Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival

Cheremosh Dance Festival MedalsThe Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival is one of the largest dance festivals of its kind in North America. It takes place during the second weekend in May, and provides thousands of dancers with the opportunity to perform and learn in a professional and constructive environment.

The festival began in 1984, and has now grown to include over four hundred performances, distributing more than 2,500 medals to young dancers over the course of a four-day event. Each year, the festival concludes with a “Show of Stars” production, with tickets open to the public, showcasing the top-ranking dances of the festival. This Ukrainian dance festival is marked on the calendars of Ukrainian dancers and their families all over Alberta and the prairies. We invite you to come and share in the experience!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Festival!  The Festival will take place Thursday May 8, 2014 to Sunday May 11, 2014.

  • There is no cost to enter the Arden Theatre and enjoy the stage performances.
  • Cheremosh Market in the plaza is open from 10:30 am until after the dinner break, Thursday May 8 through Sunday May 11.
  • Tickets for the Finale Show of Stars (2 hr production) on Sunday May 11 are $15 each. Click here

2014 Festival Program

Thursday May 8:
• Performance 9:30-12:10 – Regional Girl’s Solos and Boy’s Solos
• Lunch Break 12:10-12:40
• Performance 12:40-17:00 – Regional and Character Solos and Duets, Regional Small Groups
• Dinner Break 17:00-18:00
• Performance 18:00-20:30 – Open Category, Regional Small and Medium Groups

Friday May 9:
• Performance  8:30-12:20 - Regional Girl’s Solos, Boy’s Solos, and Duets
• Lunch Break  12:10-12:40
• Performance  12:40-17:15 – Regional and Character Duets, Small Groups, and Medium Groups
• Dinner Break  17:15-18:15
• Performance  18:15-21:15 – Regional Small, Medium, and Large Groups

Saturday May 10:
• Performance  8:30-12:20 - Regional Small, Medium, and Large Groups
• Lunch Break  12:20-12:50
• Performance  12:50-18:30 - Regional Small, Medium, and Large Groups; Open Categories
• Dinner Break  18:25-17:25
• Performance  17:30-21:30 - Regional Small, Medium, and Large Groups; Open Categories

Sunday May 11:
• Performance  9:00-12:30 – Regional Groups and Character Groups
• Lunch Break  12:30-15:00
Finale Show of Stars  15:00-17:30 – Tickets $15 each

Latest News

St. Albert Gazette: Celebrating 30 years of Ukrainian dancing 3 months ago


By: Anna Borowiecki - For 45 glorious years Cheremosh has kicked its heels in the air. However, this year is the 30th anniversary of the Cheremosh Dance Festival and organizers are planning a series of firsts.
The biggest change is the addition of an outdoor market on St. Albert Place plaza as the festival returns to its traditional venue at the Arden Theatre. Read more…

Cheremosh Dance Festival Celebrates 30 Years 6 months ago


The Ukrainian Cheremosh Society is excited to invite you to the 30th Anniversary of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival! Planning is underway to celebrate this 30-year milestone, to introduce some new features, as well as to maintain the traditional aspects of the festival that participants have enjoyed for three decades!
This year’s Festival committee is comprised of a group current dancers of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company who are committed to making the Festival an enjoyable and memorable experience for all Read more…

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