The Ukrainian School of Ballet and Folk Dance has been in existence for over 30 years and currently has an enrollment of over 250 young dancers. Its students include children ages four to fourteen, from various Ukrainian parishes and youth organizations throughout the Chicagoland area. From the first year of schooling, emphasis is put on technique and grace as students learn basic ballet and traditional folk dance from various regions of Ukraine. It is this unique combination of instruction that shines through beautifully when the students perform. In addition to year-end recitals, the school stages its very popular St. Nicholas performance each December comprised of popular Christmas and holiday story lines. After completing their study at the School of Ballet and Folk Dance, many students continue on to the Hromovytsia Ukrainian Dance ensemble and other dance related endeavors.