Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association (AUDA) E-News

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Information Resource for the Ukrainian Dance Community
Verkhovyna School of Ukrainian Dance Job Posting
Female Dance Instructor
The Verkhovyna School of Ukrainian Dance is looking for an experienced female dance instructor ASAP, classes start on September 14, 2016.
Please contact Mary at 780-934-2111.


Edmonton School of Ukrainian
Dance Registration
Tuesday, September 6 & September 13, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 PM
10629 98 Street, Edmonton
Contact Ken Kachmar
For more information or to register today!
780-424-6632   780-499-1958

DUNAI Auditions

Join us for a Summer 2017 tour to Spain!
The Dunai Ukrainian Dancers of the Verkhovyna Ensemble are holding auditions.  We are seeking both female (16+) and male (14+) dancers.  For details, contact  Make new friends, travel the world and celebrate the artistry ad excitement of Ukrainian Dance!
Sunday, September 11
4:30 PM
Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex
9615 – 153 Ave, Edmonton


SHUMKA Dance Centre
Grand Opening Gala

Celebrating Dreams…
Join us for food, refreshments, entertainment and fundraising in support of the Shumka Dance Centre!
Cash Bar & Cocktail Attire.
Featuring music by Trembita and a performance by Shumka.
Tickets: $75
(includes food, welcome glass of champagne, and entertainment)
Available at or by phone at 780-455-9559, ext 101
Saturday, October 15
7PM – Midnight
10515 111 Street NW, Edmonton
International Ukrainian Folk and Culture Festival
Brazil – Argentina – Paraguay
August 16th – August 31 of 2017
Attention all Dance Ensembles, Choirs and Ukrainian Folk Artists.  Join us for an opportunity of a lifetime.  We are extending an invitation to all Ukrainian Dance Ensembles, Choirs and Performing Artists to take part in a Ukrainian International folk festival in beautiful South America.
Any dance ensemble, choirs or groups interested in the South American Ukrainian Festival. Please contact Ken at 780-499-1958
Tanets’ e-News is a service of the Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association (AUDA) as part of our mandate to collect and distribute information on Ukrainian dance.  Tanet’s e-News is composed of submissions from the community.  Although reviewed, AUDA assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of the information presented.  Feel free to share this information with anyone.
AUDA acknowledges the generous support and contribution of its sponsors.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Arts Council
The City of Edmonton
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Parents’ Role and Expectations

• Please have your child at Festival Hall on time and prepared for class.

• Dancers and instructors only allowed in the dance hall during class time. No parents, siblings, friends, etc. This can be very disruptive to the class. There will be specified class “viewing times” for parents and “bring a friend” days which will be at the discretion of the instructor. There are chairs in the lobby for parents and siblings waiting for dancers.

• There is no adult supervision before or after classes. Parents please be aware of this. Students who are not dancing must not be left unsupervised at the studio.

• It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange for pickup of students immediately following the students’ class.

• Please notify a member of the executive with any change in contact information. It is important that all members’ contact information is kept current so that we may be able to reach families regarding events, class cancellations, etc.

• In the event of last-minute class cancellations, i.e. inclement weather, we will send out notices via e-mail and/or Team Snap.

• It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure they are receiving newsletters and information distributed via e-mail and at Festival Hall (posted on the bulletin board and/or on the inner doors to the dance hall). Please check regularly, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re not sure about something.

• Parents are encouraged to become actively involved and to communicate their comments, concerns, and ideas to make the dance experience an enjoyable one for both dancers and parents. Our annual general meeting is held in September or October and we strongly encourage all parents to attend to stay informed and offer any input, feedback, etc. We also hold executive meetings on the third Wednesday of each month which are also open to all parents/club members.

• It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure the instructor is informed as soon as possible about a student’s potential absence from a performance, i.e. competition, year-end concert, etc. This will give the instructor time to adjust the choreography if necessary.

• Inappropriate and/or rude behavior by students and/or parents will not be tolerated. Meetings with the instructor and/or the board should be done in private.