Shumka Summer Dance Camps are unlike any other experience. For a week this summer, your child will be immersed in a Ukrainian cultural experience full of unparalleled dance instruction, traditional summer camp activities, and the opportunity to make new friends. Whether your child is just beginning their Ukrainian dance experience or they’re seasoned pros looking for continued training opportunities, there’s a camp for them!
Known across Canada and internationally, Shumka Dance Company is critically-acclaimed. For over 60 years, Shumka has been performing for audiences around the globe. Locally, they’re best known for their annual performance of The Nutcracker that has become a Christmas tradition for many Edmonton families. These dancers and choreographers are the very same folks that will be providing your children with dance camp instruction and inspiring them to pursue their Ukrainian dancing dreams!
Shumka Day Camps
Day camps are offered for kids aged 3 and up at the Shumka Dance Centre in Edmonton.
Shumka Minis (age 3-5) – August 2-6 and August 23-27, 2021 – Your littlest dancers can begin their Ukrainian dance journey with an introduction to Ukrainian traditions and folklore. Through crafts, stories, and dance they’ll be immersed in Ukrainian culture. At the end of the week they’ll perform a regional Ukrainian dance and participate in an art show.
Shumka Adventures (ages 6-8, 9-12) – August 2-6 and August 23-27, 2021 – Shumka Adventures campers not only get to participate in 15 hours of dance instruction, but a week full of traditional camp activities, too. Every moment is packed full of adventures like archery, swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, and mountain biking. And of course, the culmination of the week is a dance concert.
Shumka 60 X-Treme (ages 10-13, 14+) – August 9-13 and August 16-20, 2021 – Campers will journey through Shumka’s 60 year history with 5-6 hours of intensive dance training per day, plus Ukrainian regional and contemporary-style choreography. But there’s plenty of fun to be had, too, with traditional camp activities.
Shumka Online Camp
Get the Shumka dance experience, right from the comfort of your own home … for a fraction of the cost!
Shumka For Me (age 7-9, 10-12, 13+) – July 5-9 and July 26-30, 2021 – This online camp is available for participants aged 7 and up, and is led by qualified dance instructors via Zoom. Small group sizes, divided by gender and age, allow for campers to get a more personalized teaching experience.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Shumka Summer Dance Camps. Register here or call 780-455-9559 to secure a spot for your child. There is a limited amount of space to keep the group sizes small and comply with current health guidelines. Give your child the gift of dance, creativity and fun at a Shumka Summer Dance Camp!
Shumka Summer Dance Camps:
When: Weeklong camps July 5 – August 27, 2021
Where: Shumka Dance Centre
Address: 10515 – 111 Street, Edmonton
Please note: All photos are courtesy of Shumka Dance and some photos were taken before current Covid-19 health guidelines were in place. Camps will be held in accordance with Alberta Health guidelines and restrictions. All AHS health and safety guidelines are strictly followed including (but not limited to) increased cleaning of the facilities, thorough disinfecting of surfaces, wearing a mask per mandate, and encouraging frequent hand washing. Camp activities are subject to change in response to evolving Covid-19 protocols.