Yavir Instructors Complete Intensive Shumka Curriculum Training

Yavir Dance Faculty has just completed intensive training in Tier 1 of the Shumka Syllabus for Ukrainian Dance. This training program combines dance disciplines of Ukrainian character and ballet, reflecting the ideals of Shumka. Master instructor Doug Rachinsky from Edmonton conducted the course and examined the instructors at the culmination of the course. Our dance […]

Yavir’s Success in Ukraine

Yavir Ensemble Dancers have returned from their exciting tour of Ukraine. Here’s just a sample on their first performance in Kolomeja Today’s concert was great. The place was absolutely packed. They were turning people away. Yavir danced their hearts out and the audience gave them thundering applause, including a standing ovation. The hall was a […]

Yavir Ukraine Tour 2008!

Yavir Ensemble Dancers are embarking on their Ukraine Tour 2008 on August 4th. Their adventure includes three dance workshops, at least four concerts, a special visit to Dzeherlo Orphanage to meet the children, and sightseeing throughout Western Ukraine. They’ll participate in dance Workshops in Kolomyia, Khmelnytsky and Kyiv, while concerts are scheduled for Volochysk (Aug […]

Artistic Director leaves on a high note!

Paul Olijnyk, our current Artistic Director, will be leaving us at the end of this dance season to pursue a Masters Degree in Folk Dance at the University of Alberta Graduate Program in Ukrainian Folklore. We wholeheartedly congratulate Paul on his acceptance to this prestigious program, while lamenting his departure from our school. Paul’s resignation […]

Artistic Director Search is on

Paul Olijnyk has spent the last four dance seasons building a strong repertoire and extending the training of our talented instructors, most of whom will be continuing with the school in the 2008/9 season. He has already enthusiastically agreed to return for choreographic and technical workshops pending his availability. Work on selecting a new artistic […]

Adult Classes and Rallying Alumni

We’re halfway through our dance season. See our schedule for more details on this season’s events. Yavir Ukrainian Dance Ensemble always welcomes new dancers and is continuing its ADULT class in the new year. New dancers are welcome to participate. Call the school office at 416-243-3072 for details. Our Artistic Director, Paul Olijnyk, visited Ukraine […]