By Marianne Curtis
On May 22, the Susydka Ukrainian Dancers from Vita celebrated the conclusion of their 31 season with a dance recital and dinner. Over thirty dancers were on hand to perform as the group celebrated another successful year of dance in the community.
Club President Larissa Bodz says that the recital was a huge success.
“The event was awesome,” stated Bodz. “The dancers worked extremely hard and it showed in their performance.”
Now the club is off to Teulon to partake in the Veselka Dance Competition with over a thousand other dancers and has been invited to perform at Folklorama.
“Our dancers are ranked highly and represent our community with pose and grace,” added Bodz.
The Club continues to dance out of Vita with practices once a week at the Ukrainian National Home of Vita. The club will once again partake in the Teulon Dance Festival and has been invited to dance at Winnipeg’s Folklorama.
“We promote the Ukrainian Culture, physical wellness, participation, team spirit, a love of performance, and with belonging to a dance club all are included – no one sits on the bench,” stated Bodz. “Our dance season begins in the fall and ends with a Recital in the spring but the dancers love to perform and continue performing through the summer.”
The 2011/12 dance season will start in September and the club’s is already planning their annual fundraising events” Halloween Dance – October 29, 2011 and Malanka Ukrainian New Years Supper and Dance – January 14 2012 featuring “Kalyna”.
On May 22, the Susydka Ukrainian Dancers from Vita took to the stage for their 31st annual spring recital.