Registration is now open for Shumka School of Dance 2023/24 programs, from three and four-year-old pre-beginners to competitive dancers of all ages. New and prospective Shumka families can call June at the Shumka office (780) 455-9559 to find their place.

Located at the well-equipped Shumka Dance Centre in Downtown Edmonton and the beautiful St. Sophia’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Sherwood Park, classes are rewarding and well-structured with manageable sizes, and a convenient drive from any location in the Greater Edmonton area.

Shumka School of Dance

Since 1989, the Shumka School of Dance has trained thousands of young dancers to achieve performance excellence and build a strong work ethic. Shumka is known across Canada and has secured their place as an internationally acclaimed dance company. These dancers and choreographers are the very same experts providing Shumka School dancers with instruction while inspiring them to pursue their Ukrainian dancing dreams. With its fun, family-like atmosphere, the school is a welcoming place for youth to achieve their goals with a variety of classes and activities.

Of course, you don’t have to be Ukrainian to find your place because Shumka School of Dance is for everyone. The 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 within an inspirational community.

Ukrainian character, Royal Academy of Dance ballet, contemporary movement, and Shumka-style training are options for students. Offering Canada’s only Ukrainian Dance Syllabus, dancers move through progressive levels of training, choreography, and performance. A twice-yearly recital at the Jubilee Auditorium will showcase the development of skills and repertoire; in addition, students may be given the opportunity to perform on-stage in larger scale Shumka productions. Experience will also be gained through performances at local community events, festivals, and care facilities, while helping to highlight the value of giving back to the community.

Inspiring dancers of all ages, Shumka School looks forward to welcoming your family into theirs this dance season.

Shumka School of Dance:

When: Fall and Winter 2023/24
Where: Shumka Dance Centre (Edmonton) | St. Sophia’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish (Sherwood Park)
Address: 10515 – 111 Street, Edmonton | 25-53012, Range Rd 224, Sherwood Park
Phone: (780) 455-9559