Tyrsa Ukrainian Dance School was formed in 1977 by a group of young Canadians wishing to keep their Ukrainian culture alive. Tyrsa is a wild grass that grows in Ukraine. In the past, the group has performed at a variety of festivals in Canada such as Expo 86, The United States and a tour of Ukraine.
Our mission is to develop our youth through the instruction of Ukrainian dance, song and arts in an atmosphere that promotes responsibility, instills self-confidence, and cultivates an appreciation for the art and brilliance of Ukrainian culture with the intent of contributing to the Canadian multicultural mosaic. The school is open to the general public, Ukrainian fluency or ancestry are not required.
Over the years, Tyrsa has hosted a number of talented choreographers whose vision and dedication enhanced the lives and enriched the Ukrainian culture of the students. Today we have four levels of classes ranging from ages 3 to 17, we always welcome new members of any age. We now offer folklore music instruction on Ukraine’s national instrument, the Bandura.
Classes take place on Tuesdays at 2077 Pine Street in Downtown Burlington Ontario. Junior dancers at 6pm, seniors at 6:45pm. Junior bandura at 7pm, seniors at 8pm.