Kvitka dancers participate in festivals/competition annually, allowing our dancers to showcase their dancing abilities. Southern Alberta Dance Festival (SAUDF) is held in March and Cheremosh Festival is in early May. Please note birth certificates may be required for registration to provide proof of age. Please watch for more information regarding these festivals in our upcoming newsletters.
NOTE: All Kvitka groups perform at these festivals except the Pre-Beginners. If you are unable to make a festival please let your instructor know as soon as possible.
Malanka, a Ukrainian folk holiday celebrated on January 13th, New Years Eve accordance to the Julian Calendar. We usually celebrate Malanka on the first Saturday after the 13th. Tickets to this event are available to members of the club as well as the general public. The event generally consists of a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment by Kvitka (select groups) and is followed by a live band and dancing. Volunteers are needed for this event.
Please watch for upcoming newsletters/emails regarding more details for this event.
Year End Concert
To celebrate our year of dance, Kvitka hosts an annual Year End Concert. This concert usually takes place at the Memorial Center in mid April and will showcase all dances taught over the year. A photographer will be available for mini photo shoots as well as DVDs will be available for pre-purchase. This is a great opportunity to invite all family and friends to watch, as well as to invite any other families who may be interested in joining our club!
We are proud to be a part of the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society event that brings together so many different cultures through dance and food! On Canada Day, July 1st we usually have a food booth that provides everyone the chance to enjoy a couple of our culture’s greatest and most known foods, Perogies and Kubasa! This event takes place at Bower Ponds where we perform on the Bower Ponds stage along with so many other talented groups. We usually have at least one dance practice on the Wednesday before July 1st. Volunteers are needed to help with the food booth. Your attendance and support at this event are truly appreciated!
We are proud to be actively involved in our community. Entertaining others allows us to get an additional time to practice our dances as well as showcase our culture and share it with others. Other events we may attend are: Festival of Trees, Nursing/Retirement homes, Parades, Private Birthdays and Anniversary Parties.