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 day camp or overnight experience 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. These fun dance based camps include dance instruction mixed with other themed activities and exciting outings.
Shumka Minis (age 3-5) | July 4-8 and August 22-26, 2022
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.
UP in the Air! (ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 4-8 and August 22-26, 2022
Things are more fun with your feet off the ground! During Up in the Air, enjoy 15 hours of dance instruction combined with high flying adventures like the Snow Valley Aerial Park, stilt walking, circus acrobatics, juggling and rock climbing. A dance concert at the end of the week will let campers showcase new skills and choreography for their families.
Shumka Chefs (ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 25-29, 2022
Learn more about Ukrainian culture through both dance and cooking! Budding young chefs will love this mix of 15 hours of dance instruction and plenty of time in the kitchen. During the week they will explore the culinary world, learn basic cooking skills, and whip up some delicious Ukrainian recipes. At the end of the week, campers will perform a dance concert for their families, and hopefully share some of their newly learned recipes.
Shumka Overnight Camps
This summer older dancers can fully immerse themselves in dance and Ukrainian culture during Shumka’s overnight Summer Dance Camps. Enjoy one or two full weeks of professional dance training and fun camp activities at the beautiful Camp Oselia summer resort, located 45 minutes west of Edmonton.
Overnight X-Treme Junior (ages 10-13, 14+) | August 7-13 and August 14-20, 2022
Campers will experience up to 6 hours of intensive dance training per day with Canada’s finest teachers and choreographers. Learn more about Ukrainian culture through food and themed activities, while enjoying traditional summer camp fun like water sports, swimming, crafts and campfires. Put your best foot forward as you meet new friends and create some amazing memories! At the end of the week, Campers can also look forward to the famous Kolomeyka night with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers!
Overnight X-Treme Mania 2-Week Junior (ages 10-13, 14+) | August 7-20, 2022
For the ultimate summer dance camp experience, register for the 2-Week X-treme Mania camp! Your spot ensures you don’t miss out on a single moment of dance training, fun camp activities and friendship. Open to Junior and Senior campers.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Shumka Summer Dance Camps. Register here or call 780-455-9559 to secure a spot for your child. Give your child the gift of dance, creativity and fun at a Shumka Summer Dance Camp.
Shumka Summer Dance Camps
When: Weeklong camps July 4 – August 26, 2022
Where: Shumka Dance Centre
Address: 10515 – 111 Street, Edmonton