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Spring Awakening Gala

Volya Presents: The 8th Annual Spring Awakening Gala!

We invite you to welcome spring with us on Saturday, May 9th, 2015

The night will feature a special performance by Volya!

Ukrainian Folk Band Euphoria to perform following the evening's program

Polish Hall | 10960 104 Street, Edmonton, AB

Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Silent Auction throughout the evening (cash, cheque, or credit)

For tickets or more information please call 780-224-6838 or e-mail info@volya.org

Adult: $55

Child (2-10): $35

Table of 8: $440

We hope to see you there!  

Deep Freeze Festival

We're excited to be performing at the Deep Freeze Festival!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 between 3:30-5:00 PM

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

Igloo Inflatable Stage - Southeast Corner of 92 Street and 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

For more information about the festival visit: http://deepfreezefest.ca/

Hope to see you there!

Volya Carollers!

The holiday season is fast approaching!

Did you know that the Volya dancers are also carollers? If you are interested in having Volya dancers carol at your house and/or Christmas event, let us know! 

Email info@volya.org or call 780.907.7450!

Check out a preview of Volya carolling here:


We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Бажаємо вам веселих свят та шасливого нового року! 

25 Years of Volya in Saskatchewan

Volya! is excited to be coming to Saskatchewan! 25 Years of Volya - the Freedom Lives On is in the works now and will be showcased in Saskatoon and North Battleford in two family matinee performances! 

Volya is proud to be performing with special guests: Dnipro Academic Ukrainian Folk Ensemble from Kyiv, Ukraine!

Having toured internationally every summer for the last 11 years, Volya is celebrating 25 years of history and accomplishments and focusing on bringing their performances home.

The show will feature all original choreography by artistic director Zhenia Bahri, some of it never seen before. 

We hope to see you there!

October 4, 2014 - 3 PM - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Lakeview Church Theatre

Tickets at ticketmaster.ca

October 5, 2014 - 1 PM - North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts - 623 Carlton Trail

Tickets online at dekkercentre.ca or by calling the box office at 306.445.7700

Volya's Student Matinee - October 10


Volya's Student Matinee - October 10

Book tickets for your class today!


October 10th, 2014 at 10:30 AM (approx. duration: 60 min.)

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium


Edmonton’s own Volya! Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is pleased to announce that a special edition of their 25th anniversary production, “The Freedom Lives On”, will be held on October 10. This Matinée Performance for Students features exciting dances that will appeal to students of all ages, as well as a feature performance by the Dnipro Academic Ukrainian Folk Ensemble from Kyiv, Ukraine. The performance will be held in central Edmonton to minimize transportation costs, and the morning start time has been selected to accommodate classes on a half-day trip within the city, as well as classes traveling from outside of Edmonton that may elect to pair the performance with another activity to make a full-day trip.

By attending this performance, teachers can expect students from elementary, junior high, and senior high levels to expand and their understanding in several curricular areas.



Check out Volya's YouTube channelfor a taste of what your students will see!



Fall Auditions!

volya fall auditions

When? Sunday, September 7th, 2014, Doors open at 2:30 pm, Auditions at 3:00 pm

Where? Dance Alberta Studios - 11205 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Who? All dancers over the age of 16 are invited to audition! Please wear rehearsal attire and appropriate footwear. 

Volya, meaning ‘freedom’, encompasses the unified spirit of over 45 ensemble members. Volya is under the Artistic Direction of Zhenia Bahri, a former professional dancer and director from Ukraine. Over the years, dancers have entered Volya's studios with the same goal in mind- to dance for the love of dance and to establish an identity that is uniquely Volya!

For more information: info@volya.org

Hope to see you there! 


Volya! at Vegreville Pysanka Festival

Volya is proud to be performing at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival again this year! 

We'll be at the grandstand shows on July 5 and 6, 2014!

The Vegreville Pysanka Festival has been happening annually for 41 years and is a wonderful celebration of Ukrainian culture! 

We are extremely excited to see all of our friends and supporters and look forward to sharing the stage with many other talented dancers and musicians.

For more information about the festival please visit www.pysankafestival.com

Spring Awakening Gala!

Volya Presents: 7th annual spring awakening gala

Вже Прийшла Весна!

A special performance by Volya!
Ukrainian Folk Band Millenia to perform following the evening's program

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Polish Hall - 10960 104 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm 
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Silent Auction (cash or cheque only)
Zabava to follow to the sounds of Millenia

Adult - $50
Child (2-10) - $35
Table of 8 - $400

Contact 780.224.6838 or any Volya dancer for tickets!

Volya Presents: New Year's Zabava!

Celebrate the kick-off to Volya's 25th Anniversary!

Featuring the sounds of UB Band
Appetizers and late lunch served
Complimentary champagne at midnight and party favours
Wear your Ukrainian embroidered shirt for a free drink!

Meridian Banquet Hall
4820 76th Avenue
Edmonton, AB

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $35 in advance 
$40 at the door

Contact 780.554.7254 or any Volya member for tickets!

We hope you will join Volya in ringing in 2014!
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