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Ukrainian Dance World Presents a unique opportunity, in collaboration with Virsky National Ukrainian Dance Ensemble!

Virsky Summer Academy is an annual certificate summer training program, which is designed specially for all abilities of Ukrainian dancers around the world. It's for any Ukrainian dancer who wants 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.
Each morning will feature a 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 each dancer gets the most out of Virsky Summer Academy, so register today!

Drop us a line if you have any questions about this fabulous dance opportunity!

Trip Details

12 days/11 nights | Kyiv to Kyiv

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Welcome to the "City of Golden Domes" Being here enjoy Private Dance Class with the best - Virsky instructors. You will have a truly unique opportunity - view of the Virsky Orchestra Rehearsal.
Learn dances from different regions of Ukraine. Explore the physical capabilities of your body. Explore this amazing place on a city tour. Enjoy free time to have some rest or use this time *optional for a day trip to the notorious Mezhyhirya Or a visit to the world-renowned Kyiv Lavra Cave Monastery.
Meet in person with people who make costumes for this stunning ensemble and admire dress rehearsal of the Virsky. Feel their spirit and become part of something big.
Become friends with dancers from all around the world and in the end of summer and a certificate stating that you have successfully completed Virsky Summer Academy. Celebrate Independence Day of Ukraine together with locals! We will summarize your stay in Ukraine on a high note with Zabava in best ukrainian traditions - lifetime memories are guaranteed!
map - Ukrainian Dance World Presents a unique opportunity, in collaboration with Virsky National Ukrainian Dance Ensemble!


- One-on-one instruction from world-renowned Virsky choreographers, instructors & dancers
- How the best Ukrainian Dancers are made – train in classical ballet & technique together with the Virsky Studio students
- Virsky Ensemble dancers in action – enjoy a front row seat at the Ensemble’s technique class
- Behind the scenes – see where and who makes the Ensemble’s costumes
- Know your history – learn the Ensemble’s success story intertwined with stories from the life of Pavlo Virsky
- VIPs – enjoy private concerts & cultural events exclusively for our Cobblestone travelers
- Be a tourist – explore Kyiv and all that it has to offer!
- Virsky for life - return home with a rich understanding of Ukrainian dance and memories to last a lifetime

tour itinerary - Ukrainian Dance World Presents a unique opportunity, in collaboration with Virsky National Ukrainian Dance Ensemble!

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Workshops, presentations and lectures
  • Interaction with Virsky dancers, choreographers & artistic directors
  • 2 meals a day
  • Bottled Water
  • Airport Transfers
  • All land transportation
  • 9 nights in CFT Hand-Picked Accommodation, located by the Virsky Studio
  • Internet at the hotel
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing and cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

Departure Dates


Early Bird Discount available
until Feb 18, 2020*

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Land Package per person:

Based on double occupany

$2,189 usd


* This price is only guaranteed if a minimum of 10 people join the tour

Flight Packages

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

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How to Book

Contact your Travel Agent , contact us, or click "Book Now" to register online.

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

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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