The Zirka Ukrainian Dance Competition was held at Credit Union Place over the weekend.

Zirka Club President, Leeann Bomak, says it went well this weekend.

“Talya Oleski is our 2019 competition coordinator, so she’s done an amazing job.”

It was Oleski's first year working on the competition.

Oleski says it’s a great fundraiser for the Zirka group in Dauphin, the money is used to purchase costumes and other things from Ukraine, as well as costs associated with putting the competition on.

“It’s also a way to promote Ukrainian dance and culture in our community and it just brings a lot of different dance groups from across the prairies together for a weekend.”

The event showcases a vast range of regions from Ukraine, which has many different outfits and styles of dance.

Bomak thinks the event is great entertainment.

“I think it’s great for the kids as a motivator, they work towards these events for an entire year. A lot of dance seasons start at the beginning of the school year and this is the kind of culmination for them. It’s nice for them to come out and show the audience what they’ve been working on all year. So it’s a great event.”

This year’s event is the 10th biannual Zirka Dance Competition, which means they’ve been doing it for 20 years.