Ukrainian Folk Dance Fusion - Virtual (Folk Arts@UHEC)
Ukrainian Folk Dance Fusion - Virtual Workshop
Led by Tatiana Burdiak of STEPPE
A unique cardio dance experience that combines traditional Ukrainian steps to modern Ukrainian rap and folk music. You will learn core dance positions through a warm-up then move into jumps, kicks, spins, and combinations of energetic movements that will raise your heart rate and fill you with joy! All levels and beginner friendly. Come with an open heart and leave feeling more connected to Ukrainian culture.
STEPPE (pronounced "STEP") is a native grassland in Ukraine that serves as a natural biome for flora, fauna, and fungi. Its rich dark black soil also provides an ideal environment for agriculture and is a common Ukrainian symbol of fertility and wisdom. Our name is rooted in our vision of providing folk dance 'steps' and sharing traditional foodways that enrich our community, provide joy, healing, connection, and help to protect Ukraine's vast and beautiful culture. You can learn more at ukrainiansteppe.org
What to bring & prepare:
Please wear whatever you are most comfortable in for movement that allows for range of motion. Also, wear what makes you happy and gives you joy! It could be a bold bright shirt, a favorite skirt, hat, or old pair of dance boots, or whatever - we're here to have some fun and be a burst of light and joy for 1.5 hours. We won’t be using a lot of space, but make sure you have enough to move 6 ft to the left, right, front, and back.
Not required but a good addition to the workshop:
- If you have a tambourine - dust it off
- Ribbons or anything Ukrainian that isn't going to break - bring it out too!
This is a Virtual Workshop. Zoom Link will be emailed 24 hours before the event.
Donations are gratefully accepted.