The Croatian Folklore Ensemble CROATOAN was founded in 1978 to celebrate Croatia’s traditional songs and dances throughout the National Capital Region of Canada. Since then, our dedication to our Croatian heritage has warmed the hearts of Croatian-Canadians and other Canadians alike. First founded under the auspices of the Croatian-Canadian Club of Ottawa-Carleton, CROATOAN became an independent not-for-profit organization, registered in Ontario, with its own board of directors and constitution, by 1992. CROATOAN is a member of the Croatian Folklore Federation of Canada-East.  



  •  Registration for the 2016-2017 season will be held during the first practices at St. Leopold Mandic Parish Hall at 67 Lyndale Avenue, Ottawa.

Registration Dates: September 18th, 2016, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.  and September 19th , 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.

Registration Deadline for all groups: October 31st, 2016

Registration Fees for the 2016-2017 season:
Registration paid by September 19th, 2016: $75/performer
Registration paid after September 19th, 2016: $80/performer
Membership fee: $5
*Note: a minimum of one adult membership per family is required.

First day of class - see our Schedule page for more detail
All Beginner, Junior, Intermediate and Senior groups: Sunday, September 18th, 2016
All Adult groups: Monday September 19th, 2016


  • All CROATOAN has a new Facebook Page! 'Like' our page to receive news updates and event invitations online.

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