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The Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance celebrated its 30th year in 2018. The group has gained much recognition in leading Ukrainian dance in the community. Experienced, caring teachers for dancers of all ages are an essential ingredient to the success of the school.

Under the direction of Ken Kachmar and instructors Trish Kushniruk, Debbie Kachmar Potter, Andrew Tyrkalo, Tammy Myskiw, Matt Karpiak and Kennedy Kachmar, we will continue to specialize in Ballet, Character Dance and Ukrainian Folk Dance with a child development focus. Children are taught systemically, following sequential instruction and learning through fun and repetition.

The Edmonton School of Dance has progressed in taking Ukrainian dance into the next millennium. The school consists of more than 140 students, ranging in ages from 3 with our beginner class to 65 years young with Vatra, our adult class.