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

Virsky Summer Academy 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

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Itinerary

Day
1-4
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.
Day
5-7
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.
Day
8-9
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.
Day
10-12
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!
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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 guided 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.

 

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

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

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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