Q: What are the age groups involved with folklore?
A: The age range starts at age 3 and goes through high school graduation, although college kids and young adults always welcome.
Q: Do children need any previous experiences?
A: No previous experience is required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know while having fun doing it!
Q: Can older children join who haven’t grown up dancing since they were little?
A: Absolutely! Children of all ages learn quickly with the help of fellow students and instructors.
Q: How do costumes work, are they purchased or rented?
A: Costumes will be “loaned” once registration fee is paid. Costumes must be professionally dry cleaned when returning.
Q: How do we register to become part of the folklore group?
A: Click here to download the registration form, fill it out, and bring it to a practice or drop it off at the Church Office.
Q: How often are practices, how long do they typically last?
A: Pee-wee 30 minutes, middle group 45-60 minutes, and senior group up to 1.5 hours.
Q: Where to practices take place?
A: Practices usually take place in the South Wing Social Center of the Church Complex, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.
Q: Where do the groups typically perform?
A: Typically the groups perform at various St. Sava related events throughout the year, by invitation to dance at other church festivals, and local festivals such as World Cultural Fest taking place in Valparaiso September 2015. Occasionally the groups are fortunate to experience unique long distance trips through special invitation.
Q: Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?
A: Yes! Parent support is needed at a variety of events throughout the year and lots of fundraising opportunities. We are always welcome to new ideas!