Reviews, contests, festivals as the forms of junior schoolchildren’s education by means of folk choreography in Ukraine (1945–1991).
During the period of state transformations, fights for its territorial integrity, the restructuring and updating of all spheres of social life in new ways arouse the problems of development of national consciousness and the process of Ukraine’s integration into European cultural and economic space.Оn the public scaleof state updating the rate of human spiritualitygained an increasing value. For the development of integrated personality nowadays we need a thorough education and creation of favorable conditions under which it will be able to unleash their creativity at full extent. Each generation leaves not only material heritage to its legacy of the descendants, but also cultural and spiritual values. The main objective of today’s children are keeping the vital relay in their hands is to use the experience of past generations creatively, to increase it and to develop it in the way of human progress further. This article describes the features of the reviews, contests, festivals of children’s amateur choreography in Soviet Ukraine and determines their impact on the formation of a harmoniously developed personality of junior schoolchildren. Using search and bibliographic methods, historical and generalization methods, the main functions of choreographic art were clarified, which are based on the development of creative abilities of children of primary school age and the development of their emotional and aesthetic culture, the moral and physical health formation. The researcher analyzes concert performances of Soviet schoolchildren as a form their education by means of choreographic art. Group choreographic work in USSR was gradually expanded; improved training for leaders of schoolchildren’s dance groups, there was increase of requirement to the selection of repertoire, improved performance skills of younger students. Considerable impetus to the development of choreographic education in Ukraine during the analyzed period was a joint operation of secondary schools and extracurricular education institutions. On the basis of these institutions rallied the group of junior schoolchildren for their creative potential increasing. The conducted analysis of organization of reviews, contests and festivals of junior amateur choreographic art in the Soviet Ukraine will help to improve the educational process in the field of choreographic education in modern conditions
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