November 24, 2017

   Invest in Your Dance Instructor & Your Club

    Ukrainian dance is an important and vibrant part of the Ukrainian community and instructors are the key to making sure that groups continue to succeed.  But what can we do to continue to make sure the quality of in...

March 29, 2017

  It’s not very often that groups in the Ukrainian dance scene create brand new full-scale productions, largely because of the massive costs associated with such an endeavor. Shumka, however, has done just that with Kobzar – a moving tribute to Ukraine’s own Taras She...

March 17, 2017

    The IUDCF is clearly becoming one of the coolest new Ukrainian dance festivals around the world.  What is it?  This festival brings together Ukrainians from all around the world to celebrate and share their passion for Ukrainian dance, music and culture....

February 2, 2017

    Relatively new to the Ukrainian dance scene, Melbourne Australia’s Lehenda has been tracing the legends of its dancers’ forefathers to great acclaim since just 2014.

     Lehenda’s vision is not unlike that of other Ukrainian groups in Australia, or even around...

February 1, 2017

The culture of Transcarpathia is like a recipe to your favorite, most special dish: ‘Take the customs and traditions of Boykos, Hutsuls and Lemkos, add a dash of Slovak and Czech influences, a pinch of combo of Hungarian, Polish and Romanian flare! To finish off – add...

January 23, 2017

    Have you ever had students look at you with a blank stare when you try to teach a new step? Have you ever come home frustrated with your kids for not being able to “just do what I’m showing you”? Let’s talk. Teacher talk.

    As we all ease our way back into th...

January 23, 2017

    Ukrainian dance is hugely popular today. Most of the dances we perform have roots in traditional village culture in Ukraine, where, for several thousand years, most of the population was peasants.

    Peasants lived (and continue to live) in villages, growing t...

January 4, 2017

    At least once in our lives, we’ve all looked at Gypsy dances imagining ourselves in that fiery, mysterious and carefree whirlwind of a dance! Seems like no one can remain indifferent looking at this magical performance, your feet start tapping, your hands clapping,...

September 8, 2016

    Bukovyna is not only the land of picturesque views, dense forests, Clearwater rivers, fresh air, but also the land of incredibly talented people who cherish a priceless treasure. The treasure of folklore. 


    Bukovyna has always been famous for its songs...

April 28, 2016

    Ukrainian villages around Easter time often look the following way: young girls, wearing traditional folk costumes and flower wreaths, getting together to do traditional roundelays and decorate the church… In the meantime, men build a ‘tower’ and tease the girls… Y...

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