Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association
In 1983, a group of friends came together to learn Ukrainian dance steps. After months of these exercises, the group decided to form a Ukrainian dance club, which reflected their cultural background and traditions. Hence in 1984, the Veselka Ukrainian Dance and Music Society was formed. Today, they are known as the Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association. Veselka consists of an ensemble cast of nearly 40 dancers that have entertained audiences with its unique blend of character, humour and vitality.
Among the countless Ukrainian dance groups in Edmonton, Veselka’s charm lies in its “living proof” that individuals of all ages can learn and perform Ukrainian dance with pride and joy. Simply put, Veselka’s audiences have fun watching Veselka have fun. With dancers 24 years of age and older, Veselka is able to demonstrate an appreciation of Ukrainian heritage that is enjoyed by all.