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Dance Camp

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Ukrainian Park Camp

Ages 12-17

Rusalka's 60th-anniversary celebrations continue, and that spirit will thrive at our dance camp this year. Campers will learn from one of Canada's top choreographers while making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

August 20-27, 2023

Participants of this year's dance camp will be able to share the stage with Rusalka in our 60th-anniversary show on October 14, 2023.

Daily Activities Include:

• 3-4 hours of Ukrainian dance instruction

• Focus on both ballet and character techniques

• Culturally relevant crafts, games, and music

• Sports and time at the beach

• Bonfires and nightly entertainment

• “So You Think You Can Dance” Competition

• Performance by Rusalka

• And of course... a zabava!

$625.00/dancer (camp t-shirt included) 

$250 Deposit Due: July 31st, 2023

Final Payment Due: August 20th, 2023

*Payments are non-refundable

Includes accommodation, 3 meals a day plus snacks, dance instruction, activities, camp t-shirt, opportunity to perform with Rusalka, and more.

SIBLING DISCOUNT! Receive a $50 discount for each additional child you register!

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Vincent Rees

Mr. Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and curator of Ukrainian dance, art, and culture for many years. He served on Shumka’s Artistic team and held the role of Artistic Director of the Shumka School of Dance. He has instructed with many dance schools throughout western Canada and taught workshops as far off as Australia, Argentina and the United States and created several of his own productions. He continues to teach, lecture, adjudicate, and participate in many facets of the Ukrainian dance scene. Mr. Rees has studied dance extensively in Ukraine taking workshops in regional dance and choreography at the Institute of Ukrainian Folk Dance, in Lviv and the Virsky Studio. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Ukrainian Language and Literature, and a master’s degree in Ukrainian Folklore from the University of Alberta. Mr. Rees was integral in creating Ukrainian Dance World, a very successful Facebook page, website, and publication. Together with his team, he developed the International Festival of Ukrainian Dance and Culture in Lviv, which is now the preeminent performing festival for Ukrainians worldwide. He is also the founder and owner of Cobblestone Freeway Tours in Edmonton. To be on the receiving end of Mr. Rees’s infectious spirit, knowledge, and expertise is a real gift. Rusalka is extremely excited to welcome Mr. Rees as a guest instructor at our Summer Dance Camp.