Welcome to Yalenka!

Registration is ongoing. Tuition will be prorated on a monthly basis for those who join after September 11.

We can't wait to dance with you!

2024-2025

Name
Days
Location
Creative Dance Age 6-10
This is a supplementary class where dancers will explore their creative side while developing technique and strength! Dancers will warm up with proper technique and participate in games and activities to develop their artistry and creativity. Lessons may include facts and stories about Ukrainian culture and drama games to improve stage performance skills. Focus will also be placed on musicality, posture, technique and placement. This can be taken alone or as a compliment to Malenki Zirky, Proleesok or Promin.

Open to students born in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Spruce - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Iskra Age 3-4
This class is recommended for dancers age 3&4 (as of December 31).

Dancers will be introduced to Ukrainian dance through basic exercises and combinations, stories, songs and games. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at studio concerts. Dancers may be invited to participate in the Calgary Ukrainian Festival.

Open to students born in 2020, 2021
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Elm - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Malenki Zirky Age 6-7
Recommended for dancers age 6 & 7(as of December 31). This class is best suited for children in Grade 1 or Grade 2.

Dancers will begin to learn specific Ukrainian dance technique and steps. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at studio concerts and dance festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2018 and 2017
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Maple - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Metelyky Age 5-6
Recommended for dancers age 5 & 6 (as of December 31). This class is best suited for children in Kindergarten or Grade 1.

Dancers will begin to learn specific Ukrainian dance technique and steps. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at studio concerts and local dance festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2018, 2019
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pine - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Proleesok Age 7-9
Recommended for dancers age 7 & 8 (as of December 31). This class is best suited for children in Grade 2 and Grade 3.

Dancers will learn specific Ukrainian dance technique and steps from a variety of regions. Some ballet technique will be introduced. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at studio concerts and dance festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2016, 2017
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Promin Age 9-10
Recommended for dancers age 9-10 (as of December 31) or in Grade 3, 4 & 5.

Dancers will expand their understanding of Ukrainian dance technique and steps from multiple regions. Increased exposure to ballet technique. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Elm - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Technique & Artistry Age 10-14
This is a supplementary class where dancers will work to develop their dance technique and performance artistry! Dancers will warm up with proper technique and participate in step sequences and combinations that will improve posture, coordination and artistic expression. This can be taken alone or as a compliment to Viter or Vesna.

Open to students born in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Monday
6:00 PM to 6:55 PM
Spruce - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Viter Age 10-12
Recommended for dancers age 11-13 (as of December 31) or dancers in Grade 5, 6 & 7. Dancers age 10 with Ukrainian dance experience may also register if approved by instructor and artistic director.

Dancers will expand their understanding of Ukrainian dance technique and steps from multiple regions. Increased exposure to ballet technique. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2013, 2014.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Jr Bratstvo (Boys) Age 7 - 12
Recommended for male dancers age 7 and up. This is a supplementary class to be paired with Proleesok or Promin.
A special class for our male dancers to build the skills required to execute steps and tricks safely. Male dancers of all ages will dance together in the same class.

Students will learn Ukrainian dance technique, steps and tricks. Students will also learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to male students age 7 and older
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Elm - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Vesna - Age 12-14
Recommended for dancers age 12-14 (as of December 31) or dancers in Grade 6, 7 & 8. Dancers age 11 with Ukrainian dance experience may also register if approved by instructor and artistic director.

Dancers will expand their understanding of Ukrainian dance technique and steps from multiple regions. Increased exposure to ballet technique. Dancers will also learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2010, 2011, 2012
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Inter. Performance Group
This is an enhancement class for dancers registered in Viter and Vesna. This class is recommended for dancers age 11 - 14(as of December 31).

Students will refine their Ukrainian dance technique and learn choreography for studio concerts, festivals and performances in the wider community.
This class requires a higher level of commitment than regular weekly classes. Families should be prepared for multiple performance opportunities, sometimes with short notice.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Elm - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Jr. Performance Group
This is an enhancement class for dancers registered in Promin and Viter. This class is recommended for dancers age 8 - 12(as of December 31).

Students will refine their Ukrainian dance technique and learn choreography for studio concerts, festivals and performances in the wider community.
This class requires a higher level of commitment than regular weekly classes. Families should be prepared for multiple performance opportunities, sometimes with short notice.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Maple - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Sr. Bratstvo (Boys/Men) Age 12+
A special class for our male dancers to build the skills required to execute steps and tricks safely. Male dancers of all ages will dance in the same class.

Students will learn Ukrainian dance technique, steps and tricks. Students will also learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to dancers age 12 and older
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Technique - Age 15+
This is a supplementary class where dancers will work to develop their dance technique. The goal of this class is to build a strong foundation that will allow dancers to explore more complex steps and choreography in repertoire classes.

This class will not participate in performances or festivals.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Spruce - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Radist - Adult
Adults age 30+(approx)
This class will start with a ballet warm up followed by ballet and Ukrainian technique.
The group will also learn choreography to be presented at studio events and community festivals.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Veselka - Senior Teen
Recommended for students age 15-18.

Students will refine ballet and Ukrainian dance technique. Students will learn choreography to be performed at school concerts and festivals.

Open to dancers born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Willow - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Zoloto - Gentle Adult
Recommended for adults. This class will be a more gentle version of our popular adult program. Classes will include a warm up, basic technique focused on balance and coordination, folk dance steps/combinations and a cool down. Perfect for dancers who are new to Ukrainian dance or dancers who require a more gentle approach due to injuries or other limitations.

This class may perform in our Malanka and Spring Concert depending on dancer interest. A small costume fee will be collected for dancers who choose to perform.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Elm - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Sr. Performance Group
This class is for dancers Veselka & Karpaty. Class is recommended for students age 15-18(as of December 31).

Students in this class will work at an advanced level to refine Ukrainian dance technique. Students will learn choreography to be performed at studio concerts, festivals and performances in the wider community. This class requires a higher level of commitment than regular weekly classes. Families should be prepared for multiple performance opportunities, sometimes with short notice.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka
Karpaty - Young Adult
Ukrainian dance for young adults - approximately age 18-30 (approx)
No experience necessary! No auditions!
Dancers will work on technique, learn choreography and participate in performances and festivals.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oak - Evergreen Community Spaces
Yalenka