The presence of Ukrainian dancing in the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County began 30 years ago with inception of the Stony Plain Ukrainian Dancers. In 1983, the club formed a registered society known as the Parkland Ukrainian Dancers Society, (PUDS for short) allowing the youth of the community an opportunity to experience and appreciate Ukrainian through costume, music, and dance.
Currently our club has six groups ranging in age from four years to adults. No dance experience is necessary. We begin our dance season in September and conclude in celebration at our year end concert in June. Our dancers practice once a week from 60 to 90 minutes.
Our dancers learn and perform dances representing five regions of Ukraine - Poltava, Hutsul'schyna, Bukovyna, Zakarpattia, and Volyn.
The objectives of the Parkland Ukrainian Dancers are to: