Dunai Announces Performances in New York State for the Soyuzivka Ukrainian Cultural Festival

July 12, 13, 14 Dunai will be heading to the Soyuzivka Heritage Center for its annual Ukrianian Cultural Festival. Affectionately nicknamed Suzy-Q, the festival has a rich history showcasing Ukrainian culture in the US Northeast. Ukrainian culture in The Dunai dancers cannot wait to perform there and proudly represent our Ensemble, the city of Edmonton and Canada.

YARMAROK 2013 - Edmonton Ukrainian Pre-Easter Bazaar

The Verkhovyna Ensemble invites you to attend Yarmarok 2013 - our Ukrainian Pre-Easter Bazaar. On Saturday March 16 & Sunday 17th, join us for a weekend of family fun, including non-stop Ukrainian dancing entertainment, traditional cusisine at Baba's Kitchen, delicious baked goods, children's penny carnival & petting zoo as well as a craft fair and trade show! The event is hosted at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, conveniently located at 9615 - 153 Ave in Edmonton, AB. Admission is only $5, and children under 12 are FREE!


Saturday, March 16th  10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 17th    11:00am - 4:00pm

For full details, please view our official event poster. If you need more information, or if you would like to reserve table space for the craft fair & trade show, please contact info@verkhovyna.ca.

Verkhovyna Fall Zabava 2012 featuring Zhyto & Millenia

The Verkhovyna Ukrainian Song & Dance Ensemble is proud to announce and invite you to our annual Fall Zabava - featuring bands Millenia & Zhyto. On October 27th, 2012, join us at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex for a night of fast polkas, good drinks and fun times. Doors open at 8PM, and the bands get going at 9PM. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (includes a late lunch). Minors are welcome to attend! Please contact Breanne @ 780-457-4545 for more information or to reserve your tickets.

Malanka 2012

The Dunai Ukrainian dancers are performing at this year's Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) Malanka at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex in Edmonton, Alberta (9615 - 153 Ave). The event takes place on January 14th, and tickets are still available. Contact Natalia (780-983-3134 or iwasnata@hotmail.com) to purchase. See the official poster below for details.

CYM Edmonton Malanka 2012 Poster

Thanks to the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund

Thank you to the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund for supporting our project 'The Letter". With their financial assistance, our Ensemble is able to travel to Toronto and perform this vibrant and emotional piece at the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival in recognition of the 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada!

Announcement: Dunai Auditions

So you think you can fly?  Join Dunai!  The Dunai Dancers of the Verkhovyna Ensemble will be holding auditions at 6pm on September 8, 2011 at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex Gymnasium.  The complex is located at 9615-153 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta [MAP].  Males 14yrs+ and females 16yrs+ are welcome.  For more information, contact Breanne - 780.919.2485.

Dunai Auditions Info Poster     

Announcement: Toronto Ukrainian Festival 2011

The Verkhovyna Ukrainian Song and Dance Ensemble has accepted an invitation to perform at the 2011 Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival this fall.  The festival is a celebration of Canada’s diversity, and has established itself as one of the premier Ukrainian festivals in North America. The Festival takes pride in showcasing contemporary professional and amateur artists and performers of Ukrainian heritage who celebrate Ukrainian culture through music, dance and visual arts.   

To celebrate both the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada, and the 15th anniversary of the festival, Verkhovyna will be presenting an abbreviated version of their show, The Letter.  The performance is an emotional and colourful musical and dance journey through the pages of Canadian-Ukrainian history.  Thank you to Buduchnist Credit UnionCelebrate Ontario and the Canadian First World War Recogntion Fund for the support necessary to make this performance possible.  We are very excited for this oppurtunity to help Canadian Ukrainians rediscover a bond to their roots and heritage.

Please celebrate Ukrainian culture with us and over 500,000 other Ukrainians this September 16-18 in the heart of Toronto. 

Festival Advertisement (PDF)

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival 2011

The Dunai Dancers recently had the great oppurtunity to perform at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba.  On July 29, 30, and 31st, the ensemble proudly presented five of their dances at Selo Ukraina's 11,000 seat hillside amphitheatre for the 46th edition of the annual festival.  The group's spirit shone brightly when a technical difficulty caused their music to malfunction.  Dunai completed the dance, with the help of a beat provided by the applause of the audience!  Thank you to all of the organizers who made both the festival and trip a reality.  Special thanks to our excellent bus driver, Lloyd. We hope to return to Dauphin very soon!