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40 Years! • 40 ans! • 40 років!
Celebrating 40 years of the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance! Join the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance and the Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble as they cherish their roots and look to the future. Experience a high-energy, vibrant dance concert with 102 performers of all ages in the cast. Spinning turns, male acrobatics, colour, emotion and a special guest artist. A whirlwind of a concert! Come and join in the celebration!
Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. at the Centrepointe Theatre box office and at meridiancentrepointe.com.
The Svitanok Ensemble is excited to perform at the National Arts Centre on December 8th and 9th with the NAC Orchestra in "Holiday Traditions Around the World!" Both shows will take place on the Southam Hall stage at 2:30pm.
Please access the NAC webpage for tickets and more information.
Presenting the Svitanok Society's 2018 year-end concert: Around the Corner / Au coin de la rue / Незвичайне поруч
Featuring the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance with guest performances by the Svitanok Ensemble and other surprise artists!
...discovery awaits, unexpected - unusual - new ways
be surprised! be astonished! opportunity lies
just around the corner; have fun and embrace the change...
2017 Winter Celebration
Everyone is welcome at the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance's annual Winter Celebration! The program will highlight each OSUD class in a brief dance excerpt and present the Svitanok Ensemble in rehearsal and performance. Admission by donation. Celebrate the season with OSUD!
The touch of a mother's hand, the protective embrace of a father, the comfort of sitting quietly next to someone you love...these moments are fleeting and often eclipsed by the distractions of our busy lives. These are the moments we will long for again after the passage of time. Let us be grateful for ordinary moments as they happen and recognize them as the extraordinary wonders of today.
Join us at Centrepointe Theatre on Saturday, June 3rd for our 2017 year-end concert - " The Wonder of Today ." Watch the hard work and dedication of all our School's students come to life onstage among dances performed by the Svitanok Ensemble. For tickets, visit the Centrepointe Theatre website.
June 4th, 2016, 7:30pm - The Svitanok Society is excited to announce its 2016 end-of-season concert: Waves of Freedom.
The concert will commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada and will express pride that the Svitanok Society has in each of the five waves of immigration. Each wave has brought with it renewal, expertise, talents and skills, and Ottawa has received an amazing diversity of Ukrainian immigrants throughout the last century and a quarter.
The Svitanok Society is VERY PROUD to have roots in EACH of the FIVE waves of immigration through its dancers, their families and their family histories. When such a range of diverse individuals work together - the collective results are often nothing short of amazing.