Upcoming Performances and Events
Come and see us!
Come see the Svitanok Ensemble perform Hopak and partake in the Unity Dance at The Great India Festival on August 9th, at 6:30pm. The Festival takes place from August 9-11 at Ottawa City Hall.
Svitanok and the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance are getting excited to perform at this year's 5th annual Capital Ukrainian Festival! See below for a schedule of our performance and workshop times. We'll see you at #OCUF2019!
Come celebrate Canada Day at the National Arts Centre with the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance! Participate in a Ukrainian dance hour of movement and fun with OSUD as we celebrate Canada Day Ukrainian-Canadian style. No experience required. Plus, enjoy a performance by OSUD's performing ensemble, Molodtsi!
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 Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance was founded in 1979 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. As a 40th anniversary project, the School has established a young, preparatory Ensemble called "Molodtsi!". This young Ensemble focuses on performance, performing opportunities and the joy of dance.
Molodtsi! will present its premiere performance (a program of 3 new dances) in the Ottawa community this coming Saturday, May 11th at Ottawa Springfest.
Tickets to Ottawa Springfest can be purchased from their website (link above). Please join us in wishing success to Molodtsi! on its debut performance. Break a leg!
The Svitanok Ensemble is having an OPEN REHEARSAL on Sunday, May 5th! Come and see how our dancers train and practice and what a Svitanok rehearsal looks like!
Following the rehearsal, join us for a reception to thank and recognize our 2018-19 Svitanok Society donors.
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Location: The School of Dance, 200 Crichton St., Ottawa
Open Rehearsal: 6:30-7:45pm (FREE)
Donor Reception: 7:45-9pm ($10 for non-donors)
All are welcome to join us in the studio!
The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance is holding an Open House on Sunday, February 10th! Visit our 4 studios between 2 and 6:15pm to see various classes in progress. Drop in to see our youngest - check out our adult class - each class is unique and fun, and all classes and teachers will be happy to welcome you as guests!
Location: The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street
Sunday, December 16th is the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance's annual Winter Celebration! All OSUD students will gather from 2 to 3:45 p.m. at The School of Dance to participate in our holiday tradition. Parents, family and friends are invited to join OSUD students in the studio for brief, spotlight, class performances and dances by Ottawa's own Svitanok Dance Ensemble. This year's Winter Celebration will also mark the debut performance of OSUD's new School ensemble, Molodtsi! The general public is welcome with admission by donation.
Join us to celebrate a successful first term with the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance!
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.
NEW in the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance this year - MOLODTSI! This young, preparatory ensemble will provide additional training to School students from the Intermediate level on up. The focus will be on choreography and performance, with performing opportunities throughout the year. Register today for this exciting 40th anniversary initiative!