In 2014 Lesia Harhaj, Halyna Polischuk, and Adriana (Danya) Wasylyk – previous administrative directors of DESNA School – decided that it would be a great idea to unite dancers from various groups to learn more about their Ukrainian culture and enjoy dance in an outdoor environment. This resulted in the birth of Chervoni Boots Summer Camp. This camp would not be possible without our amazing artistic Directors Yuri & Luba Grekov!
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Adriana was heavily involved with the small, but active Ukrainian community. Her involvement included Ukrainian School, Ukrainian dancing, and Ukrainian Scouts Since moving to Canada 9 years ago Adriana has been dancing with DESNA Ukrainian Dance Company and has performed in Australia, Ukraine, Philadelphia, New York, Yonkers, Detroit, Chicago, Florida, Dauphin, Edmonton, and many more!
She has bee at the DESNA School of Ukrainian Dance teaching since 2012 and loves to teach young children how to dance. Not only is she sharing the passion that she has for Ukrainian dance but also passing on what she has learned to the children she is teaching. Adriana is also currently completing her degree in Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University and is the President of the Ryerson Ukrainian Students Club. She is also an active member in the Desna Ukrainian Dance Company of Toronto, is on the Board of Directors as the Promotional Director, and was the School Administrator for DESNA School of Ukrainian Dance for the 2018-19 dance year, and now the Camp Director of Chervoni Boots!
Yuri and Luba Grekov are graduates of the Virsky National Academy of Dance in Kyiv, Ukraine. In addition to having a comprehensive knowledge of Ukrainian dance, Yuri and Luba are professionally trained in international dances such as Spanish, Gypsy, Greek, Moldavian, Georgian and Mexican.
Upon first moving to Canada, Yuri and Luba became the artistic directors of RUSALKA Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meanwhile, they simultaneously directed the VESNIANKA Dance Ensemble at the Thunder Bay Ukrainian institute Prosvita from 1994 to 2007. In 2003 their mutual desire to unite Ukrainian dance communities throughout the world has lead to the creation of the International Summer School of Ukrainian Dance in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yuri and Luba teach the Virsky style of Ukrainian dance.
At Chervoni Boots Summer Camp Yuri & Luba will teach your children dances from various regions, solos for males and females, partner work, and enhance your children’s knowledge of Ukrainian dance – all in one week!
This year marks the 5th annual Chervoni Boots summer camp. Your children will be able to explore Ukrainian culture through 4 hours of dance every day. They will also create their own Ukrainian arts & crafts and participate in sports, swimming, and campfire activities.
We look forward to meeting your wonderful children and experiencing their love of dance!
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