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After 3 incredible years of tremendous growth, the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble endeavoured to open their own dance school in September of 1994. Commited to the promotion of Ukrainian culture, their goal has always been to share their knowledge and style with youngsters who have the same hunger for success.
Also under the direction of our Artistic Director, Keris Matskiw, The Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Company has excelled and produced many phenomonal and award-winning dancers from the very beginning. They've performed across the country and have by taken the competition circuit by storm. Countless medals, trophies, and accolades have been won by its members and instructors.
One of their more recent achievements was winning the "Kalyna Cup" at the Kalyna Festival of Ukrainian Dance in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 2011. This cup is awarded to the club with the highest average mark for group dances small or large. There needs to be a minimum of three age categories and five dances for a club to to qualify. Zoloto's winning mark was an average of 93.
The Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Company accepts students beginning at the age of 3 to the age of 17. Instruction is provided by members of the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble to ensure students are being taught at the higest possible level. Our instructors are committed to ensuring that each and every dancer's growth is successful while advancing at their own pace.
In October of 1991, the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble had its humble beginnings with only 8 students between the ages of 12 and 17. They, along with our founder and Artistic Director, Keris Matskiw, embarked on the journey that would lead us to where we are today!
This group of incredibly talented dancers have stuck together over all of the speedbumps along the way. They've been together for the happy times, and the sad times in one another's lives and have succeeded due to the family aspect the group has enjoyed from the beginning.
Still under the Artistic Direction of its founder, Keris Matskiw to this very day, much of that success must be credited to her. Keris' amazing talent for choreography, teaching style, and ability to bring a group of dancers of varying abilities together are at the very core of Zoloto's success.
Over the years Zoloto has grown to become one of Canada's most vibrant and entertaining Ukrainian folk dance companies, and has captivated audiences on 3 different continents with their powerful and awe inspiring style of dance.