With each step, spin and jump, Barvinok dancers give energy to Ukrainian culture in Calgary, Alberta. Our dancers range from age 3 through adult. They learn and grow their talents under the direction of Trevor Shular, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Society. Our highly accredited teaching staff challenge each dancer's individual strength and endurance and cultivate a deep appreciation of Ukrainian folk dance. Since 1990, Barvinok has been the heart and soul of Calgary Ukrainian dance.
Register for the 2023-24 Season
Ukrainian Dance Calgary
Classes for Ages 3 - Adult
Levels of dance are determined by a placement evaluation on the 1st day of class for Beginner, Intermediate and Senior classes. While the levels are typically associated with birth year, final placement is up to the Artistic Director and Instructors, based on individual talent, specific skills, overall abilities, and the dancer’s years of experience. Registration is open to everyone, including students who are new to dance.
After placements, students are taught by instructors who inspire and teach with passion. Together, our teaching team brings over a century of combined experience to share. As dancers grow with us, they will have opportunities to learn and perform choreography from the folk dancing traditions of many regions.
Most importantly, Barvinok dancers have a lot of fun, enjoy new friendships and a vibrant Ukrainian community.
Location of School
All dance classes are held in the cultural centre attached to St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Free parking is available in the designated church parking lots as well as on the street.
School News and Events
Try a Free Ukrainian Dance Class!
New Year, New Looks!
Our Merch Store is LIVE! Apparel and Medal Hangers can be ordered here.
Spring selections are coming soon to get you ready for SAUDF, Cheremosh and Calgary Ukrainian Festival!
BRAVO! 2024 Tickets on Sale
Our senior dance class is honoured to participate in Bravo! 2024, a fundraising concert hosted by Vykrutas Ukrainian Dance Society!
This is a professional-style production and the public is encouraged to attend and enjoy this beautiful celebration of Ukrainian culture. The talents of up-and-coming dancers from across the province will be shared in this breathtaking show.
This production is a fundraiser to support displaced Ukrainians in Alberta. Since its inception, Vykrutas has raised over $22,000 to support Ukrainians experiencing the effects of Russia's war. Tickets can be purchased directly from the University Theater Box Office.
Parents of performers can find details regarding technical rehearsal and arrival times in our School Calendar.
Southern Alberta Ukrainian Dance Festival (SAUDF)
Our Beginner, Intermediate, Senior and Adult classes will be performing at the Sourthern Alberta Ukrainian Dance Festival (SAUDF)!
Set beneath the lights of the stunning Webber Academy Theatre, dancers from across Alberta perform for audiences of family, friends and the public. This is an important opportunity for our dancers to perform and benefit from adjudication in an educational and motivating environment.
Between performances, a Ukrainian market gives festival-goers the opportunity to experience an array of tasty treats, clothing, art, jewelry and more.
Day passes to the festival are only $5.
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Thank You to Our Silent Auction Donors & Sponsors!
Our 2024 Zabava was a wonderful evening of dining and dancing and we are touched by the generous contributions of our Silent Auction donors and sponsors. Thank you so much for contributing to what was both a successful and very enjoyable event! Village Ice Cream Doodle Dogs Canada's National Ukrainian Festival Calgary Co-op Kalyna Store Canada's Ukrainian Shumka Dancers Loose Moose Theatre Company Calgary Stampede Sadochok Ukrainian Preschool Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino Reflective Beauty Boutique Sifton Petroleum Inc. Campus Energy
Our Wine Raffle Winners
Thanks to the efforts of our ticket sellers and those who generously participated by purchasing tickets, we had an incredibly successful fundraiser for the school. Our winners have been contacted - Congratulations to each of you!
You can watch the draw and see the winning ticket information here.