DAS Marketplace & Registration

This Friday we are excited to present our first ever DAS MARKETPLACE! We are passionate about supporting other local businesses and many of our very own members have goods and services to provide so we want to showcase them all! Come by the studio on Friday, September 17 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm to check out what we have to offer. As we get vendors registering this week, we’ll showcase their pages and give you a little preview!

This is also a perfect time to come by the studio and say hi, or check it out before you register. We will have the video playing from our recent performance and you can meet some of the teachers, as well as our canine studio assistant, Blue. DAS merchandise like waterbottles, facemasks, and cinch bags will be available for purchase, as well as our fitness equipment and digital copies of the show. If you’d like to purchase a Virtual Ticket, you can stay after 6:00 pm for our Viewing Party and watch the show with the performers. This is a great way to see what we’re all about!

If you’d like to register as a vendor for the marketplace on Friday, please fill out the Google Form below:

As always, contact us with any questions Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see who will be there and learn more about our amazing members and their businesses over the coming week!

3rd Annual DAS Show: TRANSITIONS

We are SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we will be presenting a LIVE DANCE SHOW at TCU Place on Saturday, August 21! This will be our 3rd Annual DAS Show and we will be performing IN-PERSON for you on the big stage!

The DAS Show this year is titled TRANSITIONS, to represent all the changes we have experienced in the last two years: a pandemic, a lock-down, a new home, a new team, and a complete re-imagining of our entire program. Our dancers often say that some of the hardest parts of the choreography to learn are the TRANSITIONS, and we feel that is such an accurate statement for the past year and a half.

We have been working on group choreography since the Adult Dance restriction was lifted on April 29, 2021 and we are just thrilled to share our celebration of resilience, perseverance, and togetherness with you in a month. We are MOST excited to be sharing this with you on TCU PLACE STAGE, a rare treat for our small studio! Details below:

Date:             Saturday, August 21, 2021

Location:       TCU Place (!!!!)

Doors open:  6:00 pm

Show starts:  6:30 pm (~1.5 hour length)

Tickets:          In-person Adult — $38.00

In-person Child (12 & under) — $30.75

Virtual Ticket (live & recorded) — $30.00

To buy in-person tickets, visit the TCU Place Box Office link or call the box office at 306-975-7799. You must call to order a single ticket or more than two (2) at a time.

To buy Virtual Tickets, visit our product link on our DAS Store and read the instructions there! This will give you access to a Live Stream on the day of, a rough recording immediately following the performance, and a more polished recording with audio editing and subtitles later in September. This will also give you access to a Viewing Party held at the studio later in September or October – stay tuned for details.

Stay tuned, and join our Facebook event to keep up to date on developments and to share your excitement with friends!

Proceeds are going toward supporting our staff on a much-needed break after the show 🙂 Additional profits will be shared with other professional performers in the show and donations to community-supporting and Indigenous groups like Prairie Harm Reduction and Okihtcitawak Patrol Group. Please help us raise enough money to meet our goals!

We are also currently accepting BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS via ads in the program ($50 for quarter page, $100 for half page, $150 for full page and more!). If you would like to be involved, please contact us as soon as possible!

We can’t wait to see you there!

DAS Holiday Party

Our holiday party is a time to get together and celebrate the first few months of our season with food, drinks, games, and dance! All are welcome, but please RSVP as the space has a limited capacity. Details are listed below:

Date:Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time:5:00 – 10:00 pm (Come & go!)
Place:Living Sky Café (245 3 Ave S)
OPTIONAL $15 donation
(to help with venue rental)

* Food & drinks ordered off menu
* Automatic 18% gratuity charged
* Board games welcome!
* DAS Show viewing throughout evening
RSVP:Google Form RSVP Link

We look forward to seeing you there!

DAS Viewing Party & Season Opener

It’s that time of year again! Come join us to visit with friends, meet new members, and laugh with each other as we relive our 2019 DAS Show, RISE UP: A Second Chance to Dance!

Where: Piper Rose Studios (1502 Quebec Ave)

When: Friday, September 20 @ 7:00 pm 

What to bring: Potluck appetizers if you want. BYOB!

Please find the Facebook event to RSVP so we have an idea of who’s coming and a way to contact guests in the event of last minute changes.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!

DAS Meet & Greet Showcase

We have a second show this year, which also serves as our pre-registrations. Do you want to experience a more intimate performance atmosphere? Do you want a chance to ask questions of the teachers, directors, and even the dancers? Come by early to visit the dancers downstairs with a drink before watching the show up close!

Date:             Saturday June 15, 2019

Location:       The Refinery

Doors open:  5:00 pm

Show starts:  6:00 pm (~1 hour length)

Tickets:          $15.00 (incl. GST) – VERY LIMITED SEATING

Purchase tickets in advance by contacting Dance Alive or buy them at the door (e-transfer, cash, cheque). Subscribe to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. We can’t wait to see you there!

2nd Annual DAS Show: RISE UP

The DAS Show this year is titled RISE UP: A Second Chance to Dance and we are so excited to share all of our new dance styles with you.

Date:             Saturday June 1, 2019

Location:       St Joseph High School

Doors open:  4:30 pm

Show starts:  5:30 pm (~1.5 hour length)

Tickets:          $15.00 (incl. GST) – rush seating only

Purchase tickets in advance by contacting Dance Alive until Friday May 31, or buy them at the door (e-transfer, cash, cheque). Subscribe to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. We can’t wait to see you there!

Spring Dance Events in Saskatoon

We want to keep you posted on all the dance-related events happening around Saskatoon this spring!

Saturday April 27
International Dance Day

This is an annual event that allows us to partake in a global celebration of dance. The day corresponds with the birthday of the creator of modern ballet, Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810). Not only is it acknowledged worldwide, but we also have many different cultural dance communities just in Saskatoon that come together to celebrate our shared love of dance!

There are TWO events happening that we want to post:

International Dance Day Community Showcase
2:30 pm at Dance Saskatchewan
**We have a dancer performing in this one!!**
Facebook event link

International Dance Day
6:30 pm at Free Flow Dance Theatre
Facebook event link

Friday May 3 – Tuesday May 7
Borealis Flamenco Festival

This festival is a celebration of the art of Flamenco through a series of events in the city: shows, workshops, classes, flash mobs, and a movie screening. Events and locations vary over the course of the week. Some events of interest are listed here:

Live Shows
Friday May 3 @ 9:00 pm (The Bassment)
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00 pm (The Refinery)
Tickets are between $20 & $30

Flamenco Rhythm & Clapping Workshop
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5 @ 2:00 pm
FREE, both days recommended

Intro to Flamenco Dance Class
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5 @ 4:00 pm
FREE, both days recommended

Visit the Festival website for more info!

Saturday May 4
Solovei Ukrainian Dance Group Recital

One of our dancers has been with this group for many years and it’s her recital soon! Ukrainian dance is a huge part of the Saskatoon dance community and you don’t need to wait until Folkfest to enjoy it. Details below!

Location: Centennial Collegiate (160 Nelson Rd)
Time: Doors open @ 1:30 pm, show starts @ 2:00 pm
Admission: Tickets purchased at the door, adults $10, children 12 & under are FREE

Visit the Facebook event link for more info!

We hope you get out to enjoy some of the amazing dance events happening right here at home!

DAS Culture Holiday Party

Dance Alive Studios and Dance Culture by Bri are joining forces this holiday season to bring you a combined Holiday Party at the Underground Cafe on Friday, December 14 from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am. This is a fully licensed venue with both appetizers and meals available for order, so bring your money and your appetites!

There is limited space for this event so we ask that you please RSVP “Attending” to the link below if you’d like to attend. If you RSVP with “Interested”, a space will not be reserved for you, but you will continue to receive event updates. For the time being, this is a child-free event and we also ask that you only bring one guest at most to begin with to allow more room for other dancers to attend. If we have lots of space still closer to the event, we will open it up for more friends!

DAS Culture Holiday Party RSVP link (e-Vite)

Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you learn that you cannot attend, but have already RSVPed with “Attending”, please notify us as soon as possible so we can open up spots for more party-goers. Dance Alive Studios and Dance Culture reserve the right to charge for no-shows on the night of the event.

There is no entrance fee for this event, but if you’d like to help with the cost of the venue rental, a suggested contribution of $10 per person would be greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

Halloween Week

Halloween is fast approaching and we like being festive every now and again. Many adult dancers have old dance costumes, so we want to extend the invitation to “dress up” during Halloween week of classes at Dance Alive. From Monday October 29 to Thursday November 1, feel free to wear a costume to dance (provided it is something you can move easily in, old dance costumes are the best). We will have class as normal but can make take some pictures at the end if anyone’s wearing anything fun!

To continue the celebration, we would like to encourage anyone who’s interested to go with their classmates for a drink or a bite after their class. Teachers can join at the end of the night when they are finished teaching. Listed below are some convenient close-by restaurants based on studio location for the evening:

Monday & Wednesday – Piper Rose Studios (Quebec Ave)

Birmingham’s on Circle Dr & Millar Ave

Tuesday – Sask Pole & Dance Studio (Duchess St)

Earl’s on 2nd Ave & Queen St

Thursday – Dance Culture (Stonebridge)

Shoeless Joe’s in the same parking lot

Looking forward to a SPOOKY week at Dance Alive Studios!

DAS Viewing Party & Season Opener

Our season has started and it’s time to get together and reminisce! This Friday, bring friends and family to watch performances from last year and get excited about the new season!

Where: The Underground Cafe

When: 6:00 – 10:00 pm

How much: $15 each, or $10 if you bring a friend!

The entry fee is just meant to cover the cost of the venue. Food and drink are available for purchase as well.

If you are an existing student of Dance Alive, feel free to show up and have your entry fee automatically added to your monthly fees. Otherwise, bring cash, cheque, or credit card, or an e-transfer can be done at the door!

Hope to see you there!