Tiny Dancer Program!

We are very excited to announce our first session of our brand new Tiny Dancer Program! We will be starting small with three levels of baby classes aimed at helping caregivers and children explore movement and stay active in a safe and fun environment. More information below:

There is no person too young to dance! Our Tiny Dancer Program is designed to help children and their caregivers learn, play, grow, and move together with music and freedom. Very young children will experience movement in a group with cues and external stimulation, developing strength and awareness in a safe and educational environment. Older children will be given instruction and learn to develop their connection between body and mind by thinking about their movement. Everybody involved will have a fun time developing community and moving in novel ways with lots of props and guidance. Perfect for children who want to explore movement and for caregivers who want to get out of the house and meet new friends!

Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am; Level 0 — 0-1 years old; children are not quite walking yet, engagement with environment is intuitive and sensory based, class focus is on helping caregivers create an experience for their children

Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 am; Level 1 — 1-2 years old; children are exploring walking but still developing balance, strength, and awareness, children are engaging with environment with a bit more curiosity and are given more prompts and opportunities to explore without much expectation for following instruction, class focus still on caregivers

Fridays, 12:00 – 12:45 pm; Level 2— 2-3 years old; children are walking, taking instruction, able to distinguish between shapes and images, thinking and playing, able to understand rules of games and social interactions, class focus is more on children with guidance on how caregivers can best support the experience


This first session will run for 4 Weeks with an option for extension if successful – July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6.

Pricing is available as a pre-paid Package Price for the full session or Drop-Ins:

Package Price
(4 Classes)
Drop-In
$80$25

*All prices include GST

Registration is open now! Send us an email with any questions and to save yourself a spot 🙂 Can’t wait to move with you!



Workshop Series – Elements of Psychosomatics

As a further collaboration with Kaylen Jolly, we are excited to offer the 4-part Workshop Series: Elements of Psychosomatics – Ground, Guts, Grit, and Grace starting May 18, 2021. Kaylen Jolly is a mind-body professional certified in yoga, pilates, and psychosomatic techniques. Check out her website and biography here:

ABOUT KAYLEN JOLLY

This Workshop Series will be offered in a hybrid style, where you may join live Online or In-Person at our studio location on Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm CST. All sessions will be recorded for later purchase or reference for those who attended live. Read more about the event below!


Elements of Psychosomatics — GROUND GUTS GRIT GRACE

4 week immersive, mind-body experience

Psychosomatics is a fancy word for ‘mind-body’ and implies that there is a subtle energy body beyond the physical form in which our personal energetics manifest or create the physical form (life). Within the psychosomatic framework we come to understand the development of the human psyche through what is commonly known as “the chakras”.

This practice teaches us that every-thing is connected, that one thing only exists in relationship to the other, and we have power to inner-stand the interconnectedness of life on earth as we are all powerful hu(e)man be-ings.

Subtle energy is felt through the body and the practice of proprioception helps us develop this sixth sense. The psychosomatic framework provides simple tools and practical application so we can learn to locate inadequate energy flow damned by mental, emotional, or physical experiences of the past (trauma). These molecules of emotion are held in the body as cellular memory creating redundant behavior, habits, and attitudes. We experience this suffering as physical dis-ease/illness/imbalance, mental and emotional strife/incongruence, and a spiritual loss of purpose or direction.

This methodology that brings the Self into awareness and harmony is truly self-empowering. The Psychosomatic Elements give great insight into the inherent rights of the human spirit and how to orient our self-awareness in order to integrate the shadow aspects of our psyche. Only then, can we begin to embody our authentic soul expression–our personal truth of an aligned and prosperous life.

This is a common sense approach to use in daily life to be more confident, respectful, and responsible, freeing you from personal suffering. Applying this work fosters peace of mind and body to enjoy the journey of your life; through your own self awareness and inner-standing you have authority and self governance. Therefore you can begin to create a life of your own divine design.


Workshop Series Pricing

Package Price
(4 Classes)
Drop-In
In-Person$80$25
Live Online
(or Recorded)
$50$15

*All prices include GST

For ONE WEEK ONLY (until Tues May 25), there is a discounted late registration package of $60 for in-person or $40 for online, plus the additional $15 recording of the first missed class, meaning:

Late Registration Package Price
(3 Classes + First Recorded Class)
In-Person$75
Live Online
(or Recorded)
$55
*Due by Tues May 25

Drop-In attendance and Recorded Sessions are available right until the last class on June 8. Register by emailing Dance Alive Studios:

I hope to see you there!



The Breathing Body Event

As a nice kick-off to our two-week holiday break, we are excited to promote The Breathing Body as offered by Kaylen Jolly, a mind-body professional certified in yoga, pilates, and psychosomatic techniques. Check out her website and biography here:

ABOUT KAYLEN JOLLY

This meditation event will take place ONLINE from 7 – 8pm PST (9 – 10 pm CST, Saskatchewan time). There may be a later option offered in-studio (but still taught online from BC), but for now, please join us from your home in a cozy spot and prepare for a glorious bedtime breathing experience!

For more details about the event, visit Kaylen’s website link below:

THE BREATHING BODY
A SOMATIC MEDITATION EVENT

Register by contacting us or by reaching out to Kaylen through her email address (kaylenjollystudio@gmail.com) or find her on Instagram at instagram.com/kaylenjolly.

I hope to see you there!



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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