Dancers are placed in their classes depending on their age, skill and technique to ensure that groups contain similar abilities. It is the decision of the instructors as to where dancers are placed. At the end of each year, the Instructors and Artistic Director meet to determine class lists for the following year. Auditions to move up to higher levels are not required.
Students wishing to dance with our senior performing group--Kupalo are expected to be able to perform the basic following steps:
Girls: chaines, obertasse, firth turns, half and full prepdynnia turns
Boys: chaines, prycydky, cabrioles
It is also expected that those wishing to dance with Kupalo will have had previous exposure to steps from Poltava, Hutzul, Transcarpathian, Volyn and Polissian dance regions.
During the first month of classes some adjustments may be made to placing dancers in the correct class from their level which may result in costs for additional minutes or money being refunded if you have overpaid.
Once classes commence and a dancer withdraws, a $50.00 portion of the fees will be withheld for administrative affairs. After that the remainder of the refund will be pro-rated.