It’s energy, colour, and music. It’s community and culture. This fall and winter, it’s all about the Shumka School of Dance, bringing your kids a vibrant, lively experience as they get back to routine!

For over 30 years, the Shumka School of Dance has trained thousands of young dancers to achieve performance excellence and build a strong work ethic. They are known across Canada and have secured their place as an internationally acclaimed dance company. Locally, they’re best known for their annual performance of The Nutcracker; it has become a Christmas tradition for many Edmonton families. These dancers and choreographers are the very same experts that will be providing your children with dance instruction and inspiring them to pursue their Ukrainian dancing dreams! With its family-like atmosphere, the school is a welcoming place for youth to achieve their goals with a variety of dance classes.

Ukrainian character, Royal Academy of Dance ballet, contemporary movement, and Shumka-style training are all options offered for students from three years of age and up. Offering Canada’s only Ukrainian Dance Syllabus, dancers move through progressive training levels, choreography, and performance. With recitals at the Jubilee Auditorium and opportunities to perform in Shumka productions (most of Shumka’s professional productions incorporate students from the School as support or leading characters) your child will have a memorable experience.

Of course, you don’t have to be Ukrainian to find your place here. Shumka Dance is for everyone. Their goal is to engage young people from all ethnic backgrounds in the performing arts, whether a child’s interest in dance is purely recreational or based on a desire to reach a professional level. Shumka School gives students a strong foundation for building skills and an inspirational community.

Registration is now open for the 2021 fall programs, from pre-beginners to competitive veterans. New and prospective Shumka families can call June at the Shumka office (780-455-9559) to find their place. Give your child the gift of dance, creativity, and fun with Shumka Dance and join the whirlwind!

Shumka Dance School Programs:

When: Fall and Winter 2021
Where: Shumka Dance Centre
Address: 10515 – 111 Street, Edmonton
Phone: 780-455-9559