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!

The Festival will take place Thursday May 11, 2017 to Sunday May 14, 2017.

  • There is no cost to enter the Arden Theatre and enjoy the stage performances.
  • Tickets for the Finale Show of Stars (2 hr production) will be available for purchase online and in person


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Cheremosh Festival: Calling All Vendors 2 years ago


The Cheremosh Dance Festival is planning its second annual Cheremosh Market at the Festival.  Vendors selling homemade or handcrafted goods, Ukrainian dress and decoration, and food items are invited to be a part of the Festival Market.
The Cheremosh Festival is expecting to attract over 5000 people this year over the 4 days, and is the largest Festival of its kind.  The Festival is open to the public and there is no admission cost to attend or watch the performances. Read more…

St. Albert Gazette: Celebrating 30 years of Ukrainian dancing 2 years 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.
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