Cheremosh Dance Festival Celebrates 30 Years


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The Ukrainian Cheremosh Society is excited to invite you to the 30th Anniversary of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival! Planning is underway to celebrate this 30-year milestone, to introduce some new features, as well as to maintain the traditional aspects of the festival that participants have enjoyed for three decades!

This year’s Festival committee is comprised of a group current dancers of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company who are committed to making the Festival an enjoyable and memorable experience for all participants, their family and friends, and the community.

The committee has been hard at work planning special features to celebrate the 30th Anniversary.

This year the Festival will be introducing a video adjudication option for participants. The Festival is teaming up with Straight Line Video Networks and the theatre’s four newly installed HD video cameras to provide the opportunity for dance schools to receive a video of their dance with overlaid commentary by the adjudicator. More details to come!

Starting in 2014, the Festival will provide the adjudicator with a new marking rubric and general guidelines to follow. These guidelines will help maintain consistent marking throughout the Festival and from one year to the next, with criteria to ensure each performance receives a well-rounded critique.

The Festival will also be hosting a photo booth to snap a picture, and a “Speaker’s Corner” to share your experiences and thoughts about the Festival’s 30-year history.

These are just a few of the features being worked on by the Festival Committee. Be sure to keep on eye out for more updates in our next newsletter!

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!