Welcome to Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Society

About Us

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 2024-25 Dance 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 yearfinal 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.

Tuition 2024-25

Pre-Beginner | Age 3 - 5
THU 5:30 - 6:00 PM
per Year
Beginner | Age 5-7
THU 6:00 - 7:00 PM
per Year
Intermediate 1 | Age 8-9
THU 6:00 - 7:15 PM
per Year
Intermediate 2-4 | Age 9-12
THU 7:00 - 8:15 PM
per year
Senior 1 & 2 | Age 13 - 14
MON 6:45-8:45 PM & THU 7:15-9:30 PM
per Year
Senior 3+ | Age 15 - 17
MON 6:45-8:45 PM & THU 7:15-10:00 PM
per Year
Adults | Age 18+
SUN 7:00-8:30 PM
per Year

Tuition Discounts

You may be eligible to receive a tuition discount! Learn more.

If you have any questions about registration or fees, please contact our registrar.

Detailed information about Placement Evaluations and Your First Class are available HERE.

School News and Events

Ukrainian of Calgary Easter Market, Saturday March 23, 2024 - Seen on CityTV and in the Calgary Herald!

Ukrainians of Calgary Host Easter Market (CityTV Calgary)

Youth dancers with the Barvinok traditional dance group greet patrons to the Ukrainian Easter Market at St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre in Calgary on Saturday, March 23, 2024. (Calgary Herald)

Vision of Dance

Our 2024 Year End Concert will soon be here! Tickets available for purchase online  beginning at 12:00 PM on May 9th through the University Theatre's Box Office. Tickets will also be available at the door on May 26th. Dancers do not need to purchase tickets for themselves. Please invite your friends and family to share in this special night! Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00 PM and the show will begin at 6:30 PM.


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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.