Proper Dance Attire and Hair


Does your dance teacher nag you about your hair?

Taking off your hoodie in class?

Being appropriately groomed?

Do you know why?

She’s preparing you for life out in the world.

Wear your uniform with pride. Be ready for class. Show you have prepared. Show that you are ready. Show that you care. Look like a dancer – feel like a dancer, for casual clothes in class equals a casual mind. Show up, and look the part. Don’t hide under sweaters. Your body is your instrument – show it so you can grow.

Be ready to receive corrections with humility and grace – they are your teachers gift to you. When you hide, you avoid feedback. When you get no feedback, that’s when you should start to worry.

Your teacher has given up. She does not want to ask you to take off your sweater one more time. Do this yourself, and be ready!

Be humble. Be hungry.

This is why good grooming is important.


modified from: @janegrechdance

Welcome to the 2016-17 Dance Year!

Welcome to all of our new and returning Rushnychok family!

This year, we have over 90 dancers and 60 families with the club. We look forward to a wonderful year of instruction from Sonya, Jason, and Shannon as well as our apprentice and tot instructors Kaitlin and Kennedy. Also, welcome to Austyn who will be an apprentice this year.

2017 is a very special year for Rushnychok as we will be celebrating 50 years of Ukrainian dance in Saskatoon! On our website, we plan to celebrate this anniversary by posting Club history and memorabilia from the past 50 years.  Please feel free to share any photos, videos, or memories that you may have. Get in touch with us by leaving a comment below.

As our dancers begin to learn their choreography, please mark the following special events on your calendar. We will be celebrating Malanka on January 21, 2017. Also, we are attending dance competitions in Saskatoon, North Battleford and St. Albert. We will be showcasing our dancers at our Final Recital on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 

We wish everyone a great year of dance making many memories !

Happy dancing!

Glenda Martens


Rushnychok Ukrainian Dance Association