Zirka Ukrainian Dancers test out new ballet barres supplied by an anonymous donor recently. (Stephanie Bell photo)

Ukrainian dancers receive donation

Training just ramped up for one of Vernon’s Ukrainian dance groups

Training just ramped up for one of Vernon’s Ukrainian dance groups.

The Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan recently received a generous donation of two ballet barres from an anonymous donor, which the dancers had the opportunity to test Tuesday night.

“The children deserve to experience all levels of dance and accomplishment, even in cultural dance,” the donor said. “The barre is a magical place to be. It is where the skill begins and is nurtured, to then blossom into the performance.”

And it’s a donation Zirka is thrilled to have.

“I want to add how grateful Zirka Ukranian Dancers of the Okanagan Valley are for this donation,” said instructor Stephanie Bell.

For more information about Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan, visit www.zirkadancers.ca.