DANCE LEARN PLAY CREATE at Shumka Summer Dance Camps!
Register online @ shumka.com / 780.455.9559
Held at Shumka Dance Centre: 10515 111 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Shumka Mini’s Ages: 3-5 / July 10-14, July 17-21
The youngest “Shumka Dancers in training” will begin their journey of Ukrainian dance, as they are introduced to the culture, folklore and dance that go along with our rich Ukrainian heritage. All activities have a strong Ukrainian cultural focus, and campers will perform a full concert at the end of the week, including a full regional Ukrainian dance and an art show display.
July 10-14 Instructor: Kathy Rachmistruk
July 17-21 Instructor: Peter Eeles
Motion Mania Ages: 6-8 / July 10-14
Finally a Motion Mania for younger dancers! Campers will experience a variety of adventures such as laser tag, swimming, paddle boating, ice skating, and jumping at the trampoline park. This is paired with 15 hours of Ukrainian dance training and choreography, culminating in a dance concert at the end of the week for families.
Instructor: Kathy Rachmistruk
Motion Mania Ages: 9-12 / July 10-14
If you like being active and on the move, then this is the camp for you! Adventures include laser tag, go-carting, rock climbing, swimming, and a visit to the trampoline park. This is paired with 15 hours of Ukrainian dance training and choreography, culminating in a dance concert at the end of the week for families.
Instructor: Shelley Borowski
Shumka Stars Ages: 6-8, 9-12 / July 17-24
Campers experience a variety of “stage and theatre” activities, including acting, singing, playwriting, scenic painting, costume and prop design, and stage makeup. This is paired with 15 hours of Ukrainian dance training and choreography. During the week, these “Shumka Stars” use everything they learn from these activities and dancing sessions to create their own Ukrainian dance production! All activities for this camp are facilitated by Edmonton artist-actor-musician, Larissa Pohoreski.
Instructor: Tasha Orysiuk
Activity Facilitator: Larissa Pohoreski
Shumka Workshop Series Ages 13+ / August 21-25
For advanced dancers and instructors in training, explore the vastly diverse and unique regions of Ukraine with 6 hours per day of regional choreography, lexicon, and information. Learn ethnographic details from dance master Anna Kanevets about the costumes, traditions, customs, lexicon, and choreographies for the selected regions of Ukraine. Learn how choreography is created and how to teach these choreographies and steps to students.
Instructor: Anna Kanevets
Held at Camp Oselia, Wabamun Lake, Range Road 53 & Highway 16, Edmonton, AB
Overnight X-Treme Junior: 10-13 (July 2-8 & August 6-12), Senior: 14+ (July 2-8)
Experience five (Junior) to six (Senior) hours per day of high-calibre Ukrainian dance training and regional choreography from Canada’s finest teachers and choreographers. Enjoy Ukrainian-themed activities including team challenges, water sports, swimming, camp fires, and the famous Kolomeyka night with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Delicious food, great fun, and memories to and friendships to last a lifetime.
July 2-8 Junior Camp Instructor: Shannon Gabrush
July 2-8 Senior Camp Instructor: Dave Ganert
August 6-12 Junior Camp Instructors: Peter Eeles, Laurelle Unger
Overnight X-Treme 10-Day MANIA Senior: 14+ (August 6-15)
If you’re looking for an extreme dance experience, then Overnight X-Treme MAINIA is the one for you! Experience all the great activities that Overnight X-Treme has to offer, PLUS 3 additional days, and campers will learn five dances from a variety of instructors, including one dance from the repertoire of Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers!