The Dovbush dancers are a highly-trained Ukrainian Folk-Stage dance ensemble who got it’s name from Oleksa Dovbush, the folk hero who was born in 1700 in the Carpathian Mountains. This young and vibrant group embraces the significant place that song and dance hold in Ukrainian tradition, performing dances from many of the vast regions of Ukraine. The group operates under the auspices of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, which has been an integral part of the Ukrainian community in Vancouver for 85 years. Dovbush consists of approximately twenty dancers aged 15-40, and the company has built an outstanding reputation for excellence and authenticity, performing at festivals, community events and competitions.
Dovbush Dancers, (acceptance by audition only) provides many opportunities to expand and perfect a dancer’s technique and study of the art of dance: workshops with renowned guest instructors, classical barre and centre work, character technique and training and choreography.
Rehearsals are held Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00.