Anyone can join Veselka. We ask that you have some background in dancing before joining. We invite anybody who has Ukrainian Dance experience to join. Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and make a difference in the organization.
*Due to our upcoming performances, new female dancers are required to have their own velvet Hopak costume as well as red boots. It is also required that men have their own Hopak costume and red boots.
**If you do not have these pieces, new members should be willing to borrow/purchase these items.
Considering joining when we start our new season in the fall. Stay tuned for details and posts closer to that time.
Regular rehearsals are typically held Monday from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Slovenian Hall, 16703-66 Street, Edmonton.
Typical dance fees and membership fees are $120-$130, there is also a $100 refundable costume deposit.
There are several benefits to becoming a member of Veselka. Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we dance together. We all have a common interest and love preserving the art of Ukrainian dance. We perform at several functions throughout the year, and we have done some traveling across Canada in the past. Please see our events page for upcoming performances.
Nearly 50 members strong, aged 21 to 67, Veselka has performed at numerous functions ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals and special events throughout North America. The group has received top marks at a variety of competitions including the Vegreville Pysanka Festival, the Southern Alberta Ukrainian Dance Festival, and Edmonton’s Cheremosh Dance Festival…
Want to join but feeling a little unsure? Feel free to contact us and we can arrange a time for you to come observe the class!