The Balada Dance Team is a devoted group of dancers who showcase Romania’s heritage through traditional dances and songs. The Balada Dance Team was reformed from the Balada Dance Group (est. 2002) in 2012 to participate in the Romanian Pavilion in Folklorama and encourage the youth of the community to be more involved.
The dancers range in age from 4 – 35, with a roster of over 30 dancers and musicians. Majority of the dancers are of a Romanian background, including many first generation Romanian dancers, but also include second generation Romanians. The group has participated in many different cultural events in Manitoba and Saskatchewan including the St. Elias Orthodox Church’s Anniversary in Lennard, Shell Valley’s 90th anniversary, Polish Fest, and at Mosaic, which is a multicultural festival in Regina.
The Balada Dance Team has created a medley of fan favourite dances which showcase traditional music from different regions of Romania (Moldova, Oltenia, Dobrogea) and intertwines it with Etno songs – which is a twist on traditional and modern sounds.Book Now!