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Svitanok dancers will perform at the Capital Ukrainian Festival's "Festival of Carols" event on Saturday, January 14. Enjoy an evening of Ukrainian song and dance to celebrate the new year.
The Svitanok Ensemble is performing on the main Canada Day stage on July 1! We're on at 6:30 p.m. in LeBreton Flats Park.
Find details on our performance - an on other free activities in Ottawa-Gatineau - in the Canadian Heritage Canada Day calendar of events.
The Svitanok Ensemble is performing at Ottawa Malanka on Saturday, January 11th. Join us in celebrating the Ukrainian New Year in Ottawa!
You'll also enjoy singing from the Kolizhanky choir and zabava music from the band "Nervy". Ticket, timing and contact information is on the poster below. Don't wait too late to get your tickets! :)
On Sunday, December 15th, all OSUD students will gather together at The School of Dance to participate in a Ukrainian dance winter celebration! Parents, family and friends are invited to join OSUD students in the studio for brief, spotlight student performances as well as dances by Ottawa's own Svitanok Dance Ensemble. The general public is welcome with admission by donation. The Winter Celebration starts at 2pm and will finish at approximately 3:30pm.
The Svitanok Ensemble is performing at the World Multicultural Festival on Saturday, November 30th. Come see us at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park at 5pm!
The Festival runs from 12pm-11pm on November 30th and admission is free.
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!
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 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!
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!