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!

2015 marks the 31th anniversary of the Festival!  The Festival will take place Thursday May 7, 2015 to Sunday May 10, 2015.

  • 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 7 through Sunday May 10, 2015.
  • Tickets for the Finale Show of Stars (2 hr production) on Sunday May 10 are $15 each. Click here

2015 Festival Program

Thursday May 7:

Friday May 8:

Saturday May 9:

Sunday May 10:
Finale Show of Stars  15:00-17:30 – Tickets $15 each

Latest News

St. Albert Gazette: Celebrating 30 years of Ukrainian dancing 10 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 1 year 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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