Zirka means ‘star’ in Ukrainian and this Dauphin-based troupe‘s shining performances live up to their name. Zirka has been teaching, promoting, and instilling an appreciation and enjoyment of the art of Ukrainian Dance through traditional and creative dance steps, regional and authentic costumes and music to promote Ukrainian cultural awareness. Since its inception in 1972, Zirka dancers have had opportunities to dazzle crowds in Canada from coast to coast, several tours in the U.S. and even Ukraine. Zirka is honoured to regularly share our love of dance with crowds at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival. With 4 decades of passionate instruction Zirka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and School of Dance and its 100+ dancers are seeing 2nd and 3rd generation dancers and their families enjoying and embracing their love of Ukrainian dance and culture. Zirka – 44 years and still shining!