Dance. Dance. Dance.

Back for a second year are the Chudovyi Ukrainian Dancers of Innisfree. And while we don’t agree with their spelling of Borshch, we love the fun inherent in their performance of this number. Be sure to cheer them on Sunday!

In 2017 we’re excited to bring the talent of the Vegreville School of Ukrainian Dancing’s Promin Adult Dancers to Babas & Borshch audiences. This school is 44 years old and exists to promote Ukrainian dance, culture and traditions. Artistic Director is Murray Howell. Thank you to the Vegreville Cultural Society for the use of their dance mat!

Also new to the Festival in 2017 is Vatra, an energetic Ukrainian adult dance group from the Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance. This group welcomes people of all nationalities, ages and skill levels. They focus on the fun and fitness aspects of dancing while keeping Ukrainian traditions alive. Veteran Vohon dancers Tammy Myskiw and Chris Tyrkalo instruct the group. Welcome Vatra!

Solo Dancers

Despite their young ages Edmonton’s Maisey MacDonald, 9 and Kieran Waller have been dancing for years. We’re also pleased to welcome Liam Smith, 12 of the Camrose Veselka Dancers.
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