New for 2020! (7)

Improve your dancing by training with the professionals!

We're inviting YOU, to benefit from an intense spring dance camp with the very best in Ukrainian Dance - the Virsky Studio!

Participating in this training camp will provide you with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive critical technique enhancement from Virsky's choreographers, instructors, and artistic director, as well as some of the dancers, and to improve your Ukrainian Dance technique and style.
You'll also get the chance to see some of Ukraine, and learn about Ukrainian history, tradition and culture!

This tour is intended for Ukrainian dancers currently in Grade 10 or older (no age limit!). Whether you're a student, or a professional dancer, everyone can benefit from this unique opportunity! *Parents are also welcome to join.

Please include a letter of recommendation with your application from your instructor or artistic director, or have them contact us directly.

Trip Details

10 days/9 nights | Kyiv to Kyiv

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Itinerary

Day
1-2
Welcome to Ukraine! We'll get you settled in and acclimatized to bustling Kyiv. Step into the Virsky Studio for the first time, and get ready to have your mind blown by the Virsky choreographers and dancers!
Day
3-4
By now your muscles should really be burning. Never fear, the knowledge you’re picking up will last a lifetime!
Day
5-6
You’re well on your way to being a pro Ukrainian dancer. And the friendships that you’ve made along the way are pretty great too!
Day
7-10
It’s almost time to leave – squeeze in any last dance knowledge that you can pick up and don’t forget to make some lasting memories at the zabava!
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Highlights

Participants will receive critical technique enhancement from the Virsky choreographers, instructors, artistic director, as well as some of the dancers. This experience cannot be offered outside of Ukraine and it will push dancers to their full potential, give them an unforgettable trip, as well as irreplaceable knowledge and memories.

During your down time, you'll get to experience all that Kyiv has to offer, including shopping at the Andrijevsky Uzviz, a boat ride down the Dnipro River, and a special dinner with Rozhanytsia Folk Band.

Wrap it all up with a special 'graduation performance' with Virsky's trainees and a zabava, for a trip that you'll never forget!

Only a select few will be chosen for this workshop, which means you will get all the attention from the gurus of Ukrainian Dance.

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

Departure Dates

2020

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Land Package per person:

Based on double occupany

$1,891 usd

Flight Packages

Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

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Single Supplement - $500 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

Thank you! The Cobblestone Freeway team are inspiring people to make our amazing and special culture live on through dance.

Kristina Waschyshyn

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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