Croatoan welcomes you to the 2021/2022 season! We are excited to once again play tambura and dance kolo together. This year, we hope to be able to return to a more normal routine, including regular in-person classes for tambura and kolo.


Council and current teachers met on August 26 to discuss how the 2021/2022 season would unfold, taking into account various factors including registration interest, public health requirements and recommendations, and the status of COVID-19 in the community. It was determined that in-person tambura classes will continue as planned. Unfortunately, in-person kolo classes are postponed indefinitely and registration for them has closed. In their place, a team of teachers has endeavoured to host comprehensive virtual kolo workshops. We hope to offer our first workshop in October. More details are forthcoming. Lastly, at this time, Croatoan will not require proof of vaccination to participate in in-person tambura classes; however, it is expected that the Ontario government will soon introduce a vaccine passport/mandate for non-essential businesses, and Croatoan will comply with whatever mandates are instituted. We remain confident that we can deliver safe in-person tambura classes to all.

- Nicholas Zuger, President; Rinka Mirkovich, Program Coordinator


Basic Info

Registration is now open online for in-person tambura classes. Registration ends at our in-person session on Sunday, September 5th, 2021, 12:00pm at St. Leopold Mandic Parish Hall.

Registration opens Sunday, August 15 and runs until Sunday, September 5.
At this time, registration is available for in-person tambura classes for all ages.

This year, the registration period begins and ends earlier. Earlier registration helps us determine class sizes and composition before the first class and allow correct implementation of COVID-19 protocols that match local public health guidelines and the current pandemic situation.


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 safe start to the season.


COVID-19 and the Safety of Participants

The safety of participants and teachers is our first priority. As of August 27, we are planning for a return to in-person tambura classes beginning September 12, 2021. In-person kolo classes have been postponed indefinitely, and will be replaced by comprehensive virtual kolo workshops. More information on these workshops is forthcoming.


Some changes to class times and dates may be modified after registration once we know the composition of our groups based off of registration in order to adhere to public health rules.


This could mean that class times and dates may be modified after registration. Please rest assured that any changes will be swiftly communicated to participants.


Lastly, basic health protocols will be strictly enforced during classes. You can find Croatoan's approved in-person protocols and mandatory waiver of liability below. All participants are required to complete a self-assessment before entering the practice space.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration opens on August 15, 2021

  • One in-person registration session will be held on September 5th, 2021 @ noon, St. Leopold Mandić Church Hall – 67 Lyndale Ave., Ottawa.

  • Registration deadline for all groups is September 5, 2021 at 11:59pm.*

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


Fees and Membership

  • Registration paid by September 5th, 2021, 11:59pm: $95/performer 

  • Registration paid on or after September 6th, 2021: $105/performer  

  • Membership fee: $10*

*A minimum of one membership per family is required. 


Class times and locations

All classes take place at the St Leopold Mandić Church Hall – 67 Lyndale Ave., Ottawa.


First day of classes: September 12th, 2021

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

Senior Tambura  6:30-8:00pm



First day of classes: September 13th, 2021

Adult Tambura  8:30-9:30pm

*Depending on registration numbers, groups may be combined.



Click here to see eligibility requirements for 2021/2022.


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.

Etiquette and Expectations

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


Option 1:
Pay by cash, cheque or Interac® e-Transfer
This can be done by completing the Google Form here
Option 2:
Pay by debit or credit card
Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Select an item below
Step 2: Complete the requisite form, including group, name, and contact information
Step 3: Add the registration to your "cart"
Step 4: Select "Local pickup" at checkout (note that you do not need to pickup anything)
Step 5: Complete payment

To register multiple persons, simply return to the registration form and fill it out again. This can be done by clicking the return arrow on the sidebar cart.

At any time, you can see an overview of all pending registrations by clicking on the shopping cart icon           on the website menu above.