As the senior performing ensemble in the Cheremosh School of Dance, Cheremshyna is comprised of dancers aged 14 and up. Under the direction of Mykola Kanevets, Cheremshyna dancers have developed a prominent place in the Ukrainian dance community, delighting audiences with a skill and professionalism far beyond that often expected of a junior group.
Cheremshyna dancers spend a minimum of six hours a week in rehearsal. To the dancers, Cheremshyna is more than just a dance ensemble – it is a way of life. It is a sense of pride in the future of the young people of Canada. To Cheremosh, Cheremshyna is a promise of the future.
Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Cheremshyna dancers wear costumes from the Society’s vast inventory. Dancers are required to purchase their own performance footwear, make up, and other accessories. These requirements are provided in detail at the beginning of the dance year.
Cheremshyna performs at many public festivals and events, private functions, and Society events throughout the year, and most summers they go on a 5-10 day tour. Their summer tours have taken them to Banff, Alberta and as far as Aberdeen, Scotland.
All Cheremosh School of Dance families, including Cheremshyna, are required to participate in Society fundraising initiatives.