Paula Holoviak


My story is about the power of folk dance to make an impact upon the lives of young people in the anthracite coal regions. LVAC includes the region of rural and somewhat impoverished Carbon County. In a time and place where many young people are left behind, Ukrainian folk dance has opened up a world of art, culture, travel and dance to generations of kids. Our organization, the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, has literally introduced hundreds of young adults to the world of dance over the past thirty years. Our folk dance camp has brought dance to thousands of children and teens over the past twenty-seven years. This is dedicated to the joy of ethnic folk dance.