Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers Society - School of Dance is a Calgary-based non-profit charity run with volunteers. and is dedicated to sharing a passion for Ukrainian dance to audiences across Canada and the world. We offer classes from the age of 3 and all the way up to adults. Yalenka's roots date back to the early 1970s when parents attending St Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church organized dance classes for their children. Shortly thereafter in 1980 the group was named Yalenka meaning "Christmas Tree" a name chosen for the vibrant image of enthusiastic children dancing together around the yuletide symbol.