In 1999, the addition of the instruction for dancers aged 4-8 made Cheremosh technique available to an even wider range of pupils. Throughout the dance season, children learn basic ballet and/or character barre, as well as simple Ukrainian dances. An early start in dance training gives children valuable skills and builds their confidence. The Novice groups are a welcoming, positive and affordable means to introduce children to the art of Ukrainian dance.

Class 1:

Dancers aged 4-5
Saturdays, 10:00-10:45 am
Instructed by Stacia Koper and Mike Leskow

Class 2:

Dancers aged 6-7
Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 am
Instructed by Stacia Koper and Mike Leskow

Class 3

Dancers aged 7-8
Saturdays, 12:00-1:00 pm
Instructed by Stacia Koper and Mike Leskow

*Classes may be added as demand requires and dates and times are subject to change. Please call for current information.


Novice dancers wear Society-owned costumes. Dancers are required to purchase their own footwear, make up, and other accessories. These requirements are provided in detail at the beginning of the dance year.


Novice dancers perform 2-4 times per year primarily at Society events.


All Cheremosh School of Dance families, including Novice families, are required to participate in Society fundraising initiatives.