In 1977, a small group of young Canadians of Ukrainian descent showed a keen interest in keeping their dance culture alive. Their perseverance led them to their first major performance in Dauphin, Manitoba.
They adopted the name “Tyrsa”, a wild grass that grows in Ukraine. Over time, Tyrsa had grown into an accomplished dance group with a proud 31 year history in Halton Region and in Halton’s Ukrainian Community.
Historically, Tyrsa has performed at a variety of festivals and events, both near and abroad. In addition to performing across Southern Ontario and Dauphin, the Senior group has performed in diverse venues: Expo 86, festivals in Drummondville, Quebec, Rochester, New York City, and culminating in a five-city performance tour across the Ukraine.
Tyrsa has been blessed with talented choreographers, whose dedication and artistic talents have contributed to both the reputation of the dance troupe and the enrichment of their students’ lives.
Tyrsa’s foremost goal has been encourage our children to live their cultural through peer participation, ensuring that our dynamic Ukrainian heritage continues to thrive in our multicultural community.
Our doors are open to new members and alumni alike. We invite you to participate in preserving a 31 year tradition!
Visit our classes on any Tuesday evening, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in our parish hall at Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Dates through year: September through June
Tuesday evenings – Beginners 6:30-7:15, Junior and Intermediate 7:15-8:15 p.m., Some Sunday evenings.
Students’ age: 4 years to 25 years.
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