Alberta ZIRKA Ukrainian Performers

Celebrating 41 years of culture, artistry and Ukrainian Dance

  • Wed Sep 28th, 2016 10:00am
  • News

The Alberta Zirka Ukrainian Performers are excited to celebrate their 41st anniversary this year.

Zirka was founded in 1975 by a handful of visionary families interested in maintaining their Ukrainian heritage and culture through dance. Over 700 dancers from Calmar and the surrounding communities of Leduc, Devon, Thorsby, Warburg, Beaumont, Millet, Wetaskiwin, Drayton Valley and Edmonton have developed and shared their talents through the organization since its inception.

Under the artistic direction of Dave Ganert, Zirka strives to create a fun and respectful Ukrainian dance environment that is inspirational, educational, and encourages a spirit of interest in Ukrainian dance and culture. Zirka offers a professional dance program that follows a syllabus of Ukrainian dance study beginning at age 3 to adult class.

Zirka will feature multiple events including a Comedy & Candy Canes on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Devon Community Centre. Doors open 6:30pm, show 8:00pm and a DJ dance to follow. Zirka’s Family Social will include dinner, dance and performance from the entire organization. This wonderful occasion will be held once again at the Devon Community Centre in on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The year will culminate with a finale performance on Saturday, April 29, 2017 held at the Maclab Theatre for Performing Arts in Leduc. Tickets can be purchased through ticketpro in the spring.

For more information about Zirka, to register for class, to book an educational outreach performance, to book for an event or information regarding tickets, you may call Dave Ganert at 780-504-0020 or email dave@zirka.ca.