Live Zoom Classes in May

We’ve had some time to think, and now we want to try some live classes for you all! We have the following schedule planned out for May:

Date
Time
Class
(Teacher)
Mon, May 11
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Pointe Conditioning
(Caelia)
Thu, May 14
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Experienced Ballet
(Maddi)
Tue, May 19
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Pilates & Conditioning
(Maddi)
Wed, May 20
6:00 – 7:00 pm
GUEST BALLET – All Levels
(Mrs. Stephen)
Mon, May 25
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Stretch & Release
(Caelia)
Wed, May 27
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Beginner Ballet
(Caelia)

More details about the classes:

  • Times are negotiable! Let us know if it’s too early.
  • Hosted on Zoom – video participation is optional
  • All live classes will be recorded and uploaded to the regular class program
  • Live attendance or recorded access is $25 if you’re not already subscribed to the class – otherwise it’s free! (but you must still sign up)
  • Minimum of 5 people per class in order to go ahead with each.

Please register for any of the events using the link below:

We can’t wait to see you there!



1st DAS Informal Lecture!

We are so excited to present our first DAS EXTRA online video for you, which is also the first in our DAS Informal Lecture Series!! Our first talk will be given by Caelia Gardiner and will focus on Motivation and Trauma Responses.

What this lecture will cover:

  • Different types of motivation (intrinsic & extrinsic)
  • Executive dysfunction and its relationship with motivation
  • How stress and trauma play with each other
  • WHY YOU FEEL A LACK OF MOTIVATION RIGHT NOW
  • How you can help yourself through this time healthily and sustainably!

This will be a LIVE ZOOM EVENT happening on Friday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. Access to DAS Extras are $25 per class, live or recorded. Please sign up with the link below if you want to join for the live event!

If you know you cannot attend the live event, but you’d like access to the recorded video, please submit a Drop-In Registration Form with the title of the video (DIL#1 or Motivation & Trauma Responses):

**NOTE: All students who attend the live event will be given access to the recorded video. Those with Unlimited Access still need to register for the Live Event but do not need to pay, and will automatically have access to the recorded video. Visit our Registration Page for more information on Unlimited Access Subscription!

We can’t wait to see you there!



Master Ballet Workshop

The deadline for this uniquely available workshop has passed, but there are still some spots open in select classes upon request. Keep reading to learn more!

Madame Juliette Perrey-Perez is the founder of Juliette’s Dance Centre and personal mentor of Caelia’s. She is also currently Dance Alive’s supervising RAD teacher for ballet exams. She has been teaching dance for over 50 years and has been a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD teacher’s training course (CBTS). For more information, please check out her biography.

Mrs. Margaret Stephen has been teaching ballet for many years in and around Saskatchewan. She has trained professionally with The Scottish Ballet, and has been heavily involved in RAD training both as a certified teacher and a Practical Teaching Supervisor. Please read her biography here. She is close friends with Madame Juliette and the two of them will make a fantastic week of classes for us!

We will have three evenings of classes, all located at the new Dance Saskatchewan building (309 Fairmont Drive). All classes are intended for adult learners and the levels correspond to those in the DAS structure (see Ballet Class Descriptions for more details). The workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday August 19
6:00 – 7:30 pm — Beg/Inter Open Adult Ballet
7:45 – 9:15 pm — Advanced Open Adult Ballet

Tuesday August 20
6:00 – 6:55 pm — Beginner Adult Allegro
7:00 – 7:55 pm — Intermediate Adult Allegro
8:00 – 8:55 pm — Advanced Adult Allegro

Wednesday August 21 (same as Monday)
6:00 – 7:30 pm — Beg/Inter Open Adult Ballet
7:45 – 9:15 pm — Advanced Open Adult Ballet

Thursday August 22
Dinner out with Madame Juliette and Mrs Stephen
(Time and location TBA)

Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis (package prices are unavailable after registration deadline). Prices are as follows (taxes included):

$30 – 1.5 hour class with Mrs. Stephen
$25
– 1 hour class with Madame Juliette

$75 – Mon/Tues/Wed package (one class each evening)
** $85 value!

$150 – ALL CLASS package (2 classes Mon/Wed, 3 classes Tues)
** $195 value!

Payment can be made by e-transfer, cheque, cash, or credit card (+ 5% processing fee).

Registration deadline is Monday August 12. Students must sign up and pre-pay by contacting caelia@dancealivestudios.com. Drop-ins may be permitted after this date if classes are not full, but there are no guarantees. Hope to see you there!

Summer Rehearsal Schedule

Dance Alive will be participating in the Dance on the Saskatchewan summer performance series in the tent by the river! Two groups will be performing: Celtic Realm and Uptown Funk. We need some extra rehearsal time to get the teams back in shape. Times are listed below, and all are held at Dance Saskatchewan near downtown. Stay tuned for more information about our performance!!

Friday July 20 Celtic Realm 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Uptown Funk 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday July 29 Sunday rehearsals cancelled

Times are subject to change, stay available by email. Routines will be practised in class when possible as well.


Extra Classes Scheduled

It’s crunch time, so some extra classes are being scheduled to help refine our numbers. All extra scheduled classes will be posted here from now til the end of the season! (All are held at the JDC studio.)

Tuesdays (May 8) Intermediate Ad. Pointe 6:45 – 7:15 pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Adult Tap (confirmed) 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Adv. Adult Pointe 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Dress Rehearsal 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Optional extra rehearsal 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Extra classes are $60/hr. If there are at least four students in attendance, then you will just be charged the regular $15/class ($12 for a 45 min class, $9 for a 30 min class). Any fewer students and you may be charged more. The more that attend, the better for everyone! The cost of attended extras will be added to your monthly fees and charged for the following month. Hope to see you there!


April Pilates Workshop (FINAL!!)

Our LAST Pilates session of the season is booked for Sunday, April 29 from 2:00 – 3:00pm. This one is at a different location – Chelsea’s Pilates Studio (please see directions below). There are only 10 spots for this one, and registration closes on Thursday, April 26, so reserve your spot soon!

Directions to Chelsea’s Studio: This is a small studio built on as an addition to a residential home in River Heights. The address is 117 Capilano Crt, but parking is best available on Assiniboine Dr or Capilano Dr, rather than Capilano Crt itself. The studio entrance is a door that is set back slightly on the left side when facing the house. If parking on Assiniboine, find the catwalk between 241 & 245 Assiniboine Dr – this will lead you to a brick wall then an opening in a hedge where you will find the studio entrance (see map below).

Caelia will do her best to be out and about to help direct people to the door! As always, text or call with any concerns.

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March Pilates Workshop

Pilates is back! Studio space is booked on Sunday, March 11 from *3:00 – 4:00pm (time was changed) at Saskatoon Pilates Centre. You must register by Thursday, March 8 to reserve a spot!

As before, priority will be given to those who have attended multiple workshops already. This will allow us to progress beyond the beginner phase and to work through more complicated repertoire. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a workshop yet but you’re interested in trying for the first time, please still contact us to reserve a spot. You will be put on a waiting list and contacted if there is still room in the class once registration has closed. Depending on continuing interest, more Beginner level workshops will be arranged in the future!

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January Pilates Workshop

Time for Pilates in 2018! Studio space is booked on Sunday, January 14 at Saskatoon Pilates Centre. You must register before Friday, January 12 to reserve a spot! Times are shown in the poster below.

As before, priority will be given to those who have attended at least one workshop so far. This will allow us to progress beyond the beginner phase and to work through more complicated repertoire. If you didn’t get a chance to attend either of the first two, please still contact us to reserve a spot. You will be put on a waiting list and contacted if there is still room in the class once registration has closed. Depending on continuing interest, more Beginner level workshops will be arranged in the future!

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