We are Barvinok


From the smallest steps to the biggest jumps, Barvinok teaches the art of the Ukrainian dance. At a young age we joyfully move to music, and through our classes dancers learn to refine these movements and more.


Some people celebrate the Ukrainian traditions of language, others pinch perogies, we dance. Dancers learn traditional movements that inspire their love of the diverse regions of Ukraine.


Barvinok offers a family friendly atmosphere where each dancer is able to reach their potential as a performer. All members feel they are a part of the Barvinok family and the Calgary Ukrainian dance community.

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Since its inception in 1990, Barvinok’s goal has been to provide the best possible Ukrainian dance instruction in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.

Barvinok (Ukrainian: Барвінок, English: Periwinkle), a non-profit Ukrainian Dance Society in Calgary, is managed by a Board and is supported by volunteers both of which are comprised of dancers and family members.


Boikivshchyna (Bойківщина)
Bukovyna (Буковина)
Hutzulshchyna (Гуцульщина)
Lemkivshchyna (Лемківщина)
Podilia (Поділля)
Pokuttia (Покуття)
Polissia (Полі́сся)
Poltava (Полта́ва)
Volyn (Волинь)
Zakarpattia (Закарпатя)

Culture we promote

Southern Alberta Ukrainian Dance Festival

The dancers perform in front of an adjudicator, and are awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal. Dancers are judged based on expectations for their age group and not directly compared to other dance groups. All Barvinok classes except for the pre-beginners attend SAUDF.

SAUDF is held at Webber Academy
1515 93St SW
Calgary T3H 4A8
March 16-17 2019


Calgary Ukrainian Festival

This is a wonderful family event with fantastic entertainment, excellent food, interesting vendors, booths representing different Ukrainian organizations, and activities for the kids. This is not a competition, but rather dancers perform for the sheer enjoyment of the audience.

Held at Acadia Recreation Complex
240 90th Ave SE
Calgary, T2J 6P6
June 2-3, 2018

For information on the date and place please visit organizer’s website.

Dinner & Dance

Dinner & Dance is the first opportunity to see all dancers perform, and the evening also includes a Ukrainian meal, Ukrainian band, special performances, and a silent auction. A highlight of the event is a Kolomyjka.

Tell Baba and Dido and other family members to mark off the first weekend in February. Learn more…

Year End Concert

This is Barvinok’s biggest dance production of the year. Classes perform all the dances they have learned over the dance Season. The theatre has many seats, so invite family and friends to watch your dancer.

The Year End Concert is held at the University Theatre
2500 University Drive NW
Saturday May 4, 2019

Mark your calendar in late spring. Learn more…


Support provided by grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Come or talk to us

Studio location & contact info

  • 404 Meredith Rd NE, Calgary, AB
  • (403) 999-2455
  • president@barvinok.ca

Our mailing address

  • 138 Springborough Pt SW, Calgary, AB, T3H 5T5