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Croatoan welcomes you to the 2022/2023 season! We are excited to once again play tambura and dance kolo together. This year, we hope to return to a more normal routine, including regular in-person classes. This page includes registration details, eligibility, participant expectations, and the registration form.


Basic Info


Registration for the 2022/2023 season opens on August 14th, 2022, for both kolo and tambura. The deadline for registrations is September 10th, 2022. Registration takes place fully online.

Registration opens Sunday, August 14 and runs until Saturday, September 10.
At this time, registration is available for in-person kolo and tambura classes for all ages.

You may notice that the registration period begins and ends earlier than in previous years. This is so we know the sizes and composition of the performing groups in advance of the first class.


We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible, even if you are unsure. This helps us determine interest and make the necessary preparations for a prompt start to the season.


COVID-19 and the Safety of Participants

The safety of participants and teachers is our first priority. We fully anticipate a return to in-person kolo and tambura classes in September, however, we will follow any new public health measures that are implemented. This could mean that program delivery (in-person, online, hybrid) may be modified.


While most public health measures are currently lifted, we remind everyone to stay “COVID wise.” If you feel unwell, stay home, and inform your teacher.


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Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration opens on August 14, 2022

  • Registration deadline for all groups is September 10, 2022 at 11:59pm.*

*Late registrations are permitted with the approval of the teacher. Late fees apply.


Fees and Membership

  • Registration paid by September 10th, 2022, 11:59pm: $95/performer 

  • Registration paid on or after September 11th, 2022: $120/performer  

  • Membership fee: $10*

*A minimum of one membership per household is required. Membership is a legal status and provides you with certain rights like voting at general meetings.


Class times and locations

All classes take place on a weekly basis at the St Leopold Mandić Church Hall – 67 Lyndale Ave., Ottawa. Please note that class days and/or times are subject to change up to or immediately after the registration deadline, depending on number of registrants.


First day of classes: September 11th, 2022

Beginner, Junior, and Intermediate Kolo  4:30-5:30pm

Beginner, Junior, and Intermediate Tambura  5:30-6:30pm

Senior Tambura  6:30-8:00pm

Senior Kolo  8:00-9:30pm



First day of classes: September 12th, 2022

Adult Kolo  7:00-8:30pm

Adult Tambura  8:30-9:30pm

*Depending on registration numbers, groups may be combined.


Click here to see eligibility requirements for 2022/2023.


Costume deposit and Instrument rentals

A deposit of $30 will be required for each costume issued to participants. The costume deposit can be refunded after the costume is returned complete, washed, ironed, and pleated, as necessary. An annual rental fee of $30 will be required for each Croatoan-owned instrument. Rental fees are non-refundable.


Footwear (opanke) are the responsibility of the participant. If you have opanke you would like to exchange or sell, please contact us. Order forms for those who would like to purchase new opanke will be available in November.

Etiquette and Expectations

By registering, all participants agree to comply with Croatoan's etiquette and expectations.


Registration ended on September 10, 2022. Late registrations are permitted with approval from the teacher. You can register by completing the Google Form here. We will contact you regarding the status of your registration soon afterwards.
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