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Ukrainian Dance World Presents in collaboration with Virsky National Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Virsky Summer School will be an annual certificate summer training program, which is designed specially for the many Ukrainian dancers around the world, who want to push themselves to dance at the highest levels. This course will prepare you to be the best that you can be, by dancing side by side with the world’s best.
Every day will have ballet or character class, followed by technique training of tricks, jumps, turns and generally learning to defy the laws of physics and gravity. Then you will spend the afternoon learning Virsky dances from all the regions of Ukraine and exploring the explosive spirit of Ukrainian culture that was embodied in the very dances of Pavlo Virsky himself.
Only a limited amount of participants will be accepted to make sure the standard of the course is very high so register today!

Train with the best!

Trip Details

12 days/11 nights | Kyiv to Kyiv

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-4
Spent some free time in this stunning city and be totally prepared for amazing training program.
Day
5-7
Learn dances from different regions of Ukraine. Explore the physical capabilities of your body.
Day
7-9
Be present at the dress rehearsal of the ensemble Virsky. Feel their spirit and become part of something big.
Day
10-11
Become friends with dancers from all around the world and in the end of summer get a certificate stating that you have successfully completed Virsky Summer Academy.
Day
12
Departure back home!
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Highlights

You will have a unique chance to test your strength improve technical dancing skills and spend unforgettable 11 days in amazing capital of Ukraine.
There will chances to get Virsky boots or characters shoes, see the Virsky costume room and have a personal meeting with Virsky’s Artistic Director Myroslav Vantukh.
Of course you will meet many of the legendary Virsky dancers.
Besides dancing, you will have guides visits to ethnographic museums, learn about Ukrainian music and costumes and enjoy special folklore evenings.
Occasionally, individuals have been invited to stay and train with Virsky for the year and go on to have promising careers in dance, choreography and instruction.

Departure Dates

2018

Early Bird Discount available
until Feb 14, 2018*

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Land Package per person from:

$2,280 usd

Flight escorted (from Edmonton, Canada)

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Single Supplement - $500 USD

HOST: Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and connoisseur of Ukrainian dance, art and culture for many years. Raised in Victoria BC, Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. With Shumka, Vincent had the great opportunity of performing across Canada as a cast member of “Absolutely Shumka”, “Shumka’s Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” with the Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine and Shumka.

He has traveled most of eastern Europe, and South America. Vince created Cobblestone Freeway as a way to combine his passion for culture and travel.

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