Upcoming Performances and Events
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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!
Registration for the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance is now open! Fun and engaging Ukrainian dance classes for students of all ages and levels. Early bird discount until August 17th. Register now for our 40th anniversary season!
The Svitanok Ensemble will be performing at this year's Capital Ukrainian Festival on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st! Come see us onstage on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine (952 Green Valley Crescent).
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!
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