The Alberta Zirka Ukrainian Performers was founded in 1975. Over 450 dancers from Calmar and the surrounding communities of Leduc, Devon, Thorsby, Warburg, Beaumont, Millet, Drayton Valley and Edmonton have developed and performed their talents through the organization since its inception. Under the artistic direction of Dave Ganert, Zirka strives to create a fun and respectful Ukrainian dance environment that is inspirational, educational, and encourages a spirit of interest in Ukrainian dance and culture. Zirka offers a professional dance program that follows a syllabus of Ukrainian dance study beginning at age 3 to adult class.
Zirka performs, does educational outreach community programs for youth as well as demonstrations.