The Shumka School of Dance
Inspiring Dancers
Registration for 2017-18 Season Now Open!

Registrations are now open for the Shumka School of Dance 2017-18 Season.

Established in 1989, the Shumka School provides character, RAD ballet and contemporary dance training to students from 3 years of age and up. Offering Canada’s only Ukrainian dance curriculum, dancers move through progressive levels of training, choreography and performance opportunities under high-level instruction. Its popular Junior Instructor Program also trains future faculty.

Currently more than 200 students are part of the Shumka School and its programs, many aspiring to be future members of the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and to contribute to the ongoing presentation and development of the art form.


We aspire to be a leading performing arts school, recognized for our commitment to creating and presenting Ukrainian dance that is regionally accurate, superbly entertaining, and recognizably Shumka.


Shumka School of Dance exists to nurture well-rounded, ballet-trained Ukrainian dancers with high levels of performance. We offer a curriculum-based program centered around providing opportunities for children, youth, and young adults to grow and discover themselves.

Shumka School students at all age levels have opportunities to participate and perform in Shumka productions like KOBZAR and CLARA’S DREAM.