Let's dance! The junior 2 group for the Zirka Dancers of High Prairie hit the stage at the Guy Community Hall on Jan. 16 to perform 'Bublin Tanetz Drum Dance'. They were part of the Ukrainian Christmas dinner, which was a fundraiser for the hall.
The Guy Community Hall was filled to capacity with several hundred people on Jan. 16, for the third annual Ukrainian Christmas dinner.
“This is a good event for the winter,” says board member Louis Gagne. “The overall response has been very positive. It’s a good way to bring families together and socialize.”
It’s an affordable event for families, he adds.
Among the items for dinner were borscht soup, cabbage rolls, Nalysnyky Ukrainian filled yeast Pyrizhky (stuffed buns), creamed mushooms, brussel sprouts with chestnuts, baked salmon and bread pudding.
Volunteers started the day prior, getting the food prepared and the hall decorated.
The High Prairie Zirka Dancers were the featured entertainment and the various groups hit the stage in turn.
The junior 1 group opened the event with the ‘Zinci Harvest’ dance. The seniors’ group performed the ‘Horianka Hutzel’ and the beginners performed ‘Dance with Me Poltava’. Next, the intermediates did the ‘Tropak Poltava’ and the junior 2 group offered the ‘Bublin Tanetz Drum Dance’.
The event ended with the junior 1 group doing the ‘Kozachoclk Poltava’ and the seniors doing the ‘Hopak Poltava.’
Check the Express’ Facebook page for video clips of some performances.
It's time for the harvest. Above, members of the junior 1 group perform the 'Zinci Harvest' Dance. Left-right are left to right are Isabelle Roy, Joshua Strebchuk, Logan Bruder and Gillian Blackhurst. The seniors' group performed the 'Horianka Hutzel'and the beginners performed 'Dance with Me Poltava'. The intermediates did the 'Tropak Poltava' and the event ended with the junior 1 group doing the 'Kozachoclk Poltava' and the seniors doing the 'Hopak Poltava.' Pictured above and left is the beginners group of the Zirka Dancers, consisting of Ellie Herben, Faith Bruneau, Victoria Forgot and Dag Sware. Not shown in Wynter Chalifoux. The beginners group performed 'Dance with Me Poltava' for their captive audience. They were part of the Ukrainian Christmas event at the Guy Community Hall on Jan. 16. The dinner consisted of borscht soup, cabbage rolls, Nalysnyky Ukrainian filled yeast Pyrizhky (stuffed buns), creamed mushooms, brussel sprouts with chestnuts, and bread pudding.
Pictured above, in no particular order, are Gillian Blackhurst, Carley Cox, Isabelle Roy, Rebekah Strebchuk, Joshua Strebchuk and Logan Bruder performing the 'Kozachoclk Poltava' dance as part of the Ukrainian Christmas at the Guy Community Hall on Jan. 16.