Ukrainian dance is an exciting art form appreciated by people from every nation. DESNA enthusiastically presents a unique repertoire of folk, classical, and character dance from various regions of Ukraine. The men exhibit the famous Cossack vigour through their energetic leaps and acrobatics, while the women gracefully display their agility with spins and graceful footwork. Ornate costumes of brilliant colours and exquisite embroidery create a vibrant spectacle on stage. DESNA won the “Best Traditional Show” at Toronto’s annual Caravan, plus 1st. place in CHIN’s International Folklore Dance Competition. These 16 performers performed on “Let’s Celebrate”, a nationally televised broadcast commemorating Canada’s 125th. birthday.