The Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Society is Ottawa’s only Ukrainian Dance community. Comprised of The Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Svitanok), and The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance (OSUD), the Ensemble provides opportunities for professional training in the performance arts that promotes the renewal of Ukrainian character dance as a viable and developing art form on the Canadian dance scene.

Since 2003, Svitanok has performed in more than 100 numerous and diverse venues. The Ottawa School of Dance, founded in 1979, instructs students of all levels and ages (including adults), on the Ukrainian dance art form, culminating in annual performances that showcase unique and original choreography.