About Us

welcome to
Troyanda Ukrainian D​a​nce Ensemble

Troyanda, translated from Ukrainian to mean "rose", is seen by many as a symbol of love. 

Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble was registered in 1981, but has been active as a dance troupe since the 1960’s. Troyanda strives to fulfill its primary goal of providing an opportunity for our young people to express themselves through dance and to develop an appreciation for one of the most beautiful Ukrainian traditions. Under the direction of Stacie Fahlman, Troyanda offers classes to dancers from 3 years old to adults. We love to perform throughout Yorkton and the surrounding communities and enjoy being a vital part of Yorkton's cultural identity!


Regions studied vary among each group and may include Poltava, Hutzul, Volyn, Transcarpathian, and Bukovina. 


meet our
Instructors

Stacie Fahlman

Stacie started dancing with Yorkton Kalyna Dance School in 1994. In 2010 upon returning from achieving her Civil Engineering Technology diploma in Alberta, she joined Troyanda’s adult group, Zabava, as the youngest member of the group. While continuing to dance with Zabava, Stacie was invited to try out for Bratstva Studios’ semi-professional performance group based out of Dauphin, MB. Troyanda created Tropak, a new young adult group in 2013, which Stacie still dances with to this day. With Bratstva and Tropak, Stacie took part in multiple performances, including the main stage at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival and at Mosaic – A Festival of Cultures. Stacie also danced and performed throughout both of her pregnancies, including competing at festival ten days before having her son. While dancing with Troyanda and Bratstva, Stacie began to help the new members with choreography and would take the lead when the instructor was away, and ran extra practices when needed. She began instructing dance students from two-years old to adults in Springside in 2015, Wadena in 2018, taught at a Just-4-Fun program in 2017 and started teaching the extra practices in 2019 at Troyanda and has been assisting and teaching with the club since. Stacie completed the instructor intensive workshop for the UCC SaskTanets 2018 Summer Ukrainian Dance Program.

Dancing with Us

Classes: Placement of dancers will be determined by the instructor and your class time may be adjusted following registration. Please keep note of your dancer’s class name so you are aware of any special notes or information in newsletters for your group.


 Class Fees: Fees include the whole year of instruction and are due at the time of registration in one lump sum or through payment arrangements made with the treasurer.


Malenkiy - $200 (No competitions)

Kazka - $240 (2 competitions, 1 dance)

Veselka - $275 (2 competitions, 2 dances)

Druzi - $300 (2-3 competitions, 3 dances)

Tryzub - $350 (2-3 competitions, 4 dances)

Tropak - $350 (2-3 competitions, dances tbd)

Zabava - $275 (recreational option or competitions & dances by request)


Costume & Competition Fees: These fees will be invoiced in the later part of the dance season and will vary per group. If you would like a rough idea of how much this would cost for your child, please contact us. Some groups performing the Poltava region may be required to purchase a Poltava shirt (boys & girls) and red beads (girls). After the dance season has begun, the costume coordinators will be in touch with your group to let you know which costume pieces you will need to purchase, and which ones you will rent from the club.


Fundraising: Selling-type fundraising in Troyanda is not required however Troyanda will hold Malanka in January to raise funds and all parents are required to volunteer to make the event a success. Other fundraisers may be held as needed.


  Attendance Policy: Any dancer with 5 or more absences throughout the 30+ weeks of classes will be subject to evaluation by the instructor in order to determine if they will be eligible to participate in competition.


Dance Attire and Footwear: For girls we request bodysuits and leotards or fitted athletic/dance wear; hair must be in a ballet bun; black jazz slippers (Malenkiy/Kazka) or black jazz shoes (Kazka and up); shoes for girls in Tryzub and up will be decided in class as shoes are decided on by dance regions. For boys we request black jazz shoes; t-shirts and sweat/jazz pants or shorts. 


Parent Viewing: It is the club policy that parents and siblings do not remain in the hall during dance classes, as it is distracting for the dancers if the public is in the instruction area. Two different parent viewing dates will be held throughout the year so you are able to observe your child’s class.


Role of the Parent: Parents are encouraged to serve board positions and to assist with ongoing club activities and fundraisers.

Please remember, Troyanda is a parent-run organization. Without parents to help, there is no club. Anyone interested in helping but who might be unsure about taking a Board position is encouraged to volunteer as a contact parent for their group. It is a great position to learn the ins and outs of how our club works.

Executive Members

A Message from the President

Hello everyone and welcome to Troyanda’s 2021-22 season!


I am Stacie Fahlman and I will be remaining as Troyanda’s president this dance season! Over the past five years I have held a few different positions on the Troyanda board and I have been a Troyanda dancer in the adult groups since 2010, my daughter joined the club in 2017 and my son in 2019. I have Ukrainian danced with multiple other clubs over the years, as well as instructed for four Ukrainian dance groups including Troyanda! Those who know me know how passionate and dedicated I am to Ukrainian dance and culture, so I am very VERY excited and looking forward to a fantastic year for our children and club! 

Christie Ockochinski

Treasurer

Sheri Ferris

Vice President

Cheryl Mikolas

Secretary

Tammie Latimer

Costume Coordinator

Brittney Leibel & 

Kim Prodonchuk

Fundraiser Coordinators

To Be Determined

Competition Coordinator

Verena Popowich

Past President

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THANK YOU!

Classes at Troyanda have been continuing to provide our students with physical activity and some normality in their lives despite the pandemic. It has been a very challenging time for our club.


We would like to thank the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan and Sask Lotteries for the grant they provided to assist us with Covid-19 expenses!


A thank-you as well to Painted Hand Community Development Corporation Yorkton for the grant they provided for a laptop to assist us with our new tasks due to Covid-19 regulations and our Zoom classes.

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