Welcome to Vykrutas!

Home of Vykrutas School of Ukrainian Dance and Vykrutas Ensemble

September Registration

Classes Information

COVID-19 Update

We are so excited to return to dancing at Vykrutas! The safety and well-being of our dancers, instructors, volunteers and all of our families are of prime importance while we enjoy the art of Ukrainian Dance together.

Please read our current COVID-19 Protocol here.

Our Location

You will love our new larger studio location! See photos of our new studios here.

Class Descriptions

See our 2022/2023 class levels here.

We look forward to another exciting year of dance, watching our students learn, grow and come together as a group, building on their success!

Our Artistic Director

Vasyl Kanevets

Artistic Director/ Ballet Master/ Lead Instructor

Vasyl Kanevets comes to us from Kyiv, Ukraine, and is a distinguished teacher of Ukrainian Dance, Classical Ballet, Character Dance, and Classical Dance History.

Vasyl received his Professional Dancer Diploma at the National Ballet School of Kyiv. He also completed his Honours level Ballet Master’s Degree in Kyiv. In 1995, Vasyl moved to Canada where he continued to work as a professional dance instructor and choreographer. During the past twenty five years, he has instructed students with the “Yatran” Dance Academy of Edmonton, “Koperoush” School of Ukrainian Dance in Sherwood Park, “Desna” St. Paul and District Ukrainian Dance Club, “Tryzub” Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and School of Ukrainian Dance of Calgary, “Aurora” Ukrainian Dancers of Fort McMurray and “Vykrutas” Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and School of Ukrainian Dance of Calgary. Vasyl is also the Co-Artistic Director of the Vaganova Dance Society in Edmonton.

In 2017, Mr. Kanevets received the “Teacher of the Year” award from Ukrainian Dance World Magazine for his body of work in Alberta as a Ukrainian Dance Instructor. Also, in 2017, he was part of the group which founded “Vykrutas” Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Calgary. With this group, he continues to pursue excellence and ingenuity in Ukrainian Dance.

We are thrilled to have the following instruction team:

Vasyl Kanevets, Artistic Director, Ballet Master, Lead Instructor

Uliana Kanevets, Instructor and School Director

Stefanya Maruschak-Love, Beginners Instructor

Anna Kanevets, Adults Instructor

BRAVO 2022!

Ukraine We Believe in Your Glory!

A Benefit Performance for Ukraine

Saturday, April 30 2022 at 7 PM, over 100 dancers from Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge take the stage at University Theatre to raise funds for humanitarian causes in Ukraine. All net proceeds from ticket sales will go to humanitarian aid.

Tickets were SOLD OUT!!!

Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to its Heroes!

Thank you for visiting!

Дякуємо за візит!