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It’s no secret that many American dance companies are so insular and esoteric in their pursuits that they have lost their connection to the community—where all dance begins. This is not the case with the soaring, spirited Veryovka Ukrainian National Dance Company. The 80-member troupe, which was established in 1943 in Kharkov just after the city was liberated from the Nazis, continues to evoke a sense of communal celebration with each succeeding generation of dancers. Current artistic director Anatoly Avdievsky is devoted to the company’s legacy of blending traditional Ukrainian folk dancing and singing with contemporary performance styles. Any dance lover—and especially those often alienated by contemporary productions—should feel a part of this soulful performance, which, even though it has been more than 50 years since Veryovka’s first dance, is part of the troupe’s first U.S. tour. At 3 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. $27.50-40. (202) 467-4600. CP