at the Soyuzivka Center.

2012 Camp/Workshop Dates:
Workshop: July 1 - 14
Camp 1: July 22 - August 4
Camp 2: August 5 - 18
$1050 UNA member / $1100 non UNA member
Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Workshop Registration Form
Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Camp Registration Form
Camp Medical Forms and Information

Directed by Ania Bohachevsky-Lonkevych (daughter of Roma Pryma Bohachevsky), this camp is for ages 8 -16, and offers expert instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Room, board, 24-hour supervision, expert lessons and loads of fun are included. Each camp ends with a grand recital. Attendance will be limited to 60 students.

The Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Foundation offers instruction in the art of Ukrainian Folk Dance and ballet during the summer months. The RPB Dance Academy is accommodated through a partnership with the Soyuzivka Heritage Center

WORKSHOP: Welcome (PDF) | What to Bring (PDF)

For over 31 years, Workshop has been the most popular summer Ukrainian dance program for teens and young adults in the country. The success of this program is a testament to the incomparable Roma Pryma Bohachevsky, Artistic Director from 1976 to her passing in 2004. Her passion for Ukrainian dance, and her dedication to preserving and perpetuating the art, are part of her legacy, and the foundation for what Workshop is today. Her daughter, Ania Bohachevksy Lonkevych now serves as Director of the program.

The Workshop is under the Artistic Direction of Orlando Pagan,, Ania Bohachevsky-Lonkevych, and Assistant Director Larisa Pagan. Mentored for over 25 years under the tutelage of Roma Pryma Bohachevsky, they have worked tirelessly over the last few years to combine there shared influence and knowledge of Ukrainian Folk Dance and Ballet to a new generation of students.

Choreographers such as Roman Lewkowycz, Lev Iwasko, Stefan Calka,  and Volodymyr Dvorovenko, have lent there talents as guest instructors and choreographers at the Workshops.  Workshop instructors strive to maintain the characteristic style of Roma Pryma Bohachevsky's work both in class and in choreography, while at the same time, bringing to Workshop new concepts and skills to share and inspire.

Additional Guest Instructors to be announced at the outset of Workshop.

At Workshop, students are challenged for two intensive weeks of study. Daily classes in both character and ballet technique are followed by rigorous rehearsals where students learn sophisticated choreography and refine their performing skills. Roma Pryma Bohachevsky was truly a dance pioneer. In that spirit, Workshopchallenges instructor and students alike, to further not only the development of Ukrainian dance, but dance in all its forms, as a reflection of the rich Ukrainian cultural heritage. Over the years, Workshop has impressed audiences with unique dances to Ukrainian music, or based on Ukrainian themes, in hip-hop, ballroom, modern, lyrical and jazz dance styles.

Workshop is also "The Summer Home of Syzokryli," the New York based ensemble founded in 1978 by Roma Pryma Bohachevsky. Participants are given the opportunity to learn some of the exciting dances that are unique to the Ensembles repertoire. Workshop concludes this year with performances at the first annual Soyuzivka Ukrainian Film and Cultural Festival! This five day extravaganza will be the perfect showcase for two weeks worth of hard work. Workshop will be a part of history in the making, and it isn't the first time!

Photos from our Workshops


Ukrainian Dance Camp welcomes young dance students who have a sincere love of dance, and a strong desire to work on developing their technique and performance abilities. It is designed to accommodate students with beginning or intermediate knowledge of Ukrainian dance, providing them with an interesting program of intensive training. Professional instructors guide the students in a creative and supportive learning environment.

With an emphasis on technique, daily ballet and character classes refine basic skills for further study in a variety of Ukrainian dance styles. Two weeks of concentrated study raise the dancers ability levels, and supplement the training they receive in dance schools and classes at home. Classes are conducted in the large recreation hall both in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Saturday.

Kristine Izak returns to Dance Camp as Artistic Director, with Orlando Pagan as Instructor/Choreographer. Each brings a unique blend of dance training and experience, with a common goal of nurturing the spirit of Ukrainian dance. Their successful partnership is influenced by over a decade of collaboration with Roma Pryma Bohachevsky, as instructors and choreographers for her schools, camps, workshops and ensemble. Qualified and experienced Counselors under the guidance of a Camp Commandantka, offer close personal attention and supervision, both in class, during recreation time, and throughout the day. In addition to daily class sessions, campers enjoy a number of supervised activities such as volleyball, soccer, swimming, a Masquerade, Zabava and Bonfire. At the conclusion of Camp, students present a full concert of dances they have learned.

Besides all the fun and friendship this camp has to offer, it inspires and motivates young dancers to learn and improve, and nourishes their appreciation of Ukrainian dance and its place in the rich tapestry of Ukrainian culture.

About the Camp Directors
Click here to read about the camp and artistic directors.

To view more photos from our camps, click on any of the pictures above.

Please visit the Soyuzivka Camps Page for more information or if you have any questions.

Photos from our Workshops

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