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 are seasoned pros looking for continued training opportunities, there is a day camp or overnight experience for them!

For over 60 years, the critically acclaimed Shumka Dance Company has been performing for audiences across Canada and around the globe. Locally, they’re best known for their annual performance of The Nutcracker which has become a Christmas tradition for many Edmonton families. These dancers and choreographers are the very same folks who will be providing your children with dance camp instruction and inspiring them to pursue their Ukrainian dancing dreams!

Shumka Summer Dance Camps

Shumka Day Camps

Day camps are offered for kids aged 3 and up at the Shumka Dance Centre in downtown Edmonton. These fun dance based camps include dance instruction mixed with other themed activities and exciting outings.

Shumka Minis (Ages 3-5) | July 8-12, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2, 2024

Your littlest dancers can begin their Ukrainian dance journey with an introduction to Ukrainian traditions and folklore. Through crafts, songs, stories, games, and new dance exercises they’ll be immersed in Ukrainian culture. At the end of the week they’ll perform a regional dance and participate in an art showcase.

Shumka Splash (Ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 8-12, 2024

If you are looking for a mix of rhythmic dance and aquatic adventures, dive into Shumka Splash! Campers can look forward 15 hours of top-tier dance instruction, complemented by daily indoor and outdoor swimming adventures. Make a splash with activities like voyageur canoeing, splash park play, a river float, and a sunny beach trip!

Ya Ukrainka (Ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 15-19, 2024

Celebrate prominent women in Ukrainian culture during this exclusive girls-only experience! Inspired by the legendary artist, musician, poet, and writer Lesia Ukrainka, young female campers will be immersed in Ukrainian culture with inspiring presentations, a showcase of artistry from local creators, and fun, relevant activities. Field trips will offer further learning and inspiration, as well as opportunities to foster friendships and build community.

Shumka Summer Dance Camps

Shumka Chefs 2.0 (Ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 22-26, 2024

Learn more about Ukrainian culture through dance and FOOD! Budding chefs will be taken on a flavourful journey as they learn basic cooking and safety skills to create delicious dishes integral to Ukrainian culture. In addition to time spent in the kitchen, campers will also enjoy 15 hours of top-tier Ukrainian dance training on the dance floor.

Out of this World! (Ages 6-8, 9-12) | July 29-August 2, 2024

Find extraordinary adventure at this cutting-edge camp featuring technology and dance! Campers will experience 15 hours of high-quality Ukrainian dance training alongside heart-pounding activities like Laser Tag, a trip to the VR arcade, coding with Code Ninjas, epic NERF battles with Foam Fighters, and fun with robotics. 

Shumka Overnight Summer Dance Camps

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. (Range Road 53, Highway 16, Wabamun Lake, Alberta)

Overnight X-Treme  Junior (Ages 10-13) Senior (Ages 14+) | August 11-17 and August 18-24, 2024

Junior and Senior 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!

Shumka Summer Dance Camps

Register Today

Registration is now open for the 2024 Shumka Summer Dance Camps. New this year, enjoy additional savings when signing up for multiple camp weeks for the same participant – 10% off a second camp week, 20% off a third camp week, and 30% off a fourth camp week. Register using the online registration form or call 780-455-9559 to secure a spot for your child.

Give your child the gift of dance, creativity and fun by joining the hundreds of children and teens from across Canada who want to DANCE HARD, PLAY HARD!

Shumka Summer Dance Camps:

When: Weeklong camps July 8 – August 24, 2024
Shumka Dance Centre
Address: 10515 – 111 Street, Edmonton
Phone: 780-455-9559