ages 14+ 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 Vegreville, AB Ages 10-13 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 Vegreville, AB Ages 6-9 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2012
Back by popular demand, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Dancers will return to the Vegreville Pysanka Festival to share their talents with you. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join them in their Dance Workshop.
The workshop will offer an array of teaching styles and genres which include Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Fusion Street Jazz and Ukrainian - Featured Region: Volyn
There will be a $5.00 fee for all dance competitors that wish to partake in the workshops. For all non-dance competitors the workshop fee will be $70.00 for ages 10 & up and $40.00 for ages 6-9. If you are a Dance Competitor, please register for the workshop along with your competition entry. Non-Dance Competitor, please Register Online
ALTANETS' SUMMER DANCE CAMP July 8-13, 2012 Camp Oselia Lake Wabamun, AB Ages 9-12 Instructor: Vasyl Kanevets
August 5-10, 2012
Lake Wabamun, AB Ages 13+ Instructor: TBD
Registration Deadline: 2 Weeks Prior to Camp
Altanets' is a series of week-long summer dance workshops which provide dance instruction from qualified professionals who have studied Ukrainian Dance at educational institutions around the world! Their instructors provide a proven dance curriculum drawn from their vast education and experience in dance. AUDA provides students of all levels, the opportunity to educate themselves with various regions and styles under quality instruction. Students will complete our workshops inspired to dance with improved technique and a better understanding of the art form of Ukrainian dance.
Workshops take place in a camp setting which facilitate meeting other dancers from across the province and beyond, who share the same enjoyment of Ukrainian dance. Culturally based activities are planned to familiarize the participants with the vibrant Ukrainian culture. These activities include crafts, songs, and re-enactment of Ukrainian-spirited and fun-filled traditions.
Shumka's Summer Dance Camps offer a way for dancers to maintain and improve their skills over the summer. The camps also give dancers a chance to sample a variety of great recreational activities ranging from Ukrainian cultural activities and handicrafts, to sporting activities such as rock climbing, swimming and horseback riding, to theatre-based activities such as stilt-walking and performing with masks and puppets.
Shumka Summer Dance Camps offer seven different styles of camps to suit every taste, age, and ability. Every camp has a Ukrainian spin on it!
No dance experience? No problem! Sample a new style of dance at your own speed with caring instructors, no pressure, and lots of fun. Most camps are arranged by age only, so a Ukrainian dance background is not necessary.
Years of specialized Ukrainian dance training? Their Ukrainian Technique Intensive and Overnight Camps will put your skills to the test and get you ready for a whole new year of dance in the fall.
See the website for the Brochure and Registration Form
RED BOOT CAMP Enrich Your Ukrainian Dance Experience
August 18 - 24, 2012 Camp Bar-V-Nok Pigeon Lake, Alberta Ages 15+ Registration Deadline: August 1, 2012
Red Boot Camp is a different kind of Ukrainian dance camp! It is an intense dance experience for the serious Ukrainian dancer who loves to dance and isn’t afraid to work, sweat and learn! You will dance 6-9 hours per day while surrounded by scenic nature at Camp Bar-V-Nok at Pigeon Lake, Alberta. At Red Boot Camp you will know what it means to love Ukrainian Dance. You will think about why you Ukrainian dance and develop an understanding of the importance of Ukrainian dance in your life! You will find a connection between Ukrainian culture and Ukrainian dance in a way that will enrich your dance experience. But only a limited amount of students will have the opportunity to experience Red Boot Camp as we keep the numbers low and focus on an intimate high quality dance experience.
Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance Festival Regina, Saskatchewan March 15-16, 2014 Regina Performing Arts Centre – 1077 Angus Street Tel: (306) 352-4596 email@example.com www.tavria.org
Lloydminster “Ukrainian Dancing on the Border” Festival Lloydminster, Saskatchewan March 19-22, 2015 Vic Juba Community Theatre Lakeland College (2602-59 Avenue) Tel: (306) 875-7884 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince Albert Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Festival Prince Albert, Saskatchewan April 25-27, 2014 E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts – 142 12th Street West Tel: 306-764-4543 or 306-764-1796 pabarveenok.com/forms.html
North Battleford Svoboda Ukrainian Dance Festival North Battleford, Saskatchewan May 2-4, 2014 Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts Tel: 306-441-8768 email@example.com
Veselka Festival Foam Lake, Saskatchewan April 25, 2015 Foam Lake Community Hall Tel: (306) 272-4107 www.foamlakeveselka.ca
A place to purchase and/or sell used costumes and costume pieces. To place an item on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 306-652-5850.
UCC-SPC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND The Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Saskatchewan Provincial Council established the Community Development Fund (CDF) to enable groups, individuals and nonprofit organizations to undertake projects/activities in support of the development of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian cultural identity, which meet community needs as well as UCC-SPC objectives.
Program Objectives To assist the development of a strong and dynamic Ukrainian community in Saskatchewan; To raise the organizational expertise of Ukrainian groups and individuals in Saskatchewan; To encourage cooperation and contact between Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian organizations, groups and individuals within Saskatchewan and beyond; To ensure opportunities for cultural, educational and community growth of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian population; To raise the profile of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian community in the province and the world thereby showcasing its richness and dynamism.
Application Deadlines March 1 May 1 September 1 November 1
SASK CULTURE Through funding from the Culture Section of Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, SaskCulture is able to offer provide a range of programs and services designed to nurture the growth of cultural activities in this province.
Multicultural Initiatives Fund The Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) supports specifically multicultural initiatives and activities in the areas of cultural identity, intercultural understanding and issues related to social justice and harmony. This program can support new and ongoing programs and activities.
Program Objectives To increase access to ethno-cultural and multicultural activities; To stimulate and support the advancement of multiculturalism through: cultural identity, intercultural understanding, or issues related to social justice and harmony; To provide enabling resources to community-based organizations to ensure a wide-range of multicultural programs and services are offered to the people of Saskatchewan.
Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution providing leadership by building and nurturing a permanent endowment fund dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada. The Shevchenko Foundation has been awarding grants in support of Ukrainian cultural projects since its inception in 1963.
Grants Program The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (Shevchenko Foundation) fulfills its mandate by disbursing grants to organizations, groups and individuals in support of Ukrainian Canadian cultural development. Applicants should note that grants are allocated within a framework of specific criteria and specific disciplines.
Program Objectives The Shevchenko Foundation Grants Program (Grants Program) supports and advances the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the development of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.
The Shevchenko Foundation offers four distinct grants programs: Arts Program - includes 6 categories - Dance, Music,Theatre, Literary Arts, Media Arts and Visual Arts Community Development Program Education Program Heritage Program Details on each program; corresponding instructions and registration forms are found by following the link below. Please read the program objectives and descriptions, as well as the criteria and eligibility for each program area to identify the program or discipline that best reflects your project.
Application Deadlines April 1 for projects beginning after July October 1 for projects beginning after January 1
The Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association continues to develop resources for the Ukrainian Dance Community, including a new series of instructor resources. These DVDs include interviews, rehearsals and teaching demonstrations from regional groups in Ukraine. The regions currently presented in the series include: Transcarpathian, Precarpathian (Hutsul), Volyn, Kuban and Pollissian. AUDA has also produced regionally appropriate music to support the DVD materials.
One of the regions that they have been developing is the Kuban Region of Ukraine. With two new music pieces, instructional video from Ukraine, and video segments describing how to create Kuban regional dances that have authentic steps. The module is hoped to be completed for Summer 2012.
For more information, phone (780) 422-9700 or email email@example.com
CANADIAN UKRAINIAN DANCE ACADEMY - CUDA
The Canadian Ukrainian Dance Academy is a teaching and learning arm of the Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association. The intent is to develop and deliver Ukrainian Dance resources directly to the Ukrainian Dance community using the capability of the internet to deliver courses, video and music resources. It was formed as a response to the need for Ukrainian dance resources that will continue to support the growth of instructor capacity for teaching Ukrainian dance in Canada.
Courselet 1: Engaging Ukrainian Concert Dance in Canada The first courselet of the CUDA Program of Instructor Studies - available online only
To access the courselets you must be 18 years of age and a member of CUDA or AUDA.
An interactive multimedia resource on Ukrainian dance.
Named after the signature Ukrainian folk dance, the DVD is in both English and Ukrainian and serves as an effective, present-day teaching and learning tool.
The DVD features professional dancers from Ukraine demonstrating steps and technique from various regions to musical accompaniment. Included are explanations on the origins of the presented steps, as well as an ethnographic map of Ukraine to better demonstrate the regional geography.
A place where dance schools can post employment opportunities for instructors. To place a job advertisement on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (306) 652-5850.
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