Orlyk Ukrainian dance group

Orlyk was formed in 1949 and is one of the oldest established Ukrainian dance groups in the world.

Based in the heart of Manchester, we are an award winning group of dancers and musicians of genuine heritage and one of the few Ukrainian acts that dance and sing to live music.

Orlyk is the ideal choice for your event – the captivating routines are completely flexible and can be tailored around your needs to include dancing, singing and even audience participation if required!

We have extensive national and international experience including concerts, festivals, theatre and television shows, weddings, parties, corporate and charity functions.

Orlyk’s vast repertoire of dances combine harmonic melodies and punchy rhythms that are sure to get your feet tapping along! Our dancers and musicians also perform in unique, handmade costumes which reflect the different regions in Ukraine.

Through the very high standard of its dance and adherence to folk traditions Orlyk has earned the prestigious title of ‘Representative Dance Group of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain’

COSSACKS

cossacks Swords
The Orlyk Cossacks are an authentic group of Cossack Dancers of true Ukrainian heritage. As the only Cossack cabaret act that dance and sing to live music, you can be certain to enjoy the real Cossack experience.
The highly energetic, exhilarating and powerful combination of high kicks, jumps, spins and sword fighting, fuse Cossack dancing with Western influences and are guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Orlyk was established in 1949 and is the Representative Dance Ensemble of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

CORPORATE

Event City Boys
Orlyk can provide the ideal entertainment for corporate events including Christmas parties, trade shows, award ceremonies and fundraising nights with a combination of dancing, singing and maybe even a surprise element of audience participation! Our professional musicians can also provide the perfect accompaniment to other parts of the event, perhaps by playing during welcome drinks or throughout the meal.

Venues and clients include:

Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland – Howdens
Earls Court, London & Event City, Manchester – The Times Travel & Destinations Shows
Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham – Next Retail
The Monastery, Manchester – Duerr’s
William Aston Hall, Wales
Revolution Bars, Leeds, Macclesfield, York
De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Etihad Stadium, Manchester – Kellogg’s
Grand Hotel Union (Ljubljana) & Municipal Hall (Celje), Slovenia
Midland Hotel, Manchester
Royal Albert Hall, London

We have lots of experience of entertaining at corporate events – the captivating routines are completely flexible and can be tailored around your particular needs.

Orlyk was established in 1949 and is the Representative Dance Ensemble of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

TV

Sam & Mark 1
The Orlyk Cossacks are available to make special guest appearances in your TV productions. Recent appearances include:

ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – Auditioning to a 2000 strong live audience (and the famous judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden of course!)
CBBC’s ‘Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up’ – An entertainment show for Children’s BBC
ITV’s ‘Diamond Geezer’ – A comedy drama starring David Jason & Jenny Agutter
Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ – Dancing with Jimmy Carr in the crossover panel game of ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and the game show ‘Countdown’

Orlyk was established in 1949 and is the Representative Dance Ensemble of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

WEDDINGS

Wedding Guard of Honour 2
Orlyk can provide entertainment for your wedding with a combination of dancing, singing and even involving some of your guests in the Cossack dancing. Our experienced musicians can also provide the perfect accompaniment to other parts of your special day, perhaps by playing during welcome drinks or throughout the meal.

Whatever you need to make that special day even better, we can provide it!

Recent wedding venues include the Hilton Hotel, London, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, Monaco and Ettington Park Hotel, Alderminster

Orlyk was established in 1949 and is the Representative Dance Ensemble of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

MUSIC

Double Bass
Orlyk is one of the very few dance groups that perform to live Ukrainian folk music only. Our group of extremely talented musicians play on both traditional and modern instruments. The instruments include Accordions, Mandolins, Double Bass, Tsymbaly (Dulcimer), Recorder, Tambourine, Viola and Drum.

The leader of the musicians is Mychajlo Kuziw – an expert accordion player who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of hundreds of Ukrainian dances and songs with a fantastic talent for creating new melodies.

  • 07771 913 711
  • 31 Smedley Lane, Cheetham, Manchester, Manchester, M8 8XB, United Kingdom

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